Director’s message 69

ISO Community,

According to the IB Diploma Programme: “As of February 2022, there were over 7,500 programmes being offered worldwide, across 5,400 schools in 159 countries.” Well today in an online call with fellow Directors worldwide, I discovered that in most schools the students took the IB exam in person for the first time in three years.

Like us, today, this was the first time a two-year IB cohort took the exam live and in person. I could sense both the excitement and nervousness (as other Directors did in about 7,500 schools around the world) of the students here at ISO. However, after two challenging years, we were all pleased that a physical exam was given, and most schools are starting to see a path back to normalcy.

Today was indeed an historic day! For the first time in the history of our 46-year-old school, we completed the strategic plan set in motion by the school, some five years ago, and gave our first IB exam. A special “shout out” goes to our IB Physics students for taking the first exam at the International School of Ouagadougou:

  • Maxime
  • Sarah
  • Orion
  • Joseph

A special thank you to Mr. Caldon for leading them on this two-year journey, and Ms. Pichette, as the IBDP coordinator, for organizing this complex and rigorous program for our DP students.

Congratulations, once again, to the team that worked throughout the years and behind the scenes to make this five-year strategic plan possible and feasible.

The IB exams will continue for our Seniors in May according to the schedule below. All other classes will take place as normal.

Also, a reminder, that needs no reminding …. next Monday is Labor Day, and all of our students know about that.

We look forward to seeing everybody tomorrow, and reviewing how we did on our optional mask-less probationary period…and then, of course, we are all looking forward to a well deserved three-day weekend!

Have a good afternoon.