I had the pleasure of observing the Grade 10 math students on the basketball courts, launching their Rockets. I did ask for a explanation from Mr Flisak about the activity.... 'Rockets are great examples of projectiles and projectiles, due to gravity, follow a parabolic path when launched into the air. Student's launch rockets using a compressed air method and gathered data related to the flight time and maximum height of their rockets. Students will analyse their results to create quadratic equations to model their rocket flights!' and in Grade 9 they were flying paper airplanes in Science to measure time, distance and speed. These are just some of the wonderful learning opportunities our students do outside of the classroom.
Week Without Walls (WWW) TRIP - This coming week in Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines our students will once again be 'learning beyond the classroom. At ISS, we recognise that this "expands learners’ understanding of the curriculum and its possible applications as well as contributing to their individual development." We look forward to reading the WWW blog and not only seeing but hearing about the experiences. Please do comment on our WWW blog - http://issweekwithoutwalls2016.weebly.com/
MOCK EXAMS - Our Grade 12 students will be busy for the next 8 days sitting their IB DP Mock exams. This provides the students will a feel of what to expect in May for the finals, and to reflect on how they have prepared and conducted themselves. They are then able to fine tune their personal preparations in time for May exams. The examination timetable has been sent to each Grade 12 student. Any questions, please do contact our IB Coordinator Mr. Jungo - firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, 29th January - 8:00am - Preston Campus - Introduction to the High school for Grade 8 parents and new students.
Monday, 1st February - PTA meeting. More news to follow.
2nd and 3rd February - ISA testing for Grade 9 and 10 students.
Thursday, 4th February - Grade 10 MYP Personal Project Exhibition, 2-5pm - Preston Campus. All parents are invited to come and see the wonderful work of our Grade 10 students.
8th and 9th February - School Closed for CNY.
Wednesday, 10th February - Inservice for teachers. No school for students.
Thursday, 11th February- Students return to school.