Message from the Principal
Dr. Leeanne Wootten
What an amazing year we have had at BN Islamabad! We have welcomed more than 100 new students, many of whom are expatriates. Our newly upgraded lobbies and classrooms as well as our state-of-the-art auditorium have been home to many school events, national and international. We are now officially the only candidate school for the IBCP or Career Programme cycle in Pakistan, which makes us the only IB Campus in the country with all four IB cycles. I have always been passionate about 21st Century teaching and learning skills in the IB Continuum. Making connections across the IB Continuum to education change, evolving new career paths, economics and social norms is our daily business. Recently, I published my PhD in comparative education in Paris on how the IB Continuum contributes to excellence in teaching and learning required for these very realities of the 21st Century. I visited every IB Continuum School while living in Seoul, Korea where I completed my action research, and I continue to implement these findings, insights and visions into my daily rigour at Beaconhouse Newlands, Islamabad.
This year, we piloted MAP (Measure for Academic Progress), which is a standardised and adaptive test that measures academic progress up to four times a year. Students are assigned an RIT score, and within a standard deviation, this RIT score will ensure that you can follow your child’s academic improvement closely. We also implemented ATLAS, which is a curriculum mapping programme. With ATLAS, we can implement standards into each lesson plan, and analyse growth in our vertical and horizontal alignment with ease and precision.
We look forward to launching even more exciting and innovative initiatives and welcome you to share this journey with us.