United Nations

 A School-wide Look at the United Nations

For the first months of the 2013-14 school year, the entire school will participate in an in-depth look at the United Nations.  Each grade level will learn about the UN's purpose and history and each level will have a unique focus beyond these basics. Lower-elementary students will learn about the UN's Rights of the Child, upper-elementary and middle-school will investigate issues related to the UN Declaration of Human Rights, and high-school students will develop a solid understanding of how the UN is structured and functions (culminating in the attendance of select students to the Model United Nations conference in Panama City).

WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS DETERMINED

  • to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and
  • to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and
  • to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and
  • to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom.

Reading the above preamble to the UN charter you can see how these ideals match what we strive to do here at PCIS.  We teach students to have compassion, empathy and tolerance which we believe will lead to greater world peace.  Students and teachers not only learn to respect the rights of all those who pass through our front door, but also learn to respect others beyond our school. We practice effective intercultural communications.  We participate in activities that promote social progress for all.  PCIS is, in essence, a miniature United Nations and we are proud to reinforce the goals of the United Nations!


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