Week Without Walls 


At AXIS, we believe that local experiences beyond the classroom that are experiential, challenging, and inclusive serve our students as they develop a greater understanding of themselves and others. The Week Without Walls (WWW) program promotes international mindedness in which our students see how they are connected beyond AXIS to the global community and the responsibility that comes with that connection. Through engagement with their peers and the communities further afield, students will learn to identify diverse individual talents and appreciate the value of community. Connections to a global community are integral for students to make valuable contributions to our ever-changing world, ensuring lifelong success.  

 

The Week Without Walls program is a week long, off campus learning experience for all secondary students. The trips allow us to experience the culture and environment of China, learning more about China’s significant traditions and history.

The learning objectives of the WWW program are inclusive of the IB Learner Profile attributes in which students exhibit human capacities and responsibilities beyond the classroom:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective

There is a strong connection to the Creativity-Action-Service and Service as Action program in the DP program.

The objectives of the WWW program endeavor to:

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Objective 1

Provide an opportunity for students to develop a greater understanding of themselves and others while challenging themselves socially, emotionally, physically, and mentally

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Objective 2

Create authentic experiences that build capacity for students to develop local, global and intercultural perspectives that will help students to understand and appreciate the diverse world

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Objective 3

Embody the learner profile attributes

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Objective 4

Open pathways for students to connect with each other in deeper and meaningful ways understanding that effective relationships are built upon empathy