義大焦點 IN FOCUS WEEK 4

01Practicing Important Safety Procedures

At the ISIP our number one priority is the safety and well-being of our students.During this first month of the new academic year, we take time to explain to our students why we practice for different emergencies, and lead them through drills so they know exactly what to do in the event of a lock-down, fire, or earthquake.

The earthquakes that occurred in Taiwan over the weekend of September 17th and 18th, serve to reinforce our reasons for having the strictest protocols and procedures in place to prepare for all possible scenarios. This week each classroom gave time to students to share their experiences during these earthquakes and through that, found ways of discussing what actions are best to take to protect themselves and their families.

We are so proud of our students for their motivation to learn and have the courage to face these challenging situations in a prepared and responsible manner.


02Physical Education in the Primary!

The Primary Department is halfway through their first units of the year and during PE classes, each grade has been focused on team building, communication and self-management skills.

PE gives students the opportunity to practice skills that lead to a healthy and active lifestyle. Students gain the understanding of physical and emotional well-being, especially through stretching and yoga. They are taught poses and given instructions, using their communication skills to listen and help others with their positions. Students use self-management to control their bodies and their emotional responses throughout the class.



03Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is celebrated the 3rd week in September each year bringing attention to reading censorship. Students from the Global Issues Network (GIN) club along with Teacher Jill and MS/HS librarian Alan collaborated to create a display on campus to raise awareness. Book censorship occurs around the world with some countries more restrictive than others. Sharing ideas improves our understanding of others so enjoy reading a banned book today.


04Parent Information Evening of the Secondary Bilingual Department

Effective parent-teacher communication is one of the key elements that supports students to be successful. The Parent Information Evening held for the parents of the Secondary Bilingual Department brought many parents together to better understand their child’s learning at school.

The event started with a general overview of the newly developed STEM-oriented curriculum in the Secondary Bilingual Department followed by an introduction of the Grade 9 comprehensive test and university application in Taiwan. After the main session, parents were divided into homerooms to have a closer look at their child’s learning at school.

We look forward to more events like this to enhance the relationship between families and the school to support our students.


05International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Educators

Technology has been an important area of focus for I-Shou over the last 5 years and as a result, the school has developed strong technological foundations. Now we are looking for ways to ensure that our growth is both measurable and sustainable. The ISTE standards are an important aspect of how we quantify and measure our progress. The ISTE standards are internationally recognized guidelines that help top international schools around the world make sure that technology is meaningfully integrated throughout the school.

During our weekly collaborative staff meeting we reintroduced the ISTE standards for educators as a core element of our appraisal process. Each teacher will use the ISTE educator standards to set a professional goal for this year. This practice helps to ensure that we are keeping technology and how it can support teaching and learning in focus throughout the year.


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