I love my job and last week is a great example why I love it so. Working in such a dynamic school is a real privilege so if you can indulge me for a minute or two, I would like to tell you about some highlights of the week past.
On Monday leaders from two prestigious international schools, one in Europe and one in South East Asia, visited us to talk about the Global Citizen Diploma and work through the program together to formulate it in a shared context. We had great conversations and concluded an agreement for these two schools to take on the GCD for the next academic year. Stay tuned for further updates on this alliance. Speaking of cooperative relationships, on Monday I also had the opportunity to pay a quick visit to Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi, who reinforced the reputation and value that YIS brings to the city.
Tuesday was punctuated with a meeting looking at the strategic direction of the school with the Board of Directors. The rich and varied conversations we had that evening were fueled by an obvious passion from everyone in the room to continue and further develop school’s position as a leader in international education.
Thursday was my day for getting into classrooms as much as I could and having a chance to talk to our students. The range, level and creative ways of learning taking place at YIS are truly impressive. Some of this time was also spent reading the impressive GCD blogs of our grade 12 students and finding out more about the varied achievements they have accomplished in their time as high school students at YIS.
Please note two more concerts that will be taking place before the Winter Break:
Enjoy the remaining time before the Winter Break.
Head of School