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How Do We Celebrate Being International?

Tuesday, 22 November, 2016

How do schools celebrate being international exactly? How do we convey the meaning of being in an international school to our students?

This is a topic that has been debated by many schools and school staff…and there is no final answer. We celebrate being international every day in our school and yet we wanted to step out of our PYP international curriculum for a while and focus on something in depth throughout the whole school. This year we chose the theme of ‘Refugees’…..which is very appropriate for us here in Berlin. During the week we will celebrate our internationalism in different ways…..finding out about different countries, delving into deeper issues of Human Rights and talking about refugees. Dinner conversations at home this week will hopefully reflect thoughts and questions that the students have and serve as a basis for more questions. Just what we want in an international school.