What if your school was also your home? Or what if your home was also your school? At Keystone it is both. Residential life is one of the founding philosophies, and one of the three educational pillars of the school. In the latest issue of The Keystone Magazine, students and faculty explore the meaning and significance of their campus home. They see it as a place that is more than a dwelling, and growing into a beautiful community.
The cover story delves into the many facets of dorm life, and finds many heartwarming instances of discovering home, blossoming friendships, and overcoming challenges. One student calls her home-away-from-home her “sanctuary.” Extending the concept of place and space, the magazine team spoke about designing learning-conducive spaces with Luke Hughes, a prominent UK furniture designer. Meanwhile Assistant Head of Primary School and IPC Coordinator, Gary Bradshaw writes about nurturing a sense of community at home and away through a global curriculum. This issue also features two special reports – one on student experiences during an exchange program, and the other is on bilingualism in which Head of Middle School Dr. Maureen McCoy deliberates on being at home with two languages.
Regular columns, such as ‘Teacher Profiles,’ in which you get to meet a couple of our teachers, ‘Family Profile,’ in which we introduce a Keystone family, and ‘Beyond the Gates,’ in which we explore an issue in the wider realm of education continue in this issue too. Get a copy and share in our experiences of home away from home, and more. You can get your copy in English and Chinese by contacting Communications@keystoneacademy.cn.