‘‘Cultural and spiritual development is exceptionally strong, and students put into practice in their day-to-day work, the values they learn in the College.’’ Ofsted
Saint Gregory’s is an outward looking International School giving students a host of opportunities to become involved in Global Education projects.
We have well established ongoing partnerships across Central, Eastern and Nordic countries of Europe, through British Council sponsored projects, and with our partner school in China. Taking part in these projects helps students prepare themselves as global citizens, more aware of social, economic and political issues that affect people across the world and wanting to make a difference by sharing what they know with their peers, and making their views known within the school and wider community.
Projects have investigated the disparity between the rich and poor, individuals, communities and countries, how to improve access to health and the ‘Right to education’. These are live issues which are debated in class and in the PHSE programme. Students who have a bigger picture of world affairs are better able to make a contribution and to have their voices heard.
Each summer we welcome a group of twenty Year 7 Chinese students to the College for two terms. They come to improve their English skills and join in a full Saint Gregory’s programme of study and activities. They bring a host of experiences to share with our students in lessons and performances and run a regular China club with activities such as Mandarin lessons, calligraphy, Kung Fu and Chinese kites. The Chinese students are hosted by Saint Gregory’s families.
In 2014, our programmes were recognised by a second Full International Schools Award.
Our growing list of partner countries means that we are often asked to host visiting teachers, who come to observe lessons, meet students and to share teaching. This has included reciprocal visits by teachers to Kolkata, India.
Students travel abroad for sports, the Arts, Language, History, Geography and Business Studies.
For Saint Gregory’s our classroom is the world.