St Cyprian’s School is a member of the international Round Square coalition of schools which share an educational vision and commitment beyond academic excellence to personal development (leadership) and responsibility through service, international understanding, challenge, adventure, democracy and environmental stewardship. Round Square developed from the inspiring theories of Kurt Hahn, a philosopher and educationist. Hahn believed schools were places to prepare for life.
“I regard it as the foremost task of education to ensure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self-denial and above all compassion.” Kurt Hahn.
At St Cyprian’s School, the principles encapsulated in the IDEALS (Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership, Service) enhance the culture and ethos of the school and underpin its educational vision. Every grade experiences an annual off-campus, outdoor Integrated Programme. The focus of which is to highlight and grow experience in one or more of the IDEALS. In addition, there are a number of unique Round Square opportunities: Regional and International Conferences, Student Exchange (Grade 10) and Round Square International Service Projects (India, Thailand, Africa, Guatemala, Honduras). Each represents a unique platform for personal growth, and provides a first-hand opportunity to meet, work and engage with students from many of the 150 Round Square schools in the world.