Thursday, April 16, 2009

Networking and Coordination with IB World Schools

As part of the VP’s agenda this semester I attended the SAIBSA general meeting in Mumbai organized at Jamnabai Narsee School on 21 February 2009. This led to a meeting of the International Baccalaureate Indian Development Council (IBIDC) held on 6 March 2009 at the Sharad Pawar International School in Pune. The meeting chaired by Dr Indu Shahani was attended by Ms Judith Guy, Regional Director, IB Asia Pacific, Mrs Farzana Dohadwala, Regional representative, Mr Prabhat Jain, Mr Ajeenkya Patil and Mr Kaisar Dopaishi, President SAIBSA.

Issues discussed at the meeting included:
· Diploma pass rates and university transcript requests Information· Indian IB schools authorization regulations
· Project and funding possibilities in India for educational access projects with the disadvantaged. Legal Issues in India for acceptance of funding· SAIBSA registration and new team appointed
· IB Regional Conference planning March 2010

The meeting was followed by an interaction with all the Principals and Coordinators of IB schools in Pune. Presentations on CAS were made by the students and/or Heads of all the IB schools in Pune. Excerpt from the IB AP newsletter Quarter 1 2009

Kaisar Dopaishi — Vice Principal