International mindedness is innate in our school. We understand and appreciate one another, we are curious about the world, and about other cultures and beliefs. We see it and we feel it every day: the school explores and celebrates cultural differences in a nurturing and intentionally multi-ethnic educational environment.
Once a year we make this a big statement and celebration. We organize United Nations Day (U.N. Day) because it is important for ICS to celebrate OUR global community through sharing our heritage. The children’s heritage comes from their ancestors, so bringing in the families, and making them very much a part of this celebration is vital.
This year’s celebration was on November 1st, starting with the “Parade of Nations”. The children proudly showcased their family’s traditional clothing and the flag of the country they are represented: From the United States of America to countries in different corners of 5 continents in our world.
After the parade, we had our “Celebration of Nations” program outside on the playground, where our students entertained with presentations, songs and dances.
The day ended with a “Potluck Luncheon.” with food from around the globe.
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