Some of my favourite characteristics of our students here at TBS is their sense of community spirit and the collaborative manner in which they conduct themselves - this is evident from taking a walk round any of our school bubbles, from Year 7 through to Year 13. This morning for example, whilst walking the IB Learning Centre, I saw three students working collaboratively (and socially-distanced) to 'crack' a particularly difficult HL Mathematics question posed to them by Mr Pukos.
One of the areas where students really get to work collaboratively within the IB Diploma is through one of the core elements - CAS (Creativity, Activity and Service). As part of their CAS requirement for the Diploma, students have to conduct an extended project that encompasses two of the three elements and is conducted over a sustained period. It is fantastic to see Year 12 students being so proactive with their CAS projects this year from working with the Warsaw Volunteer Mission, to shoe box appeals for those in need, to dog walking at local animal shelters. I am sure that many more fantastic examples of collaboration will appear throughout the year and I look forward to sharing them with the TBS Community.
Have a fantastic weekend,
Head of Year 12
Teacher of Mathematics