School Calendar Aug-Dec 2017
Posted: Sept 25, 2017

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Round Square

The Roundsquare Organization

Round Square is a worldwide association of schools which share a commitment beyond academic excellence, to personal development and responsibility.

 

 
• The Lyceum's founding philosophy of excellence, equity, democracy, service, leadership, environment and creativity are very close to the  six Round Square IDEALS of learning: Internationalism, Democracy, Environment, Adventure, Leadership and Service which are incorporated or further consolidated into the curriculum at all Round Square member schools.
 
• Lyceum students have the opportunity to interact with students from around the globe at conferences, service projects, adventure trips and debates.
 
 

 

 

Round Square

 

 

Round Square  is an organization embodying the educational philosophy of German educational philosopher Dr. Kurt Hahn, who believed that schools should have a greater purpose beyond preparing students for college and university. 

 

This underlying belief also embraces the importance of service to others, adventure and leadership training, responsibility, and international understanding. All these values are essential in preparing young people to meet the challenges of the future with confidence and compassion. 

 

 

 

 

The Round Square International Conference

The Round Square International Conference is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young people to interact with their peers from 182 countries, during a week in which they all participate in Adventure, Environmental, and Community Service activities, interact with distinguished keynote speakers and other guests, and discuss important global issues relevant to the conference theme.  

 

Invitations for student conferences  from over 60 schools in the Asia region are received throughout the year. These conferences linked to the ideals of Round Square are opportunities where  friendships are  formed through activities, expeditions and events organized by the host school.  Visitors are introduced, not only to the host school, but also the country, the culture and the environment. 

 
 
The Lyceum & Round Square

At The Lyceum the Round Square philosophy

naturally complements the founding principles of our school. The founder Scheherazade Asdar Ahmad  believes in the value of learning by doing, and holds as a fundamental objective the development of every student into a whole personacademically, physically, culturally and spiritually, within the supportive environment of our school community. 

 

We believe that it is crucial for young people to prepare for life by having them face it directly and experience it in ways that would demand courage, generosity, imagination, principle and resolution. As a result,  young people become empowered and develop the skills and abilities to be the leaders and guardians of tomorrow's world. 

 

 

 

Round Square Service Projects

Round Square organises International Service (RSIS) Projects for students from its member schools. These bring together young people from all over the world to work as a truly international team providing much-needed assistance to disadvantaged communities. The experience and opportunity to work for a cause in unison with other cultures remains a life-changing experience for students who have the opportunity to attend them. Bursaries are also available for outstanding 
 

 

 

 

 

I want to take part

 

Our Student Council and its Round Square Committee are charged with increasing engagement among the entire student body with the Round Square IDEALS. Students who have attended an International conference or service project are expected to share their experiences and learning with the school community in practical ways too. 

 

Lyceum students are encouraged to take part in Round Square conferences and service projects. Interested students should talk to the Round Square Rep, attend RS Committee meetings or ask the Student Council about Round Square opportunities.

 

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