I hope you have had a good break and are ready for an exciting and busy new academic year at ISMAC.
This year I will be taking on the role of Head of Primary (as well as continuing as the Head of Secondary) and look forward to spending time in primary classes getting to know the students. I feel very privileged to be leading an excellent team of educators, who together have a wealth of experience with the PYP.
I would like to introduce the primary teaching team for 2017-18:
EC – Liz Acomb, who will also be the PYP Coordinator
P1 – AnnJoyce Mwamafupa
P2 – Carmen Maarschalk – new to ISMAC this year
P3 – Alley Weston
P4/5 – Sarah Lema
P6 – Ms Amanda Bowen
The class teachers will be ready to welcome you in their classrooms on Monday from 07.45, with the school day starting at 08.00.
You will receive an email from the class teacher of your child(ren) with welcome information before Monday. Within the first two weeks of the semester there will be parent information sessions within each class; you will receive further information from each class teacher in due course.
If you have questions regarding academic aspects within the PYP (EC-P6) please contact Liz Acomb via email@example.com. Liz will have her office next to the school nurse in the former SEN room.
Please remember to ensure that your child(ren) have all they need for school on Monday, including their ISM t-shirt, water bottle and hat.
In Secondary we also have some new staff joining us:
Sophie Croteau will be teaching MYP Mathematics in M2 through M5 and Mathematics SL in D2. In addition she will be teaching French in the M1-3 group. She will be based in room S21.
Anoek van der Vinne will be teaching I&S to M1 through M4. She will be based in room DV3.
We wish them both all the best as they prepare for the new academic year.
Across primary and secondary we will have a new Head of Learning Support in the form of Katrina Stanford. She will be teaching EAL and will be based in the EAL room. Marilyn Simonson will continue in her role as SEN teacher, but will now be based in the old Head of Primary office, next to EAL.
Unfortunately our new Chemistry/Maths teacher has been unable to join us due to illness. This has meant we have had to make some changes for the beginning of the year: Jessica Peterson, Annette Wood and Gina Kinsey will be taking on more of the science teaching across the MYP and you will see Reed Anderson and myself teaching some PHE. Our new director, Dr Anna Marsden will be taking on D2 Chemistry and we welcome Mehtab Walji who will teach M1 Mathematics and D2 Mathematics Studies. I would like to personally thank everyone for stepping in to fill this gap at such short notice.
We are looking forward to another great year at ISMAC and I hope that we can all make the most of the opportunities afforded us by ISM and by the amazing environment in which we live.
Wishing you all a great start to the new school year and looking forward to seeing you all on Monday.