The Orientation Programme for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for the Academic Year 2019-2021 was conducted on 30th March, 2019. Dr. Mousumee Mishra, IBDP Coordinator, welcomed the gathering and enlightened the audience with the importance of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in creating lifelong learners, going beyond the formal education and training.
The IB Mission Statement was explained in detail along with the various aspects which makes it stand out from the other educational boards. She also reiterated the importance of child centric education philosophy that the school fosters as the essence of IB curriculum. The IB Learner Profile Attributes were also highlighted in order to make the parents as well as learners aware of the IB philosophy.
The six subject groups were discussed in detail and the learners as well as the parents were made aware about the choice of four or three subjects at Higher Level and two or three subjects at Standard Level respectively. Moreover, our IBDP Coordinator explained the central elements – CAS, Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay – of the IB Diploma Programme. A brief introduction was given about the Internal Assessments in various subjects and conditions essentially to be fulfilled by the students for the award of Diploma.
There was a question and answer session towards the end of the Orientation where the Subject teachers catered to the queries of the parents as well as the students. The Programme concluded with a vote of thanks by our IBDP Coordinator.