Ta l a n o a Newsletter of International School Suva
Volume 4 10 June, 2016
Principal’s Report Dear Parents and Guardians, Welcome to the final Talanoa magazine of semester 1. As always it has been a very busy term and students and staff alike are looking forward to a well-earned break.
Inside this Issue Principal`s Report Council`s Report
It is with great pleasure I welcome Jodie Barons to the team. Nurse Jodie has been employed as ISS’s inaugural school nurse and we are delighted to have her on board. She will be available at school to attend to students and staff as needed, but will also be a key person in developing our health and wellbeing-related programmes at school. This work has already started and more information will be forthcoming as we finalise projects. You can find out more about Nurse Jodie in her ‘Notes from the Nurse’ in this issue of Talanoa.
DELF & HSK
As we are all aware one of the strengths of ISS is the diversity of nationality of our students and staff. I am delighted to point our Chinese-speaking parents to the recently uploaded Chinese-language version of our school prospectuses. It can be downloaded at this link. I would like to thank Kearney Zheng for sending us a first draft and Carol Yao and her husband for their final editing of this translation. We would love to add other languages to our website, please do contact me if you are able to help.
Year 7 Update
Another recent initiative, this time led by Salote Narayan, our Events and Marketing Coordinator, is the launch of our official school Facebook account, https://www.facebook.com/International-School-Suva-998528923549674/?ref=bookmarks. Please visit our Facebook page to see recent updates and what is going on at ISS. Better still please Like or Follow us.
Year 8 Update
Inside this issue of Talanoa you will find articles about our students competing in the upcoming Melanesian Games, our success at the Fiji Schools Swimming Championships and the most recent ABRSM examinations. Please read these articles and others to find out what some of our students are doing outside the classroom. They make us all proud.
A big thank you to Mia Kami, Director, and Mosese Tikosaya, Assistant Director, and their team for the outstanding production of Caught up in the Dozen which we had the pleasure to watch last week. Only yesterday I was stopped in the corridor by one of our students who asked me when the sequel was coming. Finally, please save three dates! There will be an evening Meet the Council on July 27th when you will have a chance to meet, mingle and get to know the School Council. This will be closely followed by our annual Fun Day on Saturday 6th August. Before both of these we will have the International Children’s Day Assembly, hosted by Year 2 and Year 7, on Friday 17th June at 1.50 pm in the MPH. I look forward to seeing you at these events. Kind regards, Anna Marsden Principal
Year 6 Update Counsellors Corner
Nurses Note Kaji Rugby
AST / ATAR Outdoor Education Swimming Championships ABRSM Music Awards ISS Production Fun Day Update Art Room Upcoming Events