Choose Respect Charter: Nurturing a Culture of Respect and Empowerment
At Charterhouse Malaysia, we believe that building a school culture rooted in respect is paramount to creating an environment conducive to learning, growth, and positive impact. Our Choose Respect Charter goes beyond a mere list of rules – it is a transformative approach that empowers students to make conscious choices and treat others with care and consideration, fostering a culture of creativity, innovation, and lifelong learning.
Our Choose Respect Charter is built upon six principles that celebrate the inherent worth and value of every individual. By embracing these principles, we create an environment that encourages critical thinking, personal responsibility, empathy, and collaboration, preparing students to thrive as responsible global citizens. It works by:
Cultivating Personal Growth and Reflection
The Choose Respect Charter encourages self-reflection and personal growth by emphasising the importance of treating oneself and others with care and consideration. Through conscious choices, students develop empathy, self-awareness, and a deep understanding of the impact their actions have on others.
Fostering a Safe, Supportive, and Fearless Environment
The Choose Respect Charter promotes a safe, supportive, and inclusive atmosphere where students feel empowered to take risks, embrace failure as a valuable learning opportunity, and learn from their mistakes. This environment fosters resilience, adaptability, and a mindset that welcomes challenges.
Building a Strong Community of Collaboration and Support
The principles of the Choose Respect Charter foster a strong sense of community within our school. By recognising the inherent worth of every individual, students value diversity and appreciate the unique contributions that each person brings. This sense of community extends to supporting one another during challenging times, fostering essential collaboration and teamwork skills.
Developing Responsible and Ethical Individuals
The Choose Respect Charter encourages students to take personal responsibility for their actions and choices, fostering a sense of accountability and ethical decision-making. By understanding the consequences of their actions, students develop the necessary skills to make responsible choices that positively impact themselves, their community, and the world.
Providing a Benchmark for Behaviour
While recognising that everyone may fall short at times, the Choose Respect Charter provides an explicit standard of behaviour to strive towards. This benchmark inspires continuous improvement, personal growth, and a commitment to upholding respect, even in the face of challenges.