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    • Sep
      15

      Parent-Teacher Conferences September 30, 2016

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      Our Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Friday, 30th September, 2016. The Chinese Studies Teachers will meet with parents on both 29th and 30th September, 2016. This is an occasion to strengthen the communication between parents and the school. There will be NO school for students on 30th September only.

      Parents will be allocated a 15-minute time slot for meeting with the Classroom Teacher and a 10-minute time slot for meeting with the Specialist Teachers. We request that parents respect the interview time limit, so that there will be no delay. We also remind parents to book your interview via the PTO online booking within the prescribed window. Please be aware that NO late bookings or re-scheduling of meetings will be accepted once the window is closed.

      Using the Parent Teacher Online (PTO) online booking system, you will be able to book the interview time that suits you best from any internet-connected computer. The PTO online booking window will be opened from Tuesday. 20th September at 9:00a.m. to Wednesday. 28th September at 9 a.m.  Please click here  to sign up for this Parent-Teacher Conferences.

      Sep
      15

      Principal’s Message Vol.72 – Sept 2016

      Dear IslandCA Community, 你好!

      My congratulations to the parents for getting the Parent Teacher Association off to a good start for this year. There is certainly a great team to represent the parent community. At the recent PTA AGM , my presentation included information about this year, some of which I list below:

      • Curriculum: expansion of Chinese Studies pathways for year 1, Haese Maths secondary programme, New English curriculum,
      •  – Investigating further ways of enhancing play and recess opportunities for students such as: “Imagination playgrounds” and “Space saving vertical urban play structures”,
      • – Following up on the parent survey results for other areas that could be improved,
      •  – Continuing with our planning and implementation of Innovative 21st century learning environments including: introduction of Chrome books to classes, collaborative team teaching, flexible use of space,
        – Expanding systems for Student Empowerment (Student Council, Houses, Playground peer mediators, Choice—designing environments)
      • – Starting a “Green Team” to improve environmental stewardship,
      • – Middle years enrichment programme, starting with year 7 this year and planning for years 8 and 9 in future years.

      A “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) sheet regarding the Middle / lower secondary school is being finalized, and will be sent out next week—please keep an eye out for it!

      I welcome the opportunity to chat with you about the development of our wonderful IslandCA Community and anything else that may be on your mind.

      Please feel free to drop in for a cuppa and a chat between 8 and 8.30 a.m. in the first floor leaders hub, or make an appointment or talk before or after school when picking up your child (ren).

      Debbie Middleton, Principal

       

      Sep
      2

      Principal’s Message Vol.71 – Sept 2016

      Dear IslandCA Community, 你好!

      It seems to be unanimous among the parents and staff that the school vibe and spirit is very good. My thanks to God, staff, parents and students for contributing to the wonderful spirit that is evident.

      It was great to see so many of you at the Parent information Night. We had two packed hall meetings; firstly for the year 3—7 parents and then for the year 1 and 2 parents. The PTA representatives spoke; staff were introduced, and parents were reminded of highlights from the last school year and informed of new things to look forward to this year.
      I highlighted that this year we: will develop a Student Council, use the new Journey 2:52 Christian Curriculum, have more performance opportunities, including a Christmas musical “The Christmas Jigsaw”, enjoy the use of enhanced facilities, use the new sound system and have our first year 7 programme. We have a special enrichment programme for the year 7s including community service, careers training, leadership initiatives, etc. Relevant staff will undertake training in the International Middle Years Curriculum. I also mentioned that this year I invite parents to drop in for a cuppa and a chat between 8 and 8.30 every morning in the new leaders’ hub on the first floor. This will start on Monday morning, September 5th.

      This morning we had a short meeting for parents of year 5—7 students regarding the development of the middle years (junior secondary) programme. We are so thankful that all the hard work with the EDB and Lands department by Mrs Maidment (GenCE E. D.) has paid off and our situation is positive, with current approval for “not for profit primary and secondary usage”. We have our first year 7 cohort this year, and are working on approval for year 8 and 9 for the following years while continuing to look for alternative spaces when we reach enrolment capacity. The Board continues to look for an alternative site, along with the vision for innovative use of our current site and space in the local community. Our aim is to give regular updates on middle years progress.

      If you have any input regarding the improvement and development of the school, please feel free to telephone, or come to the first floor for a chat, or talk before or after school when picking up your child (ren).

      Looking forward to a great year!

