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 Year 12 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

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.  The way that the community has rallied around each other in this extremely difficult period has been amazing.  I am so proud of all involved for their care and passion for all of those affected by this tragedy.  The Secondary School will hold a Memorial Service next Friday that will be a reflection of Victoria’s life.  This event will be attended by our Year 12 students and invited Year 11s.  Should you have any questions about this service please feel free to contact me directly –

I attached a Secondary School Events Calendar with the Interim Reports that were sent home at the conclusion of last term.  This document is sent to provide parents with some indication of the important events that will be occurring in the Secondary School during Term 2 that should assist you with your planning.  I have attached this document here for your consideration.

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.  The Secondary School is an extremely busy place and our academic staff have a full teaching load along with extra-curricular commitments.  To that end the teachers may not be able to accommodate a variety of additional Parent/Teacher Interviews outside the allocated days.  If you are unable to attend the sessions indicated then a phone conversation or email feedback may have to act in place of the face to face interview.  Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Last week the Singapore International Schools Taekwondo Championships were held today at the Toa Payoh Sports Hall.  This competition involves schools from throughout Singapore.  I am pleased to say that AIS finished second in this event.  Moreover, many of our students received medals for individual aspects of the competition.  This is a wonderful effort by our students.  The trophy now resides in the Secondary Office.  It will be presented to the School at the next assembly.

Yours Faithfully,

Andre Casson
Head of Secondary School

French School Visit

Le Lycée Français de Singapour came to AIS this week on Tuesday and it was an exciting opportunity to exchange cultural and linguistic knowledge between our students studying French and theirs who are studying English.  The French School is literally a ‘voisin’ or neighbour so it seemed only natural to reach out and create bonds with them. Our students were ‘buddied’ with theirs and the French students ’shadowed’ ours throughout the day.  This was the second such venture, as our students had visited the French school last year and it was our honour to reciprocate their hospitality and warmth.

It was an interesting and enlightening day of cultural exchange, in which the students not only conversed and practised their language skills but compared educational differences between France and Australia, and interestingly AIS came out on top in culinary terms, a gastronomic anomaly, as the French school apparently doesn’t have cooking facilities for the students!  The educational benefits for our students of French in this type of exchange are numerous, eliminating in one 10 minute bus journey, thousands of miles of distance from France and allowing our students an authentic encounter with French students, the language and cultural ideas they inevitably bring with them. The day was wonderfully rounded off with an engaging, lively and thoughtful discussion between AIS students and students of the French school in our Theatre. This relationship with LFS, we hope, will continue to grow and develop further this year. 
Luke Olley
Language B – French / EAL

Student Action 2014

Student Action is now well underway and we have elected their Chairperson and Secretary. We are pleased to announce the following appointments:
Chairperson – Daniel Lim (Year 10)
Secretary- Dylan Alexander (Year 9).

Student Actions consists of four student leaders from each year group elected by their year level cohort.

Our 2014 leaders are:

Year 6
Jason Lam, Ethan Wilson, Finn Saint, Elyse Barge

Year 7   
Joshua Spratt, Sarah Campbell, Emily Wong, VictoriaD’Acre

Year 8   
Kieran Walsh, Storm Radatt, Angus McCasker, Mikhayla Georgy

Year 9   
Pooja Parasher, Dylan Alexander, Akshay Menon, Freya Tweedie

Year 10
Daniel Lim, Jackson Tomich, Lachlan Cox, Joel Bulow

Year 11
Gwen Sim, Sophia Fleming, Danielle Ellam, Lachlan Barnesby

Student Action meets each week as a student body and meets alternate weeks with their Heads of Year to discuss issues specific to their year level. Student Action works closely with our School Captains to ensure Student Voice is both heard and represented at AIS. We look forward to seeing this group working together, making a difference and taking action this year. Stay tuned.

Student Action Group