It is with great pleasure that I welcome you and your family to the XCL World Academy website.

Choosing a school can be a challenging decision. I know from experience, personal and professional, that every family is unique, and what may be considered important in making the choice of school varies greatly. Personal beliefs and values, class size, curriculum offerings and facilities – the number of considerations can be overwhelming.

“What is important is that a child flourishes in a school when an informed decision is made to join a community that shares similar aspirations and commitment to individual student development.”

We are happy to share the following glimpse into our school and community with you, through this website, to assist you in making a choice for the benefit of your child.

XCL World Academy is a school offering the continuum of learning through the International Baccalaureate (IB) and other frameworks of learning. Inspired by a unique mission statement focused on lifelong learning, the IB aims to advance students through the attributes of a defined learner profile. The teaching approach is based on fostering inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed. The IB programme gives students distinct advantages by building their critical thinking skills, nurturing their curiosity and their ability to solve complex problems. Students transition through the stages of personal and academic improvement with consistent, coherent teaching experiences.

Our teachers and staff are focused on the intellectual and personal growth of each student.

“Students are paced through a rigorous curriculum with individualised attention and asked to consider challenging questions through defined learning principles.”

Students are helped to monitor their progress. Teachers scrutinise attainment of learning attainment and provide feedback and positive reinforcement on achievements.

Students learn across disciplines to cultivate independent skills proven to help them through to higher education. In an increasing changing and globalized world students are encouraged to learn to consider both local and global contexts. In so doing, students learn intercultural understanding and, in most cases the capacity to be multilingual. We are proud of our students and their commitment to their own education and learning. They work, play, and grow in their understanding of the world of possibilities.

We are also proud to celebrate our diversity, innovation and continuous growth. We are fortunate to have a community of caring parents that support our school and their children. This community is multicultural, multinational and multilingual.

“We are a community of learners who support the pursuit of individual excellence while also exploring ways that we might enrich the lives and experiences of others.”

I hope that you and your family will consider joining this community. We are here to help you through your decision on your child’s education.

Sean P. O’Maonaigh

A Little About Sean’s Background

Sean P. O’Maonaigh has over 35 years of experience in international education. He was previously Head of the European International School, Ho Chi Minh City and has held leadership positions at St. Andrew’s College Dublin, International School of Amsterdam, International School of Tanganyika, Overseas School of Colombo, International School Ho Chi Minh City and St. Andrew’s International Schools, Bangkok. Additionally, he has consulted as the Director of Quality Assurance for a large schools’ group, working with British, US and Australian curricula schools in Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore. He also served as the Director of Bilingual Programs for Vinschool Vietnam, establishing Cambridge International Education schools in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. During his career Sean has been actively involved in various capacities with the International Baccalaureate Organization, the Council of International Schools, the Academy of International School Heads and is a past Vice-President of the East Asia Regional Council of School.

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