Equity and Diversity

Ethically Diverse

We are an ethnically diverse and independent school. Our philosophy involves ideologies and policies which vary widely, ranging from the advocacy of equal respect to the various cultures in our school, to policies of promoting the maintenance of cultural diversity, to policies in which learners of various ethnic and religious groups are addressed by the authorities as defined by the group to which they belong.

The Learner Experience

Margaret Thelma International School is a welcoming community in which learners feel that they belong. Given our diversity, that may be a remarkable assertion. But it is because we are so diverse that everyone feels included. By encountering difference, children strengthen their sense of self and their empathy for others. By finding affinity, children feel like they belong. Growing up among learners who are like us in some ways, and unlike us in others, builds self-confidence, ease, and a feeling of well-being. In sum, our diversity enables us to achieve our ultimate goal – to affirm each learner’s identity as we challenge them to connect with the wider world.