Educational Philosophy

Dushanbe International School aims to offer a safe, secure, structured and stimulating educational environment. An environment that provides opportunities and challenges that will enable its students to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge that they will need throughout their lives. Dushanbe International School endeavours to create a partnership between students, their parents and their teachers that will provide its students with the support and knowledge necessary to reach their highest physical, intellectual, social and emotional capabilities. Dushanbe International School encourages its students to gain an understanding of the essential concepts of multi-cultural and international understanding as a part of a worldwide contribution towards world peace. Educational Objectives We promote educational opportunities for students through the medium of the Tajik and English languages. Russian is taught an additional language. We also offer after school clubs for those of our students who wish to attain Chinese, Turkish, German or French language skills. Our pupils are a mixture of Tajik and other nationalities who are either permanent or temporary residents of the Republic of Tajikistan. Thus we fully appreciate that our students are drawn from a multitude of cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds. We therefore seek to provide a secular education that reflects and takes advantage of this diversity by embracing the ideals of international understanding and responsible citizenship. We use the Tajik National Curriculum combined with the Cambridge University International Programmes and the resultant academic accreditation to support our learners to become: • Confident when working with ideas and information - their own plus those acquired from other sources. • Responsible for themselves as well as being responsive to and respectful of others. • Reflective as learners whilst they are developing their learning abilities. • Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges • Engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference as their learning progresses. We ask of our pupils: That they co-operate with their teachers and treat them with due respect That they co-operate with their fellow pupils and likewise treat them with respect That they help to promote and maintain constructive and purposeful attitudes within our school To speak truthfully in all circumstances To always aim to do their best at whatever they set out to accomplish To maintain the highest standards of behaviour and appearance at all times To accept reprimands with good grace whenever they fall short of these expectations