2022年11月10日星期四，曼校举办了13年级的家长会。家长们均踊跃参加，积极与各科任老师及升学指导老师了解孩子的学习及升学准备情况。会议正式开始前的信息分享会上，Mr Adam Harbinson向家长透露，一旦受疫情影响大考取消，学校已做好双手准备，将提供学生的作品及作业作为证据来佐证学生的预估分，同时，他还提及了学生在升学考试准备期间保持积极良好学习参与度的重要性。
2022年11月17日星期四，八年级家长会顺利举办，家长的出席率非常之高。会前的信息通气会中，Mr Adam Harbinson提到，八年级正是培养学生学习兴趣与热情的关键时间段，学校非常注重培养学生独立学习的能力。会上还探讨了我们需要为学生提供哪些学习技能以支持他们的学业，谈及了英文能力的提升、与同伴进行小组学习的能力、个人管理能力等。信息分享会后，家长与老师们也交谈甚欢，Mr Adam Harbinson偷听到了很多关于学生学习方面积极正向的反馈，那接下来就让我们一起期待下学生们第一学期末的学术报告吧！
We are now into the second half of November and I think that we are all grateful that the school has not been disrupted too much by lockdowns. The students are all busy and happy preparing for the school cross country next Thursday. My dream is to run the cross country and to surprise everyone by winning! The Autumn diet of examinations has been completed which is good. Lots of Success with the Games Teams which has been a bonus for us all.
This week, we celebrated lots of students and their talents, in our assembly!
We started by listening to a wonderful drum and singing performance from Felix (Y1) and Clementine (Y2). The students expressed themselves with great confidence!Eva (Y6) introduced our weekly virtue word 'Perseverance' and explained, to all staff and students, that if we always try our best and don't give up, even when faced with a challenge, then we are demonstrating this virtue. Eva also shared a fantastic comic strip that she had created as an example of how to show perseverance.
Perseverance is one way of showing our monthly MIS value 'Resilient'.
This week, we awarded MIS value certificates to the following students:
EY - Kayman & William
Y1 - Maggie Y2 - Isalia
Y3 - Kevin Y4 - Bosco
Y5 - Robin Y6 - Jacky
Pringle - Jayden
Well done and thank you for being resilient learners!
As Merchiston Day has been postponed again, we awarded the leadership pins to our Head Boy & Head Girl, Pringle Head Boy, Head Girl & Deputies and our Clan Captains. I will be sharing further information about their roles and responsibilities with parents shortly.
Mr. Mikey reminded us all of the importance of being Ay Safe at school and ensuring that students do not go to out of bound areas of the school. He also read aloud some kind words and positive affirmations written by the children in Y3-Y6.Enjoy the photos!Kind regards,Ms. NeilHead of Juniors
Enjoy the photos!
Ms. Neil Head of Juniors
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Performing Arts Seniors Assembly
Monday morning Seniors Assembly is a wonderful opportunity for performers to showcase their musical talents. As the students enter the monumental Castle Hall, for their first official congregation of the week, they greeted with a student performance.
These performances range from traditional instrumental performances on the piano, violin, voice to rock bands, and choirs. As the last student settles into their seat, the audience applauds with appreciation and the official assembly begins.
This Week’s Seniors Assembly theme was Performing Arts and had a different structure. Students from each Key Stage Group, were chosen to perform and they delivered on the high expectations. Anna Qiang (Year 13) performed a charming and mysterious piano miniature by Hungarian Composer, Bela Bartok from the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music, Grade 8 Syllabus. This was followed by the Seniors school’s youngest performer, Becky Sun, who sang the popular, exciting and uplifting ‘Monsters’ by Katie Sky, which had students waving their arms in rapture. Royal Mile Student, Greg Huang then performed a violin piece-The Reason Why, which calmed the audience and brought a warm feeling to the stage. Lastly, Richard Cheung (Year 10), performed the virtuosic and brilliant ‘Liebstraume’ by Franz Liszt, who dazzled the audience with his fast fingers and a richness in tone.
Well done to all the performers for their determination, hard work, and commitment. I would like to also thank the Performing Arts team for their support, without your help these events cannot happen.
Head of Creative Arts
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The Y10 GCSE Art students are focusing on Natural Forms theme as their first coursework unit. They are working very hard on exploring different materials and learning new technique in art. Y10 students have created a lot of stunning etching prints in the past few weeks. This week they started their big A2 mixed-media painting, students are highly motivated and enjoy their learning process.
Y10 students have been working in groups on their mini project in building their own insulated homes. The project aims to consolidate knowledge in unit 4 -energy transfers and efficiency . The students have been working hard in applying their scientific knowledge into the designing and building their model to ensure that their house design is better at insulating heat then the competitors. Each group wrote a full technical specification outlining the materials chosen for the house and why they had chosen those materials. The winner will be decided by setting up a thermometer in the house and using a heat source we will see which house reaches the highest internal temperature.
The winner will be decided by setting up a thermometer in the house and using a heat source we will see which house reaches the highest internal temperature.
