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Global Citizenship

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

Reflective of ours school's vision and values, 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
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.

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.

Using global contexts, MYP students develop an understanding of their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet through developmentally appropriate explorations of:

  • identities and relationships

  • personal and cultural expression

  • orientations in space and time

  • scientific and technical innovation

  • fairness and development

  • globalization and sustainability

Our Global Citizenship Experiential Learning Programme (GEx), which includes a ‘week without walls’ of community engagement, is an important part of our Upper School curriculum. This initiative enables students to expand their educational experiences, further develop their real-world leadership skills, and engage in meaningful and impactful learning experiences grounded in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Through the GEx programmes, we nurture and teach a range of intercultural, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills, which will impact students for the rest of their lives. As well, pre- and post-experience project activities allow students to demonstrate initiative, take ownership, and showcase their learning.

Participation in GEx is a requirement for all Middle School students.

Creativity, Action, Service

The Mulgrave MYP CAS programmes facilitates sustained student engagement and learning in our local and global communities, often beyond the traditional classroom. At the heart of CAS is the goal to develop opportunities for youth to explore, embrace and embody the ethos of what it means to be a global citizen.

To be effective global citizens, young people need to be flexible, creative, and proactive. They need to be able to solve problems, make decisions, think critically, communicate ideas effectively, and work well within teams and groups. These skills and attributes are increasingly recognised as being essential to succeed in other areas of 21st century life too, including workplaces and must be learned by engaging with the world and by collaborating with others.

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Global Citizenship Leadership and Engagement Opportunities

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