Thursday, March 9, 2017

ICT Newsletters

Grade 9 worked on Wix.com which is a cloud-based web development platform that allows users to create professional HTML5 websites and mobile sites, through the use of their online drag and drop tools. Students added functionalities such as social plug-ins, eCommerce, contact forms, email marketing, and community forums to their websites using a variety of Wix-developed and third-party applications. Students have embedded maps, video and audio contents as well as slideshows.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Russian February Newsletter

Dear Parents,
In February, we started the lesson with interesting presentations about Russia. The students were curious and searched a lot of new and interesting information. During their presentations, they learned about the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin. They learned about amazing Moscow, the capital of Russia. Also, they learned about famous Russian actors, singers and soccer players.
We also did a lot of work in pairs to introduce ourselves and practice the dialogues in Russian. We worked on interesting and fun word activities and played games to help us remember the new vocabulary.
 Last week, we had a quiz and everybody did a great job.
In March, they are going to continue working on researches about Russia such as:
-       Russian Food
-       Russian Culture
-       Russian Music
-       Russian traditional clothes
Thank you and have a great day!

Physics Monthly Newsletter

Image result for Physics cartoons wavesDear Grade 9 students and parents,

We are fast approaching the end of the second term. I hope you are all fine. 
Grade 9 students have completed the following IGCSE topics. 
P4. Simple kinetic molecular model of matter
P5. Matter and thermal properties
P6. Transfer of thermal energy

These three topics somehow connected so we had them sequential.Students also worked on some experiments to improve their investigation skills. Investigating evaporation rate, Testing conductivity of metals and Heat absorption of colors are the experiments they completed last month. Students presented their lab reports to the class and evaluated each other. This helped them to realize the skills that they need to improve. 

After that we started a new topic; P7. Waves.
This is a base topic which will support the following three units we will cover next term. They are learning about the basic properties of transverse and longitudinal waves. 
This will be the last unit before the break. 

Please be informed that Physics term test will be on March 16th 

Counseling Update:
There will be a counseling seminar for the parents on March 18th. Please check your school email and sign up.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Monthly Musical Update

Dear Parents,

This month in Music, Grade 9 students have worked on preparing ensemble music showcasing their improving fingerstyle skills on guitar.  They chose their own music and worked hard in groups to prepare it for an in-class performance.  We are also beginning a new project where the students will be learning about music from a variety of genres and presenting for the class next month.

Please keep an eye on your school email over the next couple of weeks, as we will be making several announcements related to Talent Quest.

Musically yours,


Ms. Shay

Thursday, February 2, 2017

GP January newsletter

This month students will work on their practice paper for Cambridge. Students will practice their research, outlining and note taking skills when working on their reports. Students will use the rubric to ensure that they are meeting the needs laid out by Cambridge. This year will be a practice paper so that next year when they write their actual paper to turn in, they will be better prepared!

ICT Newsletter

Grade 9 students worked on Presentation Authoring. We have discussed the consistency as the main focus in presentation. Students have worked on slide master to organize the look and layout of the presentation, as well as inserting header and footer items. They learnt how to insert slides from outline and add presenter notes. Consistent slide transitions and animations were encouraged when preparing slide shows.
Outputting presentation in forms of audience notes, handouts and slides was taught as well.