All parents are invited to join us for our Term 2 parent workshop on Friday 27 January at 9:00, after the morning assembly.
See the full invitation below, and click here to RSVP: Year 3/4
Here is The ISM Scoop for you to enjoy. The pupils from Years 7 to 9 have produced articles on Heritage Week in place of the regular class pages. Pupils were involved in House Groups for Heritage Week. Many thanks to all the parents who offered and gave their time to share cultural aspects from their home countries. The pupils certainly were enriched with new knowledge and understanding of differing cultures.
I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the ISM parents who came in to do Heritage Week activities with the children. The students learned so much about some of the many cultures represented in our ISM community, and they enjoyed fun activities including preparing and tasting yummy treats, learning traditional stories and exploring symbols and holidays. Look for photos and more information on what the children learned this week in the October Scoop later this month.
ISM ENSEMBLE CHANGE OF DATE
ISM Ensemble is our ISM parent organization that helps to plan and organize community events such as holiday celebrations, festivals and community service projects. All parents are automatically members of ISM Ensemble.
The ISM Ensemble meeting scheduled on the calendar for 20 October has been moved ahead to THURSDAY 13 OCTOBER at 8:30. Mr Achlim will meet with parents to discuss plans for World Fest. All parents are invited to attend.
For more information about ISM Ensemble and the types of activities they do please visit our website here: http://ismcasablanca.weebly.com/ism-ensemble
World Fest is our annual international celebration for the entire community. Parents bring in dishes from their countries to create a delicious international buffet and cake bake. The children enjoy a bouncy castle and other games. Volunteer sign up sheets were sent out last week, but we do still need parents to help manage the food tables. If you need a new form you can find it on the website here: http://ismcasablanca.weebly.com/
or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
PARENT MEETING W/LEADERSHIP
Our Term 1 parent meeting is scheduled for Friday 21 October at 9:00, after the morning assembly. At these meetings the ISM Board of Directors team (Mr Achlim, Mr Mellouki and Ms Achlim) share important information on the school’s goals and growth and answer parent questions and concerns regarding whole school issues. Meetings take place each term and as always all parents are encouraged to attend. Meeting dates can always be found on the ISM calendar here: http://ismcasablanca.weebly.com/calendar.html
Please note that these meetings are for concerns relating to the school and student body as a whole. If you have individual concerns regarding your own child please schedule a time to discuss these with your child’s teacher first, and then Mr Garioch if needed.
PARENT APPOINTMENTS & DROP OFF
Parents who have scheduled class activities or appointments with teachers or leadership should sign in at the office first. If you are dropping something off for your child you may leave it at the front with Rachid. Please make sure the items are clearly marked with your child’s name and class. Parents without appointments are asked not to come into the school between the hours of 8:30 – 3:30 in order to minimise disruptions to the learning and routines of students and teachers.
If you need to make an appointment please email your child’s teacher or the administrative office at email@example.com
We are still awaiting uniform orders from our suppliers, so some items remain out of stock. We will notify parents as soon as new orders have arrived. We apologise for any inconvenience.
In the meantime all items of clothing must meet the ISM uniform expectations. Bottoms (trousers, skirts) must be solid navy blue and of uniform quality and style. Denim, leggings and silky or sparkly fabrics are not allowed. Hats should have a neutral background, preferably navy, with minimal logos or designs.
Information on uniforms and the ISM dress code can be found here: http://ismcasablanca.weebly.com/uniforms.html
Parent volunteers are needed to donate dishes and help manage events. Sign up forms should be returned to your child's teacher.
It is wonderful to be involved in a school where so many parents are actively involved in learning throughout the community. This week in school we will enjoy being educated about different cultures by our parents. I know that all the pupils are looking forward to the great variety of activities that they will experience this week. Later on in the month we will also have the opportunity to learn about different cultures at the World Fest on Saturday 22nd October.
As Principal I would like to thank all parents and staff who have worked hard to make sure that these events will be a great success. We will have photos on the password protected part of the site shortly after the events.
Thank you once again for your wonderful contributions which enrich the curriculum here at ISM.
Scoop October Edition
Just a quick reminder on two events this coming Friday. There will be an assembly at 8:30 to 9:00. All students will be involved in the assembly.
After the assembly we will have a parent workshop. The workshop will run from 9:00 to 10:00 immediately after the assembly. In the workshop we will be looking at the ISM Learner Profile, which is based on the IB Learner Profile. We will be working with you on what it looks like in school and at home.
We look forward to seeing you at either or both of these community events.
Dear ISM parents,
I hope that everyone has had a lovely summer holiday enjoying some rest and relaxation with family and friends. Returning and new teachers have been in school since last week planning and preparing for the students first day back on Wednesday, 31st August.
Students should arrive Wednesday morning no later than 8:25. We will begin with our traditional first day assembly, to which all parents are invited. Teachers will then gather their students and bring them in for a full day of teaching and learning.
Students in Y1 on will be dismissed at 3:30. PLEASE NOTE: NURSERY AND RECEPTION STUDENTS WILL BE DISMISSED AT 12:15 ON THIS WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY ONLY. Thereafter they will be dismissed at 3:30 along with the other students.
As a reminder our school calendar and other important information can always be viewed on our website here:
Mr Iain Garioch, our new school principal, will be in touch with further information about the start of the year.
I look forward to seeing you soon!
Head of School
Parents are invited to attend our last day of school assembly Wednesday 22 June at 11:00, after which students will take mums and dads into the classrooms to share their portfolios. Students will be dismissed at 12:15 to start their summer holidays.
Parents can drop in to pick up final reports on Friday 8:30 - 13:00.