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The Week Ahead (18 – 22 September 2023)

Dean Croy | Head of School 校长

Dear UISG Community, 

It has been an eventful 5-day school week after two weather-shortened weeks at UISG. Despite the rain-filled week, we were able squeeze a full day of bus evacuations between the showers to ensure our students and staff are able to unload safely in the event of an emergency. And, the UPTA and the leadership team were especially pleased to have school in session today because the UPTA was able to hold its first All Parents Meeting of the school year. This morning parents and staff gathered in the Admin Hall for this meeting. 

The UPTA, our parent-teacher association is led by a dedicated group of parent volunteers who work together to build and strengthen our community. All teachers and parents are members of this important organisation. The leadership team is grateful for the ability to collaborate with our UPTA in creating opportunities for our parents and families to gather, gain support from one another, and learn more about our school and the broader community from each other. I encourage you become involved as a UPTA volunteer. There are several opportunities throughout the years to share your time and talents with the school community. 

This week I joined a DP Business Management class and listened to the business plans from each of the business created by students within this Year 12 (DP2) class. It was an excellent learning experience, which showed students communicating their planned business venture, which will be tested next week at school. These micro-businesses challenge students to design a business using and investment of RMB 150 and selling their goods to fellow students and teachers at break time. I am looking forward to shopping at their stalls! 

Today, students and staff acknowledged International Dot Day, a celebration of courage and creativity, which was inspired by the book, The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds. Students expressed themselves through a collaborative art project in the Secondary Atrium and dressed in the Dot Day theme as well.  

Next week we invite you to participate with UISG students and staff in marking the United Nations International Day of Peace which is observed on Thursday 21st September. Next Friday, students and staff will be wearing white and reflecting on our role in creating a more peaceful world. 


由于天气原因,在校学习的天数连续两周都缩短了;但是本周,回归日常,学校度过了充实的5天。尽管本周也是个雨水充足的一周,但我们在这期间仍安排了一天时间进行校巴疏散演习以确保在紧急情况下车上人员都能够安全撤离。今天,在Admin Hall,全体UPTA及学校领导团队都十分高兴顺利召开了本学年第一次UPTA All Parents Meeting,十分感谢各位家长前来参加此次会议。





Dr. Aleksa Moss | Head of Early Years 幼儿园园长

Friday 15 September 2023  

Dear Early Years Families,  

General Information:  

Thank you for your attention and communication during Parent Teacher Conferences this week. It is so valuable for parent and teachers to build partnership during events like this. I look forward to many opportunities for home-school collaboration throughout the year. 

Mr Croy shared the Parent Student Handbook this week with all the families. The Parent Student Handbook is a great resource for you to read over and look to for contact information and answers to questions. All our teachers, specialists, and student support staff are listed with their positions and email addresses in this document.  

Please refer to messages in your classes regarding the start of the Swimming unit in Physical Education classes. Mr Umar and your homeroom teachers will clearly communicate when to prepare swimming gear. 

Coming Up:  

  • 18 September-20 October Early Years swimming unit in PHE 
  • 22 September UN International Day of Peace (dress in white to celebrate Peace) 
  • 29 September No School, Mid-Autumn Festival  
  • 1-8 October No School, Chinese National Holiday  
  • 14 October Welcome Picnic 
  • 16-17 November No School (Staff Professional Development) 
  • 24 November UPTA All Parent Meeting 
  • Coming soon! Coffee Chats with Dr Moss  


As always if you have any question about our school or programmes, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher or me.  

Best wishes,  

Dr Moss  


星期五 2023 年 9 月 15 日 





请参阅班级中有关体育课游泳单元开展的信息。Mr Umar 和您的班主任将清楚地传达需准备游泳装备的时间。 


  • 9 月 18 日至 10 月 20 日 PHE 幼儿游泳单元 
  • 9 月 22 日联合国国际和平日(穿白色衣服庆祝和平) 
  • 9 月 29 日中秋节不上课 
  • 10 月 1 日至 8 日中国国庆节放假 
  • 10 月 14 日欢迎野餐 
  • 11 月 16 日至 17 日 非上学日(员工专业发展培训) 
  • 11 月 24 日 UPTA 全体家长会议 
  • 即将推出!每月与 Dr Moss 的咖啡会议 



Dr Moss

Michelle Jones | Head of Primary 小学校长

15th September 2023

Dear Primary Families,

The Parent Student Handbook is available on Managebac. Homeroom teachers have sent a link to the Acknowledgement and Understanding of the Parent Student Handbook. All parents and Year 3-Year 6 students must complete the acknowledgement at your earliest convenience.

We are happy to have our new K-Y2 PE teacher Mr Umar join us on campus. Year 1 and Year 2 swimming lessons will start next week, don’t forget your swimming kit!

The United Nations International Day of Peace is observed around the world on Thursday 21st September. To recognise the day, we ask that students and teachers wear something white to represent peace on Friday 22nd September.

