Hello Secondary Community,
As we wrap up week six of the school year in distance learning, we are amazed by our students’ and teacher’s resilience and open-mindedness. Our grade-level spotlight sections in this newsletter prove that learning at HIS has not simply continued; it is in a constant state of development and improvement. Teachers are testing out new digital platforms and types of tasks to engage their classes and students are discovering better ways to organize their learning and manage their days while learning from home.
Speaking of developing and improving learning at HIS, we recently created two teacher-led working groups who are looking at our approaches to High Quality Learning and Interculturalism at HIS. These are key tenets of the IB and CIS and are key concepts for the next stage of our school development plan. We met as a whole-school on Tuesday during our first “Early Release” session of the year to reflect on our current practices related to these concepts. Starting next week, members of our working groups will be attending Professional Development workshops on these topics to further help drive these initiatives throughout the year. Watch this space for updates on our progress!
Head of Secondary