IB Director General and Regional Manager Visit

Nichole Swink

Dr. Siva Kumari (Director General of the International Baccalaureate) and Mrs. Mary Tadros (IB Regional Manager, Development and Recognition in the Middle East at IBO) visited the PYP section at IC on Wednesday, March 27. They met with students, teachers, PYP coordinators and leaders. IC had the privilege to host this visit because it is the first school in Lebanon to offer the PYP program. During their visit, Dr. Kumari and Mrs.Tadros toured the Elementary and Preschool buildings, met administrators, teachers and PYP coordinators, visited some classes and met representatives from the student council. Students shared with Dr. Kumari the impact that the IBPYP program has on their learning and their personality. These are some of the students’ comments that reflect the IB learner profiles translated into action:

“The learner profile helps us understand who we are”

“We take action to help others”

“I have changed from grade 1 till now, and I am becoming a better person”

“We create books to share our learning and express our ideas”

“We engage in our learning to help others”