Towards Global Citizenship
A Global Citizen is someone who:
- Is aware of the wider world and has a sense of their own role as a world citizen.
- Respects and values diversity.
- Has an understanding of how the world works.
- Is aware of and willing to work to eradicate social injustice.
- Participates in the community at a range of levels, from the local to the global.
- Is willing to act to make the world a more equitable and sustainable place.
- Takes responsibility for their actions.
Our world is increasingly connected and young people need the ability to network and collaborate effectively in order to make a valuable contribution. They also need to be flexible, creative thinkers who are able to use technology confidently.
The mission of the New English School is to support students Towards Global Citizenship, who are resilient life-long learners, willing to make a contribution at both the local and global level. Some of our alumni are already leaders on the global stage and we aim to support all of our students to be able to have a positive impact on the global society.
Environment at NES
The school Environmental initiative was started in 2006 and from very small beginnings it has grown into a club of over one hundred members today raising awareness within the school community.
Our motto for the club is “My beautiful Kuwait” and it is our duty as residents of this country, to have a positive impact on our society. The adage “act local, think global”, ties in perfectly with our school mission of Towards Global Citizenship, in which we aim to engender respect and care for our planet and all living things.
Taking responsibility starts with our immediate environment, namely our school and school grounds. Keeping the grounds litter free, reducing our usage of materials that just end up in a land fill, reusing materials where possible and recycling what can be economically processed. With this in mind the environmental club is involved in a number of initiatives:
- Break time litter patrols to promote responsible behavior from the students and encourage reduced littering.
- Production of environmentally themed educational material which is shared school wide.
- Actively living our motto to reduce and reuse before looking at recycling. One such initiative is reusing cardboard boxes and decorating them to be used as recycling boxes.
- School wide challenges to create awareness and challenge old habits, so we can start reducing our usage of consumables and hence reduce our contribution to the solid waste problem in Kuwait.
- Education initiatives aimed at the club members to better equip them to promote environmental issues.
- Community programs such as beach clean ups.
Please join us in this adventure and support the school’s initiative in this extremely important global issue.
The tradition of the New English School is for our students to give a helping hand where needed. As part of the Personal, Social Development Programme, pupils are made aware of communities less fortunate than themselves, and students participate in several fund raising events during the school year.
Funds raised are allocated to a range of charities, and contributions are also made in support of a range of international appeals for aid which arise during the school year. Students are always consulted and involved in the allocation of funds.
The pupils of NES have been recognised for their fund raising efforts in a range of media and publications, including the Kuwaiti national press, Oasis magazine (WaterAid) , and International School magazine (ECIS).
Students in both the Primary and Secondary departments usually manage to raise a total in excess of KD15,000 during the academic year, by participating in the wide range of fund raising events which take place in the school.
Charities that benefit from our donations are:
KACCH (Kuwait Association for the Care of Children in Hospitals) is a Kuwaiti charity run by volunteers to help ease children’s’ sufferings in Kuwaiti hospitals.
Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice for terminally ill children run by KACCH.
Kuwait Red Crescent Society is a Kuwaiti nongovernmental voluntary humanitarian society providing help and assistance to the most vulnerable people without any discrimination to nationality, gender, color, race or religious and political beliefs.
Hayatt Cancer Foundation is a Kuwaiti charity founded by Mrs. Ruqaya Al Qatami helps in funding and the provision of free chemotherapy for adults and children as well as help with medical expenses
Movember is a U.K. based charity that aims to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.
Water Aid is an international charity that works in 17 countries. Their mission is to overcome poverty by enabling the world’s poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation. A bank draft was issued on May 2014.
Macmillan Cancer Trust a support group, helping people affected by cancer. Not only patients who live with it, but also helps families and communities. It funds nurses and other specialist health care professionals as well as building cancer care centers.
C. R. Y. a U. K. based charity founded in 1995 to raise awareness of conditions that can lead to young sudden cardiac death (YSCD); sudden death syndrome (SDS). In memory of Iman Marsh.
K'PATH Kuwait Society For The Protection of Animals and Their Habitat - They rescue, care for and provide sanctuary for abandoned domestic and wild animals in Kuwait.