Meet the Teachers/ Curriculum Evening
This year’s “Meet the Teachers” was on Thursday, 14th September 2017 and coincided with the formal introduction of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) across the school. The programme started at 5.30pm and was well attended by parents and caregivers. The Principal, Mrs. Barbara Deveney, gave a presentation on the IPC and suggested ways in which parents could get involved in their children’s learning. Therafter, parents went into their children’s classrooms and interacted with teachers.
As part of efforts to augment our current curriculum offering, Cambridge is limited to English, Mathematics and Science, and to promote enquiry learning, it has introduced the IPC, a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for international mindedness and for personal learning. The IPC is used by schools in more than ninety countries across the world and has been designed not only to ensure rigorous learning but also to help teachers make learning fun, active and meaningful for children. Learning with the IPC takes an international approach: helping children to connect their learning not only to where they now live but also from the viewpoint of other people in other countries. For more information about the IPC, please visit www.greatlearning.com/ipc
For our staffing dynamics this academic year, Ms. Tersia Ruth Assumption, has joined the school as Nkyinkyim class teacher. Ms. Assumption is a South African national with a wealth of experience (nineteen years) in primary education, ten of which were spent in an international school in Kuwait in the Middle East. Our extra curriculum offering has also improved significantly with the support of specialist teachers and parents. Mr. Owusu Amankwaah will continue to offer swimming lesson, Mr. Nana Yaw Twum, a trained Coach has joined the school as Physical Education teacher and Ms. Esperanza Animah Asibuo will be teaching Ghanaian Culture. The School Driver, Mr. Williams Darko, has left the service of the school and Mr. Justice Owusu, the current music teacher, will leave at the end of the term due to work commitments. Arrangements for their replacements are underway.
The school is grateful to parents for their unflinching support especially to:
- Mrs. Loreto Valenzuela for volunteering as School Librarian, supplementary Swimming Instructor, Spanish Teacher and Sankofa Teaching Assistant;
- Mr. Clint Jennings for continuing to offer Cricket lessons to students;
- Mrs. Ruth Kintzel for running a Musical Theatre class and;
- Mrs. Santi Mulawarman for supporting in a variety of ways.
We hope you will join us on this journey of great learning, great teaching and great fun! If you have any questions, do come in and speak with us.