From the Principal's Desk
I'd like to give a warm welcome to all IST Elementary School Families. It's been great to meet returning families after the long break and to greet many new students and parents.
On Monday nearly 100 students with their parents came to the New Families Orientation event. 25 of our Grade 5 students gave tours around the school and we hope that this day made the first day of school a little bit easier.
Parents are welcome to all our assemblies which take place every Friday at 7:20am in the MPH.
It's been wonderful to see the students enjoying our facilities at break times this week. Juggling continues, the bouldering wall has been busy, older students are enjoying the new giant chess board and the new game 4 Square introduced last year continues to be popular.
One excellent new addition to the facilities this year is the Library extension. We asked some Grade 5 students what they thought of this change. We got very positive feedback, some of them like the extra space because it means more books while others just love how cool it looks.
Monday, 20th August: 12-3pm - Listening Conferences
All parents will have received an email from their child's teacher by now with an appointment time and a letter from Mr. Breese.
Tuesday 21 August: 7.15am Parent Workshop in the Staff-room
Thursday 23 August: 7.10am Elementary Parent Network (EPN) Coffee Morning at the Canteen
Friday 24 August: 7.20am
- KG-Grade 2 Assembly (MPH) (Parents are Welcome)
- Grade 3-5 Sorting Hat Assembly (Covered Court) (Parents are Welcome)
Tuesday 28 August: 7.15am - Parent Workshop in the Staff-room
Wednesday 29 August: 3-5pm Open House
- 3.00 pm Welcome and introduction to the school year: Dr Hardeman and Mr. Breese
- 3.30 - 4.00 pm Grade Presentations (1)
- 4.15 - 4.45 pm Grade Presentations (2)
- 4.00 - 4.45 pm Specialist Teachers available to talk to parents in Twiga Quad