Welcome back to a new school year. It has been a busy start but
I am happy to say that all of our students have settled in very well and the
Ascot learning community is in full swing. I would like to also welcome the new
students and their parents to our school community. I have had an opportunity
to meet with most of you over the past few weeks and I am happy that so many wonderful
and positive families have joined Ascot this year. I encourage you to get
involved at school in any way you can. From our Parent Partnership
Presentations to our exciting cultural celebrations that happen throughout the
year, there are so many opportunities for you to be involved in and help
support our community.
Over the summer Ascot Early Years added a new library and
over the past few weeks Ms. Liza, our school librarian has been working hard to
make it a wonderful environment for our students. I encourage you to visit our new
library and spend some time reading with your child. Our teachers also spent
part of their summer holidays attending an intensive training workshop on the
Primary Years Program (PYP) and are excited to implement what they have learnt
into their classrooms.
As I mentioned at my presentation on Parent and Student Induction day, we will be introducing a variety of new initiatives this year.
There are new polices (behavior and homework), new technologies (Chrome books
and in class computers for student use), new learning programs (RaZ Kids and
Numicon), new ways of communicating with us (Parent Line Groups and an increase
in presentations for parents) and updated curriculum (Thai and Mandarin). With
all these new initiatives and activities we are excited for the coming year and
hope you and your children are as well.
As September 17th is the United Nation’s InternationalDay of Peace, Ascot PY will be reflecting on how we can help make our community
a more peaceful place. Please spend time discussing your child’s ideas about
this initiative with them. In this spirit of peace and harmony, I would like to
wish all of you a peaceful and harmonious start to the upcoming school year and
I look forward to working with you to help your child realize their full
potential. Thank you for your continued support.