UNESCO Associated Schools Project
GSS is proud to be a UNESCO school! That means we are part of the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Associated Schools and Project network (ASPnet). The goal of this organization is to provide students with an international perspective of the curriculum in order to help them develop an understanding of how issues relate to their future and community.
At GSS we organize a variety of UNESCO projects and activities throughout the year. Some of the projects include acknowledging Orange Shirt Day -Every Child Matters in September, fundraising for our local Christmas Giving project and bringing awareness of global events to our students throughout the year.
UNESCO has Four Pillars of Learning which are fundamental principles for reshaping education. Each year we choose one pillar to focus on. Our focus for 2017-18 is Learning To Be.
Learning To Live Together: To expose individuals to the values, implicit within human rights, democratic principles, intercultural understanding and respect and peace at all levels of society and human relationships to enable individuals and societies to live in peace and harmony. (2016-17)
Learning To Be: To provide self analytical and social skills to enable individuals to develop to their fullest potential psycho-socially, affectively as well as physically, for an all around complete person. (2017-18)
Learning To Know: To provide the cognitive tools required to better comprehend the world and its complexities, and to provide an appropriate and adequate foundation for future learning.
Learning To Do: To provide the skills that would enable individuals to effectively participate in the global economy and society.