EAL - Mr Tim Hudson

Secondary School - Dates to Remember

Friday, 18 April – Sunday, 20 April

Year 4 – Year 12 : SMITE Con 2014 – Tabletop Role Playing Game Convention (CCA)

Friday/Saturday: 9am – 11pm
Sunday: 9am – 7pm
E203 – E212 and Y12 Common Room Area

Friday, 18 April – Sunday, 20 April

U11 and U19 Kuala Lumpur Cricket Tour

Kuala Lumpur

Friday, 18 April – Sunday, 27 April

14 and U Madrid International Football Cup (Cognita Games)


Wednesday, 23 April

ANZAC  Day Assembly
Secondary School

8.30am – 9.30am

Years 6 – 11
Parent Teacher Interviews

4pm – 8pm
Small and Big Gym

Thursday, 24 April

Years 6 – 11
Parent Teacher Interviews
No School for students

8.30am – 5pm
Small and Big Gym

Friday, 25 April

ANZAC Day Dawn Service

5.15am – 8.15am
Kranji War Memorial

Friday, 25 April

Memorial Service: Victoria McLeod

12nn Theatre (Year 12 and selected Year 11 Students only)

Sunday, 27 April

Senior Musical Rehearsal

10am Theatre

Information subject to change, correct at date of circulation. 

Parents are urged to check their child’s Assessment Calendar on the Student Portal.  This will provide details of forthcoming assessments.

Dear Parents,

The sad events of this week have brought a clear focus of what is important in our school.  AIS is a special place because of the magnificent people that reside here each day.  We are a caring community.  We are a strong community.  We are a resilient community.  The loss of a member of our family is something that has touched all of the Secondary School, particularly our Year 12 students.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to Victoria’s family and friends as they come to terms with her passing.

As you are aware we have Parent/Teacher Interviews planned for Wednesday and Thursday of next week.  These are very important events that will provide parents and students with timely feedback as we head toward the Semester 1 examinations.  I would urge parents to bring their children with them to this event so the feedback is direct.

Yours Faithfully,

Andre Casson
Head of Secondary School

Elementary School - Dates to Remember

Monday, 21 – Friday, 25 April

Year 4 Camp

Pulai Springs, Malaysia

Monday, 21 – Friday, 25 April

Internal ANZAC commemoration events


Tuesday, 6 April

Year 2 Swimming Carnival

AIS Pool

Thursday, 24 April

No school for students
Staff Professional Development


Thursday, 24 April

Parenting and a new approach to Discipline

6:30 pm – 8:00pm
Senior Library

Tuesday, 27 May

Year 1 Swimming Carnival

AIS Pool

Thursday, 29 May

UE House Swimming Carnival

AIS Pool

Wednesday, 11 June

Prep Swimming Carnival

AIS Pool

Single Subject Spotlight: Mandarin

Welcome to Term 2! Our daily Mandarin lessons have been going well, with students actively engaged in all sorts of meaningful learning activities in which they get to explore the wonderland of the Chinese language and culture. Term 1 saw satisfying achievement of our young learners in the area of linguistic proficiency as well as cultural awareness. One of strengths of the Mandarin Program in Elementary School lies in the diversity of class activities. Students learn the language through games, songs, rhymes, role plays, presentations and other kinds of activities which are designed to cater for the needs of all learners.
In Term 2, students will be learning about new topics and continue to build on their language skills as well as understanding of the Chinese culture. We look forward to another fruitful term ahead.

The following documents have been developed in order for parents to gain a better understanding of the teaching content in Term 2 with some recommendations for home learning included.

Please click on the images below for each year level’s Mandarin Overview.

Mandarin - Prep

Mandarin - Year 1

Mandarin - Year 2

Mandarin - Year 3

Mandarin - Year 4

Mandarin - Year 5

Dee Dee Gao
Elementary Mandarin Coordinator