After a two-day virtual verification inspection, the visiting team gave the school glowing feedback. They were particularly complimentary of the virtual lesson observations they made in terms of the quality of teaching and engagement from our students.
“The IB commends the teachers for designing interactive virtual lessons, being creative in their approach to virtual learning and maintaining student motivation in the virtual learning environment.”
“The IB commends the school for promoting students to take responsibility for their learning and creating opportunities for students to have a voice and choice, especially within the virtual learning environment.”
During the visit the inspectors interviewed staff, students and parents to ensure that they gathered evidence from all within our community. The verification report commended the school for:
“Fostering a caring environment where all members of the community feel welcomed and show respect for one another.”
The majority of the commendations related to the Standards and Practices that relate to teaching, learning and assessment. For example, the inspectors commended the school for:
“Broadening the students' perspectives and using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals within the units of inquiry in a purposeful way.”
“The school for placing a high value on giving students the opportunity to self-assess, reflect, and understand themselves as learners.
With the IB PYP, MYP and DP programmes now accredited, we are officially an IB Continuum school!
The full report on the PYP authorisation from the IB visiting team can be accessed below.