QISS Weekly Update: Week 6 – 2016-2017

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Dear QISS Families and Friends,

Although Week 6 was a short week due to our upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival break, we still have important announcements and updates on school life at QISS. This week we also debut a new feature of the Weekly Update blogs, the PTA Corner. Here you will learn about why the PTA are, what they do and how they are working to build a strong QISS community.



Mid-Autumn Festival

School will be closed from Thursday, September 15th through to Sunday, September 18th for the Mid-Autumn Festival.


QISS Mama’s Swim

The QISS swimming pool is now open for all QISS mothers on Mondays between 12pm and 3pm. Please spread the word and encourage all mums to take advantage of this opportunity.


QISS Swimming Pool


Director’s Family Swimming Program returns September 24th.

Please be aware that as per the original schedule, the Director’s Family Swimming Program will not happen this Saturday, due to the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday. This program will resume on Saturday, September 24th.

2016 annual director s swim program


 Skills Development Sports Camp

The QISS Skill Development Sports Camp return again this year. The first camp for the year is once again aimed at developing soccer skills.

Click the link below to see the photo highlights from week 6.

2016-2017 Week 6

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qiss pta

The PTA corner is a new initiative for the QISS Weekly Updates blog. Here, the PTA will provide important updates and information about what they have been working on.



PTA President: Arna Maul


The PTA has a new president this year, Arna Maul. Arna has two children at QISS, Camilla in Grade 9 and Caroline in Grade 4. This is Arna’s 2nd year at QISS.

PTA Western Community Representative: Sandra Stackman


Sandra has one child at QISS, Willi in Grade 4. This is Sandra’s 2nd year at QISS

PTA Korean Community Representative: Dawon Park


Dawon has two children at QISS, Rachel in Grade 5 and George in Grade 11. This is Dawon’s 3rd year at QISS.

PTA Korean Community Representative: Seunghee Lee


Seunghee has one child at QISS, Harry in Grade 10. This is Seunghee’s 6th year at QISS.

PTA Chinese Community Representative: Chen Xiaomei


Xiaomei has one child at QISS, Emily in Grade 10. This is Xiaomei’s 4th year at QISS.


PTA Chinese Community Representative: Nana Wang


Nana has one child at QISS, Cathy in Grade 7. This is Nana’s 3rd year at QISS

PTA Treasurer: Annett Esche


Annett has one child at QISS, Janek in Grade 7. This is Annett’s 1st year at QISS.

PTA Secretary: Jennifer Parkinson


Jenny is a 6th grade Language Arts and Model United Nations (MUN) teacher at QISS. This is Jenny’s 2nd year at QISS.

PTA Announcements

The PTA Executive Board for the 2016-2017 academic year are very proud of the great start to the year they have had. The executive board has met several times to plan activities and events for the year, in coordination with the QISS administration team. Two important events for the year, International Day and the Holiday Gala, are already well into the planning stages. The PTA has clear fundraising objectives for the year and looks forward to sharing more in the coming weeks and months. The PTA would like to extend a big thank you to all of the new and returning QISS parents who have volunteers to help with the Food and Drinks Committee, and the Decoration Committee. Many parents signed up to help during the Open House Nights. The PTA are confident that together we can make this the best year ever at QISS.

~ Thank you! From the PTA Executive Board.



QISS 2016-2017 Academic Year Calendar.pdf

  • September 15-16: Mid-Autumn Festival
  • September 23: QCCI Holiday / No School for Student Only
  • October 3-7: Chinese National Holiday Break
  • October 14: End of Quarter One
  • October 15: Quarter One Key Assignments
  • October 19: PSAT
  • October 20-22: TIANMUN
  • October 21: Q1 Report Cards
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