Long Talk: Mr. Carver
June 1, 2020
What is your position at ISB and how many years have you been here?
For the last 4 years I have worked in the Social Studies Department, teaching a few things with Geography being my favourite. I have also been the Grade Level (Advisory) guy for Grade 12, and have coached goalkeeping, throwing and rugby (although apparently I only showed up 50% of the time).
What is the next destination in your life?
I am heading to the International School of Zug and Luzern, in central Switzerland.
Why did you decide to go there?
A few things. Skiing and hiking – lifelong passions. Mountains, glaciers, lakes and rivers – my favourite things to look at. The climate – I do enjoy walking and not sweating. And being closer to friends and family.
Looking back on your time at ISB, what memories and feelings will you take away from here?
ISB has given me the opportunity to live in a part of the world that I never imagined I would live in. I have travelled a lot and seen more than most people ever will. It has also allowed me to spend time with hundreds of wonderful people, something I am very grateful for. Ultimately, I leave here with countless memories and lasting friendships, and you really can’t ask for much more than that.
What final thoughts or advice would you like to leave with the students of ISB as you depart?
When I applied to work in this school I wrote in my application letter that I would try to inspire students to “reach for the stars, and pull as many people with them as they can”. The truth of a school such as ISB is that, if you really want to succeed, you very likely will. ISB gives you a great head start in life. Believe it or not, succeeding academically is the ‘easy’ part. A harder part is enjoying it, you only have one life, so you owe it to yourself to laugh as often as you can. Harder still is doing those two things, whilst also considering others. You don’t need to save the world, but just be as kind as you can to the person next to you. There are enough people in the world, that when we all stand two metres apart, we pretty much encircle the planet! In other words, if everyone looks after the person beside them, we’ll all end up alright. Students at ISB are very caring, just stay that way! Thank you for our time together, it has been great.
The ISB community is sad to see you go. We wish you the best of luck in Switzerland!