A very big welcome to all new families and a welcome back to returning families.
As you will see when you come onto Paterson Campus, we have been busy over June and July upgrading the campus. We have re-floored a number of classrooms, moved walls around to enlarge learning spaces, placed new furniture in the Grade 3- 5 classrooms and put new glass doors in classrooms. The collective results of all of this work is to create a much brighter and airier feel to the campus and really exploit our advantage of being a green oasis in the centre of the bustling city. In a month's time the campus will be further improved by the installation of new covers over the Elementary School playground.
As well as upgrading the campus facilities, those of you who were here last year will notice that we have changed our organisational structure slightly. I am now in the new position of Head of Campus as well as being Head of Learning for the whole school. As Head of Campus I will be making sure that all students from K- 8 have exceptional learning experiences supported by our nurturing and talented staff. Ms Sharyn Skrtic will now be Head of Elementary School and responsible for the day to day running of the Elementary School and Mr Michael Taylor will now be Head of Middle School and responsible for the day to day running of the Middle School. To reflect this change the weekly blog will now be for the whole of Paterson Campus with contributions from myself, Ms Skrtic and Mr Taylor. An archive of last year's blogs by the ES and MS Principals can be found in the side bar.
I look forward to meeting all of you at events during the course of this year and am sure that your children will have an amazing year’s learning at ISS and grow and develop in our nurturing and empowering school.
Important Campus information
As part of our constant focus on security procedures please make sure that all adults are wearing their ISS security pass when coming into school. We will shortly be introducing new improved passes and details about these will follow in the first week.
This year we will be operating a new online ordering system for lunches. In order to use this system parents will need to pick up a card from SATS which gives you the website, log in details and password (you can change the password after first use). Once you have registered with the site students should bring their card to school to pick up their lunches.
Card Registration Fee is $2, replacement fee is $5. Parents can either come to school to collect the cards themselves from SATs or send in $2 with their children so they can pick up the card.
Students from K1- Gr 2 should bring in a home (packed) lunch for the first 3 days. Classroom delivery of ordered lunches to K1-Gr 2 begins on Monday 15th August.
Online ordering is enabled once your card collected. (The website is on the card)
Meals must be ordered 3 days in advance.
Elementary School News
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year. I would like to welcome back all of our returning families and share a warm welcome to all of our new families.
Key information for the first week back
Middle School News
Welcome to another exciting year in Middle School. Students will go to the MS Hall at 08:00. All students are more than welcome onto the Paterson campus from 07:30.
We look forward to seeing everyone back at school.