Innovation in Education
The Giles School’s blended learning curriculum is underpinned by UNESCO Sustainable Development Goals, all of which focus on the provision of an inclusive education for all.
As a UNESCO Associated School candidate, we are linked with hybrid learning systems across the world. We are one of over 11,500 UNESCO member schools that work in support of international understanding, peace, intercultural dialogue, sustainable development and quality education in practice.
Our English curriculum is influenced by UNESCO’s statement for the United Nations Literacy Decade where literacy is described as:
“...more than reading or writing - it is about how we communicate in society. It is about social practices and relationships, about knowledge, language and culture. Those who use literacy take it for granted - but those who cannot use it are excluded from much communication in today’s world. Indeed, it is the excluded who can best appreciate the notion of ‘literacy as freedom’.”
Our school aims to support the creation of self-assured, well-rounded individuals who find their place in the world through a valuable education. This mission runs throughout our curriculum and is specifically inspired by UNESCO’s fourth leading sustainable development goal to ‘empower people with knowledge, skills and values to live in dignity, build their lives and contribute to their societies.’
With creative inquiry at its center, our STEAM programme combines Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, plus the Arts, to shape well-rounded individuals who can thrive in society. Learners at The Giles School investigate all the subjects commonly associated with STEAM, but do so in a way that places inquiry and problem-solving learning methods at the heart of the educational experience. Through STEAM subjects, teachers employ project-based learning that crosses each of the five disciplines and fosters an inclusive learning environment in which all students are able to engage and contribute. This cross-curricular learning helps develop soft skills in creativity and collaboration, thus increasing engagement and motivation as well as a wholesome personalization of the learning experience.
Founded by FIRST Robotics World Champion, and OCT certified teacher Shawn Lim, Bot Camp provides world-class educational robotics programs for students 10 to 14 years old. Our programs combine the best educational robotics equipment, curriculum, challenges, teaching techniques and instructors into an affordable, high-quality robotics program. If you're looking for a fun tech-savvy program that builds technology, problem-solving, design, teamwork and leadership skills - Bot Camp is the place for you!
For students wanting to try robotics without a large commitment, Bot Camp offers weekly 80-minute workshops on Mondays, Tuesdays or Fridays at 4:30 PM. Workshops can be purchased in packages of 1, 5 or 15 sessions. Students who complete all 15 workshops are awarded Bot Camp's B.Bot certification.
For students who are serious about robotics, Bot Camp also offers a full school-year robotics team for Giles students. Meetings are every Wednesday at 4:30PM.
More information and online registration for all programs are available on our website at: https://botcamp.org