Well-bonded and meaningful relationships forged between teachers, parents and students are essential in meeting the personal needs of children throughout each stage of their academic, emotional and physical development.
Our teachers are committed to working together to provide a stimulating and encouraging atmosphere throughout the school, but teachers cannot achieve these aims without the cooperation and support of Markham parents. We need parents to support the work of teachers in order for a child to reach his or her full potential.
The Markham teachers profile lists they are expected to:
- serve as role models both to students and fellow colleagues, as well as to those in the wider Markham community and beyond.
- fully support and are committed to the school’s Strategic Aims and encourage and assist students in their development towards the Student Profile.
- have expert knowledge of their subject area, create an active and engaging learning environment and exhibit the highest levels of commitment and expertise supported by on-going professional development.
- promote an atmosphere of mutual respect, fairness and approachability based on a recognition and appreciation of students as unique individuals.
- are highly motivated, dedicated and well-rewarded professionals with a strong desire for all children to succeed.
- are fully appreciative of the opportunities provided by the Markham environment and are keen to make an active contribution to the development of the School and to Peruvian society in general.
- accept at all times both their individual and collective responsibility – as shared with Board members, colleagues, parents, pupils and Old Markhamians – for the well-being, reputation and advancement of Markham College and all members of the school community.
To ensure Markham students can develop their potential and become wholesome individuals who contribute to society, we expect they:
- have the motivation, determination and self-discipline to develop their full potential - be it intellectual, academic, sporting, cultural or social - as individuals, members of a team and the wider school community.
- demonstrate the skills, flexibility of mind and intellectual curiosity that will enable them to become independent thinkers, risk-takers, life-long learners and significant contributors in a rapidly changing world.
- display qualities of integrity, humility, loyalty and dignity as well as respect for themselves, for those of different faiths, belief systems or social background and for the environment.
- accept at all times both their individual and their collective responsibility - as shared with Board members, staff, parents, fellow pupils and Old Markhamians - for the well-being, reputation and advancement of Markham College and all members of the school community.
- possess pride in and sense of belonging to Peru, have an understanding of its people, heritage and cultural diversity and are prepared to contribute actively to its betterment.
- are equipped with an international perspective and an appreciation and respect for other cultures, races and ideas.
- appreciate the full value of a Markham education and all it affords and are willing to give back selflessly both to the school and to society in general
Markham Parents are critical in helping students efectively develop. The School asks for parents that:
- understand and support the school's Strategic Aims and abide by all school policies and practices.
- are committed to the school's Student Profile.
- encourage their children to develop positive attitudes and conduct themselves at all times according to the Student Profile.
- accept at all times both their individual and their collective responsibility - as shared with Board members, staff, other parents, pupils and Old Markhamians - for the wellbeing, reputation and advancement of Markham College and all members of the school community.
- are open and honest in all their dealings with the school concerning their child's learning and their social, emotional and behavioural development.
- are involved with and committed to the school, attending important meetings and functions and observing lines of reporting and published holiday periods.
- appreciate the full value of a Markham education and all it affords their children.