Student Captains 2016
Each year the school undertakes a process to select our captains and student leaders for the following year. This year, like many others it has been a difficult decision due to the high caliber of student applicants. I am proud to announce the Senior Student Leadership Team for 2016:
Male Vice Captain
Female Vice Captain
Whey Qi Teo
House leaders will be elected next week and all of our captains will be formally badged on Speech Day Middle School Captains will be elected following the Year 7 Leadership Day on 7 December. Collectively the student leaders will work together as a team on a number of events throughout the year.
New Staff- 2016
At the end of each year in an international school, we always farewell people and welcome in new staff. I would like to introduce the new members of our teaching faculty for 2016
Simon Matheson- Head of Science
Simon comes to us from Brisbane Grammar School in Queensland where he is currently the Head of Chemistry. Simon will be accompanied by his wife Claire and two children Brigette and Alexandra
Tatiana Breger- Head of the Arts
Tatianna is current the Head of Performing Arts at Matrix International School KL. She has had extensive international leadership experience in the Arts both in Europe and Asia
Darren Bird- Head of the English/EAL
Darren is currently the Head of English- AIS Singapore. Prior to this he was the Head of English at Clarence Valley Anglican School, NSW and has extensive experience in the HSC
Jason Brand- Head of PDHPE
Jason joins us from Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, where he is currently the Head of PDHPE and Sports Coordinator. He is accompanied by his wife Alison (Science Teacher) and three children, Olivia (10), William (8), Emily (6)
Alison Brand- Science
Alison is also currently at Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, and will teaching in the areas of senior Chemistry and senior Biology along with general Science.
Jessica Stagg- Maths and Commerce/Business Studies
Jessica is currently at Waverly College NSW and has previously been the Head of Boarding at Snowy. She joins us with her husband David.
David Stagg- English and History
David is currently teaching at Al Faisal School in Auburn in NSW and prior to this he was teaching at Jindabyne Central School and was a Boarding House Supervisor at Snowy Mountains Grammar School
Garth Chapman- Humanities
Garth joins us from Fort Street High School, NSW where he is currently the Head Teacher- Social Science. Garth has also had experience teaching in Japan. Garth will be teaching in the Humanities areas with a specific focus on Economics and Business Studies.
We look forward to our new staff joining our AISM community in 2016.
This week the majority of our students will undertake their final exams for Semester Two. An exam schedule for all students has been sent to students and is available on Studywiz. All Year 9 and 10 exams will take place in the auditorium, while Year 6-8 exams will occur within the scheduled class time in the students classrooms. It is vitally important that students come to school following a healthy breakfast and continue to eat well throughout the day. If your child is unwell on the day of the exam, please contact the MSS Reception and your child's subject teacher so that an alternative time can be arranged. I will the students the very best during this period.
Year 12 Graduation
At the end of every year we come together to celebrate the achievements of our graduating class and each year parents, students and teachers feel very proud watching the students finish their Secondary education journey.
The students have worked exceptionally hard over this past year and through their journey have had many ups and many downs. They have built resilience, developed leadership skills and come together as a strong group of young adults. Tonight is their final celebration and we all look forward to seeing them enjoying the time together with their peers, families and teachers.