Five more school days until we finish this school year and what a year it has been for us in the primary division. With a great deal of confidence I can say that your children have had a very good year; they have experienced many new things, their teachers have put your children and their learning needs to the forefront of their teaching and learning programmes, and above all the children have had fun learning.
The Faculty have now finished writing their End of Year Reports, these are presently being uploaded and will be available for you to access online from Monday afternoon, June 05.
You will receive an email from the school to inform you when and how you can access the reports on Monday. We advise you to download a copy of the report card at your earliest convenience. Parents will not have access to our student information system, MySchoolOne, after July 01. From next year we will be moving, and migrating all data to a new student information system. You will receive more information about this in the new academic year. Please note: Families leaving OIS this year will need to download their child's report cards before June 08, 2017 as the portal will be closed off to you after that date.
We know we are nearing the end of our school year when we say farewell to our six classes of Grade 5 students as we did last Friday at a school reception held for them and their families. We will miss them around our primary school next year and do wish them all well as they start the next stage in their education journey.
This morning I enjoyed the last in our series of class concerts and like you I am sure, I was amazed at the energy, the commitment of the children, the learning they gained and the entertainment they gave us for the hour they were on stage. I know too that behind the scenes parents have had a lot of input – hearing the lines, practicing dance moves, helping with costumes and getting time off from your work to support your children and for this I thank you all very much on behalf of your children.
Please note that on Thursday of next week we end our 2016/2017 academic year and I would remind you that your children can be collected from their classrooms at 11:30 on that day. From 11:50 children may be collected from the Reception in the lobby.
Finally watch out for a second letter from me next week when I will introduce some of the changes that your will notice in our division when you return in the new academic year.