News from the Executive Principal’s

Dear Parents, Students and Staff,

Last week was a week of significant achievements with the completion of the grade 12 mock examinations, the PYP exhibition and the MYP personal project. These are all major milestones. The mock examinations were a massive undertaking.  Organisationally it was difficult putting all the students through all their examinations in just two weeks. It was also extremely challenging for the students and the staff in marking and giving feedback on the papers. This will stand everyone in very good stead going forward, however. The actual IBDP examinations will present the students with less time pressure and it will be very good to have the feedback from them to guide the revision programme.

The personal project is the summative assessment for all students in the MYP. The standard was again extremely high, and we look forward with considerable confidence to the students’ results. Built upon the theme of sustainability, the imagination, creativity and resilience of our students was notable. This year the team inaugurated a new award to go on the MYP honours board. This is the Executive Principal’s award for the best personal project. I am delighted to say that this year’s recipient was Justin Zhang for his work with biodegradable plastic. It was a difficult choice to make with so many fabulous projects.

Congratulations to the PYP six students on completing their exhibition. The students presented an amazing collaborative exhibition in Ciputra Hall followed by team presentations of their group projects. It was wonderful to talk with the students about their projects and to hear them recount their learning journeys.

The next two weeks are equally busy. We have basketball with Cita Hati, the wonderful school production, grade five leadership training and the art exhibition. The senior music students have their recital on Wednesday. It is also very exciting to note that the grade four students have their overnight camp at school. These are the first “live,” camps in over three years and lead into a full programme of camps at the end of the year. All this is testament to the wide range of activities on offer in the school and the willingness of staff and students to support them.

We are delighted to say that from Wednesday 1st all plastic in the school will be recycled.  This is an initiative from the Eco School team and the Sustainability and Service Committee. There are special plastic recycling bins (that are themselves recycled) located strategically around the school.  Watch this space as this initiative continues with school wide composting.  Well done to the teams! 

Have a great week.

Martin Blackburn

Executive Principal

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