International Preparatory School

Leena Ramgolam

Class Teacher,Year 6

 

Upper Primary Coordinator/Class 6 Green Teacher

Mauritian / Irish

Education: Loreto Convent Primary School, Queen Elizabeth College (Secondary School), University of Mauritius and University of Bath, UK. Degree(s): Bachelor of Science (Joint Honours) Degree, Post Graduate Diploma of Education.

I have been working at IPS for the past twenty years, and the learning curve is ongoing. In my time at IPS the school has become independent, has worked hard to gain CIS Accreditation, has had four Heads, is in a new accreditation cycle, and is now embarking on the PYP verification. It is a continuous race to keep up with the multiple changes in the education system.

I have taught in Classes 4, 5 and 6 and have organised and participated in Science Weeks, Class 6 trips to Rodrigues Island, and Key Stage/Class Productions. I have seen a huge number of students transitioning to secondary and university, achieving success wherever they go.

As a teacher, I love teaching mathematics and science. I am committed to lifelong learning and will attempt to instil a desire and appreciation for learning in my students. I believe it is important to recognise my students for their accomplishments while encouraging further exploration and setting high academic standards for them. I joined the IPS faculty as the school provides an all-round programme of study where students have the opportunity to succeed both in and outside the classroom. IPS continues to develop students who are successful and respectful citizens.
I believe that an effective school has a culture in which teachers talk the about teaching practice. They work together in designing curriculum and instruction and they help each other to improve practice. In a professional learning community, the staff is continually learning from research as it modifies its organisation, programmes and practices to meet the needs of all students. There is continual reflection, feedback and problem solving. I feel that IPS is working towards that.