Welcome to 2019 and a very Happy New Year. It was lovely to greet all our students returning to school this week. We are excited to welcome so many new students and to see ISS's student population grow. For those of you new to ISS, a very big welcome to the ISS family and I look forward to meeting all of you over the coming weeks. We kicked of the week with a Parent Welcome meeting to share some of the changes we have recently implemented at Preston campus and to up date parents about the Law in Singapore and how to access our Teaching and Learning and Communication platform - ManageBac.
This month we are focusing on the IB Learner Profile 'Communicators' and this supports our initiative to not permit students to use their cell phones from 8am - 3pm in school; unless a teacher gives them permission. The buzz during lunchtime is wonderful to hear as conversations and friendships have already started to grow. We request that you support this initiative and avoid sending messages or trying to contact your child/ward during the school day.
Our grade 12 students begin their IB Preparation exams on Monday - these will run for 10 days at school. Our Grade 10 students will begin their IB MYP Preparation exams from Thursday - these run for three days at school. All students have been provided with their timetables and revision schedules. Students are only expected to attend school for their examinations. Normal lessons will not be in progress for Grade 10 and Grade 12 students during this time. We wish them all the best in the examinations.
Keep the date free for PYP/MYP Information Coffee morning on ISA Assessment Grades 3 - 9. This will happen at our Paterson campus in Changi Hall on 28 January 8.00 am - 9.00am. (Note this is for Grade 9 parents.)
Have a great weekend!