We wouldn’t get very far without trust!
Picture how often we have to trust people in our everyday lives: we trust people to stop when we cross the road, we trust the doctor to prescribe us the right medicine, we trust our close friends to keep our worries private, and pilots to fly us safely to our destination – basically, we need trust in almost everything we do, and people need us to trust them.
Trust is a scary concept for children; they are often unsure of their own judgement and know they can’t always trust themselves to get it right: “I meant to do the homework, but I got distracted”, “I meant to ignore her, but she said a mean word”. If they can’t trust themselves then how can they possibly trust anyone else?
Psychologists tell us we are hard-wired to trust our parents; it is an essential part of survival. We then generalize out this trust to others and learn who we can trust by trial and error.
Learning whom to trust takes time and experience. Children haven’t yet had time and lack any real experience; therefore, they find it incredibly difficult to know whom to trust. As parents and teachers, do we sit idly by and watch your son or daughter stumble on? Of course not! We can help prepare them to build trust, watch and learn. When they tell you about how someone told stories about one of their friends, you can ask: “What does this tell us about the person telling the stories?”, and “How do you think you would feel if one of your friends did that to you? “ This way we can help them to make the right choices, themselves.
Trust, once lost, is almost impossible to get back. Children need to learn this lesson quickly, or they are bound to suffer, themselves. A loss of trust is much like gaining a reputation for dishonesty, the reputation sticks. So, let’s teach them – earn the trust of others, be wise enough not to lose that trust, and finally be careful who you trust with what.
At the heart of any trusting relationship is ‘empathy’ - an understanding of what it is like to be in the other person’s situation, and ‘integrity’ - a belief that we are the kind of person who will do what is right. When we get it right, we are trustworthy, and everyone wins.
Mr Michael Leach, Headteacher
It seems like not long ago our students only
started their first steps in fencing. In these
two terms, students learned the basics of this
noble sport – attacking and defending four
quadrants, footwork and referee commands
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The story Heroes of Olympus: The Lost
Hero is about a Roman demi-god (half god,
half human) getting his memory wiped and
getting transferred by the Greek goddess of
marriage, Hera, from the Roman demi-god
camp, to the Greek demi-god camp.
Social development is the development of social and emotional skills across the lifespan with particular attention to childhood, adolescence and the interaction
with school and education.
It’s easy to feel down, in the middle of Winter; that’s why we chose ‘Motivation’ as our January Value. Obviously, we will do all we can to encourage a really positive start to 2019, but how can you help? Well, how about helping your son or daughter set some goals? Here are some tips:
We are delighted to announce the opening of our new campus building in February 2019.
The Student Leadership Council and The Green Committee are proud to announce that CIS Russia is working on becoming an eco-friendlier
I moved to Moscow for one year in 2011 and, as the end of 2018 approaches, I am somehow still here!