New Student Orientation - 2016-2017 Academic Year

by admin Email

Dear Parents,

You are warmly invited to the 'Back to School' student orientation on Thursday, August 4th 2016 at 2pm. The theme of the event is; meet, mingle and munch.

Get to meet your new teachers, see the new students in your class and take an orientation tour of the school to see your new classroom.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Sunday, June 5th 2016

by admin Email

Dear QISS Families and Friends,

 

Week 35 was action packed, with several graduation parties, the trip to Jimo to donate sport and art equipment, quarter 4 Key Assignments and the Spring Concert. Next week will be the last week of the 2015-2016 academic year, with Sports Day and the Community BBQ on Monday and Honor Roll assemblies on Tuesday. We look forward to seeing you again during these events.

 

Announcements

 

Sports Day and PTA Community BBQ


This year, the QISS PTA decided for the first time to hold a community BBQ on sports day. As the PTA raised funds throughout the year, they thought about the best way they could give back to the QISS community and hold an event that boosts community spirit and provides the parents and teachers an opportunity to socialise with one another. They decided that by purchasing two BBQs, coolers, drinks, food and a popcorn machine, they could facilitate such an event in the form of a BBQ.

The BBQ will happen on Sports Day, June 6th.

The PTA will provide popcorn and drinks for all students during their morning snacks.

The PTA will then cook a BBQ with hotdogs and drinks in the afternoon. The Lower School students will have their BBQ from 1 to 1:30pm. The Upper School will have their BBQ from 1:30 to 2pm.

The PTA encourage all parents to attend to join in the festivities from 12pm onwards, and to please bring some small, sharable snack or drink to contribute to the party!

See you there!!!



School Life

 

Jimo Hope Primary School

 

On Wednesday, June 1st, more than 40 students from the QISS Upper School visited the Jimo Hope Primary School (即墨市店集建行希望小学) to donate sport and art equipment purchased using the funds raised from the Holiday Gala. As well as donating the equipment, our students spent the morning playing games and activities, and teaching science and art lessons to the students. Kudos to all of the students who volunteered to attend, and their amazing effort on the day.

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 8 "Moving Up" graduation party and ceremony

 

To celebrate their moving up to high school next year, on Friday, June 3rd the 8th grade students took a trip to Laoshan Beach, where they had a picnic and played some fun activities. They then returned to school for a graduation ceremony, attended by other Upper School students.

 

 

 

 

 

Key Assignment Day

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Concert

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events, Activities and Important Dates


QISS 2015-2016 Academic Year Calendar

QISS 2016-2017 Academic Year Calendar_final.pdf

  • June 6: Sports Day and PTA Community BBQ
  • June 7: End of Quarter 4 / Quarter 4 Report Cards / Student Half Day
  • June 8: Last day of school for staff
  • August 4: New Student Orientation BBQ
  • August 8: 1st Day of 2016-2017 Academic Year

Friday, May 27th, 2016

by admin Email

Dear QISS Families and Friends,


In week 34 of the academic year our students finally got to perform their theatre production Wicked, which they have been preparing for all year. It is a fantastic production and all of the students have done an amazing job. Last weeked the high school students also celebrated their Prom. By all accounts it was a wonderful evening with fun, games, music and dancing. Yes, this year the students actually danced, instead of staring awkwardly at each other from across the other side of the room.


Announcements



QISS PTA and Qingdao Expat Charity Donations: Jimo Hope Primary School (即墨市店集建行希望小学)


On Wednesday, June 1st many of our Upper School students will be visiting the Jimo Hope Primary School to deliver donations purchased using the funds raised at the QISS Holiday Gala. This year, the PTA teamed up with the Qingdao Expat Charity to raise funds and identify a school in Shandong that is in need. Throughout the process and due to the generosity of the QISS and greater Qingdao community, the PTA were able to raise 22,500rmb. Qingdao Expat Charity helped the PTA to locate a school in need, and that school is Jimo Hope Primary School. Jimo Hope Primary School has around 180 students from grades K to 6. It is located in the Jimo countryside and educates students from 8 surrounding villages. They have limited resources and value our support.


In March this year, the several student ambassadors, as well as Mr. Matthews and Ms. Orobello, visited to the school to meet the principal and students and make a plan for how to allocate the funds. As a team, they identified several areas of need, including sports and art equipment, a new basketball court surface and painting of the school walls. Due to lack of time and insufficient funds to complete ambitious infrastructure projects, the student ambassadors decided to focus on sports and art equipment this year, and to aim to fundraise to complete the basketball court and wall painting project next academic year.


Now, the PTA and students ambassadors have purchased significant sports and art equipment including soccer balls, basketballs, skipping ropes, hula-hoops. archery practice sets, paint sets, paint brushes, paper, pencils, erasers and many, many more. We know that this equipment will be a great addition to the resources at the school.


