We are delighted to welcome Mr. Samer Khouri, our new Head of School and his family who arrived at school on Wednesday September 2. At his arrival, Mr. Samer quickly immersed himself in conversations with students in all grades. Students and staff received him warmly and opened up about their own experiences at SSIS.
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2020-2021 2ND ISSUE (14 SEPTEMBER)
At the beginning of this new school year, our college counselling team has organized four higher education night sessions for Grade 9, 10, 11 and 12. The sessions provide students and parents with specific information on each grade level of college counseling’s program and how students will be supported in their education journey.
This week the Grade 5 students began finding out more about how their laptops could power their learning during their final year of PYP.
What does Academic honesty mean? Academic dishonesty involves any attempt to gain academic advantage by doing something misleading or unfair ( University of Sydney). At SSIS, students are regularly informed about how to be academically honest, and also the consequences of misleading or unfair behaviour.
These meetings are a great way for parents to get to meet the Head of Grade and to get a sense of what the year will bring for their students. Heads of Grade introduced themselves and key SSIS personnel along with their roles in relation to each grade level. They also discussed logistical issues like attendance procedures, dress code and checking grades.
SSIS secondary production has started the year with Auditions for the Addams Family, and we have some very talented students here at SSIS. We have started rehearsals with a cast of almost 50 students all excited to learn all the songs and the dances.
The Mathematics department at SSIS will host this year the AMC - American Mathematics Contest - for students in Grades 6, 7 and 8.
This year we have a graduating cohort of 88 students. Of these, 50 students have currently received a total of 157 offers from universities across 9 different countries. The remaining students are still in the process of applying to, or waiting to hear from, universities in Korea, Singapore, Germany, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.
Taylor Ren, our Deputy General Manager, was selected by the SIP Ministry of Education due to his work on the SSIS COVID-19 control response. Thanks to Taylor's efforts, SSIS was able to open in a healthy and timely fashion last April and remain open throughout the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
In early July we received news of excellent IBDP results for the SSIS Class of 2020. Following this notification, the IBO released revised results for students worldwide. We are pleased to announce that our overall IB average is 38. The Global World Average was 31, continuing our six-year trend of exceeding the world average by at least 4 to 5 points.