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Opinions about dress are deeply personal, as how we dress is an expression of ourselves to others. Although beliefs about what is or not appropriate vary, my experience is that all members of the school community find the topic engaging. Some of the most controversial conversations I remember have been about student uniforms. Groups will discuss vigorously the details of kilt hem lengths, whether shirts should be tucked or not and/or the colour of socks with surprising urgency and emotion...Click here to keep reading.
This morning, a parent came to talk with me, concerned about the construction in front of the school, seeking assurances that there was no danger to the children, wondering how long it would last. She was asking good and reasonable questions, and I thought that others might have the same questions, and so I thought I should share the answers.
I wanted to inform everyone as to how our students did on our first ever IB Diploma and Course results. These were our first IB exams – scored externally and internationally, worth up to 80% of the student grades, and analyzed internationally. Click here to read more
Some parents have approached me with a concern about international students at our school, and have shared their perception that we have significantly increasing numbers of international students, notably from Asia. I actually got a call from a local journalist to ask me some questions about this, which had been told to him by a few people as though it were news. We do not keep any numbers by ethnicity normally – we care about ability and character. But I found this interesting, so I decided to investigate.... Click here to read more.
I have been talking a bit with parents in the school about the nature of the education that their children are receiving at the school. They have pointed out that their children could go to another school, and get higher grades with less work. I can only agree. But, in our school, we are most interested in learning, learning that is complex, and challenging, and rewarding... Click here to read more.