As you know, all Ontario schools, including those in the Peel District School Board, are closed until April 5, 2020, to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Today, the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) shared a letter for families that outlines impacts on International Baccalaureate (IB) programs for secondary schools. Please find attached the letter from IBO. You can also find more information about impacts affecting the IB program by visiting the IBO online FAQ page and the IBO website at https://www.ibo.org
We understand that this is a difficult time for students and families and appreciate your understanding as we continue to keep you as informed and as up-to-date as possible.
Welcome to our IB (International Baccalaureate) Program
The International Baccalaureate (IB) program provides a stimulating academic environment that celebrates learning and connects it to the world outside the classroom. It emphasizes awareness and acceptance of all cultures and attitudes, and fosters an understanding of how and why we learn.
The International Baccalaureate program is designed by the International Baccalaureate Organization, a non-profit Swiss-based educational foundation. It was formed in 1968 with an initial goal of establishing a common curriculum and university entry credentials. Upon completion of the IB program, students earn a diploma that is recognized by universities internationally.
Erindale Secondary School is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and is pursuing authorization as an IB World School.
IB World Schools share a common philosophy - a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.
If you have any questions, please give us a call at: (905) 828-7206 ext 432 and ask to speak with Ms LaRoche) or an administrator.
What is an IB Education.pdf
The IB Learner Profile
The International Baccalaureate (IB) learner profile describes a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success. The profile implies a commitment to help all members of the school community learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them.
Our IB program is committed to nurturing and developing the capacities of the learner profile in all of our students. Our program aims to develop learners who are:
Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Critical thinkers, Effective communicators, Principled,
Open-minded, Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced and Reflective
Click here to read an overview about the IB Learner Profile