On June 1st, 2016, which is Children's Day, many Upper School students will visit the school to give them these donations as well as to participate in several fun activities. High School students have arranged art classes, science experiments and origami classes. They will also play soccer, basketball, skip rope, hula-hoop and archery with the studentst at the school.


As a school community we are in a unique position to be able to assist our surrounding communities. This PTA, QISS student ambassador and Qingdao Expart Charity joint effort is a great example of how we can help. The PTA extends their gratitude to the QISS community for their generosity during the Holiday Gala, and are excited to see this project to fruition.



QISS Sports Day and PTA Community BBQ


ATTENTION ALL PARENTS: ANNOUNCING THE FIRST ANNUAL PTA COMMUNITY BBQ


This year, the QISS PTA decided for the first time to hold a community BBQ on sports day. As the PTA raised funds throughout the year, they thought about the best way they could give back to the QISS community and hold an event that boosts community spirit and provides the parents and teachers an opportunity to socialise with one another. They decided that by purchasing two BBQs, coolers, drinks, food and a popcorn machine, they could facilitate such an event in the form of a BBQ.

The BBQ will happen on Sports Day, June 6th.

The PTA will provide popcorn and drinks for all students during their morning snacks.

The PTA will then cook a BBQ with hotdogs and drinks in the afternoon. The Lower School students will have their BBQ from 1 to 1:30pm. The Upper School will have their BBQ from 1:30 to 2pm.

The PTA encourage all parents to attend to join in the festivities from 12pm onwards, and to please bring some small, sharable snack or drink to contribute to the party!

See you there!!!





Quarter 4 Key Assignments and Spring Concert


Please be aware that on Saturday, June 4th, both Key Assignments and Spring Concert will be held. A detailed schedule of events will be sent home shortly, but in please be aware that as it is a school date, morning school buses will run as usual. Do to the Spring Concert, the day will likely end around 3pm.


End of 2nd After School Activity Program session


This is just a reminder that yesterday, May 26th, marked the end of the second session of our After School Activity Program (ASAP). Therefore, buses will no longer depart from QISS at a later time on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.  All student buses will be leaving immediately after dismissal from classes at 3:30 PM.


Graduation


This coming Saturday, May 28th will be the senior graduation. We are sure it will be a memorable occasion to celebrate the contributions and success of this year's seniors. They are an amazing group of students who have helped shape QISS throughout their time here.


School Life


Grade 1 practicing building fluency and understanding math fact fluency strategies




ELL Reader's Theatre


 


Prom 2016

 

 

 

Wicked


 


 


Upcoming Events, Activities and Important Dates


QISS 2015-2016 Academic Year Calendar

QISS 2016-2017 Academic Year Calendar_final.pdf

  • May 27: 2nd ASAP Session Ends
  • May 28: Graduation Ceremony
  • May 31: Grade 5 Graduation Party
  • June 1: Jimo Trip
  • June 3: Grade 8 Graduation Party
  • June 4: SAT / Quarter 4 Key Assignments & Spring Concert
  • June 6: Sports Day and PTA Community BBQ
  • June 7: End of Quarter 4 / Quarter 4 Report Cards / Student Half Day
  • June 8: Last day of school for staff
  • August 8: 1st Day of 2016-2017 Academic Year





Friday, May 20th, 2016

by admin Email

Dear QISS Families and Friends,


We are now at the end of week 33, which leaves just 3 action-packed weeks in the 2015-2016 academic year. This week we held the final PEP Talk for the year, looking back on the year gone by, and previewing the year to come. This weekend, the QISS Art Department will host their 'Empty Bowls' project, aimed at raising funds for the United Nations World Food Programme. Please see the details below.

 

QISS Art Show 2016: Empty Bowls Project


Students met in the cafeteria several weeks ago to take part in painting ceramic bowls for our school wide "Empty Bowls" project.  The bowls will be part of an art installation that will be on display as part of our annual art exhibition to celebrate learning in art at QISS and raise funds and awareness for global hunger.  The exhibition will take place at the 138 Art Cafe and art gallery on May 21st where a humble bowl of soup will be served to acknowledge those with lack of access to simple nutrition.  Artworks from all students from Pre-K - Grade 12 will be on display and proceeds from the event will be donated to UN World Food Program.

 

When: This Saturday, May 21st, 2016.  Private opening: 1-3 pm for QISS families.  Public Exhibition 3-4:30 pm


Where: 1st Floor Leader Plaza (Miaoling Lu Entrance near the Blue Horizon Hotel) 18 Qinling Lu, Laoshan


Cost: 30RMB (includes 1 bowl of soup and a souvenir). Kids under 5 are free. Tickets available at the door.




Community performances of the student Wicked production next week!


