We were excited to meet with parents on Wednesday for our Secondary School Social Emotional Counsellors' presentation. It was great to see so many parents back on campus, and we had some excellent discussions about wellbeing and the role of the counsellors in the School.
The DRAGON'S DEN
2020-2021 3RD ISSUE (28 SEPTEMBER)
Every two weeks the Secondary School students assemble together in the Theatre for approximately 45 minutes to share news and notices of upcoming events; celebrate success from our vast sports, activities, service, creativity and classroom programs and to see special guests and student performances.
The Extended Essay (EE) is a mandatory component of the DP, with successfully completion required to obtain a Diploma. The purpose of the EE is to allow students to engage in independent research and pursue knowledge in a subject area of personal interest.
After all sports were impacted by Covid19 in the second half of last year it is great to see our students back out playing and enjoying their sport. Despite restrictions still meaning we cannot compete with other schools it is not stopping us creating some great experiences for our students.
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.
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.