I am immensely proud of our Pre-IB and IB students and everything they have attained. It has not always been easy, but it has been interesting.
Key events for me have been the times when our students have shone, through their actions, beliefs and ideals. The IB residential early in the year dispelled the myth that IB students could not get substantial benefits from such a residential. Long may this new tradition continue! Our CAS projects, a compulsory part of the IB Diploma programme, took on a greater significance as students organised large scale events to support our community. The ethos of “Doing not just donating” is very much alive and kicking and it is heart-warming to see the older students driving so many of the good things happening in the school.
Sustainability has become more than a word we use, as the IB student leadership team worked “hand in glove” with the schools senior leadership to make genuine change. It is great when we practice what we preach. And finally, the sense of adventure our students have to extend themselves to literal heights unknown is now hopefully embedded into the fabric of the IB. Natron and Kilimanjaro has pushed our students beyond their limits and left them wanting to go “citius, altius, forties” (faster, stronger, higher) Finally, our students have done all of this, and more, in the shadow of a global pandemic, with a continually changing landscape. It really is remarkable and as I said I could not be prouder.
As many of you will know this is my last year at TBS Warsaw. May I take this opportunity to thank colleagues and parents for all of their friendship and support over these five years, and most importantly thank the students for their time, effort and conviction. I thoroughly enjoyed being a small part of their journey. I wish them all the very best of luck for the future and trust they will go on to be everything they wish to be.
Have a great summer and stay safe!
Head of IBDP