Welcome to the 2018-2019 Academic Year
15 August, 2018
RE: Welcome to the 2018-2019 Academic Year
Welcome to the 2018/19 school year! What a busy summer we have had here at UISZ, there have been many upgrades and building of facilities during the long holiday. Major work has taken place including the building of a new all weather sports field, Tennis court, Primary playground, Science and Food technology rooms, Media suite, new research centres, Theatre and upgrades to toilets. I will update you all on these in the UISZ development update that will be sent to you next week; this will include further information regarding our new swimming pool.
With this substantial investment in UISZ, our world-class facilities have furthered our reputation as an educational institution of excellence offering all three International Baccalaureate programmes. Our focus on academics, student development and wellbeing make UISZ stand out as one of the best international schools in the region.
I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate our 2017/18 IB Diploma students on their recent results. This year the class of 2018 achieved an outstanding 98% pass rate, putting UISZ well above the world averages. Congratulations to all of the class of ‘18 and thanks to their teachers and parents who supported them during the past two years. We wish our graduates well as they take on new challenges in the future.
This year, we are welcoming into our community, over 35 new students and their families, as well as our new staff and their families. UISZ is a strong community and so please make everyone feel welcome. You will have the opportunity to meet all our teachers, in person, at our upcoming Welcome Evening & UPAZ BBQ on Friday 24th August.
We have welcomed into the Primary and Secondary Schools our young KG1, Year 1 and Year 7 students. Our school counsellor Mr. Gavin Fuller will be helping them settle into their school routines and daily life over the coming days and weeks. If you would like to contact Mr. Fuller, please email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to remind parents of our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative. Letters have been sent to parents outlining devices students from Year 3 to 12 are to bring and the expectations of correct usage. If you are unsure about this policy please email Mr. John Power, our ICT Director on: email@example.com
For your calendar planning, here are some upcoming events for the first part of Semester 1:
|New Students & Parents Orientation||Tuesday, 14th August|
|Welcome Evening & UPAZ BBQ – Teacher & Parent Event||Friday, 24th August|
|Year 3 & 4 Camp||12th September – 14th September|
|Peace Day||19th September|
|Alumni & UEF Family||22nd September|
|Mid Autumn Festival||24th September|
|Chinese National Holiday||1st October – 5th October|
|PD Day||8th October- 9th October|
|Parent & Teacher Conferences Day||19th October|
|Year 6 Camp - Thailand||22nd October – 26th October|
|Week Without Walls (Secondary)||29th October – 2nd November|
|Year 5 Camp||6th November|
Finally, we are looking for any parents who might be interested joining UPAZ, our parent association. UPAZ plays a very important role in uniting parents, students and teachers in harmony. If you are interested, please send an email to: Vivian Yuan on firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to greeting you in the near future and encourage you to come to our Welcome Event & UPAZ BBQ for parents on Friday 24th of August at 7:00PM. Further details are to follow. There will be many opportunities during the school year for parents, students and teachers to come together. During these activities, such as sporting events and celebrations, we continue to build our sense of community.
Should you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me by emailing email@example.com For your reference, an electronic version of our Student & Parent Handbook 2018-2019 is attached to this letter.
Head of School
Dear UISZ parents,
Please find attached the documents regarding the Welcome Letter form Head of School, and the
2018 - 2019 Parents and Students Handbook. You could also find the Parent Student handbook
and DHDE families Handbook from the following links.
请查看附件有关校长发给全校家长的新学年欢迎信，以及我校2018 - 2019 学年的家长
Parent Student Handbook 2018-2019
DHDE Families Handbook
Thanks a lot!