Author Archives: Mr. Munden

Seoul Trip Payment

This is a gentle reminder that the balance of 448,000 KRW for the Seoul residential trip needs to be sent to the office before the end of the school day on Friday 20th April 2018. A packing list for the trip will be circulated later this week.

Cambridge Checkpoint Exams

On Tuesday 17th April, Wednesday 18th April and Thursday 19th April the Year 6 and Year 9 students will be sitting the Cambridge Checkpoint assessments.  These tests are given at the end of each major stage in a students education to assess how they are progressing against similar students their age. The timetable for which tests the student will be doing on each day can be found here.

During the assessment period, please take extra care to make sure that your son/daughter is in school on time; that they have had a good breakfast before coming to school; and that they have a good nights sleep the night before their tests.  If this is all done, the students will be ready to do their best in the assessments.

Seoul Residential Trip Update

Unfortunately, we have not had all 17 students sign up for the Residential Trip to Seoul so there will need to be an increase in the price per student in order to not lose money and to be able to pay for the trip. We have received revised quotes from Adventure Korea in light of this information and there will be a parent meeting on Monday 26th March in Mr Munden’s room. There will be two meeting times, please feel free to come to the time that is most convenient for you. You have a choice of:

  • Monday 26th March @ 3:35 pm in Mr Munden’s room or,
  • Monday 26th March @ 7 pm in Mr Munden’s room.

Due to the fact that the price has changed due to circumstances outside the school’s control, parents who would like to receive a refund of their deposit can request one from the office after the meetings outlining the revised cost of the trip.

Seoul Residential Trip 2018

Thank you to all the parents who attended the information session about our school residential trip running from the 8th -11th May 2018.  For those who couldn’t make the session, or if you would like a refresher, please click on the picture below to see a copy of the presentation.  If you are happy for your son/daughter to attend the trip please complete the permission form herePlease note: the form needs to be completed and the deposit paid by the end of the school day on Thursday 22nd March 2018 to secure a place for your son/daughter. If you have any questions, please feel free to see Mr Munden.

Seoul trip

Winter Show Outfits

The Winter Show is rapidly approaching.  In order to minimise the amount of school time we need for practising can you please ensure that your son/daughter is learning the words for the songs at home.  They need to be able to sing their parts of the songs with no words in front of them before Wednesday 29th November 2017.

In order to give you plenty of notice below is what we need the students to wear on the night of the performance;

  • black trousers for the boys,
  • black trousers or skirts for the girls,
  • and a green or red or “seasonal” jumper (below are some examples of jumpers in a “seasonal” style)

Jumper examples

Thank you in advance for your support with this.

Winter Show Songs

The students will be singing these two songs at the Winter Show this year.  Please encourage them to practise these songs at home.  This will help minimise the amount of time the students will need to spend practising during lesson times in preparation for the performance.  We thank you in advance for you support with this.

GL Assessment Week

The school has recently adopted the Progress Test Series by GL Assessment as the way we measure students progress in the school.  It is hoped that the information provided by these assessments will provide a clearer illustration to the parents on how their son/daughter is doing at school.  More information about the assessments can be found here.

As part of the school starting to use these tests we need to perform “benchmark” tests with the students.  The purpose of these benchmark tests is to get a starting level for the students.  This information will be then used to further inform the teachers what the students can and cannot do and help us to plan our lessons accordingly. The score from these assessments will also be used as the score against which we measure the students progress at the end of the school year.

Year 3/4, Year 5/6 and Year 7/8/9 will be taking these tests in Week 5 of this term (25/09/2017 – 29/09/2017).  Due to the purpose of these tests, i.e. to provide extra information to the teachers about what the students can and cannot do already, the students should not be “cramming” for these tests.  However, it is important that the students are in school for the days that they have the tests.  Teachers will be posting onto the class page the exact timetable for these tests closer to the time.

Ulju Mountain Film Festival

Students in Year 3-9 have been invited to attend the Ulju Mountain Film Festival to take part in a number of fun activities on Friday 22nd September 2017. Whilst there, the students will get the chance to experience a Tree Climbing ‘Namunori’ Fun Route, walk along the Relaxation Route, enjoy a Yeongnam Alps Virtual Reality Experience and take part in silkscreen printing. Students will need to bring with them a white or lightly coloured plain t-shirt or canvas bag for them to take part in the silkscreen printing activity. We will leave school at 9:10 am and will be back by the end of the school day. We will be travelling to the festival by coach and the students will need to bring a packed lunch with them that does not need to be heated.

Please complete the permission form if you are happy for your son/daughter to take part. Waist measurements are needed for the harnesses which will be used in the tree climbing activity. Blood type has been requested by the festival organisers as a precaution.