Bright Angels International School

CHILDREN RIGHTS POLICY

Children Rights And Responsilibities

Children are responsible for being curious and thoughtful about what is around them, making the most of learning opportunities and respecting the abilities of others.

  • To learn in fun ways

  • Have more books

  • To go to school and have a safe learning environment

  • Have opportunities, to reach goals

  • To do my best work

  • Notice what is important to me

Adults are responsible for nurturing children’s curiosity, supporting their learning by respecting their interests and ways of learning in all contexts, thoughtfully reflecting on their own interventions in children’s explorations, actively removing/reducing barriers to full participation in learning, providing stimulating materials and experiences for learning, and building communities that recognize children’s competence and intelligence.

Children are responsible for communicating respectfully, and appreciating the ways others express themselves.

  • To tell other people what I am thinking and feeling

  • Dance

  • To express myself through creative experiences

  • To have art supplies

  • To make art, and have art teachers

  • To think

  • To have my concerns treated with respect

  • Be imaginative

  • To be free to show who I am or what I think

  • To feel loved or mad... feel confused

  • Not to understand life or meaning to everything

Adults are responsible for providing children with opportunities to express themselves fully, to engage in creative activities, and to stay silent if they choose.

Children are responsible for including and helping children who need support.

  • To be helped and have hope

  • To help people

  • To have supports available so I can develop

Adults are responsible for working with children to define what meaningful participation is for them, and to accommodate and reduce barriers to full participation for all children.

Children are responsible for learning about and taking care of their bodies.

  • Have a comfy bed to sleep in

Adults are responsible for ensuring a child’s time is not over-scheduled, and that they have a place to rest.

Children are responsible for respecting and being empathetic to others.

  • Equal opportunities

  • Not be picked on because of my height and size and to be able to do more activities

  • Not be judged on how I look or work.

  • Have equal treatment and be included regardless of race, religion, gender

Adults are responsible for building inclusive communities that welcome and support all people.

Children are responsible for caring for themselves and others by taking steps to reduce hazards and by avoiding dangerous situations.

  • Feel safe walking down the street

  • Go to the dentist

  • Have enough food

  • Be protected from toxins

  • Have medicine and doctors

  • Live in a smoke-free neighborhood, in a world with no more cigarettes

  • Have a safe environment to go home to, where there is no violence, no drug abuse, no ignorance, no neglect

  • Help people in poverty

Adults are responsible for supporting children’s assessment of risk, refusing to inflict pain or emotional harm on children, protecting and strengthening our social safety net, and building communities that are safe for all citizens.

Children are responsible for caring for animals and contributing to community garden

  • To have a pet

  • To care for plant

Adults are responsible for supporting children’s empathy and care for all living beings and making meaningful contributions to gardens using sustainable methods.

Children are responsible for respecting other people’s language and celebrations.

  • To learn about my culture

  • To speak and sing in my own language

  • To know my family and my grandmother

  • To have a birthday party with balloons

Adults are responsible for modelling respect for people of all backgrounds, supporting learning about diverse cultures and learning how to listen in many ways.

Children are responsible for respecting the privacy of others.

  • To be in my private place so my friends won’t bother me

  • To have a place where I can be by myself or maybe with a friend, like a fort or a tent

Adults are responsible for respecting children’s belongings, spaces, and need for time alone.

Children are responsible for considering their decisions carefully.

  • To choose my friends

  • To have my favorite color

  • To be silly if I feel like it

  • To have the chance to learn by making mistakes

Adults are responsible for seeking out and seriously considering children’s views on all matters that concern them, to help them to make informed decisions, and to recognize the importance of relationships and making a meaningful contribution to their own financial security and independence.

Children are responsible for working to the best of their ability.

Adults are responsible for recognizing children’s efforts without comparing them to others, and cultivate spaces where children are able to demonstrate their particular competence.

Our Contacts:

+250 788 305 818 or +250 783 586 558
info@brightangelsinternationalschool.com

Our Location:

KG 325 ST,
Nyarutarama, Kigali Rwanda

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