Saturday was a busy day, I enjoyed our students performance at the Temple House Christmas Tree event, which they have since followed with a performance at the Ritz Carlton and will again tonight at the Fairmont. Performing for a live audience is such a thrill, and our talented singers and musicians have been amazing. During the LFA-organised Parent & Teacher Bowling later that night (which was lots of fun, even if the bowling shoes didn’t come in my size) I was able to view video of our Academic Olympiad team being crowned champions in Guangzhou. What an achievement, and congratulations for the team are richly deserved for their great efforts in finishing first. A special thank you to Ms. Robinson for leading this team, and to Ms. Richey and Mr. Traynor for accompanying our students to the event.
It was great to visit the PK Art exhibition this week and see the wonderful pottery and painted work of the children. You could see the attention to detail and fine handiwork that had gone into these pieces, and the children were very proud showing their parents. It was a fitting showcase for their art this term. Our STEAM committee conducted our hack event this week to determine which of our students will have the opportunity to go to MIT next year. The creativity and imagination behind the inventions was fantastic, using everyday, broken items and repurposing them into something new. All of the students addressed a need and a way to help make lives better, whether cleaning the sea, collecting litter or helping those with disabilities. Very well done to all those students who took part, and a thank you to our STEAM leads Mr. Watkins and Mr. Ricohermoso, as well as our judges Mrs. Corey and Mrs. Crigger. I was also fortunate to be in the audience as our Grade 12 students presented their TOK research to our Grade 11 group. Two very different presentations, but both of an equally high standard, showing depth of understanding, clarity of meaning and a coherence in the presentation of the question researched. Well done to Camilla and Zoe, and to Henry, Simon and Sungjin. Our chess tournament saw heated competition, with students playing against each other to qualify for our Chess squad for upcoming tournaments. There was intensity and deep thought as the event progressed - but what determination and focus! Thank you to Mr. Giraldo Lopez and to Mr. Lepp for organising this. And I have yet to mention our sporting success continued this week with volleyball wins against QSI and a great showing in the School Golf Tournament!
Finally today the school has been colored pink, in support of cancer awareness. Thank you to Mrs. Penstone-Miller for coordinating the efforts of the day and for helping raise money for well-deserving charities - we are still waiting for the Movember moustache winner though!
I feel as if I am still missing some of what has taken place this week! In a busy school like Léman, there is always a lot happening across the grades, and as we can see this week, we offer exceptional experiences for our students to benefit from.
As we announced earlier, the annual Parent Satisfaction Survey is now live. Please take the time to fill out the 15-minute survey and share your thoughts on how we can continue to improve your child’s overall learning experience. The more parents we hear from, the more confident we can be that our action plans respond to your views.
Accessing the survey is easy. All you have to do is click on the link through the email we sent on your PC, Mac, tablet, iPad, or smartphone. All responses are anonymous. The survey is also available in a number of languages, including Chinese (both Traditional and Simplified), Korean, German, Russian and Spanish. The last day to respond will be 31 January 2020. Thank you again for your continued support and feedback. As ever our aim is to give your child the best educational experience possible. We look forward to hearing your responses.
Have a great weekend.