Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2020
During their Sharing The Planet unit of inquiry, the Grade 1 students explored how all members of an art community could work together to create an inspiring and meaningful art piece. Through group discussion, they made agreements about how they could each take some responsibility to create a whole class piece of artwork.
Each of them designed and made their own feather, but only by putting them together, we have wings to fly. It was amazing for them to observe how each member... Read More
Posted on Monday, November 23, 2020
Thank you to Mr. Kapetanović, our Upper School Assistant Principal for leading by example! Read more...
Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2020
Before the Autumn Break the students in Grades 6 through 12 Spanish classes had the opportunity to learn about one of the most famous traditions of the Spanish speaking world: the Mexican celebration “Día de los Muertos” or Day of the Dead. On November 1st and 2nd the deceased have the opportunity to “visit” their families and be honored and remembered. This festivity is a pre-Columbian tradition nowadays linked to All Saints’ Day, full of color and symbolism. Students made small altars... Read More
Posted on Monday, November 2, 2020
Kindergarten students had a great deal of fun exploring the 5 senses; sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch. Students circulated through sensory activities, painted with textures, explored the effects of dripping colours in baking soda, squished soft, creamy shaving cream and made sensory bags with gel and food colouring.
Students also proved that they were risk takers when they identified various smells and then drew pictures to represent what they thought they had smelt.
In... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Aligning with our Units of Inquiry, the Primary Student Council on our Sindelfingen Campus put together an action event to help clean our community and make it a better place to live. Each week, a different primary class will go to the Goldberg area and pick up as much rubbish as they can find. Grade 1/2H students collected 4 bags, which weighed about 10 kilos!
Posted on Monday, October 26, 2020
Grade 5 students on our Degerloch Campus have just completed their surrealism portrait poster designs and recorded some excellent thoughts during their art reflection. Their posters are displayed around the school and have been praised by many teachers and students!
Their next project? Students will be exploring various techniques and apps to create stop-motion movie and eventually create their own movies…
Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2020
The Grade 3/4 students on our Sindelfingen Campus have been looking at Rights and Responsibilities as part of their Unit of Inquiry. Students had a variety of interesting ideas and suggestions regarding what they believed were their rights and responsibilities. Some of the rights they came up with were: the right to make mistakes, the right to get help, the right to friendships, the right to an education and the right to an opinion.
After discussing their rights, students linked these... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Students from Grades 6 and 7 volunteered to give up their lunchtimes to carve pumpkins and make traditional Jac ’o Lanterns for their Service as Action project. These carved pumpkins will be displayed outside the main entrance of the Degerloch Campus for the ISS Community to bid on, and the money raised will be used to support school projects in Zimbabwe.
In previous years, the money students have raised has helped to buy a weather station for science work, new magnetic whiteboards to... Read More
Posted on Monday, October 19, 2020
Students on the Degerloch Campus had a wonderful afternoon of sharing their learning at the Grade 5 Health Fair.
Students worked so hard on their research, boards and presentation and we are so proud of their efforts! Sadly, we could not include parents at this year's Health Fair however, they were not excluded altogether as students were asked to give a live presentation at home while their parents assessed them using the rubric!
Posted on Friday, October 16, 2020
The important learning about healthy minds, kindness and empathy this week and next, has been visible throughout the school building during the United Nations Mental Health Week. Learning to take care of ourselves is the first step towards valuing others and caring about how they are too.