SMSC stands for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development. It is an area of the curriculum that focuses on the non academic development of students.
The spiritual development of the learners is displayed through their:
- knowledge of, and respect for, different people’s faiths and values
- sense of enjoyment in learning about themselves, others and the world around them.
- being able to reflect on their own experiences
The moral development of the learners is displayed through their:
- ability to recognize the difference between right and wrong
- understanding the consequences of their own behaviour
- offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and ability to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others.
The social development of the learners is displayed through their:
- ability to use a range of social skills in dealing with other students including those from different religious and socio-economic backgrounds
- participation in a variety of community service and charity by volunteering, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively
- acceptance of the values of democracy and individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
The cultural development of the learners is displayed through their:
- understanding of the range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and that of others
- willingness to participate in and respond positively to artistic, musical, sporting and cultural opportunities
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development is the overarching umbrella that encompasses the learners’ personal development across the whole curriculum.
The school always has in mind the kind of people we aspire our learners to be, the kind of world we aspire to create for them, and the kind of education we aspire to provide them.