The Kirakira Hikaru Cultural Dance performed at the High School Preston Campus this week and it was absolutely outstanding. The dance tour was organised by a grade 12 ISS IB DP student named Moe Kojima. This is a CAS Project she is doing to promote cultural exchange between Japan and Singapore and create new interactions between the youth of each culture. If you did not get to watch they will be performing for free on Sunday at 1pm at Liang Court Shopping Complex near Clark Quay.
Please go to our ‘How to order lunch’ page for information on school lunches.
Our second week back at school has come to a close. The students are now settling into their routines and becoming more and more excited about their learning journey this year. As the classes spent time the past two weeks building a community of learners, the students reflected on how the IB Learner Profile and ISS 4 Be’s support a safe environment for our children. The PYP Learner Profile and 4 Be’s form the basis of our behavioral agreements at ISS.
When picking your children up from the PPU rooms at the end of the day please wait for your child to be brought to the door of the PPU room so that we can ensure that all children are going home with the correct adult. To help make this process as smooth as possible please could parents wait slightly back from the door of the PPU Room to give space for students to be handed over to their parents by the duty teacher.
ES Meet the Teachers Night
Wednesday, August 23rd, (5:30pm-7:30pm) will provide you with a chance to meet your child's teacher and find out more about how the learning at ISS is organised.
The timeline for the evening is as follows:
5:30pm- 5:45pm- Introduction with coffee and snacks in Changi Hall
5:45pm- 6:15pm - Meet the specialist teachers
6:30pm- 6:55pm - First session with class teachers
7:05pm- 7:30pm - Second session with class teachers
NB: The two sessions with class teachers are the same to allow parents with siblings to attend sessions with more than one teacher or parents unable to attend the first session to come to the second.
This event is a parent event. If you are unable to find alternative childcare arrangements for the evening I will be able to supervise a small number of students in Changi Hall during the class teachers sessions.
Middle School News
The first full week of Middle School is done. Students and staff alike have settled into their routines and business of learning is well underway. The first few weeks set up the remainder of the year. A few new routines have been introduced to the Grade 6-8 students such as six period day; sharing lunch/ break with G3-5; and pastoral/ Sambutan last two periods of the week. All students have displayed the IB Learner Profile of being Open Minded and adapted exceedingly well. Well done all.
Meet the MS Teachers evening
This coming Tuesday (22/08) is Meet the MS Teachers evening. A invitation was sent out to all parent emails via ManageBac. The evening will move around MS working on the following timelines:
18:15 - Welcome to Middle School (Serangoon Hall)
18:30 - Grade level parent meeting:
- Grade 6 Art Room
- Grade 7 Design Room
- Grade 8 Room 8
18:45 - Move to Serangoon Hall to meet the subject teachers
19:15 - Closing
Reading, Organising and Writing (ROW)
In the Middle School we offer a student support program called ROW (Reading, Organising and Writing). The support enables all students to dedicate time developing academic skills across the subject range that may require a more one to one and focused approach. ROW will commence on Friday 25/08/17 from 14:45- 15:45 (Room 7). Teachers will notify those students they think will benefit from ROW.
Sharyn Skrtic: Elementary School Principal
Michael Taylor: Middle School Principal