It was announced by Mrs Chan our CEO at today's meet the Board event prior to the Paterson Art Exhibition that ISS has been able to extend the lease at Paterson Road until 2022. This is great news and gives us the potential to continue grow and develop the learning facilities here at Paterson Road secure in the knowledge that we can be here for 5 more years.
A busy week ahed next week with the amazing Into the Wood's Production. more information about which can be found in the Middle School section below.
A reminder that next week is the last full week of school and that school ends for the academic year at mid day on Thursday June 8th.
Elementary School News
Library End of Year Arrangements
As part of the school's ongoing commitment to ensure quality learning spaces at Paterson Road the Library will be taking a comprehensive stocktake of all resources. In order to prepare for this, the Paterson library will be closed for the last two weeks of school, May 29 - end of the school year. All student and parent books should be returned to the library.
ES Swimming Gala Monday, June 5th from 8:45am until 1:00pm
Sports Lifestyles Centre - 3500A Bukit Merah Central, 159837 (see map below)
The children will come to school at the regular time and by normal transportation means. They will be bused to the swimming complex on a rotational basis.
7:30 - 8:00am - Students arrive at school as normal
8:10am - Grade 2-5 depart ISS on buses to pool
8:30am - Grade 2-5 arrive at pool
8:45 - 9:00am - 25m & 50m races begin
10:55am - K1-G1 depart ISS on buses to pool
11:15am - K1-G1 arrive at pool
11:30am - K1-G1 Rotation activities begin
Approx 12:00-12:30pm - Swim Gala ends
At the end of the Gala, parents are to pick up their children at the Sports Lifestyle Centre at 1:00pm.
If you are unable to pick up your child there will be a bus back to school and students will be supervised in the MPR by Mr Pinchbeck until 2:20pm when they can return home by their normal route.
NB There is no lunch provided for students returning to school.
Note: If you are unable to pick up your child from the pool at 12:30pm
please click here to request they travel back to school on the bus.
We are looking for parent volunteers to help us with timing of the Grade 2-5 races. If you would like to help out please click here to volunteer.
Students will need:
There is no parking available at the venue, however there is a public parking lot located less than 50 metres from the pool.
Up coming events
Monday 5th June - Swimming Gala
Thursday, 8th June- Last day of school for students (12 noon finish)
Middle School News
Greetings and welcome to all things Middle School. Whilst the end of the semester is near, there is still so many great things happening. Last Friday night ISS farewelled another cohort of Grade 12 students. These fine young women and men graduated from school and were recognised at a ceremony at the Japanese Association. Good luck G12 in the pathway you have chosen.
It’s Free Dress Friday today and our students are once again supporting the Singapore Food Bank with a donation of food or $1 going to help those people more needy than us. Well done to the student council, Ms Kalaw and Mr Ballinger on maintaining this support for the Food Bank throughout the year.
So to next week and what a week! The culmination of 6 months work brings Into The Woods to the stage at the Alliance Francais theatre, on Wednesday and Thursday. Mr Lebon, the cast and crew have poured hours into what is going to be a great show. The proceeds of the show go to supporting our ongoing work with Sok Sabay in Cambodia. A boarding house for children and young adults, with difficult or no home life. Some students from Sok Sabay will be joining us for the event and it is a privilege for us to have them here.
At the same time as Into The Woods is on, the Grade 5 students will be making a transition in Grade 6. On the Wednesday and Thursday Grade 5 will spend two days familiarising themselves with the layout of Middle School, more independent learning timetables and also the concept of many subjects with many teachers.
Next week, believe it or not is the last full week for this academic year. Encourage the students to make the most of this time, by continuing to be productive and cherishing their friends and classmates before the long break.
Have a great weekend.
Wednesday, 31st May- Into The Woods production
Thursday, 1st June- Into The Woods production
Tuesday, 6th June- Grade 8 Farewell
Wednesday, 7th June- Service as Action day (G6-8)
Thursday, 8th June- Last day of school for students (12 midday finish)
Sharyn Skrtic: Elementary School Principal
Michael Taylor: Middle School Principal