I was reading an article recently (http://teamhoward.pbw_orks.com/f/Case_for_field_trips.pdf) that opens with the statement that, "Field trips in the formative years are one of the most important things teachers can provide for their students." We are lucky living in Singapore to have easy access to such a broad range of out of class learning experiences. Just this week, K1 have explored shadows in the school grounds, K2 visited the Arts Centre, Grade 1 have visited a Goat Farm and Grade 2 have been to the Science Museum. These experiences allow students to have a rich education where they can see the relevance of what they learn in the classroom to the world around them. The connections and excitement for learning that these trips generate truly allow our students to see how education is making a different in their lives.
Please note that I will not be in school next week as I will be conducting an Accreditation visit for the Council of International Schools at Phuket International Academy. Sharyn Skrtic will be covering my role in my absence. I will of course still be contactable via email.
Elementary School Concert Friday 11th December
The Elementary School Concert is always a highlight of the school year and I am sure your children are already starting to get excited about the performance on Friday, December 11,2015.
The theme is "Music Around The World". The concert will take place at Singapore Conference Hall on Shenton Way.
All aboard for a musical journey that will transport you from Asia to Europe to Africa and beyond!!
Tickets are required for admission.
Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased via the link below:
Elementary Music Concert Tickets
Taxi Drop off and pick ups
As part of our constant review of our security systems to ensure the ISS is a truly safe learning environment, we have made a change to our policy of allowing taxis onto campus:
No taxis will be allowed to enter Paterson campus. The guards will be instructed to have passengers alight before the gate and the taxi will make a U turn in front of the former OFS gate to exit.
Hour of Code
On Saturday 12th of December Mr. Gallagher will be hosting an Hour of Code family event in the Library. Come along and enjoy creating and coding with the whole family. Places are limited so please sign up .
ISS News Crew Episode 6
ISS new episode 6 is now published. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftMrkEEPqTA&feature=youtu.be
Please check it out to see all the international, national and ISS news brought to you by our very own student news crew.
On Sunday 29th November, I will be delivering a webinar for the IB entitled Imagine: Encouraging a culture of Creativity.
Monday 7 December PTA Meeting 1pm (NB This a change form the originally published time) ES MPR - Topic: Cyber Security for Families with Children
Friday 11th December 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Elementary School Concert
Saturday 12th December Hour of Code Family Fun (see poster below)