On Friday, the 1st of June British International School Ukraine celebrated yet another graduation of students who successfully completed their IB Diploma Programme course. After two years of study, all the assessments and exams students are ready to enter the world of higher education having offers from universities in the UK, Europe and USA.
To congratulate the second in the school’s history cohort of the graduates came their families and friends as well as members of staff.
Speaking to the graduates, Mr.James Costain, the Head of school said: “You are ready exactly as we always hope any Year 13 students should be. Ready to move on, ready for an independent life where you will take full responsibility for the future you are working so hard to shape for yourselves, ready to kick the doors down so you can go and embrace the hopes, wishes and ambitions you have fostered for this, arguably, the biggest step of your lives”.
IB Diploma Programme was developed by a group of international school educators back in 1960s and today there are more than 3000 schools offering the DP in 147 countries worldwide. The programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.
The IB Diploma Programme is recognized and respected by the world’s leading universities, and evidence suggests that higher rates of DP students go on to university and higher education study than non-IB students.
Speaking to the graduates the Principle of the school Mr. David Cole said it was pleasure to work with such exceptional cohort of students.
“I sincerely believe that there is great hope for the future when we have young people such as you”, – said Mr.Cole. – “Not only because of your academic prowess but because of the values and priorities you have acquired from your time at this school. You have combined these with your own fine qualities to make you individuals of whom we can be justifiably proud”.
The whole community of the British International School Ukraine congratulates the graduates and wishes them all the best in the their future.