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Secondary School News

Highlights from our secondary school newsletter

Head of Secondary Update

Happy 2019 to everyone! I hope you had a restful winter break and are all set for a  productive and successful year ahead. As you can see we have already been busy in our first weeks of Term 2. We hope you enjoy our news! 

Importance of Reading

In our continuing efforts to support independent reading, the English Department is thrilled to announce that grades 7 and 8 Language and Literature classes are currently trialling Accelerated Reader, the most widely used K–12 reading practice programme worldwide. AR is designed to help students progress with the supervision of their English teachers. Students are encouraged to choose books individually and at their personalised reading level, completing quizzes along the way to strengthen their reading ability. Setting personal goals and making independent reading choices will support and engender a lifelong enjoyment of reading. Please ask your child to show you! 

Grade 8 - ISA Testing

The ISA assessment is designed specifically for students in international schools in Grades 3– 10. It is based on the internationally endorsed reading, mathematical literacy and scientific literacy frameworks. This year, Grade 8 will be taking the tests which analyze concepts in mathematical literacy, reading and writing. Data received from this test benchmark our students against others worldwide and Subject Group Departments and Grade level teachers study and compare ICS curriculum sequence with concepts and skills tested. They identify strengths and areas of improvement regarding the ICS curriculum and allow teachers to further develop subject work at a more individualized level. 

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Global Campus Competition Winners

Congratulations to Saron González Tsegay (Grade 10) for achieving a Highly Commended for her story 'Wonderland' in the Global Campus Creative Writing Competition. 

Also to Rubén Jimenez Pacheco (Grade 12) for winning the Global Campus Photography Competition with his amazing photograph entitled ‘Hope’. His photo will represent ICS in this year’s Global Campus calendar.

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Event Highlights

Highlights in January included our Grade 7's taking part in a mini Model United Nations conference, while our Grade 10's were invited to discuss their International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme options and Grade 11 and 12 visited Madrid Contemporary Art Galleries.