Message from the Senior Phase
Congratulations to Year 13 who finish their DP exams today. Next week, we look forward to celebrating Year 13 at the Awards and Graduation Ceremonies and at the Dinner Dance.
Awards and Graduation- May 23rd
1.40 pm: Student buses depart from Admiralty
14:00: Students and parents of students receiving an award arrive on campus
14:30- 15:30: Awards Ceremony. This will be live-streamed so parents can watch off-campus, and it will be available to watch at a later date.
15:15: Parent buses depart from Admiralty for those who registered for the bus service
15:30-15:45: Parents arrive on campus for Graduation and gather in the library
16:00- 17:45 Graduation
17:45- 18:45: PTA-hosted reception and photo taking
19:00 - Student buses depart for House Dinners, and parents leave campus (buses to Admiralty for parents).
Dinner Dance- May 25th
All Year 13 parents are very warmly invited to join Y13 students and school staff from 6-7 pm for the pre-Dinner Dance cocktail hour at the Aberdeen Marina Club.
Year 12 Practice Exams Next Week
Parents may access the Y12 practice exam timetable here. This week, tutors have spoken to Year 12 about how they should manage their time during study leave and below are some key reminders.
- Students are not required to attend registration but must swipe in/ sign in when they arrive on campus.
- BTEC lessons continue during study leave, and BTEC students are excused from classes when they have a DP practice exam.
- Students may come to school during study leave and study in the Senior Learning Hub or the Library.
- Students must arrive on campus 30 minutes before an exam starts and must be outside the exam room 15 minutes before the start of an exam.
- If a student is unwell and unable to take a practice exam, they or their parents should email Ms. Tse.
Natasha Tse, Exams Officer: email@example.com
On Monday, May 29th breakfast will be provided for Y12 to welcome them back following their exams, students will attend registration and lessons 1-2. Lessons 3-8, IBDP Mathematicians will be involved in the Maths IA day.
Good luck to Year 12!
Year 11 Sign off Procedures
It’s time for Year 11 students to start returning textbooks to school. Students may use the books for their final revision but should return them following their subject examination day at the latest. Please refer to the details here.
In addition, please kindly be advised that all items from student lockers should be emptied by Tuesday, 20 June 2023. After this date, locks will be dismantled and all items inside the lockers will be discarded or donated to relevant departments.
Unifrog Parent Information Session
This week Ms Tyan, one of the Island School Higher Education counselors presented information on the Unifrog platform to parents of students from Year 7-12.
Unifrog is a whole-school careers and destinations platform for students that is used across all ESF schools. We encourage parents to conduct independent research in order to have a better understanding of what career and university options are available for students. Parents can use Unifrog and explore features of the platform such as: personality tests, subjects, and careers libraries, and also various resources ranging from assistance in writing personal statements/essays to access to virtual undergraduate lectures and webinars and study options around the world.
Parents can log into this platform by:
Go to https://www.unifrog.org/sign-in and click ‘Been given a Sign up Code?’
You’ll be asked for some details and a sign up code. Please use this code 'ISHKParents'.
The recording of the Unifrog information session can be found here.
Click here for the HE website and to register for HE events
Beth Hall, Vice Principal, Senior Phase.