We also enjoyed an evening of music organised by Kristel Tretter and the MYP and DP music students. Our Festival of Lights has been part of our high school for three years and has grown in the number of performers and the size of audience every year. Our Block 5 courtyard is transformed and the performers successfully whisk us away into an evening of beautifully performed and played music. This year, the Art students joined the evening and showcased their master pieces too, it was truly a wonderful evening.
Week Without Walls
This week we will be processing Visa's for the students that require them for entry into Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines. All students affected have been contacted and must bring their passport and two passport size photos to the school office.
Absence from School
A reminder that all students are expected to report to school up to and including the 18th December for continued learning. For the first time as part of the 'Next Chapter' for the IB MYP programme, our grade 10 students are working on the e-portfolio's in four of their MYP subjects and will be assessed during the last week of the semester. The e-portfolio is one of the many important components that will contribute towards the award of the MYP certificate and hence attendance at school is extremely important.
IB Learner Profile - Inquirers
This past month we recognise students as IB Learner 'Inquirers'. "We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life". (ibo.org, 2012) Congratulations to the following students:
G9 Nopchanok (Pleum)
G10 - Kate
Gr 11 Bilal
Gr 12 Olethea
Congratulations to the students and teachers involved in the SG50 Jubilee Walk, on 29 Nov 2015. The SG50 Jubilee Big Walk 2015 took walkers through three meaningful journeys – reliving the past, appreciating the present and relishing the future – the event was to mark the culmination of the year-long SG50 celebrations. Mr Kim and Mr Whitehead supported the students that took part - Riho, Guo, Angus, Sharaf, Gabby, Camille, Yi Fan, Insung, Ying, YiGe, and Bethany.
The next steps in our improvements to security at our Paterson and Preston Campuses.
On Monday 7th December all parents, helpers and guardians arriving on foot or by car will need to collect a lanyard and identification card. Our staff will be on hand to issue the cards and lanyards. Please follow our staff members’ directions on arrival at the campus and please wear the lanyard at all times when on our campuses.
Photo booths will also be set up next week to take photographs that will be used for more permanent access cards. Please complete the ID form (click form to access the file) in order to obtain a long term card.
Monday, December 7th- PTA Meeting 1pm . Paterson Campus - ES MPR. Topic: Cyber Safety for Families with Children
Tuesday, December 8th - ManageBac refresher session 6:00pm - Paterson campus - MS hall. Click here to sign up.
Saturday, December 12th- Hour of Code Family event - Paterson Campus. Click here to read more and to sign up.
University visits: Tuesday 8th - School of Visual Art, New York. International Christian University, Japan.
Thursday 10th - Okayama University, Japan.
Friday, December 11th - Grade 10 taster day. Our Grade 10 students will be provided with the opportunity to experience IB DP lessons as they begin to decide on subject choices for next year (grade 11).