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Notes from the Teranga Center: Campus Coming to Life

Secondary Parent Coffee & Learning - April 6th

It is amazing how time flies and how much continues to happen in our community. Since the last time we wrote from the Teranga Centre, we have been delighted to welcome back some parents onto campus for our monthly Coffee and Learning workshops. We led a session on the IB Approaches to Learning and it was wonderful to deliver this short face-to-face with parents on the stage of our new theatre.

As an additional and exciting extra, the parents were also treated to a wonderful performance from our DP Year 1 Theatre students who performed a brilliant collaborative piece in the Black Box Theatre. (Click here to watch!) Their work reflected research around significant events from their childhood and incorporated elements of dialogue, movement, and creative imagery. Thank you for the super leadership and guidance provided by Ms. S Reddick, our DP Theatre teacher.

This Friday evening will see the Thespian group performing a number of Broadway musical numbers as part of an evening celebrating our Senior class who will depart for study leave on the 23rd April, prior to the final IB exams which begin on April 29th. We are grateful to be able to really begin using the theatre more regularly whilst still carefully observing our safety protocols of physical distance and continuing to socially connect. The next edition of ‘Notes from the Teranga Centre’ will certainly include some visuals of what promises to be a wonderful event. Ms. Loria, Ms. Reddick, and others behind the scenes deserve huge congratulations for bringing this event to life.

Finally, we were also treated to a wonderful MYP Personal Project Showcase last week. It was fantastic to be able to welcome Grade10 parents onto campus and for them to hear from our Grade 10 students. Each member of the MYP 5 class has been working throughout the year researching a passion project and producing an extensive written report, a product, and an exhibition stand which was the focus of the evening. The event was staged in the Secondary amphitheater and showed once again what a super space it is for hosting such an event. Mr. Thorburn has coordinated the MYP Personal Project this year, in collaboration with Ms. Loria, our MYP Coordinator, and our secondary faculty who supervised individual students throughout the process. All of our community, teachers, students, and parents deserve congratulations and recognition for a tremendous event. It will undoubtedly inspire so many of our younger students to produce even more well-rounded projects in the years to come.

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