EAL - Mr Tim Hudson

Dates to Remember

(NO SECONDARY CCAs in Week 5 and 6)

Monday, 12 - Friday, 16 May

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Awareness Week


Wednesday, 14 and Thursday, 15 May

Allergy-free cupcake stand

Lower Elementary School Canteen Area 2.30pm - 4.00pm

Monday 12 May

Pupil Free Day - Staff PD Day

All Day

Tuesday 13 May

Vesak Day – Public Holiday

All Day

Wednesday 14 May – Thursday 22 May

Year 9 Exams (Including NAPLAN)

8.40am –10.30am - Year 7-8
All day – Year 9
Senior Library

Wednesday 14 May – Wednesday 21 May

Year 11 Half Yearly Exam Period

All Day
Senior Library

Wednesday 14 May

Year 10 GCSE Design and Technology
Mock Exam

In Class

Thursday 15 May

Year 10 IGCSE Exam – Drama
Year 10 IGCSE Exam – Mandarin as Foreign Language

Session 1 - 9am

Session 2 – 1pm

Senior Musical Rehearsal

Coral Dixon Theatre

Richard Gill – Parent Event

6.30pm – 8.00pm
Senior School Library

Thursday 15 May –  Wednesday 21 May

Year 8 Exams

All Day
Home Group classrooms

Thursday 15 May –  Thursday 22 May

Year 7 Exams (Including Naplan)

All Day
Home Group classrooms

Sunday 18 May

Senior Musical Rehearsal

10am – 4pm
Coral Dixon 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.

AIS Careers Day was an outstanding success once again this year, thanks to the wonderful organisation of Mrs Vink and Mrs Hampson Froud. A special thanks to two of our AIS parents: Mrs Leesa Rawlings and Professor Ian Woodward for being our key speakers. Mrs Rawlings gave advice to our Year 12 students on ‘How to get Hired’ as well as ‘Digital Branding’ while Professor Woodward provided our Year 11 students with excellent advice on ‘Charting your Career and Getting to Know You’.

Ms Karen Chiu has been appointed as the full-time International Students’ Administrator. Karen will be responsible for overseeing students who are living with guardians in Singapore. The Secondary School has over 80 international students who Karen will be supporting on a regular basis. This is an important initiative of the School, designed to improve communication between the School and guardians, as well as provide welfare support to individual students. Karen is keen to make contact with all guardians and students over the coming months. (

Year 12 HSC and DP Semester 1 reports were distributed to students on Wednesday. Parents and students are advised to read the teachers’ comments closely. This report will provide valuable suggestions for improvement as Year 12 students prepare for their Final Examinations in Term 4. Parents are advised to contact (HSC) or (IB DP) if they require any explanation about reports. It is also very important that each Year 12 student arranges an interview time to see Mrs Vink ( about university applications. Australian University applications are completed towards the end of Term 3.

Next week is the commencement of Half-Yearly Examinations for Year 7 – Year 9 and Year 11 students. As this can be a stressful time for students and parents, it is important to remember that examinations are just one component of school life.

Update from Year 9
As you would be fully aware the Year 9 students are in the throes of examination preparation this week. Next week normal classes will be suspended and students are not required to attend school if they do not have an examination. However please note that students are not allowed to leave the School grounds if they have a break between examinations . 

Examination times:
9:00 - 10:30         Examination session 1
10:30 - 11:00       Recess
11:00 - 12:00       Study in the library
12:00 - 12:45       Lunch
1:00                        Examination session 2

Students are to assemble in the canteen area a minimum of 30 minutes before the start time of each examination, in full school uniform and wait until they are called up to be seated for the examination.
Students should bring all necessary equipment (pens, pencils, calculators etc.) in clear clip lock bags. Please be aware that mobile phones, bags and notes are not to be taken into the examination room or left outside the examination room. All students’ personal possessions must be placed in lockers.

Students MUST bring their School Photo ID with them to the exam.

Examination conditions apply at all times upon entering the room. These include:

  • No student is to speak to another student during an examination

  • No student is to leave the examination room before the conclusion of an exam and all the examination papers are collected.

  • Students must not remove question papers or writing booklets from the examination room.

If your child is unable to attend an examination you must phone Secondary Secretary, Ms Usha, on 6319 2835.  A medical certificate will be required for students absent due to illness.

Finally we wish all students the very best. They have been reminded that their teachers will use these results to identify their areas of strengths and weakness so they can plan targets for improvement.

Update from Year 10
As you will be aware, we will be undertaking IGCSE final examinations at AIS next week for Drama, Japanese, Mandarin and Chinese as a second Language. With this is mind, please visit the Year 10 assessment calendar page on the VLE:

Dates to Remember

Monday, 12 May

Whole School Staff PD Day

No school for students

Monday, 12 to
Friday,  16 May (Week 5)

Anaphylaxis and Allergy Awareness week


Monday, 12 - Friday, 16 May

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Awareness Week


Wednesday, 14 and Thursday, 15 May

Allergy-free cupcake stand

Lower Elementary School Canteen Area 2.30pm - 4.00pm

Tuesday, 13 May

Vesak Day – Public Holiday

School closed

Monday, 19 to
Friday, 23 May (Week 6)

NAPLAN testing


Delivery of School Photos

Parents who have ordered school photos should note that we expect delivery of the finished product on Wednesday next week. Photos will be delivered to classrooms and home groups during Thursday and Friday for students to bring home. 

Year 2 Swimming Carnival
The AIS pool was alive this week with the Year 2 swimming carnival on Tuesday morning. The focus was very much on maximum participation and maximum fun. 

Over the past few weeks the students in Year 2 have been honing their swimming skills in our Swim Scheme and the carnival was a chance to show off every that they had learned. Whilst the day was not about winning – the element of competition is very exciting for the students.

A huge thank you to Mrs Miranda Teves, the PE team and the AIS Swim Coaches for their organisation and enthusiasm to ensure the carnival was a success.

Here are the results of the day: