Philosophy

Nobelhouse College adopts a philosophy of self-discipline and caring.

Nobelhouse has a greater purpose beyond preparing young people for college and university. It is crucial for students to prepare for life by having them face experiences that would demand courage, generosity, imagination, integrity and resolution. We strive to empower and develop skills and abilities in our students to become the leaders and guardians of tomorrow's world.

The overriding goal of the College is to ensure the full development of every student as a whole person, treating each child as an individual with personal qualities by encouraging learning through the simultaneous hands on experiences of academic, physical, cultural and spiritual aspirations aspiring to excel beyond expectation.

Nobelhouse affiliates itself with the Round Square philosophy which embraces six distinctive precepts captured in the word IDEALS – These are:

        Internationalism.
        Democracy
        Environment.
        Adventure
        Leadership
        Service
 

Internationalism

The most powerful force in advocating and promoting international understanding is exposure to different cultures. Students are taught to appreciate value and respect all cultures, religions and languages. Students learn to see themselves as global citizens and are required to look beyond gender, class, race, nationality and culture to understand human nature. Round Square IDEALS

Round Schools organize term-length exchanges among member schools, GAP students (who are pre-university, post-secondary) and faculty. Annually, delegations of students and staff gather at a member school to attend an international conference and work on solving world issues. Students are also encouraged to join international service projects.

Democracy

Our teaching embraces both the values of democracy and the importance of active participation in democracy. Freedom of thought and speech is encouraged and appropriate forums and channels of communication are set in place. Students are also taught the importance of self-discipline and are trained and expected to share in the running of the school. Student government and a genuine sense of responsibility in the management of the school is promoted.

Environment

Students are taught the importance of tending to the future of the planet, and are expected to demonstrate an active interest and concern for natural environments, to be aware of issues and to play a practical role in tackling environmental issues. Special programmes, work projects and curricula all emphasize each young person's destiny to be a guardian of human society and the global environment.

Adventure

We believe that building the body and soul through physical, challenging activities while developing an appreciation of the outdoors are ways to promote personal growth and self discovery.All students are expected to participate in Outward Bound type activities which foster a spirit of adventure and the realization that students can be so much more than they might have imagined.

Leadership

Students are taught that true leadership is found in those whose convictions are rooted in personal responsibility, kindness and justice. Opportunities for student leadership in the school's community are fostered. A high level of responsibility is passed on to students individually and collectively.

Service

A key method to prepare students for life is by the expectation of serving others. Each student is encouraged to perform a substantial number of service hours. Students are also to be train in skills to help in emergency or disaster situations. Students are required to join international service projects.