To create a generation of citizens who:
- Tolerate and accept cultures other than their own.
- Appreciate their local heritage and culture.
- Make well informed and responsible judgements of moral importance.
- Understand their civic system, rights and responsibilities.
Students at The Sheffield Private School will study Moral education from Year’s 2 to 10 during the 2017-18 academic year. The program is designed to be taught in a series of units. A unit requires six, 45 minute lessons of teaching time during the course of half a term or across two half-terms.
Moral education lessons are taught as discrete lessons; however, concepts from the framework will be embedded and emphasised throughout the school.
The curriculum framework is separated into four pillars:
- Character and Morality
- Individual and Community
- Civic Studies
- Cultural Studies
Whole school initiatives
During each half term there will be a ‘moral of the month’. The current moral of the month is “Honesty” and will run as a theme throughout the school.
Logo competition—students have been tasked with designing a logo for the pillar assigned to their house. The four winning entries will be displayed throughout the school.
26th October—students will take part in a Moral Education afternoon, where they will plan a community based project on valuing diversity.
During the cultural and civic study units, students will visit locations in Dubai which will enhance their learning experience. Classes will attend fieldtrips to the Etihad Museum and Global Village, where artefacts and historical evidence can be discussed to support their understanding of how the UAE developed.
External speakers will be invited into school to talk to students about their careers and cultural heritage.