News from the Executive Principal’s Desk

Dear Parents, Teachers and Staff,

It is lovely to walk through the school noting the very positive atmosphere of teaching and learning. Classes are proceeding well and it is good to see that the whole community appears to be back into the swing of offline learning. 

Grades 3 and 6 have finished their MAP assessments and this week sees the Grade 9 students complete theirs. MAP results are a very rich form of data for the school as they help us with the quality assurance of our programmes. For example, if a significant number of students have difficulty with a concept we know that we, as a school, need to review the way it is taught. MAP also gives very good individual results which highlight the strengths and areas for improvement for your children and helps us to better personalise our teaching programmes.

The DBL Basketball and cheerleading continues this week with both the senior boys and senior girls in action. We look forward to them doing their absolute best for themselves and the team.

On the 14th of this month we have a university planning meeting for parents to help them with the planning and application process for universities. I am delighted with the quality and calibre of university acceptances over the years and this is an area that we are putting ever more focus upon.

Lastly, it was great to attend the recent High School assembly, the first offline assembly in a couple of years. It was also great to see the contribution to that assembly from staff and students from the PYP. Proof indeed that we have a very healthly continuum environment. Ms Christine, the PYP Principal, and her team spoke and performed at the assembly. On Friday, Ms. Christine also sent out an email to all HS students encouraging them to join the Eco School Committee. This is great opportunity to make a positive difference to the world and I encourage participation. 

 

Have a great week.

Martin Blackburn

Executive Principal