Our Class of 2023 have ended the first year of their IB Diploma journey on a high with their Year11 ToK Exhibition, a culmination of their collaborative learning project with Westbourne College. GISS and Westbourne are the only two schools in Sydney who offer only the IB Diploma as their senior school curriculum.
Collaborating on their ToK Exhibition provided a meaningful exchange of thinking and concept-based learning, to explore how the Theory of Knowledge can be applied to real world situations, by identifying objects and artifacts that can be curated to explore connections to knowledge sharing and learning.
Teachers and students alike, were enriched through this experience and as the host school for this year's exhibition, it was an added bonus to welcome Dr K, one of our GISS teaching alumnus back to campus, which he said was like visiting family. We are GISS family!
Click here to find out what the ToK Exhibition is all about.
Our incoming Class of 2024 enjoyed their IB Transition Week, experiencing IB learning with our Year 11 class, participating in IB lessons, workshops and activities to learn more about the IB courses they have selected to study next year, and completing their Pre-IB Prep Pack to pave their way into successful learning in their senior education at GISS.
We wish our Class of 2024 all the very best as they start out on their IB journey!
The learning never stops in the IB and while the rest of the secondary school was enjoying our annual Manly Beach Day, it was a busy Core Day of learning and assessment in Year11 with a packed day of Language A IO retakes, EE & IA support, Class Teacher lunch, making gingerbread houses, and an interesting GISS alumni chat with Jacob Walker (Co2019) who's studying at UNSW via the Officers Programme with the AFD.
And we said farewell to Jarrod.