Nexus Attracts Regional IPC Educators and Leaders for the 3rd Year Running

Updated: Sep 9, 2015
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2015-03-16

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Nexus International School Putrajaya (Nexus), recognized as a Mastering Level school by the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), hosted the South East Asia IPC Regional Conference from 4 to 6 March at its extensive Putrajaya campus.

IPC leaders, regional educators and pedagogical experts took the opportunity to network, share viewpoints, attend workshops and the chance to experience an IPC Mastering Level school in action.

Over 80 teachers from South East Asia participated in a wide variety of courses and workshops over the three days. Subjects covered included everything from “getting to grips” with the IPC, to assessment, to a showcase of pedagogical strategies and ideas from the practitioners at Nexus.

David Griffiths, Head of Primary at Nexus, acknowledges the importance of constantly improving the knowledge and skills of teachers to enable children to be challenged appropriately in a vigorous and engaging way.

“The IPC, when used skillfully by IPC-recognized professional teachers, is an engaging and relevant curriculum for learning in the 21st Century.”

Sarah Brown, Head of IPC, says, "As one of only a handful of schools accredited at Mastering Level in the use of IPC, it was a privilege to be able to get into classrooms and other learning spaces to witness the learning that was taking place."

“The staff at Nexus opened their doors to us, and even better, led many of our courses and workshops to share best practice with our delegates."

“Teachers and school leaders came here to find out more about great learning, great teaching and great fun, but were delighted to actually see it in action as well! A huge thank you to the staff and children at Nexus for hosting this special event for us." she concludes.

The IPC program is the fastest growing independent primary curriculum in the world, used by schools in over 95 countries. They are designed to spark mindful excitement and participation where teachers guide young learners to relate their lessons with a global perspective towards others.

Heather Dyte, a Course Facilitator and IPC lead teacher at Nexus, says, “It was great to be able to show what we do so well. Delegates clearly felt inspired after having the opportunity to see how a Mastering IPC school works; with many already planning how to implement the ideas and strategies used at Nexus at their own schools.”

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(L to R): Lauren Brown, Events & Comms Coordinator IPC; Heather Dyte, IPC Lead Teacher, Nexus; Clare Sweeney, Milepost 1 Leader & Year 2 teacher, Nexus; Sahmalah Sakthivel, Year 3 teacher, Nexus; Sarah Brown, Head IPC; David Griffiths, Head Primary, Nexus; Katie Fitch, IPC South East Asia; Isabel du Toit, IMYC; Preet Khukh, IMYC 

About Nexus International School Putrajaya

Nexus International School Putrajaya (Nexus) is the first international boarding school in Putrajaya, located at the Diplomatic Enclave in Precinct 15. It has been awarded 5 stars by the Ministry of Education and is a part of the Taylor’s Education Group with over 55 years of educational excellence.

Comprising 87% foreign teachers and students from a growing list of different nationalities, Nexus runs complete programs from the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), for which Nexus is awarded Mastering Status for delivery, to the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP), which is accepted for university enrollment worldwide.

Nexus is recognized as a true technology driven school with a compulsory 1:1 technology program where learners use iPads and MacBooks for education content delivery and creation anywhere within the school compound and often collaborating beyond the school campus.

Nexus is immersed in the philosophy of nurturing internationally minded learners through personalized holistic education in the spirit of respect, teamwork and cooperation.

Nexus International School Putrajaya is headed by Alison Hampshire, who has vast education management experience from the UK, Africa and Asia.

David Griffiths with over 20 years of experience in international teaching, from the UK, Egypt, Spain, The Netherlands and now Malaysia, has been the Head of Primary since August 2007. He believes that education should involve academic, personal and international understanding in a high challenge, low stress environment.

Please visit www.nexus.edu.my for more details.

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