Thank you very much to those that attended. Unique to International Baccalaureate programme is the fact that what students do outside of the classroom is just as valued as what they do inside of the classroom.
If we take just this week as an example – this is very much a case in point. This week alone we have had:
- IB Students hosting primary afterschool clubs
- IB Students attending a 4-day Model United Nations Conference that runs into the weekend
- IB students attending a University Fair to start to plan their university applications
- IB students attending sports practices and insisting that we train on Sunday morning in order to maximise our preparation for the Nord Anglia Volleyball tournament, hosted at our school at the end of November
This is just this week.
One of the best parts of the role as Head of IBDP is seeing and sometimes sharing in students successes. This week on Friday lunchtime, we held our first IB Praise Lunch. This is a new initiative, where students who have had a strong start to the year were nominated by tutors and Heads of Year to attend a lunch hosted at La Civetta. These nominations were not academically based but more about, punctuality, effort, living the school principles and embodying the IB Learner Profile during the first half-term. We are looking to develop initiatives like this further in the coming months, as we understand that students in our IB programme value praise as much if not more than those lower down the school, but may not like to always be recognised in a public and open forum. Praise and rewards is something that we hope our very successful IB Student Council can help us with in the coming week. Congratulations to all those nominated.
Head of IBDP, University Advisor