Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Clare in the Butterfly Garden
Bestia seemed a kaleidoscope of familiar stories reborn as a cautionary tale.
On Monday, 28 February 2011 all faculty came together to wish goodbye to Louis Kalkumbe, who leaves UWC Mahindra College after 7 years of service as Head of the IT Department. IT, as everyone knows, is a thankless and stressful job! Dr Long thanked Louis for his continual support and good humour in carrying out his duties to ensure 24-hour connectivity for the college, among a long list of other things, and best wishes were extended to him in his future career in Pune.
The IBO organised a Subject Specific Seminar in Brussels for languages on 11 February 2011 which was attended by a large number of teachers from all over the world. This was an important event for many of the more uncommon language teachers as no workshops have been held for them in the past. This time the IBO organised generic workshops which gave a chance to these language teachers to get additional training in setting IB standards which is additionally important as IB schools will start teaching a new syllabus from August 2011. There are two main highlights to the syllabus change. Firstly, it will give some ownership to students by giving them a written assignment to do which will replace interactive orals and secondly, it will make multiculturalism the main centre of the syllabus.
Faculty - Hindi
The cricket tournament officially known as the MUWCI Premier League took place during the month of February.
Mahindra College welcomed two guests this month, both of whom became familiar faces around campus, taking part in all the activities and leading some.
During the last month this is how the stats look for who's reading the newsletter....