Our Vision For Communication
From inception, our school has been a close knit and diverse community of learners. Representing many nationalities and age groups, from our tiny kindergarten students to our graduates in grade 12, we at ISPS know that a nurturing and supportive environment is integral to our students overall success and development.
Communication is an intrinsic and integral cornerstone of our education strategy. We know and believe that education is not an event but a lifelong process. That is why even though we are proud of our academic programs - the PYP and MYP of the IB International Baccalaureate and AP Advanced Placement - we appreciate that a holistic education is as much about academics as it is about nurturing each child in our school.
Our goal is to develop students who are globally minded, knowledgeable and confident communicators. When our graduates leave ISPS we believe that they will be prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. How can we be so sure?
It Starts With Us
Each child's learning at ISPS starts with a communication partnership, a framework which recognizes that the parent, student, teacher and school administrator all play a significant role in modelling effective communication.
What Does Effective Communication Mean?
For this partnership to work, communication needs to be timely, engaged and honest. As partners we all have an important role and this role is rooted in mutual respect and concern in each student as they progress through the grades. It means paying attention to the little things on a daily basis to keep on track. Our experience reminds us that each school year provides an opportunity to renew our commitment to keeping the channels of communication open and vibrant.
The relationship between home and school plays a very important part in a child’s education. This makes two-way communication a critical factor in the partnership between parents and the school. This makes it easier for parents to solve problems and to feel confident about the teaching and learning taking place in the classroom.
Methods of Communication
Our communication plan aims to streamline relevant information to all partners so that all stakeholders feel informed and up to date in a timely manner.
|Skyward||Whole school updates|
Individual Student progress
|Regular reporting periods as per division|
|Newsletter||All upcoming school events with a month at a glance events and timely info from The Board, The Director, Division Heads, Clubs, PTO as necessary||Weekly on Fridays|
|Parent Rep||Upcoming grade events||As needed|
|College Counselling Updates||Messages, key dates and reminders from College Counsellor||As needed|
|SMS System||An SMS is sent to inform you of activity cancellations as well as in the event of a school emergency||As needed|
|Google Classroom||Updates on Classroom activities, unit overviews, upcoming assessments||Daily/weekly as selected by parent|