What a ‘mathtastic’ day! It was with great pleasure today that we hosted over 250 students and staff from schools around the region at our Secondary Campus for Day 1 of the South East Asia Maths Competition. With guest speakers Paul Rennie OBE, Deputy British High Commissioner and Charlie Gilderdale, from the University of Cambridge NRICH team, and exciting activities including a Maths Trail - students have been enthused and inspired and put their problem solving and mathematical skills to good use. The competition continues tomorrow at Garden International School and concludes tomorrow evening with a gala dinner and award presentation. A very special thank you to Ms Robinson and Ms Whittington and our Maths department who have done an incredible job in organising this event.
Congratulations to all students and staff who were involved in the Senior School production of MEDEA (Dark Side | Light Side) . There were some very captivating performances from our students in both the ‘light’ and the ‘dark’ plays and we certainly had four evenings of powerful theatre this week.
Yesterday evening Mr Slade, together with Ms Graham and Mr Marshall our new Higher Education Guidance Counsellor, attended an event at the British High Commission hosted by Varsity Education, in collaboration with the UK Trade and Industry in support with the Education is GREAT campaign, for a talk on ‘Pathways to top UK Universities: preparing for competitive UK admissions’. Parents and students in Year 10 to 12 have also been invited to attend an event this afternoon in school with Varsity Education who specialise in residential preparation programmes for 15-18 year old’s looking to attend Oxford, Cambridge and other top universities. I am sure this will be a popular event to develop understanding.
In the last year we have been expanding our HE Guidance Team and developing new initiatives to further support students at this important stage of life so they feel confident in their university applications and secure a place at the right university for them. Some superb university offers are being received by students at the moment and we are delighted that three of our students have received offers to study at Cambridge university next year.
In other news, we have had a very productive visit this week from security representatives employed by the British High Commission. In light of the recent attacks in Jakarta the representatives are supporting schools with their security provision so that parents, staff and students alike can feel safe and secure on the Campus. We were given very positive feedback and will continue in our endeavours to put the health and safety of our students at the heart of all we do.
Best of luck to our athletes competing in ISAC athletics competition this afternoon and to our students competing in the FOBISIA Maths Competition also. I am sure they will be great ambassadors for our school and achieve some fantastic results.
Have a lovely weekend!
Principal Secondary Campus
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