INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF MACAÉ


WE ARE     Global Citizens

 
  • STEADFAST IN SERVICE

    Students gain an awareness of the world around them and discover their innate ability to truly make a difference through participation in community service.
    At ISoM, students learn that the well-being of their local community, and the communities of the world, is a shared responsibility. This, in turn, enables them to explore their humanity and become active and responsible world citizens.

  • TOLERANT OF DIFFERENCES

    We cherish differences as essential for teaching and learning.
    Students and staff can realize their potential in a classroom and professional setting that strengthens knowledge of and sensitivity to the full spectrum of race, ethnicity, religion, culture, income, age as well as disabilities and learning differences.
    Understanding broad historical and cultural patterns and developing a world view are essential to the school’s curriculum.

  • COMMITTED TO CONSERVATION

    Each of us, as citizens, contribute to maintain a strong environmental balance through good stewardship and administration of the resources within our reach.
    We explore how we can positively influence these systemic and political forces to ensure that the Earth will continue to be able to sustain all forms of life.

  • INFORMED ON CURRENT EVENTS

    In order to be fully-participating citizens and to make good, informed decisions, young people need to have a solid understanding of what’s going on in the world around them.

    Our culturally diverse student body regularly discovers that the solutions to issues and conflicts must begin with an individual willingness to recognize and value each people group, culture and country. We are all members of the International Community.

  • DEDICATED TO INTEGRITY

    Personal integrity and academic honesty are fundamental principles that are upheld by all members of the ISoM Community.

    Teachers and students regularly explore how we can learn to communicate with each other in ways that are true and uplifting.

  • DRIVEN TO EXCELLENCE

    At ISoM, we provide a culture of educational excellence through a nurturing environment and an atmosphere of open communication.
    Our endeavor is to help our students realize their potential and foster life-long learning, develop democratic values and become responsible citizens of the world.

OUR CORE VALUES

Our core values drive our curriculum and are reflected in all our policies as well as in the attitude and conduct of our staff. We encourage our students to develop self-discipline, a strong work ethic, seek significance and purpose in all their experiences and pursue a life that is integral and involved in service to others as members of a community.Read More »




ISoM CURRENTS
WELCOME

February, 2014


“If you plan for a year, plant rice. If you plan for ten years, plant trees. If you plan for 100 years, educate a child.” - - Confucius

Dear International School of Macaé Community,

It is a great pleasure to join a school that in a very short time span has developed an international reputation for its outstanding academic rigor and international standards of education – a school community characterized by a solid foundation based on its core values and dedicated faculty members committed to the academic achievement of every student.


Likewise, as ISoM’s Director, I am committed to promoting the development of an educational institution that values excellence by actively promoting educational practices that are grounded on researched-based and classroom-tested pedagogic approaches which recognize and cater to learners at different stages of development, with diverse learning styles, needs and language backgrounds. This proven holistic and individualized approach to education aims at developing pupils with outstanding academic knowledge, flexible and independent life-long learning skills who demonstrate the attributes promoted by our school’s core values: Steadfast in Service, Committed to Conservation, Tolerant of Differences, Informed on Current Events and Dedicated to Integrity and Driven to Excellence.


I come from snowy Ottawa, Ontario in the great white-North of Canada. I am privileged to hold citizenship of two richly diverse countries – Brazil and Canada. I earned my B.A. and postgraduate degree in TESL at Concordia University in Montreal, a Masters in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education in Indiana and, true to my life-long commitment to learning, I am currently completing a doctoral degree in Education at William Howard Taft University. I have worked in Canada, South Korea, China, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Most recently, I successfully led the delivery of the International Baccalaureate Diploma and Cambridge programs in Tanzania. I am very fortunate to have had the privilege of working with outstanding students and professionals from various backgrounds and nationalities. Additionally, I am the proud father of a little global citizen – my daughter, age three, was born in China and due to the responsibilities of my position, has already been in six different countries.


It is symbolic that our school sits high atop of hill, which is an image often associated with success – reaching to the top. Thanks to the vision of ISoM’s founder and her family, our students and parents, faculty and staff members' dedication and drive we have witnessed the growth of a high performing school without parallel in the region of Macaé and one may argue, Brazil. I believe that our students’ success and development attest to our collaborative efforts, love and dedication and I am looking forwards to contributing to the further development of our great school community through the application of the best possible pedagogical methods, learning approaches and leadership.


Yours in education,

Marcos Ferreira, M.Ed.
Director



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