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ILG is Kosovo’s first International Baccalaureate World School!

 

ILG is Kosovo’s first International Baccalaureate World School!

5 July 2021

Pristina, – The Pristina-based International Learning Group (ILG) School has been further authorized by the prestigious international foundation “International Baccalaureate” (IB) for the Middle Years Programme (MYP). The ILG School was established in 2004 and is now officially authorized as the first and only school in Kosovo providing the internationally recognized educational programmes of the International Baccalaureate. This important milestone was achieved following the implementation of a rigorous authorization process that lasted for several years. The IB – and now the ILG School – provides an education fit for a globalized world: the IB emphasizes the personal development of students who shall benefit from being well prepared for college life across the world.

 

On this occasion, the Executive Director of the School, Ms Rachel MacKinnon said: “Following the news that our school was authorized at the first-ever International Baccalaureate World School in May of this year we are excited to contribute even more to Kosovo’s educational landscape by also bringing the Middle Years Programme (Grades 6-10) of the IB to Kosovo! Through its programmes, the IB ensures a quality assurance that is so needed, but it also does much more than that. The real value of the IB lies in the fact that it is motivated by a mission to create a better world through education”. 

 

The ILG School is fully accredited with the Ministry of Education in Kosovo. In addition to the newly acquired authorization by the IB, it is also a partner of Cognia, AAIE, CEESA and NWEA. Further, the ILG School is in the process of authorization for the IB Diploma Programme (DP) and the Middle Years Programme (MYP).

 

 

 

ILG is Kosovo’s first International Baccalaureate World School!

05 May 2021

 

Prishtina – The ILG School is authorized by the prestigious international foundation “International Baccalaureate” (IB) for authorization as an International Baccalaureate World School. This makes ILG the first and only school in Kosovo to offer the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP). The IB PYP offers world-class education for children aged 3 – 12. It nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.

This important milestone was achieved following the implementation of a rigorous authorization process that lasted for several years. The IB and now the ILG School provides an education fit for a globalized world: the IB emphasizes the personal development of students who shall benefit from being well prepare

 

d for college life across the world. 

 

On this occasion, the Executive Director of the School, Ms Rachel McKinnon said: “We are excited to contribute to Kosovo’s educational landscape by bringing a strong and globally recognized brand of education to local and international students. Through its programmes, the IB ensures a quality assurance that is so needed, but it also does much more than that. The real value of the IB lies in the fact that it is motivated by a mission to create a better world through education”. 

 

The ILG School is fully accredited with the Ministry of Education in Kosovo. In addition to the newly acquired authorization by the IB, it is also a partner of Cognia, AAIE, CEESA and NWEA. Further, the ILG School is in the process of authorization for the IB Diploma Programme (DP) and the Middle Years Programme (MYP).

 

 

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Extensive Professional Development and Preparation

All staff are currently involved in professional development including topics such as

 

 

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1:1 (one-to-one) Technology Program

ILG School implements a 1:1 technology program for students from Grade 2 and above. We also provide access to technology for our EY1- Grade 1 students.

  • Grades 4-8 students are provided a laptop
  • Grades 2 and 3 students are provided a Chromebook
  • EY1-Grade 1 students have access to 30 tablets
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Educational Support Team (EST)

The Educational Support Team (EST) is an integral part of the International Learning Group (ILG) School education program. The EST currently comprises the School Counsellor/Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), Literacy Coach, Specialist Math Teacher, and English Language Acquisition (ELA) teachers.

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AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES (ASAs)

ILG School offers After-school Activities (ASAs) for all students from Early Years 1 – Grade 9. There is a variety of educational, academic, creative, and sports activities to help our students explore new and unique subjects. All ASAs are voluntary and students are not required to attend.

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Peripatetic Music Program

Our extensive music curriculum is complemented by a program of peripatetic (private) instrumental lessons. Private instrumental lessons with specialist teachers are offered in piano, violin, singing, guitar, bass guitar, flute, double bass, saxophone, clarinet, and drums.

Some instruments are available for children from Early Years 2 and above and others require children to wait until Grade 1 due to the level of maturity required. All students are encouraged to take up an instrument during the school day if they wish.

Lessons are thirty minutes in duration and are held each week. The lessons take place during the school day on a planned rolling program including during after-school activities time. There is an expectation that children who are involved in peripatetic lessons will practise at home. Peripatetic teachers provide families with regular progress reports.

Please contact Ms. Jakupi at info@ilg-ks.org for further information about our full program.

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Lunch Program

ILG School has contracted STEP FOOD to operate the cafeteria who will serve warm nutritious daily lunches to our students. 

STEP FOOD has the responsibility of preparing and serving healthy, fresh food in the school cafeteria for our students and periodically organizing child-friendly activities related to food, healthy eating and preparation, as well as lessons by the nutritionist about health benefits of balanced food.

Students are also welcome to bring their own lunches from home. And yes, morning snacks are provided by the school.

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Language Academy

ILG School is excited to announce a new initiative, our Language Academy. The ILG Language Academy offers students the opportunity to learn a variety of additional languages, depending on interest, from 15:00-16:00. The Language Academy is offered free of charge. 

 

For more information please refer to the Language Academy Handbook. If you are interested in enrolling your children please complete this interest form. For families with more than one child please fill in one form per child.

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Bus Transportation

ILG School has selected Medita Travel Company to provide transport for the ILG students. The service is door to door. You can choose the service both ways, morning and afternoons, or one way only.

The buses have 12-15 seats; each student would have one seat with proper seat belts.

Parents/Guardians can put or provide their own additional “baby safety seat” if desired. Each bus has one chaperone, which makes sure that every student has his seat belt on and assists students with getting on and off the bus.

All drivers and chaperones for ILG School have up-to-date First Aid and CPR training as a part of our extensive ILG safety measures.