In the last two weeks we have had the opportunity to meet parents at two events. The IB presentation evening and the Year 10 and 12 Parent -Teacher conferences.
Year 11 were treated to a thorough description of the International Baccalaureate Diploma course, and the options offered at our school. They then had the opportunity to meet teachers and find out a lot more about the course content, assessments and resources used. One of our alumni who is currently in his first year reading Psychology at Oxford University spoke to the assembled gathering about his experience of the IB Diploma programme and offered some wise advice for those embarking on the course from September later this year. It is a very exciting transition for Year 11, who are immersed in the world of IGCSE at present and had this opportunity to think about life beyond June 2015.
Thank you to all parents and prospective parents and students who joined us for this event. Dr Latkowski, our IB coordinator and Deputy Principal is very happy to answer all questions concerning the IB Diploma programme, so please contact him for an appointment if you need to find out more.
Year 10 and Year 12 parents had the opportunity to meet teachers at the conference following mid year examinations. This event was primarily to discuss progress and targets for students following a term and a half of the IGCSE and IB courses. The teachers have got to know each student well and vice- versa, therefore it is important to also include parents as part of the partnership working towards the best possible outcome for every student.
Next Wednesday 25 March is the Year 8 Parent -Teacher conference, followed by the Year 9 Conference taking place on 15 April.
Meanwhile, teachers are busy completing grade review reports for Years 7 to 10 and 12. These will be distributed on Wednesday 25 March. Year 11 and 13 will receive a longer and more detailed final report before the commencement of study leave on 24 April.
I am looking forward to seeing our school production of ‘Footloose’ this evening. Having seen the students rehearse, the vitality , dramatic and musical ability of our students is very impressive. I look forward to meeting you at one of the performances.