By Jason McBride, Head of School
Hello IGBIS Community,
It was nice to welcome everyone back on Monday after the Lunar/Chinese New Year break, unfortunately – and as expected – we were faced with having to pivot to online learning in the secondary because of the rise in Covid cases across Malaysia and within our community. Because of the change in SOPs, one case on campus has a wide-reaching effect and so to combat this, we are instituting weekly reported Covid testing for all students and staff on Sundays beginning this weekend. Please watch my three-minute video for the rationale behind this move and be sure to check your email for guidance on how to report the weekly results from Mr Simon and Ms Sandy as the process will be different for elementary and secondary.
Let’s remain vigilant as we push back against this recent wave of cases to keep us face-to-face as much as possible.
By Ruth Spracklan, MYP Wellness Coordinator
Just a reminder to parents to check the wellness site regularly to view the units in which students are participating and the course outline. With wellbeing being one of our Five Pillars at IGBIS, we provide a well defined and broad wellness curriculum that covers topics from relationships and nutrition to First Aid, emotions and more. As part of that programme, we began our units on Sexuality Education on Monday 7th February 2022, units similar to those that are taught in public and other international schools. This curriculum has been in the planning for over a year to ensure that it covers a wide range of issues whilst also maintaining sensitivity to us being a school in Malaysia. The overview of the curriculum can be found on the wellness splash site in the topics section, please take a look at the information included there and if you have any questions please do contact me or Ms van Nooten.
By Ruth Spracklan, Athletics Director
We are now in a position where we can share with the community information regarding the after school programme. In consultation with other schools and the MOE, we are able to offer a range of clubs, however, due to the ever-changing environment, we are only able to offer a limited programme. A detailed overview and instruction sheet on how to sign up can be found on the Activities and Athletics splash page (click on the logo in the newsletter for the link).
Please Note: All information is subject to change in line with SOPs and Ministry of Education guidelines.
Specific Activity information is available on the Splash Page. Please ensure you have read the blurb for each club before deciding on your choices. The google form will be linked on the splash page and opened at 7 pm on Monday 14th February and closed at 5 pm on Thursday 17th February.
We ask you to regularly check the newsletter for updates, if for any reason we have to delay the start of the programme we will inform the community via the newsletter and email system. We ask all students to follow the SOPs in order to keep our community safe and ensure that our programme can run.
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