Thursday, March 22, 2012

Honored to have an IB PYP Authorization visit by IB team

“True ideas are those that we can assimilate, validate, corroborate, and verify. False ideas are those that we cannot.” To validate all the inquiring, exploring and learning as well as to verify the process and progress of our IB PYP curriculum at Oakridge International School, Einstein Campus, a team from IB was invited. The team comprised of Mr. Mario Gauci, the team Head who is Vice Principal of Canadian International School, Singapore and team member Ms. Neeti Balla, Headmistress of Genesis International School, New Delhi.

They visited the school for a two-day PYP Authorization visit on 14th March, 2012. They were delighted to see the enthusiasm among children and teachers. Escorted by our PYP coordinator, Ms. Mubeen Safura, they had a school tour and appreciated the infrastructure, especially the spacious classrooms. They visited the classrooms, interacted with children and became a part in their journey of Inquiry. They also had one-on-one meetings with homeroom teachers, specialists, PYP coordinator and Senior Management team as per the schedule. The grouping strategies, transdisciplinary approach, focus on mother tongue, use of Library and ICT, soft board displays
of their learning journey, intensive planners and documentation impressed them a lot.

Day 2, 15th March 2012 also gave us an opportunity to spare some time for a memorable activity, Tree plantation. The visit concluded with a short formal gathering wherein they appreciated the efforts of the school to take up the curriculum in its true spirit and we also expressed our heartiest gratitude and greetings. The detailed report on our strengths and challenges and their suggestions is eagerly awaited so that we can move further by working on our challenges andimprovise our strengths to achieve the newer milestones.

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