From Our Secondary Principal
8am this morning was the final deadline for the Grade 12 Extended Essay. This year long endeavor is a core part of the IB Diploma and year after year proves to be one of the greatest challenges for students worldwide. From choosing the subject area, to selecting a topic, to crafting a research question, to conducting research and to writing a 4000 word essay, the Extended Essay demands a range of skills, commitment and perseverance.
As teachers we support, guide and encourage our students as they travel through the process. Although the journey is tough at times, the rewards are immense. Today our students are enjoying a feeling of satisfaction, success and pride in their achievements. As they move into their life beyond school, they will recognize that the Extended Essay has given them so much more including the ability to select, to prioritise, to synthesise and to analyse. The IB Diploma is a rigorous programme which provides an incredible foundation for future success for our students. The Extended Essay is merely one part of a greater whole. Congratulations to the class of 2022 today for reaching an important milestone and many thanks to the teachers that have supported them.