CORNERSTONE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY
Dear Eagle Family,
I am happy to welcome you to the magnificent month of May! We are gradually approaching the end of the second semester and school year after five (5) months of rigorous, exciting, and mentally stimulating academic work. Our focus throughout this semester has been to bring out the best in our students.
The virtual Unit Preview with Parents (UPP) organized in April were patronized by parents despite their demanding obligations. The UPP meetings are designed with the intention that parents will gain a deeper understanding of the planned learning experiences students will explore in upcoming units. We, therefore, look forward to your continued participation in such subsequent meetings for the final Units of Inquiry (Unit 6 for 1st grade to 4th grade and Unit 4 for Kindergarten) which commence in May.
In April, our students brought so much life to our campus through the remarkable celebration of the World Creativity and Innovation Day as well as the Earth Day. We commemorated the World Creativity and Innovation Day, by showcasing students work of Arts, Music, Dance, Poetry, Engineering, Science, and Technology. The Earth Day was such a significant day for our students as they took the opportunity to remind the school community of our responsibility to keep the Earth safe. Some students took action by planting seedlings and pledging to advocate for more tree planting. In most homerooms, the Earth Day was a time to renew students' commitment towards their passion project started last school year, ACleanGhana Project. Students demonstrated through their posters, write-ups, presentations, and other activities that a clean Ghana would contribute to clean, a better, and a more peaceful world.
There will be a PYP exhibition for our fifth-grade students. The exhibition is a culmination of the students' experiences in the Primary Years Programme and combines the essential elements of the PYP; knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and action. Working as part of a collaborative group, students will be conducting an independent investigation into an issue of local and global importance. A significant aspect of the exhibition is the action taken by students after their investigations. I am excited and feel confident about the exhibition looking at the preparations of the fifth-grade team of facilitators and students.
The entire school community will be celebrating the IB Learner Profile attribute, Thinker throughout the month of May. The IB posits that people who are thinkers use their critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems. They also exercise initiative in making reasoned and ethical decisions. I encourage you to seek opportunities in your everyday life to demonstrate what it means to be a Thinker.
I believe this month will be an interesting one as it will add to the collection of exciting memories students will have about the 2020/2021 school year.
Have a wonderful month and a happy Mother’s Day in advance to all mothers!
Mr. William Gyamfi