We are proud of our accomplishments, especially considering that due to COVID-19 nearly 35% of the diploma programme was completed via distance learning. For us as a school community, this meant adapting and exploring new ways to ensure that the teaching was inspired and relevant, and that our students did not miss out on their overall learning. Additionally, we are pleased to have completed the rigorous IB Diploma Programme final examinations while many schools world-wide were unable to do so. We stayed the course for the ‘testing route’ while schools in neighbouring countries moved to the ‘non-examined route’. This is a testament to our commitment as an StGIS community to provide excellence in education.
These results are an indicator of some of the learning which has taken place for the class of 2021 in their time with us. However, these results are not the whole story. We are proud to be sending our graduates out from St Gilgen to a wide array of university destinations across Europe, the UK and the US to continue to develop as inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. We are confident that with their roots established at St Gilgen International School, our newest alumni will continue to develop their strengths and live with the values of passion, integrity and excellence as they go on to positively affect those around them both locally and globally. This is our greatest achievement, and we are excited to learn what the future holds for the StGIS Class of 2021.