We would like to offer our parent workshops and forums again this year. Gerry and I have selected some topics to get us started but please feel free to let us know if you have any suggestions or ideas.
- September 29th – MAP, Additional Language Programme, PYP Self-Study
- October 20th – Forum (Agenda to be set)
- November 17th – Understanding the PYP
- December 8th – Forum (Agenda to be set)
Please find below information about the Additional Language Programme (Mandarin and Spanish) as discussed at the parent forum. I will set a meeting soon to discuss this further and work with you, if the demand is there, to find solutions and ways to help make this happen.
If you are interested in Mother Tongue classes for your child please contact Ms. Oui our Language Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about the programme.
Additional Language Programme Letter 18082017
Thanks to those of you who were able to make the Forum this morning, I am uploading the presentations as promised for you and for those not able to attend, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
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Forum Information and Updates
Last week we had our first forum for term three the agenda included MAP testing for this term, Student Led Conferences and sharing information about staffing and classroom space in the Primary School for next academic year.
MAP testing G3-G5 May 8th -26th
The Spring MAP testing is with us again, the students have been reviewing their test taking skills, this can be a bit of an anxious time for students so we have provided some information for you about the tests and how to prepare your child for their tests, schedules and what to expect. Our Last forum also provided lots of information about online support for test preparations through the Library Website using IXL Math, Tumbletots and the Khan Academy. For further information about the MAP test please click here.
Student Led Conferences May 10th
SLC’s will take place on the 10th of May, next Wednesday. A letter has already been sent to you regarding the details of the day and expectations. This is a great day when students take ownership of their learning and their school and proudly show you their successes and accomplishments. Please click here to read about the expectations and how to best enjoy the day.
Staffing and Classroom changes for 17-18 School Year
This year grades three and four became three class entries, next year grades one, three and KG will move forward. Gerry and I have been adding to our teaching team with some exceptional teachers and additional support staff to accommodate the changes. We are very excited about the growth and what this will mean to our school community. Click here is a floor plan regarding the location of next years classes.
Please watch this space for a calendar of events as we move towards the end of the academic year. There are still lots of things happening and events to enjoy.
We will be holding our Primary Parent Teacher Conferences between Wednesday October 12th and Friday October 14th. The conferences will look slightly different this year as we will be covering the vast majority of the conferences during the three allocated days listed below.
- (EY1-G5) conferences will be on Wednesday October 12th (full day AB/Mix)
- EY1-G5) conferences will be on Thursday October 13th (full day AB/Mix)
- (EY1-G5) conferences will be on Friday October 14th (G4C, overflow, and special arrangements)
The Pre-signup sheets for families with more than one child will be available in the office tomorrow and Wednesday (October 4th and 5th) and will be outside the classroom on Thursday morning (October 6th). Please check the sign-up sheets carefully and make sure you sign up for the correct class/teacher.
If you are unable to make these days, as in the past, please contact the teachers to arrange another time. However, we do hope to be able to do as many conferences on the allocated days as possible.
Specialist conferences will be scheduled later in the term. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
MAP TEST SCHEDULE WEEK 2
The MAP testing will take place with Grade 3 to Grade 5 between September 26th to Oct 3rd.
If you would like to do some sample activities with your children please visit the Khan Academy site on the Library Blog (link on the right hand side) or follow this link here.
It is important that your children are aware that the test is coming up and that they are important, but please do not worry yourselves or stress your children. Remind them to do their best and let them know that their results and efforts will help the teachers plan for their learning.
More information about the tests and testing can be found in the MAP pages in the menu on the left hand side or by clicking here.
Please read and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Knowledge Inspiration and Spirit
At our first forum we talked about inspiration and what inspired us, you had many interesting things to say, but the common theme was about your children and school. At the coffee meetings I talked about school spirit. How we need to work in partnership to maintain a strong community and how you can support your children and others in school. We are collecting information about how you can support. If you have a talent, if you are creative, if you’re in a profession that might link to one of the units or if you are passionate about a subject or hobby, let us know. Perhaps you like reading, sharing stories, write or have cultural celebrations and traditions you wish to share. We are interested, as are the students, just let us know and we can add you to our list of parents willing to join in the spirit of KIS.
By clicking on this link you will find a short questionnaire to complete. I thank you in advance for your time.
Mission, vision and core values poster copy
Warm regards, June