Upcoming Events in October

Dear Parents;

                                                             

XLIS would like to invite you to these exciting events that will take place during the months of October and November 2018.

The SAT

XLIS is an SAT test center. On October 6th(Sunday), our school will hold the SAT test at 9:00am—12:00pm.

Section

Average Score[1]

Time (Minutes)

Content

Mathematics

527

80

Number and operations; algebra and functions; geometry; statistics, probability, and data analysis

Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

533

100

Vocabulary, Critical reading, sentence-level reading, Grammar, usage, and diction.

Developed over the last century, the modern Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is used by many colleges and universities around the world as a tool to select students who have a good chance of finding success in their first-year studies.  Two section scores result from taking the SAT: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and Math. Section scores are reported on a scale of 200 to 800, and each section score is a multiple of ten. A total score for the SAT is calculated by adding the two section scores, resulting in total scores that range from 400 to 1600. For international students the SAT is offered four times a year out of USA: in October, December, March and May.


Primary School Events


At XLIS we are all about community. Keeping our community informed of how our students are progressing is very important to us. At the end of October our students receive a progress report. This gives information of students’ development in Approaches to Learning, as well as the various subjects. Two days after the reports have been generated we have parent-teacher conferences. This gives our teachers and parents an opportunity to discuss the progress report. Please make sure that you have your Managebac access code, if not please email pr@xalis.com with you full name, your child(ren)’s full name(s) and yearlevel(s), our PR staff will resend it for you.


Maker Week from October 15-19th


XLIS is delighted to announce the opening or our Makerspace. This is a class where students can come to work on construction projects, learn computer coding, robotics, engineering, design and tinker with materials. To celebrate the opening of the space, each class will be invited to the room and given a challenge to make a structure out of a set of materials.


Throughout the year, students from ECEA-P1 will be able to book the space to come and work on projects. As well as doing this, students from P2-P6 will have scheduled times in the Makerspace where they will be working on our Science learning outcomes.

 

Secondary School Events

October will be yet another busy month for students and teachers in the Secondary division at XLIS. October 8th and 9th will be a professional day for students while PYP, MYP and DP teachers attend a 2-day workshop with guru Curriculum Development Consultant, Dr. Marie Alcock.  Teachers will work on refining their curriculum planning and instruction with the expert guidance of Dr Alcock.


On October 16th, MYP Coordinator, Arif Minhal will run a coffee morning from 9:00-10:30 for parents, featuring the MYP 5 Personal Project, the culminating project of the MYP Years. 

 

Also, on October 16th, the Secondary division will welcome a representative from the International Baccalaureate who will come to inspect our library, our science laboratories and art studio, exam rooms and exam safe for the Diploma Programme.  This is a standard quality assurance visit that the IB makes when a school moves to a new campus.  The DP Coordinator and entire DP teaching team look forward to this visit.

 

On October 23rd, our DP Coordinator, Jaimala Quinlan will welcome parents of the DP1 cohort to come and learn about the Extended Essay, a 4000-word essay that every DP student is required to complete over the course of the two-year programme. The Extended Essay (or EE) is the culminating project for the IB Diploma Programme.

 

October 31st, we will celebrate Halloween with a special student-led assembly in the afternoon.  Also, on the last day of the month, report cards will be released electronically to all students and parents.  These progress reports consist of anecdotal comments regarding progress for all MYP 1 to DP1 students.  The DP2 students, who are in their second year of a two-year programme, will receive grades as well as comments.  Two days later (November 2nd,) we cordially invite all Secondary Parents to Three-Way Conferences with their child and his/her teachers. Students should be in attendance for these conferences, so they are actively engaged in the discussions about their own learning journeys.

 

We wish you a wonderful holiday and hope to see you soon!


Regards,