Author Archive | Katie Ham

Grade 12 Extended Advisory Session

Good morning, Grade 12.

Please make your way to the lounge after checking in with your Advisor. Bring your laptops; we’ll be discussing Grade 12 Focus Week (AKA: Discover China Work Week).

See you there!


Grade 11 Kognity Training

Good morning Grade 11 Biologists, Business entrepreneurs and Geographers,

Remember to attend the Kognity training today at 1:00pm in the MSLGR.

See you then!

Ms Ham and Mr Barder

Kognity Training for Grade 11

Kognity training will be tomorrow (Friday) for all Grade 11 students in Biology, Business and Management, Geography.

  • 1:00pm
  • Bring your laptop

You should have already received an email with your log in details. Please make sure you access the site before we meet tomorrow.


Ms Ham and Mr Barder

#PhoneFreeMonday – Challenge Smashed!

A huge shout out to the Grade 11 students choosing to accept the challenge by ditching their phones, yesterday. A total of 35 phones graced the safe in Ms Ham’s office for the day without thumb twitching, brow sweats or trauma. Huge props to the two Grade 12 lads also choosing to take part of their own volition, #rolemodels #phonefreeMonday

The challenge is open to anyone in the MS/US for the rest of the week. Swing by the offices of Mrs Clarke or Ms Ham and drop off your phone on your way to block 1. Free yourself from the tethers of social media and connect authentically with your community.

The Grade 11 Mobile Phone Challenge: Phone Free Monday

Inspired by the clip from Friday’s assembly, many Grade 11 students have chosen to accept the challenge of Phone Free Monday. They’re handing in their phones for today in the spirit of connecting offline and being present in lessons with one another.

If you’re also up for the challenge, join the Grade 11s! Hand your phones to Ms Ham in D207b on your way to block 1.


Busting for the bathroom?

Please make sure to use the bathrooms allocated for students:

  • Do not use any of the adult-designated bathrooms on campus — these are clearly labelled in red and are not available for student use.
  • The bathrooms for students are labelled in blue. You can use any of the student bathrooms on campus.

If you’re unsure, just ask your advisor or another friendly teacher to point you in the right direction.

Grade 11 Retreat deets

Get set for a stellar two days, Grade 11! We leave tomorrow morning at 8:15am from the Centre Foyer. Please go to Advisory first, and then make your way over to the foyer.

You need to bring:

  • Positivity and an open mind
  • Water bottle
  • Notepad
  • Pens

You don’t need to bring:

  • Your laptop
  • Cash

Lunch and snacks are provided.

You should also dress comfortably and in clothes that do not restrict movement. These two days won’t be passive ones!

So … what time does school really start?

Fun fact of the day:

School begins with Advisory at 8:00am.

But, what does this mean for me?

You need to be in Advisory by 8:00am.

What happens if I am late?

Between 8:01am – 8:10am: You will be marked as tardy by your Advisor.

After 8:10am: Go to the nurse BEFORE going to first block.

What happens if I am sick or absent for a whole day or longer?

Your parent needs to write an email to your Advisor and the nurse explaining your absence.



Assembly this afternoon

There is no better way to round off Week 1 than with our first assembly as a Middle and Upper School. The assembly begins at 2:30pm sharp. Please leave your bags in class, and be seated in your allocated sections by 2:25pm.

See you there!

Music department access today

There is no student access to the large music room, or the practice rooms today at break. The Grade 11 DP Language A Oral exams are being held.

If you have any questions, please speak to Ms Ham or Ms Keus.

Thanks for your cooperation, and have a lovely day.

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