The term started with a celebration last week, recognising the ‘be ambitious' award winners from Term 2. On Thursday, over 40 students gathered for a celebration lunch. At Compass International School we recognise the extra traits that students have, not just achieving to the best of their abilities. It is helping us foster a character culture here. One that emphasises consistent effort and determination to succeed mixed with the sporting, STEAM, musical and arts participation. The nurturement of the whole child as well as creating global citizens for the 21st Century. In the assembly for Years 7, 8 and 9 the students were reminded of the importance of this and students were recognised with what IB learner profiles they had received so far this year. The profiles are linked to key characteristics students need to succeed both in school and the wider world – reflective, open-minded, risk taker, caring are just a few.
On Saturday the secondary school held our showcase for prospective students from Year 6 to 7. People were welcomed in to the school by the impressive IB art exhibition. Mr. Watt has created a silent auction (it isn't too late to bid as this will still be up for the Spring Fete). Guests were also serenaded by our award-winning funkadelik orchestra. They were then treated to a wide array of activities by all the subjects up in the secondary school, from creating musical instruments from cucumbers to dissecting a heart to chilling out and having a drink and reading in our own coffeehouse ‘starbooks’.
The beginning of the end is the feeling that Year 11 and 13 are having at the moment, with the final push towards their formal exams. The next two weeks will see everyone shine their shoes and pick out their glamorous dress for the upcoming proms. This Thursday it is the turn of the Year 13s, and the week after will see the Year 11s don their formal attire ready to wow the crowds at the Kempinski. It will be an opportunity for both year groups to reflect on their efforts up to this stage and how they have matured as a young person, before getting on to what they have been building up to for two years.
Final plans are being put together for the Spring Fete this Saturday and staff are wondering what other engaging activities they can create. I hope to see you there!