GSS is now a full accredited MYP (Middle Year Programme) IB World School.
What does that mean?
Garibaldi is now one of only 3 public schools in BC that offer programming at the MYP Level and DP level. Additionally, we are the only school that offers the CP (Career) program. We are in unique company.
As part of the IB programme our teachers take additional training and work together to plan and evaluate in a more collegial manner. The planning includes aspects of the day to day classroom preparation, assessment and evaluation. This ensures that the day to day student experience is of the highest standard.
For your child, in the classroom, they are experiencing a set of teachers who actively incorporated the new initiatives from the Ministry of Education. Assessment, and reporting practices align with the future standards that other schools are now working to incorporate or develop.
I am proud of the standards at GSS. It takes great courage to invite an external team into your school, and have your practice explored, however, in the end we have grown as a staff.
Your children will be the benefactors.