Whole School Events
1. National Holiday
Saturday,1st October – Sunday, 9th October
Our school’s National Holiday is observed from the 1st to the 9th of October, 2022. We kindly remind you there is no school during these dates. School will begin again on Monday the 10th of October 2022.
2. PTA Core Member Meeting – Wednesday, 12th October
The second monthly PTA core meeting of the school year will be held on Wednesday, October 12, and we will notify all PTA members by email later on.
Primary School Events
1. Assemblies – Fridays
The Primary School assemblies are designed by the students and are a celebration of their learning. Parents of the assigned class will be able to come to watch their child’s assembly. You will receive more information from the homeroom teacher closer to the date.
14th October, 14:40-15:25 – P6B, Blue Dragon Theater
3. Progress Report – Friday, 21st October
On October 21st, we will upload your child’s first report card for the 2022-2023 academic year to Managebac. Please log-in to the platform to download this document. If you need assistance, you may reach out to your child’s homeroom teacher or TA to help guide you. This is called a “Progress Report” as it gives you a summary of your child’s learning so far this year. All of the Ontario Learning Outcomes that have been completed through the Unit of Inquiry, in Specialist Classes and Mandarin will be listed with a number from 1 – 3 assigned to it. A 1 represents an emerging understanding of the skill or content. A 2 means that the child is developing his or her understanding and a score of 3 means that the child is able to demonstrate the outcome without support. One of the most important parts of this report card is the section on ATL skills (Approaches to Learning). In this section, the homeroom teacher will have written a comment describing your child’s progress in important skills such as communication, social skills, their ability to problem solve or conduct research. Please review this document before the Parent-teacher conferences the following week.
4. Three- Way Conferences – Wednesday, 26th October
The Parent-teacher conference is provided as an opportunity for the teacher and family member to discuss the students learning through the first 2 months of school. There will not be any classes for students on this day, so please take note and make the necessary arrangements. You will receive more information and a schedule with your time closer to the date. Our Single Subject and Mandarin teachers are also available to meet you, please send them an email in advance to arrange the time on that day.
5. Blue Dragon Swimming Competition– Thursday, 27th October
The 3rd XLIS Blue Dragon Cup Primary Swimming Championship will be held on 27th October at the Blue Dragon Swimming Pool. The events are P2 – P3 float 25m freestyle, P4 – P6 50m freestyle and 50m breaststroke. Swimming is one of the important activities to promote the healthy growth of children. They can play to their hearts’ content, experience the happiness of growth and feel the charm of sports through the swimming competition.
6. Literacy and Culture Week
Monday, 31st October – Friday, 4th November
We have celebrated literacy week in the primary school for the past eight years. It is one of the significant events in primary to promote a love of reading, highlight various fun and engaging ways to enhance language teaching and learning and educate parents about the value of reading at home. Our tradition is to start the week with Pajama Day and then throughout the week, classes will do various activities appropriate to their grade level. One of the highlights in the past has been buddy reading with MYP or other primary classes. To end the week, the Friday is “Book Character Day” where the students are encouraged to dress up as a character from a story. It is a lot of fun to see the creative ways the students represent the characters from books!
Secondary School Events
MYP1 & MYP2: 19th October 2022
MYP3 & MYP4: 13th October 2022
MYP5 & DP1 & DP2: 20th October 2022
2. Progress Report – Friday, 21st October
Parents will receive the progress reports for the first quarter of the semester in October. These reports will not contain a grade, but they will give you a clear description of your child’s behavior and academic progress during this first quarter. Please read these reports with your child and be ready to discuss your concerns with the teachers during the three-way conferences which will follow.
3. Three-Way Conferences– Wednesday, 26th October
This is an opportunity for all parents and students to have an individual conversation with the subject teachers. We will send a sign-up sheet so that you can book a slot with the teachers. Hopefully, this year we will be able to have a face-to-face meeting, and this will be an opportunity to meet all the subject teachers of your child. You are also welcomed to meet Secondary Principal should have anything to share or any suggestions to make. We look forward to seeing all parents on that day.
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