Welcome to African School of Diplomacy and International Relations

Student Profile

ASDIR Students shall be nurtured to be:

1. Balanced
• having a balanced exposure to and participation in a variety of activities that can develop oneself intellectually, socially, physically, spiritually, aesthetically and culturally

2. Caring
• showing compassion and empathy to other people
• respectful for people of different beliefs, cultures and values

3. Communicators
• willing to listen, participate actively and respond to others’ viewpoints
• using appropriate spoken, written and body language with 4Cs – clear, concise, constructive, courteous
• presenting and projecting themselves with an appropriate balance of confidence and humility

4. Community-minded
• having a strong sense of belonging and commitment to the school
• concerned for the wider community

5. Courageous
• stepping out of their ‘comfort zone’
• taking calculated risks
• willing to act, speak and think differently

6. Creative
• thinking ‘outside the box’
• demonstrating originality and imagination
• tolerant and open to unconventional ideas

7. Critical thinkers
• reflective
• analytical
• open-minded and receptive to multiple perspectives and contexts

8. Passionate learners • intellectually curious
• dedicated
• showing diligence, perseverance and determination
• striving for excellence

9. Principled
• having a strong sense of right and wrong
• acting with honesty, integrity and fairness
• being accountable for their own actions and decisions