At Tohoku International School our core values, or whole school learning goals, are promoted through our uniquely developed 5 STARS. The STARS essentially form the backbone to all programs offered here and we consider these attributes to be critical for the development of the whole child into caring global citizens. All students, parents and teachers are expected to adhere to the principles presented through the STARS.
Students should develop a passion for learning. They should strive to improve in their knowledge and understanding of the world in which they live. Students should seek to solve problems through finding solutions using the knowledge they have acquired.
All students are encouraged to be open minded in all their endeavours. Holding respect for others regardless of nationality, age, religion or ethnicity is paramount to forming healthy relationships with peers within the international community at the school and beyond. Students are encouraged to consider perspectives and be open to other opinions and values.
There is a high expectation that all students behave and act responsibly across many contexts and setting. Taking ownership and responsibility for oneself and ones belongings is important. All students are encouraged to be excellent role models to others through doing the right thing even in difficult circumstances. Contributing to efforts to make change to major world issues of an environmental, humanitarian, ecological or economical nature is highly valued.
Students should develop the appropriate skills necessary for clear and effective communication in both written and verbal forms. Students should be able to express themselves across a range of settings, for a variety of purposes in numerous contexts.