Coming Up

  • 25th September: Y3-Y6 Camp information Sessions
  • 29th September: Mid-Autumn Festival (no school)
  • 2nd-6th October: Chinese National Holiday (no school)
  • 14th October: Welcome Picnic
  • 16th-17th November: No School (Staff Professional Development)
  • 24th November: UPTA All Parent Meeting
    Parent Workshop Schedule
  • 21st September, 13:30 – 14:30: Visible Thinking Routines
  • 28th September, 14:15-15:15: English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • 28th September, 13:15-14:00: Learning Support Assistant Workshop
  • 12th October, 8:30-10:00: The Learner Profile and International-Mindedness
  • 24th October, 9:30-10:30: Technology in the PYP
  • 6th November, 9:00 – 10:00: Child Protection and Wellbeing
  • 23rd November, 13:30-14:30: Positive Discipline Association
  • 8th December, 10:00-11:00: Mathematics in the PYP

2023 年 9 月 15 日


家长学生手册可在 Managebac 上查看。班主任已发送了家长学生手册的确认和理解链接。所有家长和Y3至 Y6学生必须尽早完成链接的确认。

我们很高兴新 K-Y2 体育老师 Umar 先生加入我们校园。Y1和Y2游泳课程将于下周开始,别忘了带上游泳装备!

9 月 21 日星期四,世界各地庆祝联合国国际和平日。为了纪念这一天,我们要求学生和老师在 9 月 22 日星期五穿着白色的衣服来代表和平。


  • 9 月 25 日:营地信息发布会
  • 9月29日:中秋节(不上课)
  • 10月2日至6日:中国国庆节(不上课)
  • 10 月 14 日:欢迎野餐
  • 11 月 16 日至 17 日:非上学日(员工专业发展培训)
  • 11 月 24 日:UPTA 全体家长会议


  • 9月28日,14:15-15:15:英语辅助课程(EAL)
  • 9月28日13:15-14:00:学习支持与辅助研讨会
  • 10月9日的那一周:学习者概况与国际思维
  • 10月24日,9:30-10:30:PYP中的学术
  • 11月6日9:00–10:00:儿童保护与福利
  • 11月20日的那一周:积极纪律协会
  • 12月8日10:00-11:00:PYP中的数学


Michelle Jones

Martin Grist | Acting Head of Secondary 代理中学校长

18 Sep – 22 Sep (Week 5A) 

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

This week in the Secondary building atrium, there has been an expanding and interactive exhibition taking place, as students have been working to create an artistic response to ‘Dot Day’. As explained in the International Dot Day website, “What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing.” Some beautiful final pieces were created, and just as importantly is the concept of beginning from a small suggestion and seeing how it can build. 

This also connects with the idea of how each part of the design or picture can fit together. Just like how all the individuals in a team can work together to build a strong unit. I mention this because we have our sports teams already competing in games and tournaments, and they are doing a great job at building that strong unit. 

On the academic side, students in Year 12 have all completed a draft of their Extended Essay, and students in Year 10 have started their Personal Projects. These are two of the components that set the IB programmes aside from other programmes. They require in-depth investigation and development of ideas in order to produce a final piece. In the MYP this is in the form of a product and 15 page report; in the DP this is in the form of a 4,000 word essay. Both of these capstone projects set students up well for success in their future studies. 

The Week Ahead: 

Parents will be sent a message on Monday about signing up in Schoolsbuddy for the Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences. The Conferences take place on Thursday September 28th 

Monday September 18th 9:30 – 10:30 – College and Careers information session for parents (in English) 

Tuesday September 19th 10:00 – 11:00 – College and Careers information session for parents (in Korean) 

Wednesday September 20th – meetings about Camps for Years 7-11 in the Admin Hall: 

Year 7: 9:00 – 9:30 
Year 8: 9:45 – 10:15 
Year 9: 10:30 – 11:00 
Year 10: 11:15 – 12:15. This is also an important meeting about the ePortfolio and MYP eAssessments 
Year 11: 12:45 – 1:15 

Friday September 22nd – House event: Tug-of-war 








9月18日(星期一)9:30 – 10:30 —为家长提供大学和职业信息讲座(英文) 

9月19日星期二10:00 – 11:00 —为家长提供大学和职业信息讲座(韩文) 


7年级9:00 – 9:30 
8年级9:45 – 10:15 
9年级10:30 – 11:00 
10年级11:15 – 12:15。这场也是关于ePortfolio和中学项目eAssessments的重要会议 
11年级12:45 – 1:15 


Tawanda Matopodzi | Athletics Director 体育总监

Week Ahead – September 15 


The Session 1 ECAs list has been generated and sent to parents on SchoolsBuddy. If your child’s activity has not been confirmed yet, please contact the Athletics and Activities office. Activities will start on Monday, September 18, starting from 3:30 p.m.–5:05 p.m. We do request that all parents ensure the children are picked up on time. 

Wolves Athletics 

Our MS boys and girls football teams had a great experience this week playing AISG. Even though the Wolves did not come out victorious, they are getting stronger as they gear up for the upcoming October SDRC (Southern Delta Region Conference) tournament in Hong Kong. 

Results for September 14th, 2023 

MS Football 

  • UISG girls: 1 AISG 6 (winner AISG) 
  • UISG boys: 1 AISG 4 (winner AISG) 

Season Fixtures 

The entire 2023–2024 athletic fixture schedule was sent to the UISG community; if you have not received the fixtures yet, please contact the Athletics and Activities Office. We have shared this in advance so that everyone can plan ahead and come and support the Wolves sports teams. 

Upcoming Fixtures 

  • September 19: MS/HS cross country away to AISG 
  • September 19: HS Volleyball at home vs CIS 







  • UISG女子:1:6 (AISG 胜)
  • UISG 男子:1:4 (AISG 胜)




  • 9月19日 初中/高中 越野赛跑 UISG vs AISG (地点:校外)
  • 9月19日 高中排球赛 UISG vs CIS(地点:本校)
The Week Ahead (18 - 22 September 2023)

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