NEWS FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL
this coming week is again a busy week with a number of excursions for the Pre-school and Primary students. Please remember to return medical forms as these serve as letters of permission from parents for their child to attend the excursion. We ask that parents fill in a new medical form for each excursion so that we are kept up to date with current medical information.
We are sending home two surveys (click here to download) on Thursday 31 January. One survey is for parents to reflect on teacher performance. The other survey is for parents to reflect on school performance. It is our desire to reflect on what we are doing well and what our community thinks we need to do to improve. I greatly appreciate your time taken to complete the survey. Both are anonymous and you should not put your name on the form. To ensure the system is anonymous we ask you to place your response in a sealed envelope and return it to the Receptionist, Helen, or to Mrs Cindy Weng at Admin 2.
We have ISA testing this week for Year 3,4 and 5. Please see the information below to ensure you understand the test. We are doing this for parents this year as trial. It will give parents a good understanding of where there child stands in terms of English literacy and Mathematical literacy. In the Mathematics section students can bring a translator so that the child can show their mathematical understanding (rather than their English understanding). As students sit this test all around the world, we get a good understanding (in these two key areas) of how a child is performing against their peers. Please note that this test is not compulsory (as parents have to pay this year), but highly recommended.
On Friday we have our Chinese New Year Celebration. Students will be involved in activities throughout the day. From 3:30pm we invite parents and friends to join with us in our new year activities. We expect activities to run till approximately 5:30pm. In the evening our staff will join with colleagues from Hua Mao Foreign Languages School for a staff party.
Buses will run as per normal on Friday BUT we encourage as many parents as possible to attend our Chinese New Year Celebrations!
And finally a reminder that classes finish at 3:45pm on Tuesday 5th February. We will resume classes on Monday 25th February at 9am.