The Beacon Child
Beacon as an IB International School, strives towards developing internationally minded individuals who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.

Beacon School aims to develop individuals who demonstrate the attributes of the IB learner profile, as follows: (*)
  • Inquirers: they are encouraged to develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research, and show independence in learning. Children actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will last throughout their lives.
  • Knowledgeable: children explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in depth knowledge and understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
  • Thinkers: children exercise initiative by applying their thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.
  • Communicators: children are able to understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language, using a variety of communication means. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.
  • Caring: children demonstrate empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and to making a positive difference in the lives of others and the environment.
  • Principled: children act with integrity and honesty; they have a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the associated consequences.
  • Open-minded: Beacon School children are taught to understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.
  • Risk takers: Beacon School children approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.
  • Balanced: Beacon School children understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieving personal well-being for themselves and others.
  • Reflective: they give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.
(*) – The profile of the Beacon child was taken from the Primary Years Program of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). Beacon School has adopted the IBO program and has been accepted as a candidate school; planning to seek IBO certification.