Hopes, aspirations and triumphs

May 25, 2015
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May 25, 2015 Robert Brindley

Hopes, aspirations and triumphs

I would like to thank all of the staff and members of the Parent and Teacher Organization (PTO) who helped make Saturday’s International Festival such a great success, the largest turnout ever! These community events highlight the real strengths of our parent body, our diversity, our various cultural origins and lifestyles – and, of course, our cuisines. If only this social microcosm and harmony could be replicated on a broader scale!

You may have noticed during the Festival that there were opportunities to complete the annual survey that gives feedback to the school concerning your opinions on various aspects of our educational program and more. Please make time for the survey that you can find here; you have until this Friday, 29th May, to submit your responses. The results will be collated over the summer holiday and presented to the community at the first PTO meeting of the year in August/September.

During our cycle of reaccreditation from our major accrediting agencies – Council of International Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the International Baccalaureate Organization – the summary documents always outline a series of commendations for work well done and recommendations for future improvement. It is with this framework in mind that the results of the survey will be presented at the start of the next academic year. We are sure that the culture of change, and establishment of a process of institutionalizing policies, procedures and pedagogical mandates, will guide AISB through its next stages of development.

Our Board, Leadership Team, teachers and staff depend on your feedback to ensure success in our impending endeavors. Our students’ hopes, aspirations and triumphs depend upon it.

Comments (4)

  1. Fabiana Papastefani

    Dear Dr. Brindley,
    I am so glad that the recommendations of the accreditation agencies are in the center of the attention of the school management. I am also happy and proud of you with this survey was sent out. Thank you for deciding to share the results with us. I like the title most of all: Hopes, aspirations and triumphs. We hope school management keeps pushing for excellency, high level teachers, improved teaching practices, improved IB curricula practices and delivery to our children, including training on how to function in an IB system. We are so glad that, both yours, Dr. Brindley, and our (parents) aspirations are to raise the bar, to have the best school in the region. I am sure with this grit, attitude and efforts, there is going to be triumph, sweet triumph! Thank you for all you do. We are so proud of you and your team! 🙂

  2. Cristina Kalinov

    Dear Dr. Briendly,
    I really appreciate your thoughts and ideas about your intentions to bring up the school where it should belong. I also appreciate your openess and readiness for dialog with the parents which is the right attitude for the future and hope that more parents will share their views and expectations. Only through change AISB ” can change” and I put a lot of hopes in you and your approach.
    If one aspires one achives!

  3. Margo Vergotis

    Congratulations. It is a well-designed survey that seems to cover all aspects of school life, both curricular and extra-curricular. I am sure it will provide good feedback for the school and be a benchmark for future tracking.

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