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Ta l a n o a Newsletter of International School Suva

Volume 3 06 May, 2016

Principal’s Report Dear Parents and Guardians,

Inside this Issue

Welcome to the first issue of Talanoa for the second term of 2016. As we continue to receive new students and their families into every section of the school, I invite you to work with us as we help them settle into ISS and Fiji. I take this opportunity to thank the parents, who in a host of roles, work for the good of the school and to better ISS for all.

 Principal`s Report

Congratulations go to all our middle school students and teachers for their new webpages, these pages can be accessed via the school website or at These coupled with the newly introduced parents and student portals to the PowerSchool student management system and the use of Google classrooms will mean that all the information you need should be at your fingertips. This has been a mammoth task and I thank the leadership team and all the teachers and IT staff for the long hours and hard work which has gone into this. Please feel free to visit our Middle School online or electronically at any time, we are very proud of the changes that have taken place in Years 6-8 over the past few years and work will continue as we consolidate these successes.

 Library Update

As many of you will have seen the new primary classroom block is growing rapidly. As I wander around the site I cannot believe how much has been done. The piping for the bathrooms is in and it is easy to already see the shape of the classrooms, at 9 by 9 meters they are going to be wonderfully big and airy. We are still aiming to have this building finished by the end of the 2016 academic year so many of you will see your children in the new classrooms in 2017.

 Primary Update

 Reaching Out For Happiness  Year 7  Sorlandet Visits ISS  Year 8 Camp  ISS at Coke Games 2016

Inside this issue of Talanoa you will find articles from all sections of the school reflecting on their actions and learning and looking forward to what is coming up. Events reported on include the MUN, Coke Games, Careers Expo and recent service and action trips along with updates from some year levels and sections. Please take some time to read through this issue and feel free to contact anyone at the school should you like any further information. You are welcome to call in at any time and see what we are up to.

 Careers Expo

Finally an invitation to you all to the Mother Earth Day Assembly which will take place on Friday 13th May from 1.45 pm in the MPH and the School production, which will be held on the evenings of the 1 st and 2nd June.

 PE in Secondary

 Model United Nations  Alumni - Jamie Rodgers

 ISS Great Debate Kind regards, Anna Marsden Principal

 ISS Production  Year 11`s at Burewai  Community, Action & Service  PTFA  Upcoming Events

Talanoa volume 3  

Talanoa Volume 3

Talanoa volume 3  

Talanoa Volume 3