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Global Citizenship

Grounded in our Mission, Vision and Values

By inspiring excellence – the continuous pursuit of personal best - in education and life, Mulgrave strives to equip lifelong learners to thrive in a culturally diverse and interdependent world and to embrace, with passion and confidence, their responsibility always to do their best to support others and to make a difference by serving their communities, both locally and in the world at large.

At Mulgrave we believe:

  • Individual values are based on personal integrity and acting with respect towards others.

  • Our sense of community and friendship is founded on humility, empathy, commitment, and inclusion.

  • Lifelong learning is built upon curiosity, creativity, agility, and innovative thinking.

  • A global perspective and environmental and social responsibility are central to becoming true world citizens.

  • All members of our community strive for wellbeing and balance and understand that striving for one’s personal best should be enjoyable.


A Connection to Identity

To become Global Citizens, and ‘thrive in a culturally diverse and interdependent world’ we believe students should have:

  • an understanding of their own (emerging) identity and the privileges and challenges they have;

  • an understanding of  the identity of others and the privileges and struggles they face (issues of prejudice, discrimination, racism);

  • and the intercultural skills to connect with others.

Understanding one’s own identity is a central part of wellbeing.


Mulgrave's Intercultural Skills

  • Be curious and open-minded about culture.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of your own values, beliefs and cultural identities, as well as the values and beliefs of others.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of sustainability and the environment, social justice and equality/equity, human rights and social responsibility, the diversity of global religions and spirituality, local and national politics, governance, and economic systems in our local and global communities.

  • Actively engage in dialogue and action around critical global and cultural issues including Indigenous cultures.

  • Take personal action to promote multiculturalism and challenge social injustice related to cultural prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination in your own community and in the world at large.

  • Be respectful, empathic, and caring to people of different cultural backgrounds including those from Indigenous cultures.

  • Be resilient, courageous, and risk takers when faced with international, cultural, and language differences and ambiguity.

  • Have the social and emotional skills to adapt behaviour and engage with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Our Definition of Global Citizenship

Mulgrave’s Global Citizenship education empowers our community to build empathy, make connections and take action for a better world for all.

Our responsibility to embrace the diversity of the human experience will be fulfilled through our commitment to:

  • diversity, equity and inclusion
  • sustainability
  • cultural competence 
  • Indigenous knowledge systems
  • social justice

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Multicultural Gatherings

Mulgrave's sense of community and friendship is founded on empathy, inclusion, and humility. Our values are rooted in a global perspective and a commitment to social responsibility.

Through events like Norouz/Navroz and Lunar New Year celebrations, Global Lunches, as well as exhibits and performances focussed on art and music from around the world, our community comes together throughout the year to celebrate and participate in deeper learning about culture.

As a result, we strengthen our ties to each other and find opportunities to support our neighbours around the globe while providing our students with experiences that develop their world views and contribute to a deeper cultural understanding. 

 

Global Citizenship Learning

Through our planned curricular learning experiences, students in Grades 6-12 engage with global citizenship themes and learning. While the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals provide a lens for our students to engage with issues and opportunities related to sustainability, our approach to the intentional teaching of global citizenship skills is much broader. Below are selected examples which highlight this emphasis in planned learning experiences for all Mulgrave students.

Global Citizenship Leadership and Engagement Opportunities

Our planned curriculum connections are enhanced through a range of student leadership and engagement opportunities. These opportunities represent the broad range of global citizenship themes that are reflected in our guiding statement and definition. These groups, inevitably, work collaboratively to ensure there is an opportunity for dialogue, understanding and, ultimately, increased empathy.