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HASIS APRIL 2018

HASIS APRIL 2018

Return from holiday - Sunday 1 April
Staff and students are expected back at school on Sunday 1 April, following our Mid-Semester 2 Holiday.

Progress Reports - Sunday 8 April, 2018
Academic progress reports for Grade 1- Grade 12 students will be released to parents on Sunday 8 April, 2018.

After School Activities (ASA) – Wednesday 11 April, 2018
ASAs for the academic year will finish on Wednesday 11 April, 2018.

Parent Teacher Conferences – Monday 16 April, 2018
We will host our final set of Parent Teacher Conferences on Monday 16 April, 2018 from 8:30am-5:00pm. Therefore, students are not expected at school on this day. A letter will be sent to parents in due course.

Earth Day - Wednesday 18 April, 2018
Following on from our observation of ‘Earth Hour’ (Monday 19 March, 2018), on Wednesday 18 March, 2018, HASIS will look to follow up with more collaborative activities that support environmental reforms around the globe.
 
Checkpoint Tests (Grade 8 ONLY) – 18-26 April, 2018
The Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) Checkpoint tests are used by many schools, around the world, to assess student performance and report progress to teachers, students and parents. This form of assessment uses internationally benchmarked tests, giving extra trust in the feedback that is received. In particular, we use the tests to assess knowledge, skills and understanding in English as a Second Language, Mathematics and Science. These tests are not a competitive or comparative test. It is not a test that students “pass”. It will not be used for purposes other than providing data to us, you, and your child, about his/her learning. Students do not ‘prepare’ for the tests, since they are consistent with what students learn on a regular basis.

Literacy Week – 22-26 April, 2018
This year the theme will be, ‘Local Culture’. This supports the School’s mission and vision statements and acts as a contrast to the last year’s theme of ‘Global Citizenship’. To encourage full participation by students there should be an element of competition. Each section of the school will have a different activity which is age-appropriate. Grade 10 and Grade 12 students will be exempted from specific activities due to their upcoming external examinations.