This week on Friday, 2nd October we have the MYP swimming gala at CCBA. A letter was sent home to all parents with the details of the day. This year the Grade 9 and 10 students will be swimming in age appropriate races with the Middle School students. Every student is expected to swim and events have been structured to ensure all abilities of swimming levels are considered and included. Mr. Bell and his team of teachers have worked tirelessly to ensure it will be a competitive day for Raffles, Orchard, Somerset and Newton, but also well spirited and fun.
Our Grade 11 and 12 students will be at Preston on Friday, 2nd October working with the University Advisor on university applications and gaining a better understanding of the application process. Time is also being given for students to work on their ToK essays and presentations. In the afternoon, we will have 10 Universities visiting from Canada - this is a wonderful opportunity for our students to find out about degree programmes that they are interested in and the entry requirements. Parents/Guardians are welcome to join their son/daughter/ward from 2pm to talk to the Universities representatives.
Friday, October 9th will our International Day when the whole community will come together to celebrate our cultures and diversity. The focus of the day will be on deepening students’ international mindedness as they engage with a range of interactive workshops and performances exploring cultures from around the world.
Parents are warmly invited to attend.
Please contact the PTA if you can assist with the preparation for the International Food Fair for the day.
The timetable for the day is as follows:
8:00-8:10: Students arrive at Paterson school and go to the school field for registration. Students should come to school wearing clothes that reflect their cultural identity.
8:10 - 9:00 - Students join the middle school students in various rooms for an international activity working in teams.
9:00- 9:30 Students join their nationality groups in preparation for the Parade of Nations.
9:30- 10:20: Parade of Nations. Parents are warmly invited to attend and can sit in a large tent on the field to see the Parade
10:30-10:50 - Morning Snack in the canteen area (students must bring their own water bottle and snack)
10:50-12:00 - Students move to the intercultural rooms to set up for the workshops with their homeroom teachers.
12:15-1:15 ES/MS Classes visit Intercultural Workshops run by our high school students.
12:15-1:15 - Parents setting up International Food Fair.
1:20-2:15 - International Food Fair: Middle and High School Students on the Field under the tent. Elementary Students on the Basketball Court.
2:25-2:45 - Students return to the cultural rooms and ensure the rooms are returned to the same state in which they were found. They collect their belongings and registration is taken by the homeroom teachers. Students can then leave for their well deserved break.
I look forward to seeing you here for a wonderful celebration of our community.
Friday, October 2nd - MYP Swimming gala for Grade 9 and 10. Preston campus for Grade 11 and 12.
Friday, October 9th - International Day at Paterson Campus.
Monday 12th Oct - Tuesday 20th October - Mid-Semester break