World Book Day and World Wildlife Day 2018 were celebrated in style on Thursday 1st March at ISS. Every student from Reception 1 up to Year 7, dressed as their favourite book characters and paraded in front of parents, families and some special guests from Cascade Primary School. Each class also celebrated by creating a giant book cover which looked fantastic. Parents then enjoyed sharing stories with their children back in class and the students carried out ‘booky’ activities throughout the day. The PTA also held a bake sale to help with the development of the school’s wildlife garden. One child in each class was also awarded the annual ‘Most Improved Reader’ award to recognise their fantastic effort to improve their reading ability. Well done to everyone!
On Friday 9th February in our junior assembly, we were delighted to present a number of students with certificates for their hard work and determination when participating in the annual Australian Maths Competition. The competition is extremely tough and all participants have made the school thoroughly proud through their efforts. As a school, ISS continues to do well in this event with some children achieving the highest award which is ‘Prize.’ Our thanks also goes to Ms. Laporte and Ms. Rumbi for taking the time and effort to organise such a successful event.
Well done to everyone!
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On Wednesday 7th February 50 students from years 11 and 13 received their certificates for the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award they took part in last year. One part of the award involves the students devoting huge chunks of their time providing a service to their community, learning a new skill and also taking part in a physical activity of their choice. The second part of the award involves the students planning and undertaking a 2 day expedition. During this section they learnt bush-craft, orienteering and map reading skills as they were required to hike for 2 whole days with an overnight stop in between. It was a fantastic to celebrate the remarkable achievement of such a large amount of ISS students who all showed an incredible level of commitment to earn the award. Many thanks to the Principal Secretary and the Duke of Edinburgh award office staff for their support on the day and to our Head Boy, Rahul Rai for delivering a vote of thanks.