Starting a new term always brings its shares of excitement. For us in Secondary School, this term will mark the first time in the history of NAISAK that our Year 11 students are sitting the International General Certificates of Secondary Education examinations. Talk about excitement! The excitement (mixed with a little bit of nervousness, let us be honest!) already started for three of our students though: our students studying French took their French speaking component in the last week of term. This was the first step towards a multitude of examinations that will pave your way to professional life. Congratulations! The recordings have been sent to Cambridge.
Following on from the presentations led by Mr Pontich in February on the CEM assessments our students sat in Term 1, the use made of the data generated has become more powerful in the last week of Term 2. The data has helped teachers and parents discuss realistic attainment expectations and constructive strategies to maximise each student’s potential. In terms of our Year 9 students and their subject choices for IGCSE, the predictions offered by CEM have highlighted students’ strengths and what options to consider for future success. In terms of our Year 10 and 11 students, the predictions support honest discussions with students and parents to ensure students stay on track, realise, and possibly extend, their potential.
Many thanks to the many of you, parents of our students, who took some time to attend our Parent-Teacher Progress Meetings in the last week of term and engage in constructive discussions to help your children achieve more at school. An open and honest dialogue is essential as parent engagement has been proven to be a decisive factor in a student’s success at school.