Regent’s is a school of deep beliefs and deeper commitment to our students, teachers and wider community. We frame every lesson taught, decision made and baht spent on how it affects those involved and one of the systems we use to measure this is Round Square. For over 20 years Regent’s has been part of the elite group of schools worldwide and has embedded its holistic ethos into the whole school curriculum. Students that learn at Regent’s become part of a community that extends far beyond Thailand allowing them to garner a greater understanding of their place in the world and how they can make changes for the better. They have the opportunity to form relationships with other students that they would not normally meet either virtually or in person. Round Square is an affiliation of over 200 schools around the world all working together in a common goal for the betterment of the students and the world and we are proud to be an active and contributing to that network in our goal to create well rounded leaders of the future. The organisation and its philosophy have evolved from the teachings and beliefs of the renowned educationalist, Kurt Hahn, who famously said, “there is more in you than you think”. Below is a video introduction to what Round Square means.
Round Square is made up of six pillars or IDEALS – Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership and Service, these pillars provide the framework of all that we do here at Regent’s. The Round Square IDEALS provide a common platform, shared by all schools in the Round Square network, around which we can collaborate, swap and share learning resources and participate together in joint activities such as conferences, exchanges and academic projects. This interaction with other students around the world allows our own students to grow and to see things from a different perspective. The IDEALS underpin the entire Discovery Framework (above), and allow both our students and our teachers to ensure that we are driving ourselves forward to be the best person that we can be.
Working alongside the IDEALS we have the Round Square Discoveries. These attributes that we encourage the students to build on in order to allow them to grow as a person both at school and throughout life. Each of the Discoveries is a trait that we try to get students to focus on over the course of a school year both in and out of school. These are necessary skills that we all use every single day, to differing degrees, and we at Regent’s allow the students to monitor their own growth in these areas and to work with each other to bring out the best in others. The IDEALS and the Discoveries are both interlinked with each other giving us the Round Square “Framework” which we build our life and studies from here at Regent’s. This framework gives our students an approach to learning that they do not receive elsewhere. It empowers them to understand themselves more fully and to use that self-awareness to better understand what impact they can make to both who they are and the world around them.