Hari Raya Haji Holiday: Friday 1st September
Friday, 1st September school will be closed for the celebration of Hari Raya Haji.
We would like to wish those of you in our community who are celebrating Hari Raya Haji 'Selamat Menyambut Hari Raya Haji'. For all of you, those of you who are celebrating Hari Raya Haji and those of you who are not, I hope you all have an enjoyable and relaxing long weekend.
The Paterson Campus ECAs begin on Monday, September 4th. Please remember to visit the ECA Blog for any information on ECA dates and information.
Please find at the end of this post a letter sent to Principals from the Health Promotion Board which runs the National Immunisation Registry, Singapore.
Elementary School News
Congratulations to the Grade 5 House Leaders for the 2017/18 school year!
These students will continue to support Mr. Inman and the House Events throughout the school year. House Leaders for the 2017-2018 academic year are:
Newton: Sofia and Niharika
Raffles: Kaitlyn and Medea
Somerset: Sarah and Ponnya
Orchard: Grace and Hasuno
There will be an Introduction to the PYP Coffee Morning on Thursday, September 7th. This is an informative and interactive session designed to provide you with an introduction to the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP).
Date: Tuesday 7th September 2017
Venue: Elementary School Changi Hall, Paterson Campus
Please complete this form by Tuesday, Sept. 5th if you will attend so that we have an idea of what type of numbers to cater for.
I look forward to seeing you there.
Thursday, 7th September - An Introduction to the PYP Parent Coffee Morning, 8am in Changi Hall
Wednesday, 13th September - PTA Annual General Meeting
Middle School News
Greetings and welcome to what is a short week in the Middle School (MS), due to the celebration of Hari Raya Haji, here in Singapore. It’s been another interactive week for Middle School, with Ms Shelley holding the Mother Tongue information evening on Tuesday 29th September. A great roll out of parents and guardians watched on as three Mother Tongue students spoke about the programme, how it works and what they enjoy in learning in their mother tongue. Well done Kako, Mari and Emily.
This week has seen a lot of information shared with parents and students. Most importantly regarding Week Without Walls (WWW). On Tuesday 5th September is the WWW parent information evening. Join us in Serangoon Hall at 5:30pm to hear more about why do we go on WWW and are our aspirations for the students whilst they are away and on their return. After the group session then each separate trip will breakout and the trip leaders will take you through the ‘ins and outs’ of their particular trip and what they have gained from experience in the past.
Things are hotting up in after school activities such as ECAs and Sports. Grade 8 Students are being encouraged to nominate for House (Newton, Orchard, Raffles, Somerset) Captains. All interested parties should contact Mr Inman. Mr Inman has also sent out the ECA signup list this week. These start on Monday 4th September. There are also a number of opportunities to represent ISS in the Athletic Conference of Singapore International Schools (ACSIS) competitions. This semester we have U12, U14 Cross Country (contact Mr Jonas) and U9 Football (contact Mr Orgee). More opportunities will arise throughout the year.
Mrs Shirley Matthews is driving the student elections for Student Council this year. Nominations close on Thursday 31st August. All nominees will present their vision at Sambutan on Friday 8th September. Interested parents are always welcome.
Wow! So much going on and it’s only Week 4 of the year!!!
Have a great Hari Raya Haji everyone. Hope to see a good turn out for next week’s WWW information session and MYP Coffee morning.
Monday 4th September ECA commence
Tuesday 5th September WWW Information evening (Serangoon Hall - 5:30pm)
Thursday 7th September MYP Coffee morning (Serangoon Hall 8:00am)
Wednesday 13th September PTA AGM
Sharyn Skrtic: Elementary School Principal
Michael Taylor: Middle School Principal