What a good school start we have had this year. New fantastic Grade 4 students and some new students in the other grades as well. Grade 4 and 5 have their own classrooms in the temporary building. These buildings will be used until we get access to our newly renovated building when it has been brought up to the standard that IES expect. We hope we will be able to move there by the spring term and it will be a great environment for our Grade 4 and 5’s.
This year we have Heads of Year (HoY) for Grades 4-5, 6-7 and 8. HoY’s are the pastoral head for the mentors in their year group. This organisation will make the communication about our students much more efficient, within our school, and with you as parents. One addition to this year is the Student planners. These will be used to further our communication with the parents about homework, behavioural issues, rewards and many other things too. Students are required to take them to every lesson and they are signed every week by parents to ensure that good lines of communication are maintained between us.
House activities are up and running and the first house competition took place in August among the teaching staff before the students arrived. Thereafter, a number of competitions have been employed at school, T-shirt competition, Hoop Hop showdown to name a few. Also, we had a fantastic inauguration ceremony for our new fourth-graders where the fifth-graders welcomed and cheered their new house members. Lastly, a must mention is our second Roald Dahl day, a successful follow-up from last year.
Thank you for trusting us with the education of your children. We are fully dedicated to live up to our three convictions as an excellent school for the students, parents and staff.