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Our ANCHOR VALUES  are skills, beliefs, and attributes that ISK believe are fundamental to being fully capable adults who can adapt to the ever-changing world around them. Our ANCHOR VALUES also represent how students approach their own learning and personal growth, as well as how they relate classroom knowledge to the broader world around them.

Instilling values in our students is fundamental to ISK’s beliefs and extend into our accreditation by WASC. WASC is the Western Association of Schools and Colleges; a US-based governing body that ensures that schools are providing quality education based on American principals and curricular practice. Part of this quality education is the belief that schools must do more than simply teach content in math, science, social studies, and English, they must teach children first and foremost.

How are ANCHOR VALUES incorporated into student learning in ISK?

ANCHOR VALUES are embedded in study courses that students take, and provide a focus and continuity for the students' learning experience. Teachers post the school’s ANCHOR VALUES in their classrooms and also actively engage student learning in line with the ANCHOR VALUES . Some of the ways this is done is by explicitly stating the ANCHOR VALUES to be taught, or informally pointing out to students the links to the ANCHOR VALUES during a lesson. Students also carry out projects in their mainstream classes that incorporate the standards and ANCHOR VALUES.

ISK Essential Schoolwide Learning Results (ANCHOR VALUES )

In keeping with the school mission and vision, the ISK’s ANCHOR VALUES were developed to serve as the ideal outcome for all our students. ISK continually strives to help all students achieve their full potential and become self-reliant and responsible adults.

All International School of Kuantan students will demonstrate competency in the core knowledge and skills defined by the ISK curriculum standards and will become independent learners who will demonstrate the:

ANCHOR VALUES 1 : Communication

1. Understand when and how to use different forms of communication

a. Effectively implement reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills

b. Demonstrate knowledge of general literacy as well as subject-specific skills

2. Seek to improve language proficiency and fluency

a. Understand the importance of expressive and descriptive language

b. Immerse yourself in new learning, art, and ideas

3. Be mindful and confident expressing your message both in word and action

a. Use persuasive and articulate language

b. Understand the importance of nonverbal communication


ANCHOR VALUES 2 : Lifelong Learning

1. Be Engaged

a. Stay curious

b. Maximize your learning and seek new experiences

c. Find your own interests and be active while learning

2. Plan for Success

a. Set realistic and attainable goals

b. Be persistent and stay motivated

c. Dare to fail

d. Be flexible and adaptable

3. Seek out New Knowledge

a. Explore the world

b. Find multiple sources of information

c. Become as well-informed and well-rounded as possible

d. Stay open to new ideas and be willing to change


ANCHOR VALUES 3 : Problem-Solving

1. Strive for deeper understanding

a. Seek multiple viewpoints

b. Show emphaty and be open-minded

c. Rely on evidence rather than emotion

d. Draw your own conclusions

2. Use Higher Order Thinking Skills

a. Be able to recall, understand, apply, analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information

b. Create, evaluate, and justify your own ideas

3. Use the best available strategy and technology

a. Be proficient at seeking and analyzing information from multiple sources

b. Create, implement, analyze, and evaluate multiple solutions to the same problem

c. Utilize the scientific method and proper planning


ANCHOR VALUES 4 : People Skills

1. Show empathy and be open-minded

a. Take pride in, and share your culture

b. Appreciate differences and diversity

c. Seek out commonalities

2. Work well with others

a. Be positive, collaborative, and approachable

b. Practice kindness, patience, and flexibility

c. Respect others' thoughts and ideas

d. Learn from the example of others


ANCHOR VALUES 5 : Responsibility

1. Respect Yourself

a. Be self-aware and honest with yourself

b. Acknowledge your strenghts and recognize areas for growth

c. Stand up for your beliefs

d. Seek achievement and get the most out of your abilities

2. Respect Others

a. Practice civility and global citizenship

b. Be willing to help others in need

c. Stand for justice, fairness, and equality

3. Respect the world around you

a. Understand the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling

b. Be environmentally conscius

c. Be a global steward and try to make the world a better place


Each semester students' progress in achieving the ANCHOR VALUES are evaluated with the results reported to the student and parent in the ANCHOR VALUES Report Card. The criteria outlined in the ISK Essential Schoolwide Learning Results booklet are used to evaluate ANCHOR VALUES achievement.

Student Self - Evaluation Anchor Values