Michelle Chaplin, Head of Junior School
International Day was a testament to the diversity that is AISM and inspires us, as educators, to appreciate and value the inclusivity of an AISM education. As teachers we are constantly looking to provide learning experiences that offer opportunity to individuals - to cater to each student’s needs and passions.
In Year 5 this week I witnessed their enthusiasm and passion for their design project - a “mobile refrigeration box” - a task they worked on in groups - testing and hypothesising whilst creating and designing - and then presenting to the global judging panel! Future entrepreneurs in the making!
In the Early Learning Centre, learners experimented with rockets - discussing how it launches and how to make it fly! Amazing to hear their wonder and see things through their eyes!
International Day was a roaring success - a day shared by parents, students and staff. I loved the colour, the flavours and the smiles as we all enjoyed our community here at AISM. I read a story to the junior school - “Will you fill my bucket?” - daily acts of love around the world, by Carol McCloud reinforcing the message that we can all make someone else feel special - they departed with the message to thank their parents and teachers for the great day.
Week 3, Term 3 and so much happening - I would ask all parents to check their child’s schedule, timetable, CCA’s - children find it easier to learn when they are organised and know what they are doing.
My thought for this week -
“A well spent day brings happy sleep” Leonardo Da Vinci
I think the whole junior school - students, parents and teachers - slept well on Friday night!
Bring Your Own iPad
Rachelle Griffin, Year 4 Home Room Teacher
AISM is always looking to grow and improve our offerings and programs. In 2020 we are excited to be extending the Bring Your Own iPad program to include Year 4 students.
All parents of Year 4 students for 2020 are invited to attend a meeting providing information regarding the rationale, use and educational benefits of this initiative.
Location: C108 (Level 1, Year 4 classroom)
Date: 16 August 2019