The United Nations defines sustainable development as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987). We support the teaching of the United Nations Sustainable development goals.
At SISD we understand that Educating for Sustainability (EfS) involves a deep understanding and awareness of the interconnectedness and dependency of our social, economic and environmental systems. SISD, therefore, employs a whole school approach to Educating for Sustainability. Sustainability concepts and key understandings are woven throughout the curriculum and reflected in our school’s day-to-day practices. We are members of the Eco-Schools Programme.
Our main objectives of a Whole School Approach to Educating for Sustainability:
- Instill the knowledge, skills, attitudes, attributes, actions and enduring understandings of sustainability practices within the entire school community
- Fully integrate the campus design, daily operations and local community into the curriculum and teaching and learning
- Move SISD towards a Circular Economy model
The Ellen McArthur Foundation Circular Economy is used in the IB Curriculum.
We believe that social, cultural, economic and environmental awareness prepare us to play our part in shaping a better future for ourselves and those around us. SISD’s whole-school approach to sustainability can be seen in all facets of school life.
Learn about our 4 tips for sustainable living.