Semester 1 Conferences, November 9, 2023


As the school year progresses, it’s time to mark your calendars and make appointments for the upcoming Semester 1 Conferences! The full-day conference will be held on Thursday, November 9 and promises to be an insightful day for all participants.

The heart of the conference lies in the three-way dialogue between the teacher, student, and parent. This conversation aims to reflect on the achievements and challenges of the first weeks of the academic year. It’s an opportunity to highlight the milestones achieved and to outline focused strategies for the weeks to come, creating a roadmap for students’ academic and personal growth.

Parents are encouraged to book appointments with teachers via the Parent Portal. The bookings will close on Monday, October 23. Parents can expect a confirmation email starting Wednesday, October 25, detailing their scheduled appointments. We remind you to look at the important guidance from us as to who to book appointments with and how to organize your day.

In addition, we would like to take the opportunity of parents being at school, to offer two workshops relevant to our parent community.

  1. In one workshop, Trish Appel, our Social-Emotional Learning specialist will engage parents in understanding the approach to comprehensive sexual education. These sessions will focus on highlighting the contrast between healthy and unsafe relationships as crucial elements of the curriculum. This workshop will run four times at 9:00, 11:00, 13:00, or 15:00. They will take place in the conference room (2.012). No appointment needs to be made.
  2. Sarah Kloha, our Deputy Head of Curriculum for Primary and Primary Years Programme (PYP) Coordinator, will run another workshop in the conference room where you may learn about our PYP development. These sessions will run at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00.

There will also be a pop-up book shop selling the Usborne books in English. This is a great opportunity to stock up on English reading and activity books while helping the school earn free books. A range of age appropriate books will be available for you to purchase for your children.

The school cafeteria will be open throughout the day. Childcare services will be available exclusively for FIS students, ensuring that every family can actively participate in this enriching event. Parking at the conference might be tight. Obi (the hardware store) have kindly agreed to let us use parking spaces in their car park. FIS Families can use the spaces at the back of the car park rather than the ones closest to the store which should be prioritized for shoppers.

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