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Start of the Year

September 4th, 2016 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Another great year at ISB is underway.  Students are engaged in learning and making connections to their teachers and peers.  This year I have asked students to ‘Live in the Moment’ and with a call to heighten their sense of empathy for those around them. Our students are always finding ways to help those in need in our community and I have asked them to extend that helping hand to their classmates, workers at our school and hopefully their family at home.  By being more empathetic we hope that our sense of community is strengthened and that we all grow stronger together.  We hope that with our on-going mentoring program and this challenge they will work to feel a greater sense of belonging and support for everyone in our ISB community.

In support of student social and emotional health we are hosting a Freedom From Chemical Dependency educator on campus this week September 5-9.  Students in grade 11 will have small group sessions with the educator, students in grade 9 will have an assembly with them on Thursday and parents are asked to come to the High School Parent Drug Forum on Tuesday from 10:00 am to 11:30 am in the Multi Purpose Room.  We will have representatives from the U.S. Embassy, local police authorities and our FCD educator present perspectives on drug use in Beijing and how to help support parents on dealing with this issue. We hope to see you there.

Another guest that we have on campus this week is Paul Anderson who works with the future of science education.  Paul will be working with teachers all week and he will host an evening with parents on Wednesday September 7 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Multi-purpose Room.  A link to the description of his presentation can be found if you CLICK HERE.

I hope you have had a great start to the school year. If you ever have questions you can always address them to me at  You are all encouraged to come to the first High School Principal’s Coffee on September 29 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am in the Multi-purpose Room.  There are many exciting events coming soon this school year. Keep an eye on the calendar and get involved.


Upcoming Events


6 – High School Drug Forum 10:00 am MPR

7 – Science Education in the Future with Paul Anderson 6:30 pm in the MPR

5-9 – FCD, Grade 11; 2 x blocks by mentor group,

8 – Grade 9 Assembly for FCD

6-8 – MAP Grade 9; 8.15-9.40 daily

15-16 – Mid Autumn Festival

23-24 – China Cup

29 – High School Principal’s Coffee

30 –  Terry Fox Run


3-7 – October Break

22-23 – Homework free weekend




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