Congratulations to our class of 2018 on their IB Diploma results.

In the year that the IB celebrates 50 years of delivering education for a better world, 165,752 students received their IB results, joining a community of more than 1,7 million lifelong learners. Around the world this year’s students achieved an average diploma score of 29.78 points out of a possible 45. This session showcases our school’s average diploma score of 32, which continues to be higher than the world average.

I echo the words of Dr Siva Kumari, IB Director General who said recently “I wholeheartedly congratulate the May 2018 graduates. They are to be highly commended for their hard work, their drive and commitment. Research suggests that an IB diploma is the best preparation for further education and for future careers. IB graduates show continued curiosity and critical thinking throughout their lives. These are the skills of the future, as both universities and employers attest. IB graduates are highly prepared to contribute to their own communities and, increasingly, to help find solutions to the broader challenges facing the world. I wish this year’s graduates all the best for the future and for making a better world through education”.

I am delighted to offer my best wishes to our students receiving their results following a strong commitment to learning and a great deal of hard work. I would also like to thank the teachers and staff at Heidelberg International School. Of course the students could not achieve these results without years of support and assistance from parents, families and friends.

I send my congratulations to all of our graduates, these results are a fitting return for all the hard work and commitment they’ve shown in completing their studies

Kevin Whitmore

Secondary Principal & Diploma Coordinator