The next PTA Meeting for all parents, guardians, and teachers is:
Date: Monday, 18 April
Time: 8:00-9:15 am
Location: Middle School Hall on the 2nd floor
Middle School Principal Tim Walsh and Elementary School Principal Derek Pinchbeck will be discussing Homework at ISS.
Parents interested in this subject may be interested in reading this wide ranging report on the effectiveness of and issues surrounding homework produced by the Victoria State Government from Australia.
Student Led Conferences
On Tuesday 19th April, the school will be having one of the highlights of the school year the Student Led Conferences. This is your child's opportunity to share with you what they have been learning this year.
At the Student Led Conference your child will share with you their learning journey at ISS. It is always a highlight of the school year in any PYP school. While teachers will be present in and around classrooms, the purpose of this event is for students to discuss their own learning with their parents or guardians. If you would like to speak to your child's teacher individually, please schedule a separate time to meet.
Please see below for the online sign up for the Student Led Conference:
As there are only 4 slots during each hour block please sign up early to ensure you can come at the time you would most want.
After visiting your child's classroom, your child should take you around the school to show you what they have been learning in Mandarin, ESL, Art, Music and PE.
Please note that all students are excepted to attend the Student Led Conference and there is no other school on Tuesday 19th April.
At the same time as the Student Led Conferences there will be a Book Fair in the Library (see poster below). Please enjoy the fair with your child before or after the Student Led Conference.
Starting on Monday 18th April, all students in the Elementary School will begin swimming lessons as part of the Physical Education Curriculum. This year the swimming program and Swim Gala will again take place at the Sports Lifestyle Centre in Bukit Merah (3500A Bukit Merah Central, Singapore 159837). Students will travel by bus to and from the venue.
Mr Nathan & Mr Roy will oversee the swimming program in collaboration with Sports Lifestyle's qualified swim coaches. The swimming schedule is below and as you will see, the students will spend a double PE period each week to travel to the venue and complete their swim lesson.
The timetable for swimming can be found here:
On the days when you child has swimming lessons they will need to bring the following:
- Swimming costume
- Plastic bag for wet items.
- Flip Flops or Sandals to be worn to and from the pool
- Goggles and swimming caps are optional
- Suncream (highly recommended)
Please note that the swim program is an integral part of the ISS educational program and is not optional for students. We invite parents of students in K1 & K2 classes to accompany us to the pool to assist with changing the students after the lessons. If you have a child in K1 or K2 and are interested in volunteering to assist please email me at email@example.com.
At the end of the Swimming Period we will have our annual Swim Gala on the morning of Monday June 6th and all parents will be invited to attend. Further details of this will be sent closer to the date.
If you have any questions about the swimming portion of the physical education curriculum please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday 18th April: PTA meeting
Monday 18th April: Swimming Programme begins
Tuesday 19th April: Student Led Conferences: NB students attend school wth their parents only for the period on the student led conference.
Thursday 21st April: Grade 3 Inventions presentations
Friday 22nd April: Grade 2 Art Exhibition
April 27-29, Grade 4 Camp Venue: BB/GB Sembawang
April 27-29, Grade 5 Camp Venue: Tanjung Piai (in Johor)
April 28-29, Grade 3 Camp Venue :PA Water Venture Sembawang