ISY Elementary Blog

Elementary Update – November 22nd

Sandy Sheppard, Elementary School Principal

 Dear all,

Thank you to all the parents who attended our Parent/Teacher conferences. I am sure you found the opportunity to meet with your child’s teachers valuable. The next report card goes home on the 7th of February. Please remember you do not have to wait for conferences to speak to a teacher about your child’s progress. You can make appointments via the Elementary School office. Upcoming we have concerts, sports fun and holiday cheer.

Have a great weekend.

Ms Sandy Sheppard


Grade 5 students sharing:

This week Grade 5 students shared the board games they created featuring Kelso’s Choices with Grade 2 students.  Fun was had by all!


The use of smart watches by students at school is very distracting in the classroom. These types of watches along with mobile phones should be kept in school bags. Please also note that we cannot be held responsibility for any lost items should  you choose to have your child bring such a device to school.


The next Parent Association General Meeting will be at 7pm on Wednesday, December 4th in the Cafeteria.


The concert will be on the 11th of December. This year’s theme will be Myanmar poems set to music and performed by Grades 1-5.


Our visiting Author, Mary Coulson, will be holding a writing workshop on Thursday 5th December at 6pm in the Learning Commons for all students and parents. Come along and learn how to improve your writing skills.  Please email the Library, at and let them know you’re coming.



Come along and join the fun on Saturday, December 7th. Students raising money for the United World Schools Project.


Please bring in the Holiday Baskets items by December 6th to SAS306E or to your child’s class:

PreK – 4 toothbrushes/4 tooth paste

KG – Noodles – 4 packets

Grade 1 – 1 bottle of shampoo

Grade 2 – 3 bars of soap

Grade 3 – 1L of cooking oil

Grade 4 – 1 packet of sugar

Grade 5 – 2Kg of rice


Congratulations to the basket ball team that played on Wednesday. Thank you also to all the cheer leaders both students and parents who attended. Special thank you to Ms Kalu. It is because of her hard work and dedication that we have these wonderful sporting opportunities for our Elementary School students.

See the pictures below.


 25th November – ASA Session 2 begins

28/29th November – Thanksgiving Holiday/No school

4th December – Parent Association meeting

5th December – Visiting Author event

7th December – UWS Sports-a-thon -Fundraising Event

11th December – Winter Concert (Grade 1-5 only)

13th December – Last day before Winter Break


Reminder to Families withdrawing from ISY 
Please notify the Admissions Office ( if your family will be withdrawing from ISY during the school year or in December. The admissions office will then communicate the procedure for you to receive official school records.


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