Summary Feedback from the 2016 Parent and Student Surveys
Dr Deborah Priest
This week we received the raw data from the 2016 AISM Student Survey and in many ways the student ‘voice’ has echoed that of their parents. Please find attached, detailed summary analysis of the Parent Survey data and preliminary feedback from the Student Survey data. More detailed feedback on the Student Survey data will be shared in Term 3 when the analysis is completed.
We are pleased to receive affirmation from parents and students about the strategic direction in which we are heading. The teachers and support staff have been working very hard to meet, and then exceed, your expectations of providing our students with every opportunity to fulfill their individual potentials. From our very youngest children to our soon-to-graduate Seniors, our goal is consistent and ongoing. Improvements in academic outcomes as well as enhanced opportunities to develop lifelong skills in cultural, sporting, service and extracurricular pursuits are the cornerstones of our strategic planning.
2016 AISM Annual Parents’ Survey Summary Results
2016 AISM Annual Students’ Survey Summary Results
Best wishes to departing members of the AISM community
It is customary in an international school to farewell members of our community at the end of each term. This term we farewell four teachers and have the opportunity to engage some new teachers who bring additional skills to our talented academic faculty. As a result of Middle School students moving through semester-long elective subjects and as a result of these new teaching appointments, students in the Middle and Senior Schools will receive new timetables for the commencement of Semester 2 and some will have a teacher change for one or more subjects.
The School thanks Ms Joanne Cooper, Mr Michael Chesterman and his wife Susie, Mr James Unsworth and Mrs Tatiana Breger for their service to AISM and wish them every success in their new endeavours. We also send our best wishes to the members of our AISM community who are returning home or moving to new countries and we look forward to seeing returning students and parents on Wednesday 20 July, following two teacher professional development days on 18 and 19 July.
|Teacher departing||New appointment|
|Ms Joanne Cooper||
Mr Michael Lewthwaite
B. Sc. (1st Class Honours) from University of Melbourne, Grad Dip. Ed.
|Mr Michael Chesterman||
Mr Christopher Shortreed
B. Ed., B. Sc (Mathematics) from Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON
|Mrs Tatiana Breger||
Weeks 1-2 of Term 3 - classes will be covered by Mrs Tracey Neismann
M. Mus. Perf. (Voice), Baccalaureus Musicae (Voice, Saxophone, Piano and Choral Conducting) from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
From 1 August Mrs Eryn Grady will have a handover week with Mrs Neismann and then will commence as the new Hod The Arts across the whole school.
M. Ed., B. Mus. Hon., Grad. Dip. Ed., B. Mus.
|Mr James Unsworth||
Mr Unsworth’s classes are being taken up by current and part-time staff who are increasing their teaching time in Semester 2 and the Year 12 Coordinator role is being taken up by Mrs Jessica Stagg.
In order to ensure the safety of our students, attendance is checked twice a day in the Junior School and at the commencement of every lesson in the Middle and Senior School. If your child is absent for any reason, parents are requested to notify the School by 9am by emailing the following address: email@example.com
Any student who arrives late, must report to either the Junior School or Middle and Senior School Reception before going to their first class.
The School will attempt to contact by phone, parents whose children have not reported to their Homeroom by 9am. If a parent cannot be contacted, an email will be sent to the registered email address.