We also say good bye to some of our High School teachers this year. I am sure you would like to join me in wishing them all the very best and a heartfelt thank you for what they have achieved at ISS.
Jacyntha England - Jacyntha will be returning to her home country, Canada to spend time with her family and complete her doctorate.
Kristel Tretter - Kristel will be heading to Panang to take up the post of Music Teacher and Curriculum coordinator.
Brian Kim - Brian will be returning to his home country, Korea and joining an International School as a Korean teacher.
Joanna Fitts - Jo will be staying in Singapore to spend more time with her son Harrison, and will also join her husbands' work place as part-time Science teacher.
Alexia Loughman - Alexia is returning to her home country, America.
Debi Wilson - Debi will be staying in Singapore to spend more time with her family and to support her daughter as she prepares for University.
Estelle Elsaadi - Estelle is moving across to the Paterson Campus to join the Elementary ESL team.
As we say goodbye to our talented teachers, we will be welcoming new teachers to our school in August:
Lisa Missen - Lisa is from New Zealand and will be joining us as our IBMYP Drama and IBDP Theatre teacher and LGL for The Arts team. Lisa has spent the last two years working in London and she has a strong background in development work.
Christopher Hoddinett - Chris is British and will be joining us as our IBMYP and IBDP Music teacher. He is coming from the Australian International School in Vietnam.
Michelle Lee - Michelle will be joining us from the Australian School in Singapore and will be teaching IBMYP and IBDP Korean.
Matthew Landis - Matthew is from the USA and will be teaching IBMYP Science and IBDP ESS and Biology. He has a strong coaching background and has developed programmes to raise achievement in science. Matthew has taught the IB for several years and is coming from the Embassy School in Delhi.
Sarah McNeal - Sarah is from the USA and will be teaching IBMYP and DP language acquisition English. Currently working in the US, she is trained in the IB and is a reading specialist.
Beth Contreras - Beth is from the USA, and will join us as counsellor. She is currently working in Nansha College Preparatory Academy in China and has significant experience in building student centred wellness programmes.
Pre-IBDP at ISS
Our grade 10 students have now completed their eAssessments and will be back in school on Monday to begin a three week introductory unit in the IBDP subjects they have selected for grade 11. The purpose is that over the three weeks students will be provided with:
- a detailed, subject-specific overview of the courses that they will take in Grade 11 & 12, including learning expectations in terms of prior knowledge, learning skills, subject-specific content, homework and independent study.
- an introduction to subject-specific command terms and terminology through relevant examples.
- a detailed list of tasks (which may include reading subject-related articles, books, accessing websites, watching TED talks etc.) that will provide them with a ‘grounding’ in that particular course.
We are confident that this new initiative will provide our students with a foundation that will support their transition into our DP programme, ensuring they are informed and familiar with the subjects they have chosen to pursue. Information will be sent to students and parents via ManageBac about our Pre-IBDP programme. If you have any questions, please contact Mr Jungo, our IB coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, 2nd June -MYP Arts Festival at Preston Campus from 3:30pm. See Flyer below.
Tuesday, 7th June - Information Evening for ESL parents at Paterson Campus, 7pm.
Thursday, 9th June - School closes at 12pm. High School Reports available on ManageBac.