January 20, 2008
This past weekend our school, Taejon Christian International School, hosted an International Symposium on "Teaching IB in the Christian School." It was a grand event. The conference attendees were from around the world--Korea, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, USA, India and Kenya, Africa. The presentations and discussions regarding the mission and focus of being a Christian school within an international context were amazing.
Actually, it was the people that were amazing. It was a rare and treasured opportunity to meet and share with people from all over the world. Each school that made a presentation at the conference had a unique history and a fascinating story. The richness of the event and the interaction with the people from the various countries and cultures is something that is hard to put into words.....very inspirational!
At the conference I had the special privilege of meeting a gentleman named Sam Fleischmann. Sam works as the school counselor at the International Community School in Singapore and Sam is a recent graduate of my alma mater, Northwest Nazarene University. It was such a pleasure to visit with Sam within this context, share our stories of God's goodness in our lives and talk of special people that we both know from our NNU connection.
If you are interested, here are some of the websites of some of the schools that were in attendance at the conference. Click on the name of the school.
Kodaikanal International School, India
International Community School, Singapore
Sekolah Pelita Harapan, Indonesia
St. Paul's Grammar School, Penrith, Australia
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