The term 21st century skills refers to a broad set of knowledge, skills, work habits, and character traits that are believed by educators, school reformers, college professors, employers, and others to be critically important for success in today's world, particularly in collegiate programmes and contemporary careers and workplaces.
CIDER International School is an English medium institution in Chittagong that offers both Cambridge and National Curriculum in English. The school has a clear vision and mission framed by its management and provides a well-balanced approach of academic and extra-curricular activities. Having one of the largest playgrounds in the city and its top-class infrastructure, CIDER has not only produced wonderful results in the academic arena but also has provided platforms to students to showcase their talents in other areas as well. With the motto, “Every child is special and unique,” CIDER believes in establishing a transparent relationship with parents, students, teachers and everyone associated with the school in planning and preparing for its growth. The management of CIDER understands that leadership is about the art of motivating, influencing and directing people so that they work together to achieve the goals of a team. Thus, the school is committed to pursue a broad set of outcomes for all its students that enable them to realise their full potential. It has a practicing student council both in the senior and junior sections, where students are elected as Head Boys, Head Girls, Sports Captains and House Captains to lead their respective areas. These activities require going beyond a narrow set of academic outcomes and redefining student success to include a range of academic and non-academic knowledge that young people need to become modern leaders who will address the challenges of tomorrow. Overall CIDER is committed towards the holistic growth of its students. The school can be followed on social media and can be reached on www.cisbd.org.