Tsukuba International School’s guiding statements align with key points from the Council of International Schools (CIS) Code of Ethics, which emphasizes respect, a commitment to promises, and a culture of care.
Here is the CIS Code of Ethics
All CIS members are expected to:
- Fulfill the promises stated in their guiding statements, policies, contracts and promotional materials.
- Strive for excellence.
- Nurture a culture of care in which the education, safety and well-being of students and others are paramount.
- Comply with applicable laws and regulations.
- Respect the dignity and equality of all individuals, groups and cultures.
- Promote global citizenship.
School members also meet all CIS core Membership Standards.
Here are some examples of how our guiding statements align with the CIS Code of Ethics.
Our mission statement identifies us as a “compassionate learning community,” which resonates with the CIS principle of nurturing a culture of care. By creating an environment that values compassion, TIS ensures that the welfare of its community members is at the forefront of its priorities, in accordance with the Code of Ethics. Furthermore, TIS’s commitment to “celebrating diversity, equality, and opportunity” is a clear reflection of CIS’s emphasis on respecting the dignity and equality of all individuals, groups, and cultures. By promoting diversity and equality within its community, TIS not only complies with the Code of Ethics but also contributes to the fostering of global citizenship, another key principle outlined by CIS.
Pledge of Non-Discrimination
Our Pledge of Non-Discrimination explicitly states that the school will not discriminate on the basis of various factors, including race, gender, nationality, age, and religion. This commitment resonates with the CIS Code of Ethics’ emphasis on respecting the dignity and equality of all individuals and groups, as it commits the school to ensuring that no member of the school community, whether a student, prospective student, employee, or job applicant, is treated unfairly or unjustly due to their personal characteristics or background. Also, by pledging to take measures to prevent discrimination in all of its services and practices, we demonstrate our commitment to complying with applicable laws and regulations, another fundamental principle outlined in the CIS Code of Ethics. This commitment not only ensures ethical conduct but also contributes to creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment consistent with the values of CIS.
Definition of International Mindedness
Our Definition of International Mindedness highlights the importance of understanding, accepting, and celebrating human diversity, along with communicating with empathy and compassion. These concepts resonates with the CIS Code of Ethics’ emphasis on nurturing a culture of care in which the education, safety, and well-being of students and others are paramount. The definition also underscores the value of respecting others irrespective of their cultures, beliefs, or values. This principle aligns perfectly with the CIS Code of Ethics, which emphasizes the importance of respecting the dignity and equality of all individuals and groups. Finally, the definition highlights the importance of being a responsible global citizen and encourages engagement with the global community which aligns with CIS’s promotion of global citizenship.
Definition of Wellbeing
The existence of our Definition of Wellbeing helps us to develop a culture of care in which the education, safety, and well-being of students and others are paramount. Our commitment to setting personal, academic, and professional goals and boundaries aligns with CIS’s principle of striving for excellence.
School-Wide Learning Objectives
Our School-Wide Learning Objectives promote a culture of care by commiting the school to nurturing critical thinkers to foster peace and understanding. Critical thinking helps create an environment where students can engage in thoughtful discussions, empathize with others, and work towards peaceful resolutions to conflicts. We strive for excellence by encouraging students to be creative thinkers. By seeking innovative solutions to problems, students are encouraged to think beyond the conventional and make meaningful contributions to their communities, reflecting the value of excellence in the Code of Ethics. The objective of demonstrating integrity in all interactions directly aligns with the Code of Ethics, which emphasizes the importance of ethical conduct. Encouraging students to become ethical stewards of shared resources aligns with the CIS Code of Ethics’ call to respect the environment and promote global citizenship.