This week, on Friday 14 September our whole school will be closed for staff training. It is a good time for us to reflect on the start of term and then focus on how we can improve different aspects of our school throughout the rest of this academic year. One area we shall be reviewing was highlighted from our parents survey which was completed by families last academic year. This is that our school does not tell parents often enough about their children’s successes outside of academic progress. Our Seesaw Programme that is being used for every class in Primary is a great way for parents to see the wide range of academic and non-academic successes and challenges their children are undertaking each week at school. This will certainly be discussed next Friday and further reviewed as to how we can further improve its use as a great tool for celebration.
On Friday 28 September we are delighted to be hosting the South East Asian Regional Music Staff Development Training which will be lead by specialist trainers from the New York based Juilliard School of Music. Music teachers from across the region will attend this weekend training along with all of our STA teachers. At several Senior Leadership conferences specialist music teachers from the Juilliard School have provided training to Principals to illustrate how inspirational their music programmes could become through this great relationship. I know these training workshops will be very well received by our teachers and will inspire them to create an even better music programme across our school.
Student Photographs at Primary School
Rembrandt Family Studios will be taking individual and class photographs at the Primary School from Monday 17 September to Friday 21 September 2018. While the photos taken on these days will be published in our yearbook at the end of the academic year, families will also have the opportunity to purchase photos directly from the studio. You can expect to receive more details about this later this week.
ECAs and Swim Squad Training in Term 1 will start on Monday 17 September and will run for 10 weeks. Details are shown below:
- Monday: 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov, 3 Dec,
- Tuesday: 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 27 Nov
- Wednesday: 19 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct,10 Oct,17 Oct, 31 Oct, 7 Nov, 14 Nov, 21 Nov, 28 Nov
- Thursday: 20 Sep, 27 Sep, 4 Oct,11 Oct,18 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 15 Nov, 22 Nov, 29 Nov
- Friday: 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 16 Nov, 23 Nov, 30 Nov,
- Saturday: 15 Sep – will be the first session for all clubs, an email with all dates will follow soon.
Please kindly note that ECAs and Swim Squad Training will follow the same schedule.