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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.

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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

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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

 

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

Professional Growth Surveys

Please take sometime to give feedback to your colleagues. The goal here is to give Kind, Specific and Useful feedback which will promote growth and lead to improved student learning. You are not required to complete all of the surveys; simply select the links of colleagues that you would like to give some feedback to. As a general rule if you work with one or more of the people below it is hoped that you would complete the survey for them.

Please note that the comments are strictly anonymous and that the feedback from the surveys will be sent directly to the named recipient when the survey closes on January 29th.

Should you have any questions please feel free to ask.

Rick Fischl: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SK8N9ML

Betina Mello: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SKWHYTM

Bob Buhler: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SKYD3TH

Sarah Thawley: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SKWNBC9

Michelle Rinker: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SK2J87M

Mark Shipley: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SKW9JNK

Joe Barder: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SKVQQLQ

Tom Johnson: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SKDVQ5L

Annual Student Feedback Survey

As part of the Professional Growth Programme (staff folder), teachers collect student feedback once a year to help inform their practice; see extract below.

  1. Copy and paste the individual survey link that will be sent out to you later today.
  2. The survey link should be sent to at least one of your classes between January 16th and January 24th
  3. To get the results of the survey, please send Samantha an email and she will send them to you.
  4. The results will be analysed during the Chinese New Year INSET as described below.

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Professional Growth Surveys

Dear All,

Please take sometime to give feedback to your colleagues. The goal here is to give Kind, Specific and Useful feedback which will promote growth and lead to improved student learning. You are not required to complete all of the surveys; simply select the links of colleagues that you would like to give some feedback to. As a general rule if you work with one or more of the people below it is hoped that you would complete the survey for them.

Please note that the comments are strictly anonymous and that the feedback from the surveys will be sent directly to the named recipient when the survey closes on January 22nd. This week we are asking for feedback for the people below and the following week a second list will be published.

Should you have any questions please feel free to ask.

Kath Adams: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W5ZZ7FQ

 Jacqui Patrick: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SKK8S27

 Kris Bezzerides: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W553RHJ

 Danny Clarke: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SKKHHWV

 Gretchen Galaty: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SKLVXYY

 Robin Hutchison: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SKLXKZW

Emma McBride: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SKSXXFT

 Anna Yuen: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SKRYRXV

 

Lost Samsung Phones

I have two phones in my office that need to find their owners! Do either of these phonese belong to you? If so please come and see me to claim it back.

Thanks, Mrs Clarke

Accreditation self study

Accreditation Committees Feb

During the INSET week the final phase of the self study will begin with the launch of the non curriculum committees; C, D, E, F, G. I am posting the committee names here. Please check to see which committee you are on (only if you have not already served on a committee this year) and who your committee chair is. They will be contacting you shortly with the documentation. Also please expect an email this week with a password to give you access to the full self study on the One Drive.

First Aid Training

Dear All,

I have a few spare spaces for the first aid training planned for January 21st and several spots on April 29th. If you would like to take advantage of these sessions please let me know. Also please note that there will not be any first aid training for Discover China trip leaders until next school year. In addition if you plan to coach a sport next year you must have first aid training.

Thanks.

 

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