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IGB International School’s Weekly Newsletter - Issue 120, Week 2. August 2017.

Welcome to New Faculty! We are excited to welcome our new and talented staff, pictured here ready for orientation in our library on August 1, 2017.

Happening in the School Wed, 16 Aug

8:00 - 9:25 am

SS Service Fair: Search & Rescue Dogs @ L6 Learning Lounge

Thu, 17 Aug

10:10 - 10:35 am

University visit: UNSW Sydney @ SS Library

Fri, 18 Aug

8:00 - 8:40 am

ES Assembly: Welcome to 2017/8 @ L3 Drama Room

!

Parents: Please remember to top up your child’s ePurse balance either online through the portal https://cashless.igbis.edu.my, finance cashier counter or at the kiosk machine in the Level 6 cafeteria.

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Message from the Head of School Dear IGBIS Parents and Community Members, Welcome back to a new school year at IGB International School. We are starting the year by congratulating the Class of 2017 and all of the IGBIS teachers for our second year of outstanding IB Diploma Results. IGBIS students achieved average points of 34, which was well above the worldwide average of 29 out of 45, with 20% of students achieving 40 points or above. The top score of 43 was achieved by just 1% of the IB Diploma graduates worldwide. We welcomed a number of new teachers to the school over the last month and we are delighted to have Mr Simon Millward returning as the new Elementary Principal. All of the new and returning teachers are now settled in and eager to commence the school year. The Student Reception and Orientation Day on Wednesday had the hallways and theatre buzzing as people reconnected with each other and just enjoyed being back at IGBIS again. Over 70

new students have joined the school and our returning students (especially the student ambassadors) have done a great job of helping them to feel at home. Students, parents and staff have appreciated the new look ‘Café’ which has been taken over by the school caterer, ‘Cezars Kitchen’ with their range of freshly cooked food. A reminder of a few upcoming events: Thursday August 24:

Welcome Coffee for New and Returning Parents

Tuesday August 29:

Meet the Teacher Evening

Wednesday September 13

Malaysia Day Assembly

Looking forward to another wonderful year ahead.

Mrs. Anne Fowles Head of School

News from Elementary School Welcome to another year at IGB International School. We are eager to Ignite Minds and Impact Lives. The school is a different place when it is buzzing with children. The teachers and I have been back for some time preparing for the new academic year. New teaching teams have been collaborating together and meeting with our new PYP Coordinator Ms. Aga. They have been experimenting with the learning environment to stimulate and inspire the students on their return. There comes a time when teachers are saying ‘enough of the meetings and the preparation, we want the children back!’ On Wednesday 9th August there was a ‘soft’ opening of the school year with our Reception and Orientation day. Returning students were talking at a rapid rate to their friends about what they had been doing in the holiday and the new students were easing their way into life as an IGBIS student. However, bringing them all together on Thursday 10th August was wonderful. Building

a community takes time and there will be ups and downs, but seeing and hearing about returning students caring, guiding and helping new students is a positive start. I look forward to seeing this positivity grow as our students develop and shape our learning community. Talking about learning communities, this year Ms. Aga will be trying to ‘Ignite your Minds’ to ‘Impact your Lives’ by starting an IGBIS Parent University course. Watch this space for further details as to how you can deepen your understanding of the Primary Years Programme. Once again welcome and I look forward to meeting more of you in the coming weeks.

Mr. Simon Millward Elementary School Principal

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News from Secondary School Dear Parents, It was wonderful to welcome back our returning students and meet our new students this week. Our student ambassadors did a fantastic job of making the new students feel welcome and helping them to begin to familiarise themselves with the school. I am very thankful to Ernest and the whole team for helping to kick the year off in such a positive way. Lots of information will be forthcoming in the next few weeks as the school year gets underway. As we have done in past years, to stay informed we encourage parents to check their school emails and also the parent Splash page. The Splash page has links to the calendar of upcoming events, the homeroom notices, and the cashless systems (for online top up your children’s ePurse).

Next week, Ms Chotard will be putting on a Service Fair, where secondary students have the opportunity to meet with several organisations that we partner with to provide service opportunities for our community. Also, students will be looking at the extracurricular activities and athletics offerings for the first season. On the horizon will be our New Parents Coffee on August 24th and Meet the Teacher on August 29th. Sincerely yours,

Michael Arcidiacono Secondary School Principal

Admissions and Marketing News We are all excited to welcome over 70 new students to our school this semester. Wednesday’s Reception and Orientation sessions were a joy to behold - lots of smiles as old and new friends shared stories about their holidays and got to know their new teachers and programmes.

We look forward to welcoming all new parents on Thursday 24th August (New Parents Coffee) here at school from 8.00am to 9.30am in the Level 6 Multi-purpose room. Please join us for refreshments and some sharing of information as we prepare for an exciting new year.

