The academic year commenced with many of the social distancing regulations still in place. However, some requirements linked to mask wearing and restrictions on creative and sporting activities have been relaxed. In this regard we are delighted that we will soon be able to resume a rich and varied CCA offering. Our range of sporting, cultural and academic CCAs are designed to enhance formal classroom-based instruction by activating learning in real life contexts. Details will follow in due course.
Being a member of the NAE family gives our students the unique advantage of accessing learning opportunities provided through our collaborations with MIT, Juilliard and UNICEF. To enrich our collaboration with MIT even further we unveiled a brand-new state of the art makerspace in the B Block. Furthermore, our Design Technology space has been reimagined as an enhanced STEAM makerspace.
As a passionate IB Practitioner, it was with immense pride that I welcomed our incoming Year 12s at school on Tuesday. They turned up looking smart and professional ready to tackle the rigours of the programme. Following their outstanding participation in the Academic Bridging Programme coupled with excellent IGCSE grades they are well placed to become successful lifelong IB learners. We are also very proud of the IB Class of 2020 who achieved an impressive 36 average points score. This outcome continues our proven track record as a well-established IB school that supports students to achieve their potential.