From the Principal's Desk

Dear Parents,

With first term completed teachers and students now have the opportunity to take a break, disconnect and decide what learning will look like during the vacation. At today's assembly the theme was on Balance and we celebrated the term and some of the many successes. When we return, teachers will be finalising grades and comments and reports will be available by November 2. The following week you and your son/daughter will have the opportunity to meet with individual teachers during Student-Involved Conferences (Nov. 7 - 9).

I just returned from the IBO Global Conference when they celebrated their 50th anniversary. The conference allows us to keep track of future plans for the Middle Years and Diploma Programs and learn from other IB educators from around the world. My focus was on future program changes and exploring what personalised learning looks like in our context. You can check out my Tweets from the conference by following me on Twitter and also search the hashtag #IBVI2018. The biggest change that is coming for 2019 - 20 are totally revamped math courses for the DP. While the courses will only be finalised in February and our faculty will attend training in April, we have already begun preparing. Our Director of Teaching and Learning, DP Coordinator and the math department team have been studying the planned changes and gearing up for an August rollout. More information to come for next year's grade 11 students in the near future.

Last Saturday we held the cross campus Ignite Festival, our learners had fun performing and showcasing what they have been working on since the start of the term.

The Senior Band Performing At Ignite
The Senior Vocal Ensemble Performing At Ignite

Football and Volleyball Games

This Thursday, our ISSEA volleyball teams faced off against Lord Baden school with the boys match ending in a draw and the girls match ending in a loss. Our U13 football teams faced off against DIA and JK Park resulting in a 2-3 loss, 3-4 loss, 2-2 draw and a 1-2 loss.

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 22nd - 12:30 pm - ISSEA Pep Rallies

04:00 pm - Volleyball Match vs Juhudi

Thursday, October 25th - 07:40 am - 08:40 am - Counselling Meeting, Design Lab

Friday, October 26th - 02:45 pm - NACCAP College Visit

Safe travels and enjoy the vacation!

Blair Peterson

Secondary Principal