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Year 13 parents Meeting
On Thursday 10 November 2022, Y13 Parents evening was well attended and there were plenty of fantastic conversations going on all over with the teachers and university counselors. In the parents' meeting at the outset, we discussed the necessity of portfolio exams and trying to keep up engagement levels in the face of preparing for University.
Y8 Parent Meeting
On Thursday 17 November 2022, parents meeting with Y8 was well attended this week. We discuss the need to focus on instilling a love of learning to help create independent learning. We also discussed the need to support students with their study skills such as their mastery of English, their organization and working well with peers. Nosey as I am, I overheard plenty of positive conversations with the teachers and am looking forward to seeing reports coming out in a few weeks.
Parents meeting with Y8 was well attended this week. We discuss the need to focus on instilling a love of learning to help create independent learning. We also discussed the need to support students with their study skills such as their mastery of English, their organization and working well with peers. Nosey as I am, I overheard plenty of positive conversations with the teachers and am looking forward to seeing reports coming out in a few weeks.
MIS Library Obido Book Fair
Please join us in the Book Fair and get some fun books for your child(ren)!
Wednesday 23 November 2022-Friday 25 November 2022
Venue: Reception Area on the 1st floor
During the book fair:1. Parents can get into the school and buy the new English books for their child(ren).
2. The students who read the most library books from this year can choose a book for free as a prize.
Kyran Y6 AES,
Jayden Y4 GAl
Cherry Y12 MPA
Megan Y11 MSH
Congratulations to the above students and they can come to the fair to get one book for free as a prize for their efforts that they have put in their reading! Keep it up！
U14 ISL FOOTBALL RESULTS
Congratulations to the U/14 MIS football team for winning the International School league tournament!
The results are as following:
MIS vs Harrow
Goal scorer - Oliver Y9
MIS vs VMA
Harry Y7, Harry Y8,
MIS vs Whittle
Well done to all the boys. MIS players represented their school with great sportsmanship！
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U11 ISL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
On Tuesday 15th November the Under 11 ISL team played their first fixture of the year against Harrow and Whittle School. In total 6 teams played a round robin style which provided the spectating crowd with over an hour of high quality basketball.
Throughout the course of the event, MIS played 8 games of highly competitive end to end basketball where teamwork, resilience and determination were evident throughout. The final results were as follows –
1st place - Harrow 16 points
2nd place - MIS & Whittle 4 points
All MIS students conducted themselves in a sportsmanlike manner, and as always were a credit to the school. Congratulations to the following students:
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As Christmas is approaching, Outreach has started our preparation to run a Lucky Jar event. This is always a very popular event and a great opportunity to raise some money for our chosen charities. Each class will get a glass jar to fill and decorate, to make it festive and share good wishes to other people. We will sell raffle tickets and these Lucky Jars will be a main part of our prizes.
Things to be put into these Jars could vary. Students can fill them with candy, candles, nice stationary and anything nice to share with others. They can also make their own Lucky Jars and Juniors please submit it to their class teachers or myself, Seniors please submit to your form tutor or house parent who will then pass it on to Ms Jo. The due date for this is 9th December.
Thank you again for your support.
Ms Jo Pounds
Staff in Spotlight
This week we would like to introduce our Y1 Class Teacher Ms Aniecia Tulloch who is also leading Juniors Student Council. Let’s find more about her from our interview.
Where else in the world have you lived?
I have only lived in two countries, my home country Jamaica and now China.
How do you find China is different from where you have lived?
China is vastly different in numerous amounts of ways. From the culture to the customs to the food. China is a high-paced country that is technology-driven. The cuisine in China is different from the one in my home country as our food has more spices and it has a combination of many different cuisines to give it a unique taste. The similarity between these countries is that we love our country and though our traditions are different we have the same love for them.
What’s your favourite weekend activity in Shenzhen?
I enjoy going to Sea World on Saturday to catch up with friends, have dinner and watch the waterworks by the ship.
Did you always want to be a teacher?
I never wanted to be a teacher, never imagined being a teacher. After my first year of teaching, I enjoyed it and felt fulfilled knowing that I can share my knowledge with others.
Tell us about a hidden talent or a top secret that no-one would know about you.
I enjoy cooking, making new things, and bringing my own flare to a recipe.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party, dead or alive?
My mom because she’s my best friend, my mentor from college because he believed in my dreams, Whitney Huston so she can teach me how to sing, Nanny of the Maroon because she was a fearless and brave leader and my aunt because she is my biggest motivator.
What does a typical day at MIS look like for you?
My typical day is spending time getting to know my students either by talking to them or observing them, then teaching Maths and English on a daily basis and interacting with different teachers throughout the day. The greatest thing is having different groups of students in my phonics class and my CCAs some I’m able to interact with many more children other than in my main class.
Do you have a motto or saying that really resonates with you?
My motto is ‘You got this!’ I say this when I am faced with challenges.
Do you have a most memorable teacher moment?
I have had many great memories however the one that stood out the most was watching my Kindergarten student teach another student and held their hand to help them do an activity. After only teaching the lesson once she was able to thoroughly explain and helped her friend finish the activity.
Hope you enjoy reading our MISsive and see you next time on Friday 2 December 2022