Published on April 29th, 2016 | by SSIS


Message from the Principal Term 3 Week 5

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Student of the week

As the Grade 10 students head toward their final IGCSE Exams Reiji Arikawa has consistently put in extra effort to improve. He has asked for several past papers in his English class, completed them at home and met with Mr. Crossley during morning and lunch time to receive feedback. On top of this, he keeps busy with Student Council and has a full schedule of athletics as well. He is a role model to his fellow students and exemplary of the holistic excellence found at SSIS.

Coffee Morning with the Senior School 18th May (confirmed) 9:30 – 11:30am

We currently have fifty parents confirmed for our coffee morning. Please let Ms Ahn know if you would like to attend also.

The following keynote speakers will present their department’s vision and new initiatives for the next academic year:

Dave Keifer – Pre IGCSE Coordinator Grade 7 & 8

Billie Leong – HOD English / ISP (English Support)

Steve Gaynor – HOD Science / IGCSE Coordinator

Doruk Gurkin – IB Coordinator

Katie McClure – ASP

Laura Winberg – House System/Student Council

The Senior School councillors will attend the meeting and will avail themselves if you have any questions.

Keep an eye on the PSG ‘WeChat’ feed for further details.

If you have any questions you would like answered by the guest speakers, please email them to the PSG Secretary – Ms Ahn .


Earlier this month, 42 Primary students took part in the Asia-Pacific Mathematical Olympiad for Primary Schools 2016 (Round 1).

I am pleased to report that SSIS have harvested 2 Golds, 3 Silvers and 3 Bronzes in the event!

Mark Wong (XH) – Gold (invited to Singapore for the Invitation Round 26-29 May 2016)

Yao Shun Yu (XH) – Gold

MORITA Kohki (MH) – Silver

PARK Jang Bae Chris (XH) – Silver

CHU Juei Che Richard (MH) – Silver


CHIN Xin Ni Glenda (XH) – Bronze

JUNG Se Yeon Zoe (MH) – Bronze

CONGRATULATIONS to all the students and their Maths teachers who enabled them to excel!

What do the students say about SSIS?

The grade 12 students were asked to write a reflection of their time here at SSIS. Below is one of the reflections:

The community at SSIS is warm and friendly. There is a ‘closeness’ with students and teachers in the school. You know everyone in the Grade, which is quite rare among all the other international schools. SSIS can truly be called a ‘second home’ to the students.

The school provides healthy and special lunches, with organic vegetables and yummy delicacies from all around the world. By Yu Fan

The 2016-2017 academic year is positioned for ‘the best year ever’ for SSIS Senior School. There is an expectation and excitement from teachers and students with so much in store.

Don’t forget to re-register your child now with the following link for the 2016/17.

Have a wonderful three day weekend.

Kind regards,

Terry Senior                                                                                                                                                                Senior School Principal

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