The resumption of lessons after the break has launched us into Term 2 which will end just before Easter holidays. Many new events and initiatives have been planned, including school trips and sports tournaments as well as preparing and taking exams and tests. It will be another intense and rich period of learning.
Our teachers have started the rigorous evaluation process that will lead to the compilation of report cards. The reports for the first Half of the year will be published in the second week of February and will be available for downloading from Managebac
I would like to give my warmest welcome to new families and students who have joined our school community.
Happy new year to all of you and have a good weekend!
The choice of the university is a theme that we stimulate our students to reflect on starting in the first grades of secondary school. They learn to recognize their talents and develop their passions by looking to the future and new job opportunities. The role of the university counselor is increasingly crucial.
The students of the 64 Inspired schools can now rely on the support of a Director of University Admissions and Careers, Ms. Mahtab Hanjani, based in London.
Inspired has also partnered with Crimson Education, a company that specializes in helping students enter the best universities of their choice – in the United States, the United Kingdom and around the world. Using a specialized team of experts and academic tutors, Crimson offers a personalized service during the application phase. To get started, our students can take advantage of the Crimson App which offers vast databases of information, guidance and resources to successfully deal with university admission.
I invite you to explore the new Inspired initiatives by reading the presentation of the founder, Mr. Nadim M Nsouli: click here for more details
Code of Conduct
The values of the IB Learner Profile are our constant reference when it comes to reflecting on rules of behavior. The capacity for listening, dialogue, empathy, collaboration and tolerance are exercised and enhanced in school life, at every level.
The codes of conduct are clearly laid out for our students and the expectations of behavior are cited constantly. Primary school students, as well as those of the Secondary School each receive a respective document entitled “Code of Conduct” that we ask them to read carefully and to sign.
Our parents recognize that educating children is a process that involves collaboration between parents, class teachers and the entire school community. Partnership with our families requires the sharing of certain values and educational principles. This is the sense of the Code of Conduct shared with the families who choose our school.
The purpose of this code of conduct is to make behavioral expectations transparent to parents, carers and visitors of our school, with the aim of improving the sense of community and ensuring an atmosphere of mutual understanding.
I am sharing here below some guiding principles that you find described in detail in the document “ISC Parent Code of Conduct” that can be found in its entire form on Managebac.
We expect parents, carers and visitors to:
- Respect the caring ethos and values of our school
- Understand that both teachers and parents need to work together for the benefit of their children.
- Demonstrate that all members of the school community should be treated with respect and therefore set a good example in their own speech and behaviour.
- Seek to clarify a child’s version of events with the school’s view in order to bring about a peaceful solution to any issue.
- Correct own child’s behaviour especially in public where it could otherwise lead to conflict, aggressive behaviour or unsafe behaviour.
- Approach the school to help resolve any issues of concern.
- Avoid using staff as threats to admonish children’s behaviour.
PTA initiative – the value of an international community
Within international school communities, relationships are often established that go beyond the professional dimension and share interests and challenges, as well as moments of social life. This often happens among teachers. The school becomes, above all for foreign families, a point of reference for making acquaintances, making friends and getting to know the local culture. It is wonderful for me to breathe the sense of community and belonging that some school initiatives stimulate in young and old.
I thank the PTA for the nice initiative they have planned for all of the families. None other than a Trivial Night at school on January 31st. All information can be found in the PTA section of the newsletter.
I look forward to seeing during this carefree Trivial challenge evening!
Enrollment is open for the 2020-2021 school year and starting this year, the re-enrollments take place automatically.
If you must withdraw your child, I would like to remind you to follow the procedure provided by the enrollment contract and send notice February 17, 2020.
Welcome to Nora
One of our teachers, Ms. Laura Biazzi, had the joy of giving birth to a wonderful baby girl. Welcome to Nora and congratulations to mom.