Friday, 29 December 2017

What is CAS about?


All our IB Diploma students at GIS take part in Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) work. One of our Prefects, Erica, recently organised a talent show - in this video she tells us how it went and what she learned from the experience.
  

Term 2 at GIS: Dates to remember


When Term 2 begins, there are some important deadlines coming up for our IB students. Here are the main ones to watch out for:


Jan 9-17, 2018
Mock Examinations for IB2

Mon Jan 22
All Mathematics’ IAs due

Mon Jan 29
Geography IA deadline / English B Written Assignments and all orals completed


Weds Jan 31 (tbc)
IB1 – introduction to the EE

Mon Feb 5
History IA and Visual Arts’ IA deadline 

Mon Feb 12
TOK Essay deadline
Group 2 orals to be completed 


Mon Feb 19
Group 1 deadline for Written Tasks  

Mon March 5
Business Management IA deadline

Mon March 12
Group 2 (not Eng B) IA deadline

Mon March 19

IB2 Biology and Physics IA deadline 

  
Mon March 26

Chemistry IA deadline


Wed May 3
IB1 Extended Essay Day


Fri April 27 – Thurs May 17
IB Final Examinations


Weds May 2

Extended Essay Day for IB1

Sat May 26
IB Formal evening after examinations 


Thurs June 8
IB1 TOK planning morning (off timetable)


June 21-22

IB1 Group 4 Project (two days)
Mon June 11
IB1 Lang A SSSL to hand in Part 1 essay

June 27
IB1 deadline for provisional Extended Essay 

Thurs July 5
Results Day

IB Diploma Information Evening

Dozens of parents came to our IGCSE and IB Information Evening.

They were given presentations about both courses and then had the chance to meet subject teachers and see displays about the various departments and the work they do. 

Year 11 students also enjoyed the IB Taster Day, where they got to wear the IB uniform and go to some IB classes as they prepare to start studying for the IB Diploma next August.

Parents learned why GIS is the best school in the Eastern Region of Thailand for the IB Diploma, as we are the most experienced IB school, have enjoyed 100 per cent pass rates for two consecutive years and help our students go on to attend some of the world's best universities.


IB CAS students lend a hand at Pattaya charity

IB students from GIS spent a day helping one of our school’s charities by playing with children, making lunch, preparing a wall for painting and creating a vegetable garden.

All the IB Diploma students visited the Hand to Hand Foundation in Pattaya, which cares for children and families from challenging backgrounds.

Before visiting, the students planned the day with a series of activities for the children and also improvement works. This included preparing a garden area and cleaning an outside wall, in preparation for some new paint.

This visit was part of the students’ Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS), an integral part of the IB Diploma at GIS that encourages students to develop themselves in non-academic ways. IB students organised the trip themselves, with help from CAS Coordinator Ms Clifton.