Message from Middle & Senior School

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Year Level Leaders

This year AISM introduced Year Level Leaders in the Middle and Senior School to support our Home Room Teachers which has been very successful. In 2016 we will be extending these position to include a separate Year Level Leader for Years 7 and 8 as students at this age will benefit from a single leader. I am pleased to announce the appointment of our Year Level Leaders for 2016 and would like congratulate:

Susie Skinner- Year 6
Rebekah Genet- Year 7
Alison Jafari- Year 8
Dara Higham- Year 9/10
James Unsworth- Year 11/12

Year 5 Parent Transition Evening

Thank you to all parents who were able to attend the Information Evening on “Transition into the Middle School” on Tuesday evening. The information that was provided was about the changes, in the structure of the school, that students will encounter as well as changes in expectations. In addition to this we discussed some of the other elements that impact on young adolescents, at this time of their lives, and how we manage and support our students. I also presented the changes in the curriculum structure for Year 6 in 2016. I appreciate that there were parents that were not able to attend this evening so have I attached a link (Click here) to the powerpoint that was shown on the evening. In addition to this, the session was videoed and can be found at Year 5 Transition Video.

Book Return

A gentle reminder that all books , including text books, need to be returned to the library by 10 December. Classes have been given a scheduled day to return these in bulk during 8 and 9 December.

Middle and Senior School Awards Assembly will be held in the auditorium on Tuesday 8 December from 2.00pm. The Giving Tree Assembly will also be held in the morning of the 10 December from 11.45am. Parentsare more than welcome to attend.

Student Success

Last month two of our students, Shay and Sydney Maynard, competed in the Penang International Festival with Horses, held at the Penang Turf Club.

Throughout the week in Penang, Shay and Sydney competed against teams from Singapore, Belgium, Sweden, The Netherlands, Turkmenistan, South Africa, and Portugal. Shay competed in showjumping and dressage classes and won the Preliminary overall champion for Dressage and three 2nd placings - a 3rd , 4th and 5th placing in show jumping classes.

  

Sydney also had a number of achievements including; Preparatory Overall Champion (dressage) ,- Preliminary Overall Reserve Champion (dressage) and 3rd place and 5th place in showjumping event.

This is a wonderful achievement for both Shay and Sydney and we look forward to following their progress in the time ahead.