QISS Weekly Update: Week 19 – 2016-2017

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Dear QISS Families and Friends,


Happy New Year! Welcome back to QISS for 2017.

We hope you had a safe, pleasant and restful Winter Break. Many of you traveled home for Christmas and other festivities. Others took the opportunity to escape the cold and visit exotic places around the world. Wherever you went, we hope you had a great time, and are well rested and ready to get stuck into 2017. We welcome you back for the second semester of the 2016-2017 academic year. The rest of the school year is shaping up to be just as vibrant and exciting as the first half, with lots of deep learning and inquiry happening at all grade levels. As classes begin their 3rd unit of inquiry, we are already seeing wonderful student work being displayed throughout the school.

We are only back at school for three short week before breaking for Chinese New Year (Spring Festival), but we have plenty planned for that time. Next Tuesday (January 17th) is a student half-day, while teachers will engage in professional development programs. From January 20 to 22, our students will attend the CISS Model United Nations (MUN). Just before break, on Wednesday, January 25th, our annual China Day celebrations will be held in the QISS theatre. This year’s China Day is shaping up to be a spectacular performance, so we encourage all parents to make the effort to attend. As our host country, is it appropriate that we value and cherish Chinese culture. China Day is a great opportunity for us to learn more about the history and culture of this fascinating nation.




QISS After-School Activity Program 2nd Session: Calling for Parent Participation

During the 2nd session of ASAPs we would like to find out if any of our parents have a special skill or talent that they would be willing to teach to our students. We are also open to other members of our community offering different activities for our students. The 2nd ASAP session begins on February 27th and ends on June 2nd. Our ASAPs are offered on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons from 3:30-4:25.


두번째 방과후 수업중 여러가지 특별한 재능과 실력이 계신 학부모님들의 참여를 기다리고 있습니다. 또한 청도지역에 계신 분들중 본교에서 방과후 수업을 지도하고 싶은 분들의 참여도 열려있습니다.두번째 방과후 수업의 기간은 2017년 2월27일부터 6월2일 까지 매주 월,화,목요일 오후 3시 30분부터 4시 25분까지 있습니다.

If you or anyone you know would be interested in offering an ASAP, please contact Lower School Principal Shannon Page on shannonpage12@gmail.com or call the QISS office on 6889-8888.




Check out the photos from Week 19 of the 2016-2017 Academic Year

2016-2017 Week 19

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Grade 2 discovery experiment learning about landslides and answering the questions “How can we protect the Earth?” and “What gives the Earth its shape?”.



Don’t forget to browse the photos from the 2016 Winter Program.

2016 Winter Program

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2016-2017 Academic Calendar

  • January 13: Q2 Report Cards
  • January 17: Teacher In-Service / Student Half Day
  • January 20-22: CISS MUN
  • January 21: SAT
  • January 25: China Day
  • January 27-February 10: Spring Festival Holiday
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