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The International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) has a list of character traits they endeavor to cultivate in their different programmes.
The Beauty of Reading & How to Cultivate the Habit in Children In an ever-growing technological world and because of COVID19 our children are now using devices more than ever. It is becoming more and more difficult to peel them from their screens as online learning has meant that they now have an excuse to...
Caring as an everyday experience The word “empathy” is one we are all very familiar with. It is a behaviour and thought style that we are told should be cultivated and nurtured, important for inner peace and happiness, for building positive relationships and to generally be a good, successful and happy person. And best of...
Purposeful Practise – be a better version of yourself Everyday I try to be a better version of myself than I was yesterday, most would say it is not a tough ask given the low starting point, but it remains a challenge to me. The reason it is a challenge is being good at anything...
Celebrating the Women in our lives. Today is International Women’s day, a day where we celebrate those amazing ladies who have influenced our lives in ways we cannot even begin to describe. I am very lucky as I am surrounded by strong female role models both at work and at home, my wife and daughters...
Your mental wellbeing begins with you! Ms. Fatimah Abdullah, Counsellor, Sunmarke School, elaborates on three key elements to help you take control of your personal mental health • Emotions– Children and adults are not spared from having to deal with big emotions. Whether it might be stressing over an upcoming exam, or it could even...
Three simple tips to ensure good mental health As we begin Children’s Mental Health Week (3-9 February 2020), we spotlight the importance of children and young people’s mental health. This year’s theme is Find your Brave. Here are Mr Alistair Dale’s, School Counsellor & Wellbeing Coach, Sunmarke School, tips on looking after your child and...
How to Raise Cross-Cultural Kids? “Where are you from?” is one of the most common phrases we hear when meeting someone new in Dubai. If we grow up in our passport countries, we have a simple answer for that. But our children, who are growing up cross-culturally, may find it much more complicated to answer....
Public Speaking – The one skill that can change children’s lives The thought of public speaking is frequently cited as people’s biggest fear. And yet, communicating our ideas clearly and presenting them openly in public is an essential component of success across several domains of life. The best way (and arguably the only way) to...
Catching Zzzs: The Art of Sleeping Sunmarke’s School Nurse, Chris Mae Dayrit, puts together her key tips on achieving better sleep. Humans spend 1/3 of their life sleeping. That is quite a lot when you think about it, but on an average it is around a third which differs depending on our age. Just as...
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