Welcome to our second quarter! I am honoured to be the Middle and Secondary School Principal at SIS. I have felt very welcomed by our students, staff, and parents despite a delayed arrival in Surabaya due to the pandemic. As I walk through our first class facility, I look forward to the time when our hallways and classrooms are once again filled with the sounds of learning and laughter. Until that day arrives, I am enjoying getting to know our students through our online classes. I am very proud of the determination, energy and dedication I witness as students and teachers hone their technology skills and master the art of teaching and learning online. While nothing can compare with the excellent learning that takes place in our beautiful classrooms, our community has proven that with perseverance and flexibility, students are engaged and excellent learning takes place.
It has been terrific to see our SIS school spirit continue with online learning. Thanks to our leadership groups who have continued to bring both friendly competition with our spirit weeks, and an ongoing focus on serving our community. Please enjoy the video below which showcases just a few of the highlights from our first ten weeks. We have so much to celebrate at SIS. Through the magic of technology, there is even a performance by our Grade 9-12 Band at the end!