One of the cornerstones of an International Baccalaureate curriculum is the importance and understanding of the concept of International Mindedness. If you talk to a group of people it will be interesting to see how different each of their responses may be with regards the definition of this word. The IB states that international mindedness can be expressed as:
I trust that you all celebrated a wonderful Human Rights Day. As you can imagine being an IB World School, this topic of “rights” is often hotly debated in the HS classes, in particular in the Diploma TOK and Global Politics classes. As independent enquiring thinkers our students do not need much encouragement to challenge the status quo and seek answers to the many...Read More
This week my Diploma students in their final year are busy presenting their final Theory of Knowledge (TOK) presentations. These presentations, which count 33% towards their final TOK grade, always remind me of how interesting and different the IB Curriculum is for students who are enrolled in any of the programmes on offer.
The TOK presentations encourage students to...Read More
This week we welcomed the International Baccalaureate Organization’s Evaluation Team for our Primary Years Programme (PYP). Every 5 years each of our IB programmes (PYP, DP and soon to add MYP) have to be re-evaluated. As a school we get the opportunity to reflect on our delivery of these programmes to celebrate what we are doing well and see where we can make improvements....Read More
At last week’s Open Day, I was once again reminded of the many positive and wonderful things that happen at HBIS. Comment after comment from prospective families were incredibly positive. For many of our visitors they commented on how confident and knowledgeable our students were and how impressed they were with the teaching and learning that they observed. Sometimes it takes an...Read More
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