Academics

Super Seven Learning Skills

At KCS, we believe that school isn't just about learning facts and figures. It's about learning how to learn.

So we identified seven key skills that help build a foundation for lifelong learning. Our students start developing these skills in Pre-Kindergarten and keep developing them all the way up to Grade 8.

Because we know that when you foster and develop these learning skills at a young age, they end up sticking with you through high school, university, and beyond. And that's pretty super.

List of 7 items.

  • Persistence

    Students who persist work independently to the best of their ability. They strive for accuracy by following recommended procedures, using helpful resources and including expected details. They follow routines with minimal need of reminders and complete tasks on time and with care.
  • Collaboration

    Students who seek collaboration engage well with others in various contexts. They actively participate in discussions and activities. They assume responsibility for their share of group work. Working toward class and group goals, they listen to understand others, without interrupting and with respect.
  • Homework Completion

    KCS students are expected to complete homework on time and to the best of their ability. In cases where homework is incomplete, the student or parent will communicate the reason to the teacher.
  • Organization

    Students who are organized pay attention to the many details necessary for success. They know about due dates and manage their time wisely, arriving on time and ready to work. Their materials are organized and they use their agenda (grades 3 to 8) effectively. If absent, they get the missed material to complete their work.
  • Self-Control

    Students who show self-control are in charge of their actions. They ensure those actions are considerate of others and reflect class expectations. Students with self-control also demonstrate the ability to set and achieve goals.
  • Leadership

    Students demonstrating leadership in class lead by example, show initiative and curiosity in their learning, and actively work to make a positive difference. They embrace challenges and take responsible risks, and they also recognize and advocate appropriately for the rights of others.
  • Citizenship

    Students who model exemplary citizenship demonstrate respect to others, the environment and all things in it. They also think critically about the world and strive to make it better.
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