Dear Parents and Guardians,
We were pleased to welcome returning, and indeed new students, to Term 2 on Tuesday and it does seem that students are settling-in quickly to new challenges and opportunities for learning.
Global awareness and an understanding of internationalism is a core concept of our school and one of our Learning Principles states that: Students understand the purpose of their learning, so they are given the opportunity to engage with various other individuals and groups. Teaching and learning at EIS accepts and respects the normality of diversity in all areas of life that sensitize students to the notion that we naturally develop in different ways. A focus of some classroom activities this week has been the role of the United Nations, and in particular the importance of the Millennium Development Goals. The students will also recognize UN Day tomorrow, principally by wearing national dress, when students can absorb more vividly the diversity of our community.
Further on the theme of intercultural education an important aspect of the IB Learner Profile at EIS is that students learn to express themselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. And, that they learn to collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups. On last Monday and during this week teachers have been working with our consultant, Eowyn Crisfield, in the area of language teaching, and in particular, bilingualism. An important aspect of the workshops is the importance of mother tongue development and allowing students to use their mother tongue in school, which not only recognizes a student’s individuality, but also supports their wellbeing in school and contributes to their learning of a second language, namely in the case of the majority of our students, English.
A video presentation by Eowyn is also available to parents to watch (through the Parent Portal). Additionally, as previously announced, Eowyn will be available this evening, Thursday 22nd November, from 5pm - 6pm, for an online Question and Answer session, based on the information in her presentation. Please click here to join the session.
The next informal meeting with the Senior Leadership Team will take place on Monday, November 9th. The general theme of the gathering will be the teaching of mother tongue languages and English in our school. Please note the date and come along from 8.00am to 9.00am. Venue will be announced when we get closer to the date.
We will hold Parent Teacher Conferences next week and information has been provided by Heads of Sections. Please sign up to meet with a homeroom or subject teacher using SchoolsBuddy, available through the Parent Portal. Additionally, provided on the Portal, is a one-page information document that may be useful in preparing for the conference/s.
Message from Admissions Office
We are now receiving and processing applications for January 2021. If you are interested or know any families who may be interested in having a student join EIS, please kindly contact Admissions Office via (+84) 28 7300 7275 or email@example.com.
Head of School