Building Your Child's Character
The 7 Habits & The Leader In Me
As the first International Lighthouse School licensed to implement the Leader In Me Program, Sekolah Perkumpulan Mandiri adopts the 7 Habits by Stephen R. Covey. This program caters to students from Kindergarten to Senior High School. The program teaches 21st Century leadership and life skills which are crucial to unleash child’s best potential. We live the 7 Habits.
This is taught both theoretically and practically. Every class in Sekolah Perkumpulan Mandiri is equipped with tools to help children learning about the 7 Habits. For example The Behavior Jar. Every time a child conduct good acts (i.e. helping his/her friend, greet, lend their pencil to friends who need it), a marble will be placed inside his/her jar. A marble will be taken away for each negative behaviour. The teacher always motivates students to get their jar full. Furthermore, the 7 Habits – Leader In Me provides light-fun to read-textbook for children. These textbooks are available in the school’s library.
Little Leaders Day
Even if our students are still little we love to celebrate their achievements on Little Leaders day. This is a Graduation day for Kindergarten students who have completed Kindergarten 2 before they step up to Primary school.
This is our annual whole school celebration and open house where students lead the school in all aspects. Students are the MC, tour guides, do performances, open up booths to sell or/and display their work and achievements. This celebration is to show that everyone is a leader in their own right.
Assembly is a traditional school practice, however, we add an exciting twist. Every Monday each class will have the chance to be assembly leaders. The class in charge will have the following tasks: lead classes into the assembly, be the MC for assembly, present their message to their peers both older and younger.
How do you add value in your classroom? Everyone can help! Students select how they want to help in their class, role range from Health Officier, Cleanliness Officer, Phone Officier. So if you child reminds you to clean up your mess they are leading themselves and others.
Wildly Important Goals
What do you want to achieve this year? What is your goal that you can work towards? As lifelong learning school, we all have our WIGS (Wildly Important Goals). Here are just a few:
I want to be able to recognize the letters so I will be able to read. I also want to draw nicely. - Kindergarten 1 Student
I want to play nicely with my friends and be able to read books. - Kindergarten 1 Student
I want to be able to read, to paint, to colour, and have lots of friends to play together. - Kindergarten 2 Student
Communication Note Book
Every student in Kindergarten has a special book that allows teachers to leave messages for parents and also so parents can leave messages for teachers. Important updates are shared and this allows students to understand the concept of communication between home and school.