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The DRAGON'S DEN
2018-2019 36TH ISSUE (17 JUNE 2019)
June 12th, 2019 was a day of celebration for the SSIS Elementary School. On stage, all students from grade 1 to 5 displayed a variety of different learning approaches. They presented concepts, and skills covered in the PYP transdisciplinary units: Who We are, Where we are in place and time, How we express ourselves, How the world works, How we organize ourselves, Sharing the planet, through speeches, songs, dances, short plays or video presentations.
The past few weeks have been frenetic and full. There has been a lot going on. Our Early Years and Grade 5 students have been going through a Transition Programme, making sure that they are ready to take the next step into a new grade level or section of the school.
Today was a very special day. Early Years took part in their "Celebration of Learning" concert with a theme of "Grow Grow Grow".
2019 Senior School Student Council ‘Battle of The Bands” was again a great time of sharing of student music and fellowship. 5 bands plugged in for the “Battle” on Friday 14th June - taking over the relaxing outdoor surrounds of the SSIS soccer Field.
As I look back on my first year as Secondary Principal and at the wonderful Yearbook that our Secondary School Publications Team has put together, I am amazed at what a wonderful, dynamic and exciting year it has been. I am very grateful for all the energy and support invested throughout the year from dedicated students, staff and parents.
Last Monday and Tuesday all of our Grade 11 IB Diploma students had to give presentations as part of their internal assessment in Theory of Knowledge (TOK).
The final unit in Grade 10 Drama, entitled Students Choice, is a capstone that allows students to pursue an area of particular interest to them, apply knowledge acquired in Drama, and design their own performances.
On Wednesday 14 June 2019 Grade 7 Humanities students shared their work with each other in an Eco-Tourism Convention. Students prepared a series of questions to ask each other about the work their peers had done. They presented their work to each other and collected information from each other about eco-friendly tourism options.
The SSIS Triathlon and Suzhou Ninja was another great community event to help see out the year. The Triathlon challenges the old and the young to push themselves through a swim / ride run course either on their own or as part of a relay team.