IB Asia Pacific Newsletter
Quarter One, 2008
IB Indian Development Council
The IBIDC held their 5th meeting in mid February in the Sheriff’s Office in Mumbai to further discuss issues of University Recognition, working proactively with the media in India, teacher training needs, the IB’s commitment to Community Service and Access Projects in India and Academic Honesty and Intellectual Property issues.
Members of the Indian Development Council in the Sheriff’s office, Mumbai, February 2008-03-30
As this group and the many representatives from schools continue to work towards improving University Recognition in Indian schools, it is imperative that schools implement rigorous internal moderation procedures to ensure the consistency and accuracy of predicted grades.
Indu Shahani, Sheriff of Mumbai aka Vice President of the IB Board, Judith Guy, the IB Regional Director, and Farzana Dohadwallah met with representatives of the Mumbai IB Schools and discussed some initiatives that the organisation is considering to support teacher training further in India and also discussed the need to launch a collaborative access project with BMC Municipal Schools in Mumbai.
Administrators and Representatives from Mumbai IB World Schools in the Sheriff’s office, Mumbai, February 2008
Farzana Dohadwalla, Regional Representative South Asia
News clipping which brings good tidings for IBDP students - please click here.
Congratulations on newly authorised schools in India
Congratulations to all the newly authorised schools in India which have been authorised to offer the Diploma programme during the last quarter. Congratulations to Symbiosis International School in Pune on their PYP authorisation - Symbiosis is now a two programme school.
Congratulations for Dr Chazot from Mahatma Gandhi School, Ahmedabad
Dr Chazot’s recent PhD thesis was selected by the University of Paris for an award for outstanding research. In a ceremony in Paris on 12 December he was awarded a medal as well a Doctorate of Honor by the President of the University.
Dr Chazot has also been elected as Member of Parliament in France as the representative of French Overseas Citizens. His constituency covers Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Maldives.