If the school sends out children with a desire for knowledge and some idea of how to acquire and use it, it will have done its work.”
The move from primary to secondary education can be stressful for any young person. Students’ wellbeing and learning must be maintained as they move on from primary to secondary school. A student’s transition can be complicated by the social, emotional and physiological changes that can negatively impact on his learning. Stafford International School offers a remarkable secondary school in Sri Lanka, with well-equipped and experienced teachers that understand how these changes impact on their students, and are better placed to help students make positive adjustments to their new situations. Hence our school is recognized as one of the best English medium schools in Colombo.
The pastoral staff at both primary and secondary levels in our school play important roles supporting the transitions of all students. While the primary school is responsible for preparing students academically and socially for secondary school, the values, ethical orientation and culture within our secondary school plays an important role in welcoming students to the middle and upper school and making their stay in school as comfortable and exciting as possible.
As they reach secondary school, the students get trained in state-of-the-art science laboratories and learn the basic scientific method whilst getting the opportunity to apply them to real-world problems. They build skills in writing and critical reading and learn to think creatively. They are members of a diverse, inclusive, and respectful community. They are also provided with many activities that they love to do outside of school hours: sports, debating, drama. They are also gradually introduced to an academically rigorous curriculum that promotes independent thinking.