Senior School Update
Week 35 Monday 11 April 2016
Senior School Staff News
Diploma Update: This is Senior Week and the Grade 12's last week of formal lessons. Please expect students in all your classes except for Friday 15 April when students will be busy preparing for farewells and the Leaver's Assembly.
Senior Week Update: Farewell to Grade 12 the Class of 2016. This document as a snapshot of activities for Seniors Week 11-15 April 2016. The goal is to have lighthearted fun in an atmosphere where everyone feels valued, relaxed and happy.
Recruitment Update: With Tara Hasan returning to study next year and taking up a full time teaching load, the Senior School Team was looking for a new Wellbeing Coordinator. We are delighted to welcome Mr. Christopher Watts as the Senior School Wellbeing Coordinator 2016-17 as he brings a wealth of knowledge from his background in business and science. His approachable, calm, affirming communication style will complement our team's visible wellbeing focus as he builds upon the foundations laid.
MYP Update: Here is the latest information delivered in SS Tutor time to students and sent home to parents this week. G10 E Assessment Examinations 2016
Senior School Students of Concern: If you are noticing any changes in a student's mood, behaviour or ability to manage minor setbacks, please do not hesitate to reassure them that we are all here to help. Listening is the best reassurance and then, let them know you want to help by referring the concerns to their SS Tutor or SS Head of House. Latest letter to parents is here: SS Visible Wellbeing-scaffolding for academic excellence
Senior School Tutor Time: Welcome to Mr. Neil Hodgens who is taking over as Fire House SS Tutor while Helen Shead is on maternity leave.
ISF Academy Calendar for 2016/7(18/12/2015 version): SELECT
8/8 SMT start 9/8 SLT / PLT start 10/8 New staff & post holders start
11-12/8 Returning teachers August 15-16/8 Teacher work days
Edited highlight of calendar and new teachers for 2016-17: SELECT
How can we operationalize the Academy's 8 Virtues Plus 1 & the IB Learner Profile everyday?
Senior School Events, Tutor Time and the SS Student Planner
What went well last week in Senior School ...
Thank you to all Secondary teachers: especially Senior School Tutors & Diploma teachers
Senior School Tutor Time for the last time...
The G12's First in a series of 'finals'...the last PE Lesson
This week in Senior School...
Grade 12 Teachers wear school uniform on Friday 15 April
Secondary Ling Xiu Induction, HOUSE Cup and Leavers' Assembly on Friday
12.40pm (Lunchtime) and 1.25pm Block 4 rehearsals for:
- 2015-16 LX and the new 2016-17 LX Team
- Academy Choir and Academy Band
- Attendance Lists are here: LX & MUSIC Students
2.10pm All students and their teachers move into the Gym
Seated in HOUSES no later than 2.15pm, please
2.10pm Grade 12 teachers in school uniform are part of the academic procession & meet in the Music Room (no robes)
Here's what is happening in SS Tutor Time
Senior School visible wellbeing and academic resilience
If you notice any changes in a student's behaviour (lateness, grooming, meeting deadlines, disorganisation, homework) please respond kindly to them and help them to find appropriate support. The Senior School Tutors and Heads of House are all ready to help, so please refer students immediately. Here is the latest letter to parents : SS Visible Wellbeing-scaffolding for academic excellence
Diploma Examination Updates
Heads of Subject have the latest information on familiarisation of students with examination booklets and the use of calculators.
Senior School ELP II accompanying teachers
G9 & 10 Water Cambodia
David Emery Leader
Sean Moran Bob Scheer, May Choi
G9 & 10 Fire & Earth Thailand
Mark Jobling Leader
Stella Zhu, Brendan Kilbane, Megan Aleven
G9& 10 Wood & Metal Yangshuo
Renee Badaracco Leader
Tara Hasan, Gavin Fausset, Tao Wei