IBO Director General and IB Heads Council Visit Branksome Hall Asia
On November 21, 2019 Dr. Siva Kumari, Director General of the International Baccalaureate® (IB) paid a special visit to Branksome Hall Asia along with representatives of the IBO Heads Council, and members of the Jeju Provincial Office of Education.
During her visit at Branksome Hall Asia, Dr. Kumari spent time with our students from Junior, Middle and Senior Schools. Dr. Kumari and our special guests asked questions to our students and asked them to share their experience as IB learners. Our students discussed the benefits and challenges associated with completing the extended essay. They talked about the difference between caring and kindness. And they provided suggestions for how the IB programs could be further improved. All of the IB visitors took copious notes and we were so proud of our students and how articulate and reflective they were of their learning.
Dr. Kumari said, “It is my great pleasure to visit Branksome Hall Asia, an exemplar of IB continuum schools in South Korea. Since its founding, Branksome Hall Asia has been offering excellent IB education through all its programs.” She added “I believe Branksome Hall Asia is a substantive exemplar for schools that wish to introduce the IB education in South Korea.”
In response to Dr. Kumari’s visit, Dr. Cinde Lock, Principal of Branksome Hall Asia expressed her appreciation, “It is a great honor to welcome Dr. Kumari to our school. We are extremely proud of the education we offer at Branksome Hall Asia and of our relationship with the IBO."