Today was a great day in the High School! I arrived at school and began life as a Principal with an IMac on my desk! Soon after that the corridors of the High School reverberated with the sound of the Senior Class 2012 cheer, as the senior class celebrated their final day of regular classes with a prank that kept the rest of the school in their classrooms for a few extra minutes of lunch. This particular senior class has a great bond and they really represent our ISM values of Integrity, Service and Merit incredibly well.
So grade 12 IB students will start their external examinations next Wednesday, May 2nd.
We wish all our seniors the best of luck for their exams.
- Study hard and revise wisely.
- Eat, sleep and exercise properly, during the exam period.
- Arrive early to all exams so that they are not held up in Manila traffic.
Again I am very proud to report that we have witnessed outstanding work in many of our end of year performances. The quality of our recent Fine and Performing Arts events; the IB Art Exhibition, IB Film Festival, 100% Dance Co and HS Finale Concert are continuing examples of stunning performances from our student body in the area of Fine and performing Arts. Please check the calendar and do not miss any of the upcoming performance opportunities.
Next Tuesday is a public holiday and no doubt seniors will be studying hard, but it is not too early for the grade 9-11 students to begin preparations for their final exams which will be in the week of May 14-18. After this week teachers will give feedback on the learning that was evidenced in the final exams and then begin the process of final assessments and report narratives. It is vital especially for the junior class to stay focused right through until the end of school, as this is a very valuable time for IB work, internal assessments and extended essay work. There is an extended essay workshop in the HSMC tomorrow from 9:00am -3:00pm for all IB Diploma students. This is a real chance to make significant progress on this compulsory part of the IB Diploma.
We have 20 school days until Graduation 2012 and 23 until the end of school year!
William R.S. Brown
High School Principal