The PTA would like to invite you to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the ISS PTA. The meeting will take place in the Elementary School Changi Hall, on the 3rd floor on Wednesday, 13 September at 7:50 AM. All parents and guardians are invited to attend this meeting. All prospective PTA committee members are requested to attend this meeting as we will be voting in our new committee. Should you be interested in joining our committee in an elected/official capacity, please complete the form you received via email and return via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or drop it off in the Elementary, Middle, or High School offices.
Please note, as parents and guardians you are all members of the PTA and are welcome and encouraged to attend all PTA-related events and meetings.
Nomination forms will also be available at the AGM. Please feel free to contact us with questions and interest.
ECA commenced this week and many students have been basketballing, footballing, science clubbing to name a few of the activities on offer. Any inquires should go to Mr Inman (email@example.com).
After school pickup and drop off
A gentle reminder that the Paterson Campus car park is a one way flow of traffic. If parents drive into the car park at the end of the school day, to pick up children, they must wait until buses leave, in order to drive out of the campus. If parents get dropped off by a taxi or hire car (Uber, Grab car etc) you need to be dropped off outside the school gate. Thanks for making the car-park a safe pedestrian space.
Elementary School News
Thank you to those parents who were able to attend the PYP Coffee Morning this week. It was a great opportunity to share an introduction to the Primary Years Programme at ISS and discuss ways to support the programme at home, including encouraging questions, getting to know your child’s units of inquiry, and using the Learner Profile as a model and reflection tool. If you were able to attend and have not had a chance to share your feedback yet, please click here.
ES Sports Day - Friday 22nd September
Please note that ES Sports Day is on Friday 22nd September @ Clementi Stadium.
Students will arrive at school as usual on this day and will then be bused to Clementi Stadium.
The day’s activities will finish @ 11:45 a.m. Parents can collect their children from Clementi Stadium between 11:45 am and 12 noon.
There will be no formal school or lunch service at school in the afternoon.
Parents are more than welcome to attend, however parents will need to make their own way to Clementi Stadium.
If you would like to volunteer to assist in the running of track & field events at the Sports Day the event please sign up here - Parent Volunteer Sign-Up Form
If you are unable to collect your child from the Clementi Stadium and you wish them to travel back to ISS please go to Return To School Sign-Up Form and indicate your preference prior to 12 noon on Tuesday 19th September. We need this deadline for the organization of buses.
Students returning to school need to pack a lunch and will be supervised until 2:25pm.
More detail information about Sports Day will be included in next week's blog.
Wednesday, 13th September - PTA Annual General Meeting (Changi Hall, 7:50m)
Thursday, 16th September - Grade 4 Field Trip to the Parliament House
Friday, 22nd September - ES Sports Day
Middle School News
It’s been a very parent focused week in the MIddle School. We began with the Week Without Walls (WWW) information evening. Wonderful to see so many parents join us, as the tales of adventure unfolded during the evening. Big thanks go to Dr Jeremiah, Mr Ballinger, Ms Shelley for their contributions on the night. Could not make the evening? Go to www.msweekwithoutwalls2017-18.weebly.com All general information can be found there as well as the trip specific information. Plus there are contact details for all those involved in WWW.
On Thursday morning, in true International Baccalaureate (IB) style a number of parents were risk takers when they came to the MYP Coffee morning. Part informational, part activity, part question and answer, the morning explored many areas of the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the integration with our academic software platform - ManageBac (iss.managebac.com). Again, if you could not make the event, I sent out, via managebac, all the slides from this morning’s presentation.
Next week, for the first time this year, it is a quiet week. We are now into the rhythm of the academic year. Take advantage of this week to sit with your son and/or daughter and ask how school has begun, for them. What areas are they enjoying? Which things did they find a challenge? What was the funniest thing that happened this week? Parents and guardians play an incredibly important role in the school community, in supporting learning and the best starting point is always ‘So, tell me one thing that happened today?’
Have a great weekend everyone
Wednesday 13th September - PTA AGM
Thursday 20th September - MYP ESL Supported Coffee morning
Friday, 22nd September - ES Sports Day
Friday, 29th September - MYP Swim Gala
Friday, 6th October - International Day
Sharyn Skrtic: Elementary School Principal
Michael Taylor: Middle School Principal