Author Archive | ruthclarke

Middle and Upper School Corridor Screen

Dear Middle and Upper School Teachers, the new flat screen upstairs is primarily to showcase student learning from our Grade 6-12 students. If you have something suitable to run on this screen please let me know. This is a screen for all MYP/DP teachers to use. Thanks Ruth


EE Support in Library today

Dear Grade 11, As we get deep into the Extended Essay process you may want some help or support or just a quiet place to work. Today after school I will be in the Library to support you 3.15 – 4.15pm. See you there!


ISA make up tests TODAY

Dear Grade 7 and 8 students,

If you were in SCISAC Volleyball last week you did not take the Writing B ISA test. You will take this test during Today during Extended Advisory instead.

Please go to D218 after you have registered with you Advisor (latest 8.10am) with your fully charged computers.

ISA make up tests TODAY

Dear Colleagues,

Today (Friday) during the Extended Advisory time some grade 7 and 8 students will be taking thier Writing B ISA tests as they were away at Volleyball when the test was taken last Thursday. Please see the list attached. They will need to go to room D218. Thanks.

Space Hopping

Dear Grade 11 and 12 Students,

This week I am prototyping Space Hopping with Grade 11 and 12 students. This is an idea to provide supported independent study in the Library during time you would usually be studying in the lounge and, for Grade 12 students between mock exams.  This means that you can work independently in the Library with a member of staff available to support you. The aim is to help you be more productive and focused during school study time. Interested? The prototype will be happening at these times this week:

Monday 10.40am  Tuesday 11.45am  Thursday 8.10am

You can only attend if you would usually be in the lounge or taking an online course at this time. I will meet anyone interested in the lounge at the start of the block.

Grades 7 & 8 ISA today

Students in Grades 7 & 8 you will have your final ISA tests today.

Block 1: Grade 8

8A: Mr Messom D240

8B: Mr Orteza D343

Block 2: Grade 7

7A: Ms Snyder D215

7B: Ms O’Brien D210

7C: Mr Snyder D212

ISA Tests today

Dear Students in Grades 7,8,9 and 10…

A reminder that today you will be taking the International Schools Assessment (ISA) Writing Tests online. This is where you need to be and when:

Grade 10: Block 1 and 2

10A – Ms Keus M252, 10B – Mr Orteza  D343, 10C – Mr Newman D203

Grade 9: Blocks 3 and 4

9A: Mr Joyce Design Centre,  9B: Ms Ryan D347,  9C:Mr Marsh Design Centre

Grade 8: Block 5 (and Block 1 on Thursday 23rd)

8A – Mr Messom D240, 8B – Mr Orteza D343

Grade 7: Block 5 (and Block 2 on Thursday 23rd)

7A – Ms Snyder D215, 7B – Ms O’Brien D210,  7C – Mr Snyder D212

You will need fully charged computers as the test is ONLINE



ISA Tests disruption to classes

Dear Teachers,

Please note the ISA testing schedule below that will necessitate some disruption to classes on Wednesday and Thursday next week. Apologies for the inconvenience and thanks for your patience. Invigilators have been notified. If you normally teach this grade during the testing time and you are not invigilating, your class will be cancelled. This is a change to previous years as the tests are online and are for Writing only.

ISA Essential Training

Dear Teachers, If you are invigilating an ISA test next week please attend the training session that Cindy will run on Monday February 20th at 3.45pm. Bring your computers and the ISA testing handbook.


Professional Development Opportunities

Dear All, I am now posting Professional Development Opportunities using the new tab at the top of this page.  Here you can find some of the different workshops and courses that are often sent to me for staff to consider. Feel free to browse these offerings, post things that you are aware of that others may be interested in and find out more using the links attached. If you decide to apply please use the PD application form to the PD Committee in the usual way.

Thanks to Joe for setting this up! Much appreciated.

Chinese New Year Celebrations

On Thursday January 26th we will celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Rooster. Our celebrations will begin outside with the dragon dancing and drumming from 7.45am onwards and will continue inside with assemblies. The Primary assembly is scheduled from 8.10 to 9.00 and the Middle and Upper School assemblies from 9.20 to 10.00. The market selling traditional Chinese items will be in the foyer between 9.00 and 11.oo.


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