It has been a week full of events, celebrations and activities, showcasing the best sides of TIS. It’s always a pleasure to see how much creativity there is in a school and being able to witness the high level of performances.
As each day had its own theme, we have also been enjoying the different ways everyone was dressed. (well almost everyone; teachers take an example of the students!)
The colourful national dresses, the more than funny look-alike twin day outfits and the theme day on Thursday. So much work and thought has gone into this and I guess some of the parents had their hand in to this as well.
As it states in the IB Mission Statement: “The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.” And indeed this is how we have seen the students act this week, where we can be proud again on what our students achieve in other areas than being the student learners.
In this, as part of the Teachers’ Day, in some lessons the students took over and acted as teachers. Believe me, some of them can serve as role models for us, teachers. It feels good to be recognized during this international teachers’ day, as we know that it can be a tough job.
Having said that, it is also one of the most fulfilling jobs that exist and I would like to encourage those risk-takers who took over this week’s lessons, to endeavor a career in education.