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Island School at 50

Island School reflections

International Teacher Magazine magazine celebrates Island School’s Golden Anniversary by bringing together articles by five Islanders that reflect its unique character and contribution to international education – then and now.

 

A passion for learning

A passion for learning

Chris Binge looks at how Island School continues to inspire a love for learning.

Critical inspiration in the 80s

Critical inspiration in the 80s

Sasha Haldane recalls Island School in the 1980s when the "Towering Inferno" was in charge!

Concept based learning

Concept based learning

Jennifer Wathall carries on the tradition of innovation and excellence in Maths teaching at IS

Empathy and revolution

Empathy and revolution

Islander and philosopher Roman Krznaric on empathy in his 2014 publication.

Know your students

Know your students

Paul Jackson reflects on a principle at the heart of the Island School experience.

An American IB journey

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According to the IB’s  website, “The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Americas supports over 3,000 IB World Schools in more than 30 countries across North, Central and South America”.  There are now 1,764 IB World Schools in the USA alone. In seeking to understand the growing appeal of the IB Diploma to American schools, ITM recently spoke to J. Harry Lynch, Headmaster of the Newman School of Boston.

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International Schools – changing opportunities

A vist to Taylor’s International, KL

Taxi_in_Kuala_Lumpur_03My taxi, adorned with a myriad of good luck charms: coins, mystic knots, Dzi beads and even a laughing Buddha, battled through the tropical downpour and dropped me at the gate of the school. It was “Home time!” and scores of shrieking children danced excitedly through the torrential rain and waiting cars, seeking sanctuary from the storm.

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Promoting good mental health

Reproduced by kind permission of the Times Newspapers

Michaels Article 2In the Autumn of 2015, Michael Roulston, Headmaster of the elite Dulwich Prep London, visited a similar private school in Cape Town a day after it had suffered a terrible tragedy. A young boy had taken his own life. He had been struggling socially and academically, but had told nobody. “It shocked me deeply,” Roulston said.

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SEK Dublin IS: intercultural pioneer

 

bray-head-and-wicklow-view-2Set on a green, wooded hillside overlooking the Irish Sea in the beautiful Wicklow countryside between Bray and Greystones, the first impression SEK Dublin International makes is that of neoclassical elegance. The façade comes into sight over the brow of the hill as you proceed along the driveway: with the magnificent Powerscourt Estate just down the road, you know this is the land of the Irish country house.

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