This year marks the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the International Baccalaureate Programme at Zlatarski International School. From January to March 2013 eighteen teachers from the school will take part in the international teaching certificate workshops, organised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation. The workshop leaders are university lecturers and senior teachers from the United States and the United Kingdom. Since the integration of the International Baccalaureate in Bulgaria in 2003, Zlatarski School has sponsored the teaching qualification workshops of more than 40 Bulgarian and foreign teachers.
“The excellent achievements of our students are the result of continuous background work by the school and the very committed preparation and qualifications of our teachers. The Online Curriculum Centre, which is an online platform for teachers, allows us to exchange experience with colleagues from across the world, to discuss the curriculum, examination techniques and teaching methods. On a continuous basis we enrol our teachers for international qualifications. Exchange of practice also takes place here at the School where colleagues on a weekly basis discuss the development of our students and work towards the improvement of our programmes”, commented Mrs Kardasheva, Head of Zlatarski International School.
The International Baccalaureate Organisation commented on the development of Zlatarski School in September, 2008: “The school is the oldest of the institutions offering the Diploma Program in Bulgaria and was instrumental in obtaining government and university recognition for the IB in the country. It is pleasing to note that it is the preferred choice for the international community in Bulgaria due to its established reputation and its welcoming mix of cultures and traditions. The school can go forward into the next phase of its development as an IB world school with confidence and we wish the school well in its future endeavours.”