To mark International Dance Day 2015, we are re-publishing this 2014 interview with DP student Bhavishya Ramchander from the United World College South East Asia in Singapore.
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Ten things I like about the IB Diploma Programme
In 2013, Marissa Jansz made the switch from teaching the IB Diploma Programme (DP) in Singapore to teaching ‘A’ Levels in Sri Lanka. Since then, Marissa has reflected on the two programmes.
South African school uses the outdoors to work, learn and play
Hout Bay International School in Western Cape, South Africa, uses its location and proximity to nature to encourage education of the whole person. In addition to offering a top-quality academic programme, the school enriches its curriculum by taking students hiking, surfing, and snorkeling.
DP student Andrew Abrahamsen performs at Carnegie Hall
Andrew Abrahamsen, an IB Diploma Programme student in New York, recently performed an original composition at Carnegie Hall. His piece, “Sanctuary”, was originally composed to fulfill an IB Music HL requirement.
IB coordinator in Bangladesh shares her PYP story
Farhana Bari is the Deputy Head of Primary Education and a Primary Years Programme (PYP) Coordinator at the International School of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She has taught the PYP since 2003, leading its implementation in a highly traditional school setting.
CP students explore ethical dilemmas through reflective project
To gain an insider’s perspective on the teaching of ethics in relation to the reflective project, we asked Chantell Wyten, Head of Sixth Form at King Ethelbert School, Kent, UK, to give us an insight. The school is part of an IBCP pilot programme in the UK.
Kentucky’s first MYP programme at Tates Creek Middle School
Tates Creek Middle School (TCMS) is located in Lexington, Kentucky, USA and has been an authorized IB World School since August 2010. Marie Conger, the school’s MYP Coordinator, proudly tells us about the school’s recent transformation.
Featured teacher: Damian Henderson, The Stephen Perse Foundation, Cambridge, UK
Damian Henderson teaches Theory of Knowledge (TOK) as well as French, he says: “Teaching the IB Diploma Programme at the Stephen Perse Foundation has lifted the lid on my teaching and given me and my students the freedom to explore the farthest flung corners of le monde francophone. Previously, I had quite a cautious teaching […]
Danike de Jager completes CAS in Botswana
Thanks to the work of students like Danike de Jager, the Westwood International School in Botswana has made rhino conservation and working with underprivileged youth into sustainable school projects. DP students team up with their peers at the International School in Stockholm working collaboratively to create awareness of the importance of rhino conservation and raise […]
Mary McCarney is inspired by her PYP students
Mary McCarney is British and has been teaching for 25 years, mostlyin the UK. Five years ago she joined Atlanta International School, USA, where she is currently a fourth grade PYP English teacher.
Scotch College of Perth embraces its Scottish heritage
When asked to describe the culture at Scotch College in Perth, Western Australia, Headmaster Dr Alec O’Connell says that the College, founded in 1897, embodies a culture of leadership and innovation while honouring the Scottish traditions of its founders. The key strategic driver is to develop boys of character with a strong self-understanding, a passion […]
Teaching the IB continuum in Turin
The International School of Turin – ACAT (IST) was originally founded by a group of managers from local American companies as the American Cultural Association of Turin (ACAT). It has offered the IB Diploma Programme for over 20 years and received certification as an official “ECO School” in December 2013.
PYP teacher in South Korea talks about the IB continuum
Shane Ross is a PYP teacher at Gyeonggi Suwon International School in South Korea. The school is one of two schools in Korea that offer the IB Continuum. He says, “In my first year, amazing teachers supported me and I learned so much from them. We definitely have a collaborative environment so I am continually […]
Briley Rossiter, MYP student and published author
Briley Rossiter, an MYP student, published an illustrated children’s book at the age of 11. The story was inspired by true events, capturing the loving relationship between herself and her sister Ainsley suffering from Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy.
Featured teacher: Marie-Thérèse Honygloh at the Arc- en-Ciel International School in Lomé, Togo, Africa
Marie-Thérèse Honygloh is an MYP teacher at the Arc en Ciel International School in Lomé, Togo – the first French Internatonal school in Togo. Lomé is the capital of Togo and is located on the north coast of the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa. The school serves a diverse group of 480 students ranging […]