One of the ultimate goals of TIK is to create a “home away from home” environment that is deeply entrenched with morals and values. It is simply not enough to provide a child with a world-class academic education. We must also develop them as human beings so that they are prepared to deal with the diverse challenges that life will present them. Thus we feel that values and character building should be at the very core of everything we do at TIK. We aim to develop children that not only make their parents proud, but also positively inspire those around them. The following programs help us to achieve this noble effort.
TIK emphasizes the importance of developing students with strong moral and social values. So with this in mind, we would like to introduce our “Focus of the Month” program. Each month we will choose one social value or skill that we want the entire school community to work on. The aim of this program is to bring the entire TIK community together and work towards becoming not only better individuals, but also a better and more cohesive family. The “Focus of the Month” is integrated into our daily curriculum and culminates with a monthly school-wide assembly that showcases what was learned from that month’s focus.
Shining Star of the Month Program
This program is closely linked with our “Focus of the Month” program. Every month, one student from each kindergarten homeroom will be recognized for doing the best job embracing the monthly focus and will then be named “Shining Stars of the Month”. These students will have their photo taken and placed on the Shining Stars of the Month Board and will be awarded a reading book by the director.
Shooting Star Trackers
Each classroom will be equipped with a Shooting Stars chart, which is used to visually track positive behaviors of students such as: random acts of kindness, helping others, showing thanks, using kind words, cleaning up, etc. This system will be used to encourage, recognize, and reward positive behavior both inside and outside of the classroom.
Star of the Week Program
Every week at morning circle time homeroom teachers will select one student in their homeroom that has displayed exemplary effort or behavior. This student will be called up in front of the school and the selecting teacher will explain why the student has been chosen. Selected students will then have their photo placed on the “Star of the Week” board in recognition of their efforts. This program is to recognize and encourage positive behavior both inside and outside of the classroom.
At TIK we feel strongly that the best way to develop children with a social conscious is to get them involved with giving back to the world at a young age. All TIK students must participate in community involvement projects. Whether it be raising funds to supply schools in impoverished nations, responding to disasters, or helping to preserve the environment, TIK cares and we want to help.