a joint task
At Princess Margaret School we know that, in order to fulfil the objectives of and perform educational work, team work between the various components of the educational community is necessary.
School needs to be an extension of the family unit. Therefore, we strive to create a climate of trust and friendship which allows for the natural development of the abilities and aptitudes of the students. Achieving it is the task of the whole educational community, from families to educators and students.
The school is its students. Therefore, it is essential that they feel comfortable, that the aims of the school are their own and that they take part in the school’s development and are part of their own. In order to do so, they need to be able to have access to appropriate channels for their own participation and have the school’s support.
The aim is that the students of Princess Margaret School may feel proud of belonging to it.
The educational role of families is one of its most important tasks, both from parents to children and vice versa. Parents have to learn to accept the children as they are and school needs to instruct the children in understanding their parents as they are too. Cooperation between the different parties is basic to achieving an education with the freedom, respect and generosity that we seek.
Only through teamwork is success achieved in such an enthralling area as education.
At Princess Margaret School we speak of educators rather than teachers. Their main role has to be in educating in motivation: Stimulating the activity of students and helping them to form the habits and attitudes which prepare them for life. The educator has to be able to transmit their experience and adapt their own teaching to each student’s individuality, starting from prior knowledge (children know much more than we think they do) and prioritising each student´s prominence in their own learning.