ISY Elementary Blog

Elementary School Blog – August 16

Sandy Sheppard, Elementary School Principal

16 August 2019

Welcome back everyone to the new school year.

It is wonderful to have your children back with us at school, we missed them. This blog will be sent out each Friday and will contain important information and dates, as well as reminders. I hope you take the opportunity to read it each week.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Parent Community Coffee Morning, it was lovely to catch up with so many of you.

I hope you have seen our new playground. The children are certainly enjoying exploring all the new equipment. We will be adding things to the playground over the coming months e.g. items for our spare parts area, in-ground trampolines and toys for our new Mud Kitchen. 

We are all looking forward to a wonderful school year. 

                                                           Sandy Sheppard


Driver Instruction

Don’t forget to read the email from our Communications Coordinator about this opportunity for instruction for your drivers.


-We do not use single use plastics on campus, please keep this in mind when bringing food for celebrations into school and when packing your children’s snack and lunch. We encourage reusable drink bottles and lunch boxes.

-Your child should bring a named hat to school everyday. The children should be wearing a hat at recess times when playing out of shaded areas


Here in the Elementary School we encourage students to read every night as their homework. On occasion the students will bring work home related to classroom work, this is a way to share their learning with you. They may also be asked to follow-up on projects they are working on at home. The teachers over the coming weeks will be sharing with you websites and apps that are beneficial for students to use at home.


Please remember that the school bus is available for students, it is a great way to avoid traffic delays.  You can register here.


Seesaw is our portfolio app and website that our students and staff will use to document and record student learning, growth and collaboration. Student learning will  be shared with students’ families via the Seesaw Family App. If you need help accessing Seesaw email the classroom teacher or see our technology team on the Back to School Night.

Back To School Night

We hope to see you all on the 28th of August for this event.

The purpose of the night is to allow you to meet your child’s teachers, view the classroom(s), and to obtain general program guidelines and standards.

Important Dates

19th-21st August – Elementary School Photos

24th August – Parent Association, Pool and BBQ event, 4:00 – 8:00 pm, Australian Club (tickets MMK 10,000 – below 10 years and MMK 20,000 – 10 years and above)

28th August – 1st Parent Association General Meeting, 8:00 – 9:00 AM, school cafeteria

28th August – Back to School Night, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

2nd September – school closed

Service Experience

Sulin, our Cultural Studies and French Teacher had the opportunity to spend 6 days during July at Inle Heritage Private School, observing classes, co-teaching, providing professional development opportunities and giving feedback.

How wonderful that she was able to have the opportunity to share and learn from others.

Previous Elementary School Posts

Elementary School Blog – May 29th, 2020

Elementary School Blog – May 29th, 2020

Next week will be our last full week of school. There will be slides up until Thursday. On Friday the 5th of June there will be no slides, the teams will have conferencing type activities planned, they will communicate these to you. Report cards will go home on Thursday the 4th of June.

Elementary School Blog – May 22nd, 2020

Elementary School Blog – May 22nd, 2020

Thank you to all those who attended the parent meeting last night hosted by Dr Hedger. There is a lot of planning going on at the moment and as mentioned later in June you will be able to view more information on what the new school year might look like.

ISY Elementary School Blog – 15th May – 2020

ISY Elementary School Blog – 15th May – 2020

Another week of virtual learning fun and experiences is over. We love keeping the learning connections with our students. Our teachers are working very hard to ensure that your children have access to the best learning virtually that we can possibly give them.