Graeme Naftel, Head of Junior School
What a fantastic start to the year! The children have so quickly settled back into their friendships and routines, and the new students seem to be fitting in beautifully. Almost 70 new students started in the Junior School this week, and quite a few more will be starting over the next couple of weeks. It is wonderful to see the new students being encouraged to join in during play times. Every year I rave to new teachers about our students, and every year they tell me how surprised they are to find that I have not been exaggerating. We really do have a wonderful student cohort.
Welcome back to all the returning families and a special welcome to all of the new families who joined the Junior School community this year. I have enjoyed speaking with many of you over the last week and look forward to speaking with more of you in due course.
Junior School Structure / Communication
Parents Information Session
The beginning of year Parent Information Session will be held on Thursday 4 February, starting at 3.30pm. Parents are requested to meet in the Auditorium, where I will speak about our academic, pastoral and co-curricular programs. I will introduce the Junior School staff, and parents will then move to classes for a grade specific information session. Please understand that this is not an opportunity for one on one discussions about your child’s individual needs. Rather, routines, plans and structures will be explained to ensure parents and the school can work together for the benefit of the children. If you would like to meet individually with your child’s class teacher, please make an appointment so that the teachers can give you the individual attention you deserve. AISM students will be supervised during this session, however, we cannot supervise students who are not yet enrolled at the School.
KL Maths Challenge
Four students from Year 5 will participate in the KL Maths Challenge being held at Park City International School next week. Students from international schools across KL will attend this annual event and will engage in extremely challenging Mathematical tasks for two days. A report from this event will be published in the next newsletter.