What is IBMC?
____ Each year Turner Fenton Secondary School hosts the International Baccalaureate Mentorship Conference (IBMC) to help ease the transition for grade nine students from their middle school in to the Middle Years Program (MYP). The International Baccalaureate Mentorship Conference is a one day conference that provides the opportunity to interact with other students in the, Middle Years and Diploma program.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2013 International Baccalaureate Mentorship Conference on September 14th for a fun-filled and informative day!
The conference aims to help new students gain a better understanding of the years they face ahead in the IB program. It provides students with the background, knowledge, and skills necessary to excel throughout the four years of the IB program. IBMC helps nurture a foundation for the new students to become well-rounded individuals that excel academically and contribute to the school community.
At IBMC, grade nine students will become delegates and take part in team-building activities that foster confidence and collaboration amongst their peers. Throughout the conference, delegates enjoy several fun-filled entertaining activities that give them an unforgettable experience. Their day also includes teacher-led lessons that clarify the philosophy component and requirements of the IB program; such as the Learner Profile, Areas of Interaction and a Personal Project. The three hundred delegates that participate in IBMC are given the opportunity to have fun, make new friends and gain essential skills for the years ahead.
The idea for the conference came from 3 grade 12 IB students who wanted to foster the relationships among the older grade 11 and 12 IB students and the incoming grade 9 MYP students. Today this conference is organized by 30 IB student volunteers in 10 months of planning. The, delegates gain insight and understanding about the IB program from both teachers, and students enriched with experiences of the IB program.