One of the greatest things that a school can do to promote student enthusiasm for learning is to allow them to create products meaningful to them and share them with people they care about. This was clear at Thursday's presentation by Grade 4 of their learning from their current body systems unit. It was wonderful to see the deep learning and enthusiasm displayed by our students as they shared their learning with friends,family and teachers.
Reminder of Safety Issues
An incident has been reported to us that some of our Grade 8 students were approached after school in ION by a mid 30's man, who asked to become friends with them and asked for their phone numbers to chat on a daily basis.
The students involved acted very responsibly in not providing any information to the man and informing their parents. ISS have contacted the police who are now aware of this matter.
I would not want to blow this incident out of proportion but is does highlight that, safe though Singapore is, students still need to be aware of how to react if approached either online or in person in a way that makes them uncomfortable.
As part of our ongoing Pastoral Programme we discuss safety issues with students at school and I would advise parents to also find a suitable opportunity in the coming days to reinforce, in an age appropriate manner, with your child that they should never give out private information such as phone numbers to strangers whether you meet them in person or on line, and you should never go anywhere with an adult you do do not know.
Mandarin Information Session: "Engaging Parents as Partners to Support Reading"
Our first Mandarin "Engaging Parents as Partners to Support Reading" workshop will be conducted in Mandarin, facilitated by Ms Linda, our Mandarin teacher. This workshop is designed to support parents of Chinese speaking students to improve students’ reading skills in Mandarin.
Time: 1:30pm-2:20 pm
Thursday 28 Jan 2016
Venue: ES Hall
星期四 2016年1月28 日 地点：小学三楼礼堂
ECA Sign Up
ECA Information for ES students is now available at www.isseca.weebly.com
You can find out more information about each of our ECAs by clicking on the name of the ECA on the website.
Online sign up for ECAs will begin at 12:00 noon on Monday January 25th 2016 and will close at 11:59pm on Sunday January 31st 2016.
Sign up will take place on the website and you will receive an email on Monday January 25th prior to the sign up period opening.
New Parents Information Morning
There will be an information morning for new parents in the MPR at 8:00 -8:30 am on Thursday 28th. I look forward to welcoming new parents into the ISS community.
Free Dress Friday
This coming Friday, 29th of January will be the last Friday of the month and is therefore Free Dress Friday.
The first PTA meeting of 2016 will be on 1st of February. See the flier below.
Thursday 28th 8 a.m: MPR Welcome meeting for new parents
Thursday 28th 1:30 pm: Mandarin Information Session: "Engaging Parents as Partners to Support Reading"
Sunday 31st January: Deadline for ECA sign ups
Monday 1st February: PTA Meeting
Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd February: ISA Tests (Grade 3-5)
Monday 8th - Wednesday 10th: School closed for Chinese New Year