St. Dominic IB partners with school in Anguilla

PHILIPSBURG–Four St. Dominic High International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) students from the Class of 2018 and their Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) Coordinator visited the Omololu International School in Anguilla on January 27, as a kick-off to celebrate the two IB World Schools working together “to create a better world.”

As part of their CAS curriculum to learn by doing real tasks, that have real consequences, the IBDP class is developing projects that will promote collaboration between the students of St. Dominic High and the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) at Omololu.

Upon arrival in Anguilla, the St. Dominic High students and teacher were taken to the campus of Omololu where they met the Principal Jordan Scheer and eight sixth graders. The activities the St. Dominic High IBDP students developed for the primary years students revolved around the IB themes of global engagement, international mindedness and inclusive education.  

The students began the programme with ice breaker games to get to know the students which progressed to the introduction of a “culture box.” This contained souvenirs and items that represented St. Maarten such as the St. Maarten flag. The IBDP students explained the significance of each colour on the flag and what the coat of arms symbolises. The sixth grade students also presented the flag of Anguilla and demonstrated their knowledge about its significance.

In recognition of International Holocaust Day and World Religion Day, the IBDP students also organised a candle lighting ceremony to commemorate the lives that were lost during World War II and a t-shirt tie-dying activity that aided in the discussion that different religions in the world add more colour and diversity to our lives and community.

The St. Dominic High IB students look forward to further developing its partnership with The Omololu International School and fostering a long-term relationship within the IB world community, St. Dominic High said in a press release on Monday.

Source: The Daily Herald