Although Teacher's day was in May, due to our hectic schedule at SG, we actually celebrated last week.
EYD - had a wonderful event out in their playground, with songs and of course food. Students made sun hats for the teachers to wear.
Primary - had a great appreciation performance, with students singing and dancing, and voicing their appreciation for their teachers before having class parties.
Secondary - Hosted a lunch for their teachers and then had a superb concert in the school hall. Students and teachers danced and sang to keep everyone entertained.
Many thanks to all the students, parents (and teachers) that made the Teachers Days such an enjoyable experience for all involved.
Minggu Budaya 2012
Last week, the BM department in the Secondary school organized "Minggu Budaya 2012" with a cultural performance in the hall on Thursday. The performances were all superb, exposing all of us the rich diversity of Malay culture. My thanks go to the teachers and students that made this possible. Their hard work was shown in the quality of the event. By sharing in this way, we all have an understanding and an appreciation of the cultural heritage that surrounds us.
Parents meetings and reports
EYD and Primary parents received the mid-year reports for their children last week, and Secondary parents will receive the mid-year reports this week. I do hope that these reports give you valuable information about the way that your child is performing in the classroom.
At the end of this week, SG secondary parents are invited to receive their child's reports on Friday afternoon. SGI secondary students will bring their reports home at the end of this week. As we had a parent session in April, we will not have the progress report day on Saturday as indicated on the original calendar.
I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the changes that we have made to the reporting system at SG/SGI. In previous years, we have had two progress report days a year for parents to receive written reports and also to take the opportunity to talk to teachers. Now, we have started an enhanced model, we have four sessions a year;
-April - a Parent Teacher conference to talk about student's performance
-June - Mid-year report (with no oral session)
-September - a parent teacher conference
-November - the end of year report (with no oral session)
Outside of this arrangement, if you have concerns about your child's progress, then I encourage you to make appointments to come in and speak to teachers.
During our weekly assemblies, it makes me proud to see the success that our students have in activities outside of the classroom. There are more details in the section reports, but it can be easy to overlook the tremendous efforts of our students and teachers in taking part in them. Well done to all who have taken part.