Important Dates for Semester Two and Beyond
2018 has begun with a flurry of activity at GEMS World Academy (Singapore). We have welcomed many new families into the school and our community has been actively engaged in a wide variety of events and activities within the first few weeks. What a great start to the new calendar year it has been.
The leadership team has been planning ahead and we can confirm the dates for the next Academic year (2018-19).
|Aug 13 - New students orientation||Jan 7 - Teacher PD (no students)|
|Aug 14 - First day of the new school year||Jan 8 - Students return to school.|
|Oct 6 - 22 - School holidays||Feb 4 - 8- Lunar New Year Holiday
|Oct 22 - Teacher PD (no students)||Mar 30 - Apr 15 - School holidays|
|Oct 23 - Students return to school||April 15 - Teacher PD day (no students)|
|Dec 15 - 7 - Jan School holidays||April 16 - Students return to school|
|June 21 - Last day of the school year|
But before we get to the new academic year it is going to be busy this semester with a plethora of activities for students and parents, so I thought it best to outline the key events that will be taking place.
All details are available on the Events Calendar on our school website, click here.
Key Dates for Semester Two (January to June 2018)
|February 2018||March 2018||April 2018||May 2018||June 2018|
|30 Jan - 2 Feb: G5 Camp to Bintan||TBC Feb/Mar: PY Math Parent Engagement Workshop||16 Apr: SY Parent Engagement Workshop: What type of music is most conducive to studying?||1 - 18 May: DP exams||1 Jun: SY Graduation Day|
|7 Feb: SY Chinese New Year Assembly||1 Mar: SY Parent Engagement Workshop: Financial Planning for University||19 - 20 Apr: EY/PY Student-led conferences||2 May: EY Swim Gala||7 – 12 Jun: G11 Group IV Trip|
|5 - 9 Feb: G10 IGCSE Mock exams||5 - 9 Mar: DP Mock exams||3 May: PY Swim Gala||9 Jun: Family Fun Day|
|8 Feb: EY/PY Chinese New Year Assembly||11 - 16 Mar: G8 & G9 Week-without-walls to Laos||9 - 10 May: Grade 5 PYP Exhibition||14 Jun: PY Award Assembly|
|19 - 22 Feb: Language and Cultural Week||12 - 16 Mar: G6 Week-without-walls to Pulau Ubin||16 May: SY Parent Engagement Workshop: Conflict during MYS||14 Jun: End of school year|
|19 Feb: SY Parent Engagement Workshop: Assessment in the MYP||22 Mar: SY Parent Engagement Workshop: Concept-based learning||26 May: Prom Night|
|20, 21 Feb: ISA (Grade 3-10)||21 - 23 Mar: G4 Camp to Pulau Ubin||28 May - 1 Jun: SY Semester Exam|
|21 Feb: Cultural Day||26 - 29 Mar: DP Visual Arts Exhibition|
|22 Feb: SY Spelling Bee Competition||30 Mar - 15 Apr: Mid-semester Holiday|
|26 Feb - 2 Mar: Book Week||TBC March: EY/PY Inquiry Parent Engagement Workshop|
|27 Feb: MYP Personal Project Exhibition|
Please note: This year Language week and Cultural Day, (previously known as UN Day) have been combined into one celebration. By doing this, we are encouraging the students to discover different languages and embrace various cultures as they learn to become global citizens.
There are various activities scheduled for the week and all these activities will take place during school hours. It is our aim to embed activities into the school curriculum as much as possible.
Richard Henry, Head of School, GEMS World Academy (Singapore)