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GSIS Gazette – Issue #28

9th October 2020

University Guidance: Upcoming Events (External)

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From Head of English International Stream

World Teachers' Day

Dear Parents

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.”
Japanese proverb

We all have a favourite teacher, that person who made time for us and inspired us to see the world differently or become the best version of ourselves, people who continue to have an influence on our lives. These memories are being forged every day at our school with your children.

On Monday it was World Teachers’ Day, a global event launched by UNESCO in 1994, celebrating the role of educators in society. After this particularly challenging year, what an impact it would have on a teacher’s week if they received a card from a student with some words of gratitude. Could students and parents take some time this weekend to write to a GSIS teacher to thank them for their commitment to learning over recent months and to say a few words about how they have made an impact on their lives?

I would also like to draw attention to the numerous staff who are keeping our buildings clean, fixing equipment, maintaining records, answering phone calls, arranging admissions and directing traffic each morning, rain or shine. Please encourage your children to acknowledge these important people by saying ‘Hello’ or ‘Thank you’. It is so important for us to notice each other’s contributions to the school and the concerted, sustained effort that is keeping us operational.

EIS Strategic Development Goals

Over the coming months the English International Stream will continue to work towards our broad strategic goals, which will focus on:

  • Improving student and staff wellbeing through a Positive Education approach
  • Further refinement of our approaches teaching & learning
  • Ensuring curriculum consistency and continuity across departments
  • Implementing a coordinated system of staff appraisal, reflection and professional development
  • Establishing stronger links with the local and regional communities
  • Developing practices that support an environmentally sustainable school

Each department will interpret these whole stream aims in a manner that focuses on and improves their own priorities.

HK Academy for Gifted Education

We have been invited to nominate students for the HKAGE. This is open to students aged 10 – 18 and they offer ‘diverse enrichment programmes, in-depth advanced learning opportunities and personalized learning in the form of projects and research’. Nominations must be made through the school and the final deadline is 30th October. If you would be interested in finding out more details, please contact me.

Have a great week ahead.

Simon Misso-Veness
Deputy Principal / Head of English International Stream

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