Nowadays, in all realms of society, soft skills are just as important as knowledge and cognitive capabilities. Soft skills are a combination of social abilities and communication, including attitudes, such as adaptability, emotional and social intelligence, all of which empower individuals to move through their environment, work cooperatively with others, maximise their performance and achieve their goals.
At SHACKLETON INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL we believe in developing these transferable skills through collaborative work, problem-solving, time management, creative thinking, public speaking, debates, stress management and emotional education.
All of these abilities will be developed across different subjects and contexts to obtain a solid foundation in these skills across the board. From this foundation, we can facilitate rich learning from the point of view of interpersonal relationships.
At a time when sedentary lifestyle and poor eating habits are presented as two of the greatest deterrents to good health, we recognize that in addition to incorporating movement as a habit of life, it is also essential to provide students with a basic understanding, based on the maturity of the student, of how to feed and nourish themselves.
This kind of knowledge will empower our students, help them adopt healthy life habits, such as being mindful of their nutritional needs and choosing what to eat based on their energy requirements as opposed to indiscriminately.
Financial education from an early age is an indispensable value. It instills a propensity for sensible conduct and responsible decisions that will last a lifetime.
With experience in this field, our students will grow into being informed and independent individuals who know how to successfully manage their finances, in domestic, as well as, work and business spheres.