Our Diploma Music students took a trip to the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory (YSTCM) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) to enjoy a fantastic lunch-time recital. The recital featured visiting artist Lee Kangho on the Cello and Lee Minyoung on the piano. The students also met with the Conservatory's admissions director where they were treated to a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities and a discussion on entrance requirements. With a focus on critical listening and exposure to live music, the day was a success and the students had a nice trip.
Letters have been sent to parents of Grade 10 students about an opportunity to participate in a StepOne Career Assessment Test. This is to support our students in making the right subject choices for the IB Diploma programme and will take place on Tuesday 20th October (there is no school on that day). The website for further information is http://www.step1.ac This is a fantastic opportunity and I encourage all of our Grade 10 students to take up the offer.
The month of September at the High School is dedicated to the IB Learner Profile 'Communicator', teachers will be highlighting this IB Learner Profile in the classroom. The IB definition of Communicators is 'They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.' (IB Learner Profile Booklet, IBO, 2006)
This week we have all noticed how awful the haze has been caused by forest fires in Indonesia. In order to ensure the safety of our students on campus and have consistency to our approach to environmental conditions, ISS developed a haze policy several years ago. Please note the following important information taken from our haze policy.
If the 3 hour PSI index on the Preston Campus is below 100:
- All activities proceed as normal
If the 3 hour PSI index on the Preston Campus is between 100-200:
- Students will not be able to participate in physical activities during break times.
- Outdoor ECA's will be cancelled
- Outdoor PE classes will be moved inside
- Outdoor field trips will be postponed or cancelled
If the 3 hour PSI index on the Preston Campus is between 201-300:
- All physical activities, both indoor and outdoor, will be suspended.
If the 3 hour PSI index on the Preston Campus is above 300:
- The school will be in communication with the MOE about possible school closure.
More Haze information can be found on: www.haze.gov.sg
Wednesday 16th September - 1.00pm - Elementary MPR at Paterson Campus - The Annual General Meeting of the PTA.
Should you be interested in joining our committee in an elected/official capacity, please contact the PTA via email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 17th September - Pot Luck Picnic - Please see below on details about this fun event.
Thursday 24th September - Hari Raya Haji - School will be closed
Friday 2nd October - MYP Swim Gala - All grade 9 and 10 students will be involved in our MYP gala. Our Grade 11 and 12 students will be in school to focus on University Applications, Extended Essays, ToK Presentations and IA's.