September 12, 2019
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Dear SIS Community

This weekend is an important one for the world. The next group of leaders are preparing to address and solve the major problems facing humanity.
That does sound very grand, but it is true. Tomorrow and Saturday we are hosting the SDG Summit here at SIS. You can read more about it here.
The SDG Summit brings together educators from all across the world to plan for ways that we can inspire and encourage students to focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. I am very proud that our school has taken a leading role in this important area. There are 17 Sustainable Development Goals which look at addressing some of the critical challenges of our time such as Poverty, Clean Water, Access to Education, Equity, and Responsible Consumption. The Summit will explore what can be done, help link active citizens in networks, and showcase resources that can be used today within schools. Congratulations to the participants on taking another step in securing our future, and thank you to all our terrific staff for their work in getting this major event ready.

This week is also important for the Mid Autumn Festival, of course. I would like to wish all of our community the very best at this auspicious time. 
Happy Mid-Autumn Day! 中秋节快乐,万事如意,心想事成!

Finally I would like to welcome our newest member of staff to the school. Mr Bob Stearns has returned to the school for the rest of this year as our Deputy Head of School. As the school grows, we wish to ensure that our systems and processes get the level of attention they deserve, so I have added a new position. Bob knows the school well and will be an ideal member of our administration to make sure we provide high quality services to all members of the SIS community. Please welcome Bob when you see him around the school.
Best regards

Greg Smith
Head of School

 Did you know that...
our staff Professional Learning day on September 16th will provide time for us to audit many aspects of the school's programs as we prepare for re-accreditation by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Accreditation by WASC ensures that our students can apply to attend the best universities across the world by offering a guarantee of quality for all of our programs.

Calendar, News and Important Events...

Click here for detailed school calendar including PSA events
Click here for Primary News
Click here for Secondary News

Important Events @SIS...
Primary -
Important events next week:
* Mon 16th  Sept No School for students-Professional Learning day for staff
* Tues 17th Sept Parent PL-MAP and Growth Mindset @ L5 8:15-9:15am
* Wed 18th Sept No School for Students-Parent Teacher Conferences
* Wed 18th Sept Parent PL-Transition to a new school year @L5 8:15-9:30am
* Wed 18th Sept PSA Book Sale!
* Thurs 19th Sept Parent Book Club: Drive @L5 8:15-9:30am
* Fri 20th Sept UP 4B and 2C Assembly @ SPAH 8:15am
* Fri 20th Sept Parent PL Mandarin in the Primary 2:15-3:00pm
        * Lang A & B @ L5
        * CAL @ Gecko Theatre
* Fri 20th Sept PSA Popcorn Friday!

* Tues 24th Sept PK2 Speech Screening
* Tues 24th Sept G4/5 School Without Walls Parent Presentation @ Gecko Theatre 4pm-5pm
* Wed 25th Sept Parent PL: PYP for new SIS families @ L5 8:15-9:15am
* Thurs 26th Sept STUCO Spirt Day-Theme to be determined soon!
* Thurs 26th Sept Parent PL: PYP in the Early Years @ L5 8:15-9:15am
* Fri 27th Sept EP Assembly @ 8:15am in SPAH

Secondary -
13th September - Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday (no school for students)
16th September - Professional Learning Day (no school for students)
19th September - MS Beach Day
19th September - G10-12 Discovery Bay University Fair (optional)
19th September - G12 Depart for Beach Retreat (overnight)
20th September - HS Beach Day
20th September - Secondary PSA Parent Meet & Greet 7-9pm @ Boathouse
25th September - MS/HS Parent Coffee (9:45am)
We Have Good News To Share...
Be on the lookout for a promotional video about Shenzhen featuring Shekou International School. It was great to see students,  parents, and teachers participate in the filming and represent our Gecko pride!
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