August 2018 newsletter

Dear Parents,

I am so excited to welcome you and your family to the start of the 2018-19 year at East-West International School. There has been much going on that I’d like to catch you up on :

New Staff

We are fortunate to return nearly all of our wonderful, talented teachers from last year. Below is a list of staff who will be new to East-West this year:

  • Samnang Preap – Nursery Assistant
  • Martin Mulder – Swimming/PE
  • Lynne Fogarty – Pre-Kindergarten
  • John Kenealy – PE/Swimming
  • Daniella Edwards – Kindergarten
  • Candy Jacobson – Librarian
  • Maggie Kim – Grade Two
  • Muchinesu Moyo- Humanities
  • Heather Smith – Grade Three
  • Julia Moyo – Science Lab Asst.
  • Brandie Carroll – Grade Three
  • Michael Wolfe – Science/Humanities
  • Andrew Duggan – Grade Four
  • Lorna Cave – English
  • Kate Bowler – Grade Five
  • Garry Chhiam – ICT
  • Sim Maly – Nurse

New Look

Over the summer holiday, there was a lot of work done to our campus. We have completed work on the middle building, which now houses our purpose-built Grade 5 classes and ICT labs, as well as an entire floor dedicated to our Music program. We have also repainted all of the hallways and classrooms.

Improved Canteen

We also have a new and improved canteen. Hagar Catering will have a French chef overseeingthe operations at East-West, which will include new menu items, as well as a salad bar. In addition, all meal plans this year include the refill option, so students will be allowed to eat as much as they would like every day.

  • Pre-K -Kindergarten: $2.50
  • Grades 1 -5: $3.50
  • Grades 6 -12: $4.00

National Exam Results

We are proud of our Grade 6 Cambodian students, as all 20 students who sat the Grade 6 National Exam passed!

School Goals

We hope to make our school goals even more part of what we do at East-West this year. We want everyone at East-West to become:

  • Creative Problem Solvers
  • Lifelong Learners
  • Effective Communicators
  • Active Community Members
  • Responsible World Citizens

This year we will put an extra emphasis on Creative Problem Solving with all of our learners (students and teachers).

School/Home Communication

We are trying to reduce the amount of paper waste produced by the school. This year, we will only be sending home school-wide communication with one child per family. In order to help us, please indicate the name and grade of the child you’d like to be responsible for bringing notes home from school. Also, please indicate the language you’d like the notes to be written in.

Another alternative would be to receive school communication electronically, via the Telegram app. Please see the office if you’d like to sign up to receive electronic messages. This not only saves paper, but ensures you receive all the letters sent home from school.

As always, we appreciate your involvement in school life, and all that you do to help your children be successful. If there’s anything we can do better, please don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment to see us.

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