16 October 2017

Your Support is Appreciated

We have had two very big events during the past fortnight that have had outstanding support from you; the Parent Information Evening in Week 2 and again at the Middle School Swimming Carnival in Week 3. Thank you once more for your participation and encouragement.

Headmaster's Commendations

Commencing this week and following in a fortnightly sequence after Middle School Assembly, a small group of Middle School students will visit the Headmaster to receive commendations. This is a new initiative in Middle School that links with an existing practice in Senior School. Teachers will be looking for a student who displays an action, simple or complex, that reflects the IBO Learner Profile and Attitudes, behaviours that lie at the heart of our curriculum.

Learner Profile

Attitudes

Thinker

Risk Taker

Appreciation

Commitment

Carer

Inquirer

Confidence

Cooperation

Communicator

Balanced

Creativity

Curiosity

Open Minded

Knowledgeable

Empathy

Enthusiasm

Principled

Reflective

Integrity

Independence

Respect

Tolerance

A neat and interesting way of reading or understanding the intent of the Learner Profile and Attitudes is to read it this way: Take three words from the left hand columns and three from the right hand column and put them into the gaps in this sentence...

The IBO aims to develop students who are _______________ , _______________ and _________________ and who demonstrate __________________, ___________________ and _________________.

After checking with the Maths department they have confirmed that there are 26,400 variations in creating this sentence from the choices available!

Parent/Teacher Interviews

As mentioned at the Parent Information Evenings, the next time we have an opportunity to meet is at the Parent/Teacher Interviews, scheduled for Week 5A. These ten minute meetings have a pastoral focus and centre on our observations and feedback to you of your son's transition into Middle School or his new Year level. We will discuss attitude, collaboration, organisation skills and answer any individual questions you may have at the start of the year. This week you will receive an email from Middle School Administration with a link to a booking site. Follow the prompts to book your session with your son's homeroom teacher. If there are no slots suitable for you please contact the classroom teacher via email to arrange an alternative time.