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TODAYTODAYRECTOR'S BLOGContenido más visitado Hello everyone and welcome to the December edition of the TES Rector´s blog and the final edition for 2021 - how time flies! December for...

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Hello everybody and welcome to the September 2021 edition of the Rector’s blog. 

It has been fantastic to see so many students and teachers returning on the first days back in August, interacting with each other, whether it be reacquainting with old friends or seeing each other for the first time.

An important event that we held in August what is the Grade 11 last first day and a big thank you to everyone who participated and organised the event, including students, parents and teachers. It was a great day for all concerned.

Something we have to look for this month is the TES 60th birthday which is a traditional and important event and we are looking forward to it with lots of special surprises.

Now I would like to talk about the IB Learner Profile.

The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognise their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet to create a better and more peaceful world.

This is supported by the IB Learner Profile which has 10 attributes which all of us in the TES community should follow and apply.

Today, I would like to talk about the attribute of “Caring”

What is caring? We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the world, to lives of others and all the people around us.

This of course links to the very important event which we have to celebrate this month: love and friendship day

But it also goes beyond that. We have to show how we are caring to our family, to those who are friends, to those in our local community at TES and beyond, in Bogotá, in our country and in our international community.  

On a global scale, we need to think about the guardianship of our planet. 

Climate change is having impact in many countries and many people around the world. And in many other places there are many social and human situations going on for example in Afghanistan where people are facing a challenging and uncertain political situation particularly for women and children.

A little bit of kindness can go a long way so let’s try to show an act of kindness whether it be large or small every single day for the month of september to try to make the world a better place.

Some examples of this could be:

  1. You can hold the door open for your teacher or a classmate
  2. You can let someone else go in front in the queue 
  3. You can find a friend who’s stuck on their classwork and help them.
  4. You can Pick up litter from the school playing field and put it in the bin.
  5. At home, you can do your chores or for, example, clear dinner table without you parents asking.

And you can tell someone about why you like them and why they have a positive impact in your life.

There’re plenty more other examples and really hope you can apply them to show you are a caring person during this month of September. 

That is all from the Rector’s blog for this September and I hope you have a fantastic month I look forward to seeing you all very very soon.

Adam Bennett
Head of School and Rector