Despite the ongoing pandemic, we are so pleased to have all children coming to school fulltime. We have the normal precautions in place in the classrooms - extra ventilation, staff wearing masks and frequent handwashing. Teachers are also experimenting with taking their lessons outside more than they usually would which is presenting some lovely learning opportunties (while also being Corona safe!).
Lego men, clowns, princesses and wild animals - there were a lot of fun costumes at our carnival celebration! It is always fun to get dressed up now and again (even for the teachers). Our annual carnival parade is always a highlight in our calendar!
This year we started a new initiative in our playground involving 'Loose parts play' - we call it our Scrapstore! Children have great imaginations and are incredbily creative. Our scrapstore offers them a variety of materials to combine, stack, redesign and move to create whatever they like! In the process we see the children negotiating, sharing, problem-solving and most of all, having fun!
International Festival 2019 was another great event where our school community could share, celebrate and enjoy the cultural diversity that we love at ISG. All children from 2.5 yrs to 12 yrs old performed musical items from around the world. Then with the help of so many parents we enjoyed a banquet of food from every corner of the globe! Thank you to all the parents who came together to make the event possible.
At ISG we believe that class trips are an important aspect of our curriculum. A visit to a museum, art gallery, a farm or just the local bakery - can all become memorable experiences for the children while reinforcing learning that has taken place in the classroom. Class trips are engaging, relevant and meaningful as they always relate to what we are learning about as part of our topics of work. And most of all, they are fun!
Here at ISG we are a community, not just a school. We encourage, teach and foster mutual respect across the whole school. And most importantly, we lead by example. Together, we make our school a great place to learn each day. Our school assemblies contribute to this goal - we have fun singing together, classes share their learning with each other, we discuss things we need to work on to make our school a better place and we celebrate success.