My thanks to the staff who who worked hard to make everyone feel welcome and to the Student Ambassadors for being so willing to give of their time to ensure that everyone felt the warmth of an IGIS welcome!

OPEN DAY - our first Open Day for the year will be held on Friday 15th September (from 9.00am to 10.00am) and we would like your assistance in letting as many friends and colleagues as possible know of the event as we would like to see as many people as possible attend.

Please let us know if there is anything we can do to improve our Admissions process because we want to make sure that we are taking into account all feedback in the spirit of continuous improvement.

Wayne Demnar

Admissions and Marketing Director

IGBIS Cashless System Uma Devi IT Manager ................................................................................................. The IGBIS Cashless system started on 5th January 2015. The system converts the student ID card (Secondary Student) and wristband (Elementary Student) into a cashcard. Students can use it to load value and then use the value to make transactions at the canteen, bookstore and printers. More cashless services will be offered in the future. Top Up To load value onto the card, users can choose the one of three options: 1) Kiosk – 6th Floor Canteen 2) Finance Payment Counter – 5th Floor Finance Dept 3) New Online Top Up - http://cashless.igbis.edu.my New Cashless Portal Users can login to the cashless portal at http://cashless.igbis.edu. my to manage their own accounts and check transaction records, transfer funds from ePurse to Printing, and top up via credit/debit card.

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Check Balance Users can check the balance of the card via the options below: 1. Kiosk – 6th Floor Canteen 2. Finance Payment Counter – 5th Floor Finance Dept 3. Balance Checker – 3rd Floor Canteen Making Purchase To make purchases, choose the food or product you want, then simply flash the card over the reader on the POS machine to pay. The operator will issue a receipt on request. Printing Secondary students will be able to print from their own computers. Charges for the printout is as below: A4 B&W - RM0.05 A4 Color - RM0.40 A3 B&W - RM0.10 A3 Color - RM0.80 Students can pick up their printing from any printer by tapping their ID card on the printer reader. Credit will be deducted from the card once printed. Further information will be available on the parent Splash page under the Help section, in the coming days.

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HOW TO USE THE KIOSK

1

Touch screen to begin

2

Tap your card on the reader Car d

3

4

Tap here

Follow instructions on the screen Insert your money into the slot

5

Press to confirm your top up

6

Press if you need a receipt OR to finish

7 Collect your receipt

from the slot Card

Car d

Collect here

Insert here

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HOW TO USE THE BALANCE CHECKER

1

Tap your card on the device

3 Available balance

will appear on the display

0 BALANCE : RM 1

Smart Card

2 Green LED blinking –

device reading card’s information

4 Remove your card from

the device

LED

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HOW TO PAY FOR YOUR MEAL

1

3 Receipt

will be issued on request.

Queue up. Get your favourite meal.

2

Tap your card on the POS reader for payment

4 Payment done. Remove

your card from the device

Sm

ar t C ar d

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HOW TO TOP UP ONLINE https://cashless.igbis.edu.my or Click this button in Splash page

Click here

here

Click here here

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Choose here

here

Amt & Click here here

Click here

here

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Click here

here

Choose here

here

Click here

here

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FAQ What is the Cashless Portal? 1. It is a website that allow user to check their card balance, transaction, transfer fund and also top up the card via credit card. 2. It accessible from anywhere, not restricted to school campus. What is my username and password? 1. To login, your username will be your staff/parent email address. 2. So if your email is its.me@igbis.edu.my, please type in full. 3. The password will be your staff/parent email address password. Can I change my password? 1. Yes. 2. You need to change your staff/parent email address provided by school and the password for portal will change automatically. What if my password is not working? 1. Come to IT office and we will help you to sort it out. So how do I top up my account again? 1. Top up from Cashless Portal is done via credit/debit card. You can use Mastercard and Visa also. 2. If you top up RM100, the processing fee will be RM5 so total amount charged to your card will be RM105. 3. No GST.

Can I link my account with my family? 1. No for staff. Each account is individual. 2. Yes for parent. Accounts will be link to your child and spouse. I notice there is 2 type of account ‘E-Purse’ and ‘Printer’? 1. We need to separate the credit to 2 different account due to limitation on printing system. 2. For staff, do not worry about printer account. 3. E-purse account is for purchases at Canteen and Parent Cafe. Can I transfer fund from one account to another? 1. Yes. If you are parent, you can transfer between your child. 2. e-Purse to Printer and it is only applicable for student. Does parent have a Cashless account and where does the top up notifification send? 1. Yes. Top up Notification send to your staff/parent email account provided by school 2. Is the top up process secure? 3. Yes. We are using Globalpayment gateway to process the credit/debit card transcation. 4. Globalpayment is a secure and authorised gateway by HSBC bank. 5. No credit card data is stored in our system. If my transaction report does not tally? 1. Report it to Finance department.

Orientation Day

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First Day of School

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