Many of the life skills for adulthood are learned during our early years. The infant and primary school years allow us to build knowledge and practical skills that will be essential for the future. At sevilla private school we include the learning of skills that go beyond the traditional academic curriculum, so that our students are prepared to face their next challenges.
Essential adult life skills
Extra-curricular subjects are becoming increasingly important in the classroom. Personal and interpersonal skills are fundamental to our students’ futures, so we include the following adult life skills from the early years onwards.
Learning several languages during the first academic years is not only a linguistic skill, but also provides an in-depth knowledge of other cultures. English is a basic skill in today’s workplace, it will be essential in the future and its advantages have implications beyond the professional environment.
At International School Andalucía we develop educational programmes in which language learning plays a leading role. The practice of several languages also develops other cognitive skills which are essential for other subjects.
Managing and expressing emotions is a skill that we learn during our early years. Qualities such as assertiveness make us more self-confident, and expressing emotions is part of our ability to communicate.
Emotional intelligence is very present in our classrooms, our goal is that each student is able to react in each circumstance based on their own feelings, taking into account the context.
Recycling and respect for the environment
Values related to the environment are part of our daily life. If our students perceive recycling as part of their routine, they will be more responsible with the environment and will make a more responsible use of its resources.
Regarding learning related to nature, knowing the environment is important to discover the importance of the environment, the whole educational community must be involved in this basic process for their education.
Concentration and relaxation
Part of the development during the learning years is linked to self-control, relaxation and concentration. Through these practices we can combat stress and anxiety from the earliest years. Relaxation techniques aimed at the youngest children create a healthy environment in which they can apply these skills in practical situations.
One of the commitments of our curricula is to reinforce the confidence of the pupil. In order for them to grow up knowing their own potential, the best way is for them to have a curriculum which allows them to make decisions, to value themselves and to appreciate their achievements.
At International School Andalucía we insist on the importance of our students seeing their own education as a project, in which they are the real protagonists.
Interpersonal skills and group work
Through group practice, students acquire interpersonal skills that will also be crucial for their future.
Listening and being listened to, discussing issues and making decisions in a participatory way is very important, and these skills are useful for other aspects of our daily lives, which involve interaction with other people.
Use of digital media
Responsible use of digital media is part of today’s education. Our pupils learn issues that include the basics of programming or robotics, and our classrooms include the most advanced digital equipment, so that the current generations, digital natives, learn to use the resources available to them responsibly.
Order and cleanliness
Order and cleanliness in the classroom can be applied to the rest of the routines. At our school we insist on the importance of values related to order and cleanliness, which are part of their development.
One of our objectives as an educational centre is to form citizens committed to their environment, capable of interpreting their reality and developing critical thinking. We work daily so that our pupils ask themselves questions, reach conclusions and decide freely, so that in the future they will be able to develop their own criteria about the issues that affect them.
And of course, in our classrooms we encourage imagination and creative expression. We want our students to feel free to imagine their future and to make their projects a reality, so among the everyday skills we encourage in our classrooms, there is always room for imagination.
International School Andalucía, the best decision for your future
At International School Andalucía we incorporate into our educational programmes skills that will be essential for our students throughout their lives. Many of our abilities are learnt during our early years, if they are encouraged, not only will they be assimilated more quickly, but we will also be able to manage these skills in a more functional way.