Students, during this uncertain time, self-care is important to our mental health and wellbeing, and this comes first, above and beyond anything else. Being mindful of our personal emotional and social needs is very important.
The DRAGON'S DEN
2019-2020 17TH ISSUE (20 JANUARY 2020)
Maintaining highly qualified and experienced teachers is one of the challenges of international schools around the world. With an increasing number of international schools requiring expatriate teachers, especially those fluent in English, competition to recruit the best teachers possible has intensified. Over the past two months our Elementary and Secondary School leadership teams have been working hard interviewing teachers for positions commencing August, 2020.
On Tuesday, January 21, Grade 4 welcomed our parent community to school for a Cultural Appreciation Sharing Morning. Students presented their summative assessment for the Where We Are in Place and Time Unit.
Grade 3 recently completed a printmaking project in which the students made prints for Chinese New Year. Enclosed is a slideshow highlighting their work.
This year's fair was scheduled to be held on 12 March; however, after much deliberation, we have decided to cancel the event.
One of our core values at SSIS is Personal Rigour which we define as a commitment to lifelong learning in striving to be the best version of ourselves. Students at SSIS exemplify Personal Rigour in many ways through sporting achievements, successful service projects and creative performances throughout the school year.
On Monday, January 20, SSIS hosted our annual Grade 10 Options Night Fair. At this event Grade 10 students and parents had the opportunity to gather information about the courses and options available to them in Grade 11.
Being engaged, motivated, and active can be challenging at this time.
During this time of remote learning, I encourage all families to find time to exercise in whatever form you can. An easy way to get this started in your home is to take on the “Push Up” or “Sit Up” challenge.
Congratulations to our Sodexo team managed by Amy Zheng!