Secondary Principal’s Blog

September 20 Update

Christina Powers, Secondary School Principal

Dear Parents,

This upcoming week there are many activities for you to be aware of. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the secondary office. (

Bullying and Child Safeguarding at ISY:  All families are invited to attend a presentation on Thursday, September 26th at 5:30 to explore the many ways ISY works to safeguard your children.  The evening will address the issue of bullying world-wide and how ISY addresses the issue.  We will explain our Child Protection policy and the strategies it uses to prevent abuse.

‘Forgiveness Starts in the Home’: This presentation will be held on Tuesday 24th September at 5:30pm at ISY. Parents greatly determine their children’s behavior. Children are like sponges–they model everything a parent does and incorporate what they see into their own lives. It is important that parents set the right examples for their children. Negative examples can be detrimental to a child’s development. How do couples forgive each other?

Learning Journey: In middle school, we are working at creating opportunities for students to express and reflect upon their learning journey. In an effort to ensure that the process is meaningful, next week our technology team will be meeting with middle school students to brainstorm ways to document their learning over time. Students will have a choice in what platform they use and what they post. In addition, the platform that is being used will be open to the public as it is felt that if the platform is open to the public, there will be an audience and the process will be authentic. Teacher support will be provided and will ensure that the content is monitored. Teacher mentors will ensure students are presenting material in a manner that is appropriate and that appropriate digital citizenship skills are utilized. We will keep you posted on this journey as we progress.

Middle School WWW: In the event that you missed the Monday presentation, please see links to the ppt that was shared during the parent information evening.

This Week in Secondary School 
  • Board Meeting, 6:30 – 8:00pm
  • Santa Clara Univ visit – California: Lunch Visit 
  • HS Volleyball with ISM at ISY
  • Forgiveness Starts in the Home – Parent Workshop at 5:30 PM
  • MS Basketball with ISM at ISM
  • Boston Univ Lunch visit
  • HS Volleyball with ILBC at ISY
  • Bullying and Child Safeguarding at ISY at 5:30PM
  • YAC MS Basketball Tournament at ISY
  • Prem Fall Classic Soccer Tournament – Chang Mai
  • YAC MS Basketball Tournament at ISY
  • Prem Fall Classic Soccer Tournament – Chang Mai
  • JV HS Volleyball Tournament @ YIS