Kirkenes vgs is the Northernmost IB School in the world, located within a 2 hours flight from Oslo and a 4 hour drive from Murmansk, Kirkenes vgs is located in the North East of Norway and the hearth of the Barents region. We offer education both in Vocational- and General Studies in addition to the IB DP, and have approximately 600 students. Kirkenes vgs as you see it today is a result of several reorganizations and changes in both schools and a merge between the two in 2002. We got our DP authorization in December 2013 and this academic year is our first as an IB World School. We are searching for experienced IB teachers to be a part of establishing a successful Diploma Programme at the Northernmost IB World School. We believe in that learning is a collective affair. We have a socio-cultural understanding of learning and believe that learning is best achieved through interaction between people and through cooperation and collaboration where the participants have a common responsibility for and commitment to the learning outcome. This understanding is founded upon our values of loyalty, respect and cooperation. Read more about this in our Mission Statement. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.* The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

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