We have successfully navigated our way through the first week of the 2018-19 academic year. It has been a busy week, with lots of activities and getting back into school routines.
The primary school has some new, and familiar, faces this year. Our primary teaching team for 2018-19 are below. Listed below are also the times for the P1-P6 welcome meetings which will take place this coming week:
EC – Liz Acomb, who is also PYP Coordinator
P1 – Alley Weston (Thursday 23 August @ 08.00)
P2 – Carmen Maarschalk (Friday 24 August @ 08.00)
P3 – Marcel Gulpers – new to ISM this year and also teaching Dutch (Friday 24 August @ 08.00)
P4/5 – Shaheen Suleman – new to ISM this year (Friday 24 August @ 08.40)
P5/6 – Amanda Bowen (Tuesday 21 August @ 08.00)
The class teachers will be ready to welcome your children in their classrooms each day from 07.45, with the school day starting at 08.00.
If you have questions regarding academic aspects within the PYP (EC-P6) please contact Liz Acomb via firstname.lastname@example.org. Liz has her office next to the school nurse.
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:
Chris Haske – MYP & DP Art and MYP Design
Ruth Haske – Whole school SEN
Tanya Ellis – MYP Science and DP Biology
David Ratsakatika – MYP PE and CCAs
Evans Temi – MYP Individuals & Societies
Peter Schutte – MYP & DP Mathematics
We wish them well as they start the new academic year.
This week has been busy for all, not least our new D1 students. We have fifteen students in D1, with eight of these being new to ISM. We hope that they all settle quickly into their courses and into life at ISM.
In MYP Design, students have been working in groups to build the tallest structures they can with limited materials (see picture above). At their disposal they have 20 pieces of spaghetti, 1 meter of tape, 1 meter of string, and one marshmallow. The structure that can hold the marshmallow the highest will be the all time reigning champion of the world. We are part way through the challenge; we will announce the winners next week.