3 Day International Baccalaureate Workshop

Our teachers learnt lots this week. We spent Sunday, Monday and Tuesday learning how to improve our teaching.

I would like to thank the staff for giving up Sunday to take part in the workshop. Monday and Tuesday were 2 of our annual pupil free days.

The 2 presenters were fantastic and helped us develop a deeper understanding of the IB framework. They challenged us and supported us – I know our students will benefit from this learning.

The workshop that our teachers attended Sunday, Monday & Tuesday was run by Shireen Blakeway and Kerryn Tucker, both from international Baccalaureate schools based in Malaysia and China. Ms Blakeway said she was thrilled to be in Australia and to share her experience and knowledge with fellow educators. “It’s a fantastic opportunity to go to a government school, engage in IB and to work with a group of very enthusiastic teachers, who will really embrace change for the benefit of their students,” she said.

Ms Tucker has more than a decade of experience and has worked in five different IB schools, including as the current head of a primary school based in China. Ms Tucker said she had witnessed the change in students at IB schools. “You do see a difference (in the students) with the way they communicate with other people,” she said.

They are responsible for their learning and are much more engaged. “They want to make changes in the world”.