Beaconhouse held its first ever bloggers meetup at their Regional Office in Karachi. The event was titled IB bloggers Brunch and the hashtag for the event was #IthinkthereforeIB. The meetup was attended by a large number of famous Pakistani Bloggers and Twitterati. Umair Yahya and Maira Asim – IB managers for the PECHS and Defence campus spoke on the occasion and informed the audience about IB.
Regional Director Asim Yakub, was also present at the event and while talking to the bloggers he said,
“The age of student centered learning has arrived and I’m pleased to see Beaconhouse being a first mover in ushering in a variety of curricula that offer opportunities for all youngsters to live out their full potential.”
Gymboree Play and Music Pakistan co-organized the bloggers meetup. Gymboree is an international brand of childhood development, which is brought in Pakistan by Beaconhouse School System. Being the global leaders in early childhood development, having age appropriate and research based programs that focus on the five developmental goals of each child, which are their physical, social, emotional, cognitive and fine motor skills.
While talking to the bloggers at the event, Brand Representative Aneeqa Lareb said, “Gymboree provides a safe and healthy environment to all kids, unparalleled experiences that stretch mind, body and imagination that supports every facet of a child’s development.”
Head of Corporate Communications Beaconhouse – Tabraiz Bokhari was also present at the event, he said, “our programs foster creativity and confidence in a child so he is better able to comprehend the challenges he is going to face in school and also later in life.”
Gymboree also has parent child programs that help in the confidence building and self-expression of a child because we have this philosophy that parents are the first teachers of a child. Gymboree first came to Pakistan in 2010 and since then has 5 centers operating in Lahore and Karachi. The programs are recognized internationally and have received awards for stimulating child’s development and growth. With 40 years of experience in early childhood development, it has its presence in more than 55 countries with 700 centers.
Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected programmes of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.
More than 4,000 schools so far have chosen to teach International Baccalaureate® (IB) programmes, with their unique academic rigour and their emphasis on students’ personal development. Those schools employ over 70,000 educators, teaching more than one million students worldwide.
The IB is different from other curricula because it:
- encourages students to think critically and challenge what they are told
- is independent of governments and national systems, and therefore able to incorporate best practice from a range of international frameworks and curricula
- encourages students to consider both their local and international environment.
For more info on the IB visit: www.ibo.org
The Beaconhouse Group has over 258,675 students in ten countries and is one of the largest private school networks in the world. Established in November 1975 as the Les Anges Montessori Academy for toddlers, Beaconhouse has since grown into a global network of private schools, institutes, and universities, imparting distinctive and meaningful education to students from pre-school to post-graduation
The Beaconhouse of today is thus much more than just a stand-alone school. Through distinct and independent divisions in the UK, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Oman, the UAE, Pakistan, Belgium and Bangladesh, it caters to the education and training needs of a large and diverse group of individuals of varying ages, socio-economic backgrounds, and nationalities, with its activities also extending beyond education in some countries.
Beaconhouse has always laid tremendous emphasis on the development of human capital. From its initial association in the 1980s with The Moray House Institute of Education in Scotland to its teacher training links with the University of Bradford and MARJON, Beaconhouse has institutionalized in-service teacher training like no other school.
So, with rigorous standards that demand up-to-date teaching skills and a range of challenging programmes, the Beaconhouse School System brings success within the reach of every student.
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