Did you know that today March 23, 2012 represents the movie release date for the “Hunger Games”? Maybe if you have a middle school child you will know this already, however at ISM we are all very excited about this movie, as one of our alumnae is set to make her international acting career in the movie! Tara Macken, class of 2002 and former member of Dance Co plays a major role in the movie. Tara is an accomplished stunt artist and with this movie is branching into mainstream acting. Here is a link to some of her work. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Tw41E_oJ7I
This will be the last bulletin before the school holiday break. As you know school is out next Thursday, March 29 and we will resume classes on Tuesday April 10. Seniors are busy with exams this week and next and then when they come back after the holiday they will receive feedback on their exam performances and move straight into a review program in most of their IB classes.
For those athletes in third season IASAS there will be just one day of school and then they will leave for their respective competitions; Track and Field to Taipei, Badminton to Kuala Lumpur and Softball to Singapore. Please make sure you have all your child’s documentation and assignment sheet are completed on time and according to schedule as it will be a very tight schedule this year. Good luck to all out athletes. We wish them all the best as they compete with BEARCAT pride.
Another important date to put in your planners is Monday April 16 which is the official opening of the IB2 Film and Visual Arts festival. The FAT Lobby will have on display exquisite artwork collated from the two year IB program and inside the FAT Films from IB and grade 9/10 classes will be shown as part of the annual ISM Film Festival. Don’t miss it!
I wish everyone a very relaxing school holiday. It has been a long session since January and this will be a welcome chance to recharge batteries ready for the final sprint through the months of April and May. Remember we finish the school year slightly earlier this year with Graduation on Tuesday May 29 and the final day of school for all other students is on Thursday May 31. Please ensure that students are in class and focused right through until the end of school. If you are leaving ISM it is also very important to secure the withdrawal papers and to let us know as soon as you possibly can. Places are at a premium and it is certainly easy for us to make admission plans, if we know what places we have available.
One final plug from me is that in the week after school finishes I would strongly encourage all grade 10 and 11 students to consider the excellent ISM Bearcat Student work experience program that we launched last year. The program has grown exponentially and we have some fantastic opportunities for ISM students to experience the real world of work. Before you book those flights talk to Mr. McQueen about this great program.
High School Principal