Author Archive | ruthclarke

Soccer Ball Keeper

Want to play Football at lunchtime? Nowhere to put the football whilst you eat lunch? Not allowed to take the ball into the Cafeteria? Here is the solution…

Place your footballs inside on the way in and remove on the way out! Simple.




Decluttering Final Day


Today in the PAC

Everyone welcome to come to the PAC today with unwanted items or to take items for their classrooms. There is a lot to choose from…

Anything that has not been claimed by lunchtime will be removed by Facilities so the PAC can get ready for MS/US assembly tomorrow….. 


Beginning in August we are changing our terminology from PYP, MYP and DP to PS, MS and US. These terms relate to…

 PS – Primary School PreK – Grade 5

MS – Middle School G6 – 9

US – Upper School Grades 10 – 12

You will see these changes on our calendar next year and also as we update our documentation. We will keep the terms PYP, MYP and DP for when we are referring to curriculum.

Are we getting rid of PYP, MYP and DP? No! We are just making a distinction between the IB programmes and our school sections.


It is my sincere hope that we have finished inputting events in to the printed calendar for next year. Everyone can see what is in there and when events are occurring using the  Calendar in Veracross (Calendar – School tab).  Please let me know of any issues with this by the end of today. Thanks.

Extended Essay – draft due June 2nd

Grade 11, As one door closes (exams…) another opens (Extended Essay…!). You have just over a week to finish up those first drafts and submit to your Supervisors. Remember that we are looking for quality drafts for your Semester Grades. I am attaching the Semester Grade criteria for your information.

Student Teacher Anis Saleh

Dear All,

Please welcome Anis to school this week as he begins a 4 week spell of observation and small group teaching in Middle School and Upper School Science classes and in several Primary School classes. Anis is a student teacher at Strathclyde University.

EE in Library cancelled today

Grade 11 you need to focus on exams this week. We will get back to business with Extended Essay starting next week. However, there is nothing to stop you going into to the Library and working on your EE or something else during EE time today.

EARCOS and SENIA Teacher Rep Vacancy: 3 days to deadline

Dear Teachers.

Applications are invited for the position of EARCOS and SENIA representative. This is a two year position which enables the holder to attend the EARCOS teacher conference in the spring.

For more information about EARCOS please check the website:

SENIA is the Special Education Network in Asia see details here:

Applications are made by expressing your interest to Lucy Zhan, assistant to the Director by May 19th. Interviews will be held in week 35.

See me for further information.

SET Professional Feedback Surveys: Last Call

Dear All,

You are invited to give professional feedback to the four members of the Senior Education Team; Juan, Marina, Kasson and Ruth, using the links below. The survey is being administered by Samantha and all responses are confidential. The survey will close on May 17th at 4pm. Many thanks.





Table Sale for Amy Yang Round 2: Today

Today between 2pm and 4pm there will be a second chance to purchase items from the Table Sale with all proceeds going to Amy Yang. The table sale will be in the foyer outside the Library. Please come along to browse, pick up some great bargains and support Amy!

EE in the Library today

Dear Grade 11 Students,

I will be in the Library at 3.15pm today as usual to give support for Extended Essays. You are welcome to drop in and work quietly or ask questions and get help. See you then.


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