Good afternoon! It is difficult to believe that we are down to our final 2 weeks of this academic year! Please let me take this time to sincerely thank you all for your support of your children this year, as it has been challenging with the final months of the Covid-19 epidemic. I am thankful that we can now put those days behind us and focus on the growth and development of our students.
Every person and every establishment has areas for growth. At XLIS we have the 4 school-wide goals that we have developed since completing our IB Authorization visit and ASC WASC accreditation. We have a growth mindset, always looking for ways that we can be better. I believe that we have made great strides this year toward our school goals, especially our first goal of supporting our students to become more proficient in English, and the third of increasing communication between parents and the school. How do you feel we have done this year? Do you have any particular reflections on our achievements or areas you feel we could still grow? Please do send me an email with your thoughts at any time.
Another way that our school aims to collect feedback from our parent community is through surveys. Our Brand Development team has created this survey for our parents to complete so we can receive your level of satisfaction with XLIS programmes, facilities, and services. Please take a few minutes to complete it as your voice is valuable to us.
Dress Code Policy for 2023-2024
Beginning in August 2023, we will be implementing our whole school dress code policy. By having one policy for all students, we can be sure there will not be any confusion about the expectations for our students’ attire. I will briefly include what the policy is below, so you are aware of the expectations to begin the school year.
All students should respect the following dress code:
· They should wear the XLIS uniform- blue shirts, jackets, and blue pants. This can be purchased at the XLIS uniform shop.
· No part of the uniform can be altered.
· Students should not dye their hair.
· Students cannot have long nails, bright nail polish and nail ornaments.
· Students cannot wear heavy makeup, including eye makeup and bright lipstick.
Two areas to note for primary are ensuring children are wearing navy blue pants or shorts and no dyeing hair. We appreciate your cooperation on these two points in particular.
I wanted to finish by saying that although the beginning of the year was challenging, I have very much enjoyed my first year as the Primary Principal at XLIS. Your children are all amazing! It fills my heart each day when they smile, say hello and tell me they are happy when they first walk into the school. I personally feel that XLIS is a pretty special place to be each day.