I am often asked what makes an international school 'international'?
- Is it the broad mix of nationalities and cultures amongst the students, parents and staff?
- Is it a balanced curriculum that exposes students to a rich variety of experiences from different countries and cultures?
- Is it developing an open minded attitude in students to enabling them to value their own culture whilst having empathy with people from different cultural backgrounds?
This depth of international knowledge allows ISS to provide rich outward looking experiences for our students. To name just a few from the last weeks:
Grade 4 have visited the Buddhist and Sikh temples as part of their Belief Systems unit
Grade 4 took part in the international Tea Pot Journey Math project receiving the pot from Australia and sending it on to Canada.
Grade 5 have Skyped Sri Lanka as part of their work for Exhibition
The Chinese Dragon Dance has taken place at School
Grade 2 have been learning about buildings around the World
In PE students have joined students in 121 schools and 13 countries as part of the Burp It On Challenge
Combined the diversity of the schools population with these range of experiences help ISS students to appreciate the diverse and interconnected world they live in and develop the knowledge and skills required to be highly successful members of that world.
Students in School after Pick Up
It is lovely to see parents and students enjoying the facilities at ISS to socialise after the students have been picked up. Please reminder however that parents are responsible for ensuring that students are not interfering with ECA's, meetings or other activities taking place after school.
PTA Fun Fair Sunday 15th March
The PTA Fun Fair on Sunday 15th March is one of the highlights of the year for the ISS community and I look forward to seeing you there. Do not hesitate to get in touch with the PTA if you can help on the day. Vouchers for the Fun fair will be on sale at the monthly PTA meeting on Monday 2nd March at 1:30 in the MPR.
All parents are very welcome to attend.
Grade 3, 4 and 5 Camp Meeting
There will be a Camp Parent Meeting Grades 3-5 parents MPR Tuesday, March 3rd 1:00. This will go over the details of the Grades 3- 5 Camps.
This information will also be available in written format for those of you who can not attend the meeting and will be sent home to all parents following the meeting.
The dates of the camps are:
29th April -30th April: Grade 3 Camp
28th-30th April: Grade 4 Camp
28th -30th April: Grade 5 Camp
Monday 2nd March: 1:30-2:25: PTA Meeting MPR
Tuesday 3rd March: K1 Trip Trip on the MRT
Tuesday 3rd March: Grade 3 Theatre Trip
Tuesday 3rd March: 1:00-2:00 Grade 3-5 Camp Parents meeting MPR
Friday 6th March: K1 Trip on the MRT