Ta l a n o a Newsletter of International School Suva
Volume 6 09 September, 2016
Principal’s Report Dear Parents and Guardians, Welcome to the final issue of Talanoa for term three. We have reached the end of the term and I take this opportunity to thank all parents and guardians for their continued support and for making this term a success. I am delighted to have seen so many parents in and around the school over the last few weeks to name a few. As always the term has been very busy and everyone is looking forward to the holidays. The holiday period however is always a time of extra hard work for our administration, maintenance and housekeeping teams.
Inside this Issue Principal`s Report Chair of Council’s Report Craig Smith’s Visit
Literacy week got off to a great start last week with the visit of Craig Smith, author of The Wonky Donkey and Willbee the Bumblebee. His visit was wonderful and taught us that we all have a book inside us and we can all write. You can read more about him and the rest of our literacy week programme inside this issue of Talanoa.
I would like to congratulate the Year 10s and Year 12s on completing their mock IGCSE and IB examinations and for the Year 12 ACT students, their final ACT Scaling Test. Whilst this may only be a small portion of what is done in ISS, these High School Examinations are definitely a cause for Celebration. I wish both our Year 10 and Year 12 students good luck as they move into the final few weeks of their courses.
Next week, we look forward to the Year 5 PYP Exhibition which is scheduled for Tuesday 13th - Thursday 15th September. The year 5 students and their teachers are looking forward to a great week and it is always impressive to see how much our students are able to do when given a chance to develop and dictate their own learning. At all these events the focus is, as always, on the students sharing what they have learnt with you and with their teachers. Also coming up next week is the chance to meet with the newly appointed ISS Principal, Steve Cathers. Steve, with his wife Paula, will be visiting ISS from the 8th - 15th September. He would like to meet and get a better understanding of the school, the students, parents and staff and their visions for ISS. Please come along to the amphitheatre on Tuesday 13th September at 6pm. You are all welcome. The Peace assembly is scheduled for Friday 16th September at 1.40pm in the MPH. You are all invited to attend and be part of this celebration as the students get on stage to portray messages of peace through dance and song. It is a wonderful way to end the term. Finally, I wish you all a great vacation and look forward to seeing you again next term. Kind regards,
Anna Marsden Principal
School Nurse Report ABRSM at ISS Taekwondo Championship Year 6 Update Year 7 News PYP Exhibition Book Club Update PE Update Alumni Visit Science Field Trip Charity Assembly All Stars Lost & Found
Volume 6 September 09, 2016