Ivan McLean, Head of Middle and Senior School
The first few weeks of school have been very busy, with all students and teachers beginning to settle into their
routines. We welcome our new teachers to MSS; Mrs Sharna Johns (CCA Coordinator), Mrs Gayatri Unsworth (Year 7 Coordinator), Mr Anthony Ah Lit (Science and Maths Teacher), Ms Isabel Perez (ICT and Spanish Teacher), Ms Nicole Commins (English and Humanities Teacher), Mrs Sherry Waleed (DT and Visual Arts Teacher) and Ms Shirley Ng (Music Teacher). We also welcome all of the new students and families who have joined us...a very warm Selamat Datang to each and every one of you!
Only a few weeks into the school year and we have already been very busy! Students have started their classes with gusto, and have hopefully settled quickly into their homework routines. This year in the Middle and Senior School we have a strong focus on continuing to improve our academic standards as we move further towards embedding our standards as a ‘Visible Learning’ Certified School. The improvement has been
demonstrated through our students’ fantastic ISA and HSC results; more will be conveyed about this success in forthcoming communication from the School.
Ongoing and open communication are crucial components in ensuring a successful support system for your child/children. Please remember that your child’s Homeroom teacher or subject teacher are the first point of contact if you have any queries. It was wonderful to see so many parents at our Parent Information session earlier this week making connections with our teachers.
Also, please note that any student who is late or absent needs to have this verified by a parent email, phone call or note of explanation. Students will need to bring notes to the MSS Reception prior to the commencement of Homeroom. Any emails need to be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org
It is important that your child is in class every day unless medical circumstances prevent this. With a number of important school events in the coming weeks, I can only say that EVERY LESSON COUNTS!!!!
During the next fortnight, parents and MSS students will be granted access to a Term Overview for every subject, which provides an understanding of what is being taught in each learning area. In addition, parents will also be given access to the Assessment Calendar for Semester 1. This can be used to assist your child in organising study plans. It is important that parents are able to support students with
planning and understanding when the busy times will be for assessment.
I wish every student a great start to the school year and look forward to the ensuing year. May all families remain safe, prosperous and healthy over the coming months.