By Simon Millward
It has been an exciting week on the sporting front. Our students were out in force to support the Secondary school swimmers for their KLSL swim meet on Thursday, and on Friday, the Elementary swim team students took part in the AIMS swimming competition.
The students focused on beating their own personal best times, and in the process, some of the students were successful in winning medals for either 1st, 2nd or 3rd. We are proud of all of our swimmers, especially when I hear of our students shaking hands and congratulating other swimmers from other schools. This kind of sportsmanship is who we are as a school.
Elementary students should wear their red polo shirts on a daily basis unless they have PE. ON those days, they should wear the PE-approved uniform below.
The black sports shirt should ONLY be worn for after-school activities.
The Phoenix squad shirts should only be worn on days that the school is ‘supporting’ student athletes like AIMS swimming gala days. This is not the regular school uniform.
House shirts should be worn on ‘house’ days, for example, STEAM day. This is not the regular school uniform.
With regard to footwear, students should be wearing black trainers. Crocs or sandals should only be worn if accompanied by a medical note for a foot injury.
By Karishma McDonald
We've had an exciting couple of weeks so far - the Deepavali Assembly, not one but TWO swim galas, and lots of committee meetings to organize events for y'all! The next big one is the Winter Carnival, and I will come to that in a minute, but first I wanted to let all of you know about our next PVO meeting which is scheduled for December 7th, 1:30 pm in the PVO Lounge. Please RSVP here if you wish to attend.
A much cherished IGBIS tradition, the annual Holiday Bazaar has been transformed this year to the Winter Carnival, where excitement and joy await! Indulge in a smorgasbord of culinary delights, sip on refreshing beverages, and browse through an eclectic mix of merchandise and handmade crafts. We're upping the ante with a playful interactive game zone that's sure to bring out the child in everyone. Whether you're young or simply young at heart, the IGBIS Winter Carnival is your ticket to fun, frolic, and unforgettable memories! Vendor Registration is open until Monday, with special discounts for IGBIS students, staff and parents. Click here to register!
PLEASE fill out the Deepavali Fanzone feedback if you have not already done so. Your feedback is what helps us know how to improve these events and make them more enjoyable for everyone! Deepavali Feedback: https://forms.gle/xjpcqSmZ8tGFmmF96
Step into an evening of elegance and celebration as we invite you to the most prestigious social event of the year—the OSCARS GALA! In the grand setting of the luxurious Gardens Hotel, this formal soirée promises an unforgettable night filled with art auctions, Oscar awards, and exceptional performances. This event is a great opportunity for social connections, where parents and school staff can mingle, share stories, and have fun together. We extend a warm invitation to our lovely parents and dedicated school staff to join us in this grand celebration! Book your tickets here at a discounted early bird price: https://forms.gle/7s9EQMMRx2xnhM3k8
That's all from me for now. I hope you all have a lovely weekend!
Another week over and yet another Coffee with the Counsellors session is done. One of the best parts about being an educator is that we get to reflect on what we do. When we reflect deeply, we make changes and ensure that the way we work becomes more effective. Last year the counselling team presented a small number of parent workshops and shared the monthly ‘What’s Next’ sessions with a focus on our high school students and life after graduation. Some of the feedback that came out of the various reviews that were completed last year, was that overall, parents enjoyed working with the Counselling Team and were looking forward to interacting more with us and joining in a range of additional parent workshops. This allowed us to reflect and introduce workshops for parents that centred around the same monthly themes we were introducing to the students. Today’s Coffee with the Counsellors focus was Boundaries. Yet again, we had the opportunity to work with an amazing bunch of interested parents from across the whole school. They completed interactive and collaborative activities, listened a lot and asked questions to deepen their understanding of the topic. Thank you so much for your active and enthusiastic participation. For those people who were unable to attend, please take a look at the slides we shared. Have a great weekend!
The Counseling Team
Hello Green Futures Explorers,
Are you captivated by the possibilities of sustainability for a brighter world? Ready to discover how it can be your career’s guiding light?
Join us for a captivating in-person masterclass at IGB International School (IGBIS): “Innovative Projects for a Greener Future.” This masterclass, guided by Joachim Fendt-Newlin, the visionary Administrative Director of the Sustainability Management School (SUMAS) in Switzerland, is tailored for all individuals aged 14 to 17 or IGBIS Grade 8 to 10 students.
Joachim Fendt-Newlin, a seasoned professional with 20+ years of experience in sustainability and business, holds an MBA in Sustainability Management from SUMAS. As Administrative Director, he oversees course organisation, faculty administration, and programme management. Joachim teaches Project Management and builds crucial industry partnerships for real-world project integration.