Mark these dates: Wed. 25th and Thurs 26th May @ 6:00-9:00 pm


The community performance for the QISS student production of Wicked will be held on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th of May @ 6:00-9:00 pm. Please mark your calendars!

Student performances are on Monday, May 23rd and Tuesday, May 24th.



Sports Day Community BBQ


On Monday, June 6th, 2016, QISS will celebrate its annual Sports Day. This year, the PTA have decided to do something extra for the QISS community. Using funds raised throughout the year, the PTA has bought BBQs and other equipment and will hold a community BBQ on Sports Day. The PTA will supply a BBQ snack and drinks for all attendeees, and we encourage parents to bring a plate of food or some drinks to share. More details will be sent out closer to the day.

 

Student Ambassador T-Shirts

On June 1st (Children's Day) the QISS student ambassadors in High School and Grade 3 students will visit a school in Jimo to donate sports and art equipment purchased by the QISS PTA, in conjunction with the Qingdao Expat Charity. The funds were raised during the Holiday Gala in 2015, and were pledged to benefit a primary school in Jimo. While there, we will play sports games, activities, provide art lessons and do science experiments for them. The aim of the project is to strengthen our relationship with this school, so we can plan in the future how to assist them with larger school improvement projects.

To help the school, the student ambassadors have designed a T-shirt that they are selling for 60RMB. All profits will be donated to this school.

Below is the design;

 

 

If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt, an order form will be sent home on Monday, which you can complete and send back. Alternatively, you can select the size you want and download the order form here ( St. Ambassador T-shirt sale.pdf )  and return it as soon as possible. The size chart is below.

 

If you have any questions, please contact studentambassadorqiss@gmail.com or contact any of the student ambassador leaders: Sunny Hwang, Jolie Kim or Sunah Hwang.

Thank you!

 


May 2016 PEP Talk


The last PEP Talk for the school year was held this Thursday. The topic of the presentation was '2015-2016: A Year in Review and Looking Forward to 2015-2016'. We started with a review of the 2015-2016 academic year, reflecting on the events, activities and milestones the year has seen.



Upcoming Events, Activities and Important Dates


QISS 2015-2016 Academic Year Calendar

  • May 21: High School Prom and Empty Bowls project
  • May 27: 2nd ASAP Session Ends
  • May 28: Graduation Ceremony
  • May 31: Grade 5 Graduation Party
  • June 1: Jimo Trip
  • June 3: Grade 8 Graduation Party
  • June 4: SAT / Quarter 4 Key Assignments & Spring Concert
  • June 6: Sports Day and PTA Community BBQ
  • June 7: End of Quarter 4 / Quarter 4 Report Cards / Student Half Day
  • June 8: Last day of school for staff
  • August 8: 1st Day of 2016-2017 Academic Year

Friday, May 13th, 2016

by admin Email

Dear QISS Families and Friends,


 


We have just four weeks left in the 2015-2016 academic year, but in that time we have many exciting activities and events planned. Upcoming events include the May PEP Talk, High School prom, Wicked performances, Year 12 graduation ceremony, Grade 5 and Grade 8 graduation parties, PTA and Qingdao Expat Charity trip to Jimo school for donations, Quarter 4 Key Assignments, Spring Concert, Sports Day and PTA Community Day. Phew! We are really earning that summer holiday.

We look forward to seeing you all over the next few weeks as we celebrate our vibrant, multicultural, mindful-hearted community.


ANNOUNCEMENTS


Community performances of the student Wicked production


Mark these dates: Wed. 25th and Thurs 26th May @ 6:00-9:00 pm


The community performance for the QISS student production of Wicked will be held on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th of May @ 6:00-9:00 pm. Please mark your calendars!

Student performances are on Monday, May 23rd and Tuesday, May 24th.




Open Houses


Although spaces are limited, there is still time to join us for an Open House school tour. Please contact admissions for more information.



2016-2017 Academic Year Calendar is now Final

Please click the link below to download the 2016-2017 Academic Year calendar.

QISS 2016-2017 Academic Year Calendar.pdf


SCHOOL LIFE


Grade 3 discover the wonder of electricity and magnets in their unit 4 inquiry.


 

 


Upcoming Events, Activities and Important Dates


QISS 2015-2016 Academic Year Calendar

  • May 2-13: AP Exams
  • May 21: High School Prom
  • May 27: 2nd ASAP Session Ends
  • May 28: Graduation Ceremony
  • May 31: Grade 5 Graduation Party
  • June 1: Jimo Trip
  • June 3: Grade 8 Graduation Party
  • June 4: SAT / Quarter 4 Key Assignments & Spring Concert
  • June 6: Sports Day
  • June 7: End of Quarter 4 / Quarter 4 Report Cards / Student Half Day
  • June 8: Last day of school for staff
  • August 8: 1st Day of 2016-2017 Academic Year

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