To know the school, know the teachers, know ourselves and establish rules is the top priority of SIBS. Therefore, the elementary school organized two assembly activities (K3-G2 and G3-G5). First, the teachers made colorful posters to introduce themselves, guide the students to understand their character strengths, and celebrate and encourage the students. SIBS’s educational concepts are responsibility, caring, kind, respect and trust, the words can be seen everywhere in campus, during the assembly, teachers organized games to make the students understand the meaning of these values, over a long period accumulation, they can form their own sense of value and world view. At the end of the assembly, the teachers also prepared competition prizes for the students, encouraging each student to fully show themselves in the activities and competitions.
2、The ES Library transformation has begun
SIBS is committed to ensuring that all students foster a love of reading. Reading does more than entertain or give readers information; reading enhances spelling and vocabulary and teaches empathy. To build that within SIBS, we have begun the process of revitalizing the key learning space in the reading process: the library.
Books have been relocated and re-labelled for easy student access.
New layout, carpet, furniture and signage all assist with making our library a fun and exciting place to be.
But we are still under construction. We will keep you informed as we continue to create an inspiring and dynamic space for our students.
Yours in reading, Anita Claasz (Teacher Librarian)
3、MS/HS parents coffee salon
On Wednesday, MS&HS held parents coffee salon with the theme of "to enrich scientific curriculum setting". The foreign principal Dan and Dr. Paul introduced to the parents the new changes in the curriculum of the middle school, including the increase of the proportion of English classes, science courses and professional courses of art and design. In the period of ASA elective courses, students of MS&HS can participate in various associations and clubs,which greatly enrich campus life. These activities include:
-Model United Nations
In addition, SIBS MS&HS also has a professional psychological consultant director, Valery Cooper. She obtained a master's degree in psychology from the University of Leeds, UK, and has been working as a counselor in an international school for more than 10 years,with rich experience in psychological counseling and university guidance.
4、Be ready for our concert band programme
This week, the new instruments for our concert band programme started to arrive! All students in Grade 6-12 who are enrolled in music this year will be a part of this inaugural programme at SIBS. They are currently in the "research" phase, learning a bit about each instrument (how it looks and sounds) to make decisions with their teacher, Ms Mandy, on what they will play for the rest of the year. We are all very excited to be starting this programme.
5、Preschool weekly event
The kids explored the shadows this week, first selecting their favorite toys and objects under the light. Understand the process of shadow formation, and observe the shadow changes under different angles and distances. In the fun game of stepping on shadows, children not only train their dodge and run ability in the simplest running and chasing shadows, but also improve their flexibility and coordination.
"Lotus" activity has been continued for two weeks, the children under the leadership of the teacher, watched the loss of water lotus leaf, then they tore lotus leaf into small pieces, added red dates, medlar, bubble on a pot of lotus tea, smelled, blew, slowly tasted , the kids also made lotus tea bag.