      Debbie Middleton,
      Principal

    • Sep
      15

      Parent-Teacher Conferences September 30, 2016

      PTOlogo

      Our Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Friday, 30th September, 2016. The Chinese Studies Teachers will meet with parents on both 29th and 30th September, 2016. This is an occasion to strengthen the communication between parents and the school. There will be NO school for students on 30th September only.

      Parents will be allocated a 15-minute time slot for meeting with the Classroom Teacher and a 10-minute time slot for meeting with the Specialist Teachers. We request that parents respect the interview time limit, so that there will be no delay. We also remind parents to book your interview via the PTO online booking within the prescribed window. Please be aware that NO late bookings or re-scheduling of meetings will be accepted once the window is closed.

      Using the Parent Teacher Online (PTO) online booking system, you will be able to book the interview time that suits you best from any internet-connected computer. The PTO online booking window will be opened from Tuesday. 20th September at 9:00a.m. to Wednesday. 28th September at 9 a.m.  Please click here  to sign up for this Parent-Teacher Conferences.

      Sep
      15

      Principal’s Message Vol.72 – Sept 2016

      Dear IslandCA Community, 你好!

      My congratulations to the parents for getting the Parent Teacher Association off to a good start for this year. There is certainly a great team to represent the parent community. At the recent PTA AGM , my presentation included information about this year, some of which I list below:

      • Curriculum: expansion of Chinese Studies pathways for year 1, Haese Maths secondary programme, New English curriculum,
      •  – Investigating further ways of enhancing play and recess opportunities for students such as: “Imagination playgrounds” and “Space saving vertical urban play structures”,
      • – Following up on the parent survey results for other areas that could be improved,
      •  – Continuing with our planning and implementation of Innovative 21st century learning environments including: introduction of Chrome books to classes, collaborative team teaching, flexible use of space,
        – Expanding systems for Student Empowerment (Student Council, Houses, Playground peer mediators, Choice—designing environments)
      • – Starting a “Green Team” to improve environmental stewardship,
      • – Middle years enrichment programme, starting with year 7 this year and planning for years 8 and 9 in future years.

      A “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) sheet regarding the Middle / lower secondary school is being finalized, and will be sent out next week—please keep an eye out for it!

      I welcome the opportunity to chat with you about the development of our wonderful IslandCA Community and anything else that may be on your mind.

      Please feel free to drop in for a cuppa and a chat between 8 and 8.30 a.m. in the first floor leaders hub, or make an appointment or talk before or after school when picking up your child (ren).

      Debbie Middleton, Principal

       

      Sep
      2

      Principal’s Message Vol.71 – Sept 2016

      Dear IslandCA Community, 你好!

      It seems to be unanimous among the parents and staff that the school vibe and spirit is very good. My thanks to God, staff, parents and students for contributing to the wonderful spirit that is evident.

      It was great to see so many of you at the Parent information Night. We had two packed hall meetings; firstly for the year 3—7 parents and then for the year 1 and 2 parents. The PTA representatives spoke; staff were introduced, and parents were reminded of highlights from the last school year and informed of new things to look forward to this year.
      I highlighted that this year we: will develop a Student Council, use the new Journey 2:52 Christian Curriculum, have more performance opportunities, including a Christmas musical “The Christmas Jigsaw”, enjoy the use of enhanced facilities, use the new sound system and have our first year 7 programme. We have a special enrichment programme for the year 7s including community service, careers training, leadership initiatives, etc. Relevant staff will undertake training in the International Middle Years Curriculum. I also mentioned that this year I invite parents to drop in for a cuppa and a chat between 8 and 8.30 every morning in the new leaders’ hub on the first floor. This will start on Monday morning, September 5th.

      This morning we had a short meeting for parents of year 5—7 students regarding the development of the middle years (junior secondary) programme. We are so thankful that all the hard work with the EDB and Lands department by Mrs Maidment (GenCE E. D.) has paid off and our situation is positive, with current approval for “not for profit primary and secondary usage”. We have our first year 7 cohort this year, and are working on approval for year 8 and 9 for the following years while continuing to look for alternative spaces when we reach enrolment capacity. The Board continues to look for an alternative site, along with the vision for innovative use of our current site and space in the local community. Our aim is to give regular updates on middle years progress.

      If you have any input regarding the improvement and development of the school, please feel free to telephone, or come to the first floor for a chat, or talk before or after school when picking up your child (ren).

      Looking forward to a great year!

      Debbie Middleton,
      Principal