At this masterclass, you will not only broaden your horizons by delving into diverse sustainability projects, but you will also gain invaluable insights into how they tackle environmental challenges. This knowledge can further enhance your understanding of sustainability, providing you with practical insights and skills that can be applied to your school's sustainability projects, fostering positive change in your educational environment.
*A tea break is scheduled for the participants
*A cosy waiting lounge with refreshments will be available for accompanying parents or guardians.
Do not miss out on this opportunity to shape a sustainable future, personally and professionally.
Register now: https://forms.gle/Fyhsjp3NRDkAZd9n8.
We hope to see you there. Stay safe, and take care!
Greetings IGBIS Community,
We are delighted to invite you, the IGBIS community, and your friends to the performance celebration of the International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA) Inter-Arts Festival on 26 November 2023, Sunday, from 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm at the IGBIS Theatre.
Immerse yourself in a vibrant showcase of artistic expression, celebrating the profound impact of the arts on the students who have been guided and inspired by the renowned artists: Anoop Mohandas, Illya Sumanto, and Jess Thrope. This cultural extravaganza promises captivating performances, compelling drama, and visually stunning artwork.
Don't miss this unforgettable celebration of creativity and collaboration! Remember to bring along your friends and groove to the rhythm of the festival!
Dear IGIBS Community,
Every winter holiday, the IGBIS community joins together to support the Zomi Education Centre (ZEC) located here in Kuala Lumpur. ZEC is a non-profit education centre which serves to provide basic education to the kids who seek refuge in Malaysia.
Information regarding our ZEC Drive can be found HERE.
Please take a moment to read over the details of this drive. We have already had some signups, but we still need presents for 38 kids and young adults at the centre...so please take action NOW!
We look forward to making a huge difference in the lives of these kids, and could not do it without the efforts of our entire community.
IGBIS Athletics and Activities sign-ups are LIVE until Monday, 20 November 2023, 10:00 pm. IGBIS is now working with external providers for STEM, Sports, Languages, and Cultural activities on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Sign-ups for External provider activities are done through scanning the relevant poster QR codes on the External ASA SPLASH page HERE.
Sign-up for Internal ASAs and Athletics is done through the SchoolsBuddy website HERE. Login via the Google button, which is registered with your IGBIS account.
If you need support with SchoolsBuddy login, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step right up to the IGBIS Annual Carnival, a cherished tradition where excitement and joy are served in heaps! Indulge in a smorgasbord of culinary delights, sip on refreshing beverages, and browse through an eclectic mix of merchandise and handmade crafts. This year, we are upping the ante with a playful interactive game zone that is sure to bring out the child in everyone. Whether you are young or simply young at heart, the IGBIS Carnival is your ticket to fun, frolic, and unforgettable memories!
Stay tuned for more updates!
Do not miss the opportunity to register as a vendor at the annual carnival! Click HERE to register.
At IGB International School (IGBIS), we engage, enable, and empower our students' inquiring minds, instilling confidence, fostering lifelong learning, and encouraging self-discovery. This prepares them to positively impact their community and beyond, aligning with our motto, “Igniting Minds, Impacting Lives.”
IGBIS will be having a Virtual OPEN DAY on:
24 November 2023, Friday from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
It would be great if you could share this Open Day information with your friends and family members who are looking for an international school for their children.
On this open day, prospective families will be able to meet our Head of School, Dr Gregory Brunton and the team to engage in a talk on how we ignite minds and make a positive impact at IGBIS. There will also be a virtual school tour for you to explore our state-of-the-art facilities and a Q&A session for you to gain deeper insights into our educational offerings.
IGBIS boasts a 92% expatriate teaching staff, welcoming students from 35 nationalities, creating a diverse, globally-minded environment where the IGBIS Community could positively impact personal growth and the wider community.
All attendees receive up to *100% application fee rebate upon enrolment at IGBIS.
You may share this link, https://igbis.edu.my/admissions/openday/ or the QR code below with your friends or family members to know more about IGBIS Open Day or to register.
Join us in shaping the future of IGBIS! Your referrals can open new doors for eager learners while fostering a stronger community.
IGBIS parents who refer new students to IGBIS will be entitled to RM 2,000 per student or *RM 3,000 per family (where there are two or more students in K – 12) through the *Referral Incentives Programme.
Click HERE to access and download the IGBIS Referral Incentive Application form.
Your participation could illuminate new paths for young learners and enrich the tapestry of our educational journey. Together, we illuminate minds and enrich lives. Get started today!