From a certain perspective this was unjust, unfair and disappointing, while from another, given the unprecedented happenings around the world, understandable. There was for many, a sense of relief, knowing that there was a plan to allow them to move forward after this academic year.
One of the best parts of working with our IB students is that, overtime, they develop a natural ability to look at an outcome from a variety of points of view. Throughout the week in various online lessons and meetings I have been continually impressed by our students “take” on the situation.. They are looking at happenings through both macro and micro lenses and are not overly swayed by social media and rhetoric.
They are resolute. Learning will continue, they are adapting, improvising and overcoming what challenges are ahead of them. They miss their friends a lot, and miss their teachers and school a little more than they thought. They wait now for the next information from the IB and from there they will again ask the right questions. They are an impressive group of students and we could not be prouder of them.
They are resilient and they are showing it.
Head of IBDP