As you know, we had to cancel our Swim Gala on Friday due to the ongoing haze. I have been very impressed with the positive attitude shown by all students who were clearly disappointed that the event didn't take place. I also would like to recognise the hard work of our PE teacher, Ms. Katie Allan and the rest of our planning team who spent many hours putting together another excellent Swim Gala Programme. We are in contact with different venues around Singapore to find out if we can reschedule this important community event. Once I have more information, I'll share it with you on this blog.
I have reposted the schedule for International Day below. Please join us on Friday and don't forget to contact Serene Chin at firstname.lastname@example.org or the PTA at PTA@iss.edu.sg if you are able to bring in a dish or if you are interested in helping with the event.
The timetable for the day is as follows:
8:00-8:50: Students arrive at school as normal and go to their homerooms. Students should come to school wearing clothes that reflect their cultural identity.
9:00- 9:30 Students join their nationality groups in preparation for the Parade of Nations
9:30- 10:20: Parade of Nations. Parents are warmly invited to attend and can sit in a large tent on the field to see the Parade
10:30-10:50 - Morning Snack Break
11:00-12:00 - Students perform in and visit Art Performance/Workshops conducted by Middle and High School students.
12:15-1:15 MS Classes visit Intercultural Workshops run by High School Students.
12:15-1:15 - Parents setting up International Food Fair
1:20-2:15 - International Food Fair: Elementary Students on the Basketball Court. Middle and High School Students on the Field
2:25 - Dismissal with parents or buses. Parents please make sure that you have informed your child's teacher how they will be going home.
Please refer to my previous post to find out more about our International Day.
Calling all runners and walkers!
This coming November 7th, interested MS students, parents, and teachers will be able to participate in the 2015 Urgent Run. This run is a World Toilet Organisation global event to draw attention to the urgent call for action to end the sanitation crisis.
World Toilet Organisation (WTO) is a global non-profit working towards a world with a clean, safe toilet and sanitation for everyone, everywhere, at all times. Their mission is to continue to build the global sanitation movement through collaborative action that inspires and drives demand for sanitation, and provides innovative solutions to achieve sustainable sanitation for all.
Signups and payments ($18 children & $40 adults) will need to be completed by October 7th. All payments must be made by this date to confirm your registration. T-shirts will be picked up by Mr. Ballinger and distributed at the Middle School after October 24th. This year, we hope to make an even bigger ‘stink’ for sanitation!
ABOUT THE RUN
Date: 7 November 2015, Saturday
Time: 8am to 12pm
Location: Angsana Green, East Coast Park ( near East Coast Lagoon Food Village)
Parking: Car parks E2 and E3 along East Coast Park Service Road
Important Upcoming Dates
October 9th- International Day
October 9th- First Term "Settling In" reports posted on Managebac
October 10th-20th- School Holiday