Wednesday, March 23, 2011

IBDP12 Visual Arts Examination and Exhibition

At the end of the IBDP Visual Arts program, an International Baccalaureate examiner who is a highly experienced international educator trained in assessing IB Visual Arts visits the school, interviews each student and evaluates the works. Past examiners have commented favourably on the range of media used by our students and the maturity and depth of their interview responses. The exam will take place here at Cita Hati High School on Friday 1 April 2011 in the Library (2nd Floor); the students' work will be exhibited for the rest of the following week.

Friday, March 4, 2011

TOK: Lewis Thomas

We pass the word around, we ponder how the case is put by different people, we read the poetry, we meditate over the literature, we play the music, we change our minds, we reach an understanding. Society evolves this way - not by shouting each other down, but by the capacity of unique, individual human beings to comprehend each other.
Lewis Thomas (1913-1993) was a physician, poet, etymologist, essayist, administrator, educator, policy advisor, and researcher.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Summary of the IBDP

For a snapshot view of the IB Diploma Programme click on the brochure below; for further details go to the International Baccalaureate's official site at

Academic integrity at Cita Hati

This week is Review Week for IBDP12 students; exams start next week. Students, remember our school's academic honesty policy - Cita Hati wants you to demonstrate character, faith and wisdom and the characteristics of the IB Learner Profile; showing integrity with assessment items is part of these. The IB defines malpractice as behaviour that results in, or may result in, the candidate or any other candidate gaining an unfair advantage in one or more assessment components. Do not be tempted to cheat in any kind of assessment - exam, research project or assignment. Teachers are well aware of the various ways students may attempt to beat the system - cheating is dishonest and it’s not worth the risk of being caught. Do not make the same mistakes as Mr Bean!

IBDP12 Mock Exam Timetable, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Changing Paradigms in Education

Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence. The RSA has been a cradle of enlightenment thinking and a force for social progress. In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken lays out the link between three troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools' dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. The accompanying visuals take whiteboard graphics to a new level. Watch the video here.