AISA is proud to be at the forefront of promoting a culture of service-learning in all AISA member schools. Our member schools are dedicated to preparing their students to be global citizens, engaged and equipped to contribute to their community, be it at the local or global level.
The role of schools in child protection is to promote the safety, welfare and well-being of children and young people. AISA's vision for child protection is to support schools to build and maintain a proactive environment that protects children by preventing child abuse before it occurs and ensuring its earliest possible detection, intervention and reporting.
In order to maximize student learning and to promote professional growth for staff in AISA schools, it is essential that the school functions in an effective manner, providing a stable and supportive environment, and a sound and viable school organization that ensures sustainability in the years ahead – even through the frequent changes in leadership that tend to characterize AISA schools.
AISA member schools are varied in their governance structures, but they face many of the same challenges. Frequent transitions of senior leadership roles, including board members, new members of the board with limited governance experience, few support mechanisms, school infrastructure challenges and operating environments that are unstable or hindered by weak government institutions, to name just a few.