Dear Families and Friends,
I am writing to you following an excellent Spirit House Halloween Event that we have all just attended. Every student and teacher made a great effort to produce interesting and creative costumes, sketches and chants within their Spirit House teams. I hope you are able to get a flavor of the fun we had from the photos in this edition of the newsletter.
FINAL EXAMS - I am receiving requests from families for students to leave early for the winter vacation. Please be aware that I am unable to give permission for any requests for early leave. This is because we would have to find additional teachers to proctor individual exams if they were to take place out of the set exam time. Also, teachers would have to write several different exams to ensure the integrity of our testing process is maintained. The Academic Calendar is set many months in advance and we always ensure there is a long, 3 week winter holiday to enable students who live further afield to get back and spend quality time with their families. Final Assessments will finish on Friday, December 17 at 16:00 for Middle School students and 18:30 for High School students. Please ensure your travel arrangements are made accordingly.
All parents should have been able to access their child’s Mid Term Progress Comments. These are written to further help students to improve their learning habits, highlight which skills they need to work on, and accelerate the progress they make for the Final Grade Report in December. They are also designed so parents can support their children within the areas they need it most. If you have not yet accessed the report, please email our Academic Administrator, Angelina Izzo – firstname.lastname@example.org who will be able to guide you through this process.
As always, if you wish to meet with me at anytime to discuss your child’s progress, general academics, or their hopes and dreams, remember that my door is always open.
I look forward to seeing those of you who can make it onto campus.
Thank you for your continued support,
Head of School