A few months ago, Barbara and I went to visit the Indus International School and the Indus Valley Community School located in Bangalore. We had read an article in IB World which highlighted the community school started by the CEO of the Indus International School, Lt Gen (retired) Arjun Ray for India’s poorest children. He wanted to to offer an international standard of education to the children of labourers and also from a nearby orphanage and was set up just under two years ago on a track to follow the PYP curriculum. It Is supported by the neighbouring international school. There were several commonalities between GPS and the Indus Community School so we felt that we had to make contact. We were welcomed warmly by Monita Sen who is head of the Primary School at the Indus International School and by Anuradha Ghulati, Head of the Community school who were also very interested in our project and plans were set in motion to continue our new relationship. This past weekend , we welcomed Monita, an IB Trainer and Anuradha to do a workshop for our 14 teachers on Learning about Assessment. This was offered completely free of charge for GPS. It was amazing to begin to attract the attention and support of an Indian IB school. The three day workshop was a complete success and our teachers went away with a much better grasp of a very difficult subject. We certainly believe that we have set in motion a long term connection with a school also offering somewhat the same service to very poor segment of the Indian population. We have agreed to apply to the Asia Pacific IB Conference 2013 to present our projects together!