Dear Parent

Outstanding Accounts

A reminder that outstanding fees must be paid before students return to hostels on 30 March, unless arrangements have been made with Kobina Quansah, our Financial Controller. Final payments must be made by 28 March. Please email a copy of payment receipt to Mr Quansah to avoid hassles on 30 March.

G10 & 12 Reports

These are expected to be available for parents on MB from 26 March. However, parents will receive an email when they have been published and are available.

Note:

  • Parents must access MB to view reports. There are still a significant number of parents who do not access MB.
  • Students with outstanding fees will have their report access blocked until final payment is made. These parents will be contacted by Kobina Quansah by COB.

DP2 final exams result viewing PIN

Results for the May 2019 IBDP examinations will be available from 6 July, when students will be able to access their results on the IB website. You will receive the login details individually from my office over the next week. Please ensure all dues to school are cleared before the student leaves after the final examinations.

Results are available at https://candidates.ibo.org

Your results will be published on 6 July, 2019 13:45:00 GMT

I will be using the e-mail address on ManageBac to mail these details. Please ensure your contact details on ManageBac are up-to-date.

One additional information you need to know is about the enquiry upon results (remarking cost for subjects), you will receive detailed information from my office soon.

A gentle reminder of students’ appearance whilst in school.

  • Facial hair should be neatly trimmed at all times.
  • Boys must keep their hair neatly trimmed but heads should not be shaved. Boys’ hair will be considered too long if a school cap cannot be worn appropriately
  • Students should not allow their fingernails to grow long and must not wear make-up or nail varnish.
  • Girls must keep their hair in tidy plaits, or short “Afro”, or permed style. No headgear or hats are permitted except when worn as part of African wear, or religious purposes.
  • Hair length, if too long, is difficult to manage and may cause scalp issues. Hair length should be shoulder length OR mid back and must be in a bun during school hours.
  • Hair dye and hair exten­sions must match the student’s own natural colour.
  • Caps are allowed outside, but never inside, except for entertainment nights or as part of African wear.

Please note that the School reserves the right to determine what is appropriate.

An inspection will done at the school’s gate on the reporting day and any student who flouts these rules will asked to go back home with the parent.

Food bags or food boxes.

Each student is supposed to come to school with a food bag or box with a lock to contain his or her snack. Each and every student is responsible for securing his or her snacks.

Libro Livre!

Our passionate Spanish team, was overwhelmed with joy after their Taking Action stage. They hosted the students from Calvary Presby at TIS for a 2-day Spanish experience. On the first day they had a Spanish class together with their supervisor, Senora Dorcas, where they learnt the basic greeting pronunciations and later on shared it in a conversation. They learnt about the part of the body in Spanish and took an activity that will help the group to remember by practice.

On the second day, in their aprons and hats, they took over the CASSA kitchen, and prepared together churros, a Spanish snack.  The aim of the group was to reach out to a local school and give them a feel of another language in order to foster international mindedness. What is so special about this project, is the handmade jotters made for the students to keep as their Spanish souvenir/guide. This jotter will serve as their go-to- reference when the want to speak Spanish! The group from Calvary shared a reflection of how they felt about the entire experience.

Reflection

Our Community Project was a very huge success! One of the major changes was the name of the project. At the start, we started thinking of different names for the project. The first one was, “Salva Una Vida”, which means, Save a Life” but we realized that when we give them the books and teach them Spanish, it is not necessarily saving a life and so the title was not the best option. The one we stuck with the most was, Eres Amado, which means “You Are Loved”. We chose this because we wanted to show them that we care about them. We then changed it to, Libro Libre, which means free books. Making the books was the most stressful part of the WHOLE experience. Our self-management skills were not the best, but the most dedicated to the group we can all agree was Lexi.

We finally made up our minds that we were going to meet in the CAS block at 3:00 pm on a Sunday and told our supervisor, Señora Dorcas Atsiatorme and Ms. Grace Attram.

We had a group on Telegram, where we communicated all our achievements and our decisions too, which was very helpful. We considered giving up many times and buying books instead, but we still kept on pushing and, in the end, we created more than enough books. It was not easy but then Aunty Grace and Señora Dorcas encouraged us to continue the project. The children from Calvary Presby School were so motivated and ready to learn, so with them, it wasn’t very hard to teach because they were very co-operative and they were ready to contribute to the class. We were quite nervous to teach and even welcome the students, but after we all introduced ourselves we all become comfortable.  Señora Dorcas would give us a sign at the back, helping us to move on. Even as we cooked, we were very scared at first because we didn’t know if it was possible to cook it as perfectly as we saw it, but we did it. One thing that really shocked us was the fact that when we presented our findings and put them in pairs to do the same, there was a pair that was fluent which was so nice! We were absolutely proud!  Lexi, Benedicta and Claris

International Day of Happiness’19

Did you know Wednesday, 20 March, is International Day of Happiness? Yes, it was! As a school we want to celebrate our happy moments. We asked students and staff to share share their happy moments and what makes them happy. Check out some happy shoots around school.

Seeing my students owning their learning, taking initiatives, caring for one another and being principled is one of my happiest moments. I also LOVE coming to work every day and sharing this journey with my students and colleagues. My team rocks! They are hardworking, committed, they love the students, love TIS and they love what they do. I also believe to be Happy is a choice. I choose to be happy no matter what, even on those tough days where life presents you with challenges… I choose to smile and BE Happy despite the circumstances.  Happy Mama Su – CAS Coordinator

Any time dad is home and I have to worry him, he says funny things like “Oh this girl kraa” – Marcella, Grade 9

I adore Ghanaian food and it even more sweeter when am eating it outside Ghana. Food excites me. I am also very happy when I see a friend I have not seen in a long time, when we come back to school from vacations and I see my friends I am overjoyed.  – Keisha, Grade 9

I can be competitive so when I get a complex concept and I am able to understand it I am the happiest. To be called in class to answer a question and get it right in the process is everything to me. I feel proudly happy. Best moments!  – Nadia, Grade 9

My Dad is the busiest and I hardly see him so I have the best happy moment when we spend time together playing FIFA and when I score him, I am excited the whole day. Best Moods! – Madiba, Grade 9

Reading a good book or watching a good movie while eating Greek yogurt are my happy moments. Cuddling a teddy bear in the process is icing on the cake! – Naa, Grade 9

Having a chat with my Dad about issues and telling me things about how to be a gentleman. I am also anticipating something good that will make me happy next year. The thought of it makes me happy.  Cyrus, Grade 9

Food, Family and Travel = David. Any moment with any of these three items are my best and happy moments. As an only child I get all of the attention from my parents and it feels great. – David, Grade 9                                         

TIS has changed me to become a spiritual person and a better Christian and that makes my Mum happy and when my Mum is happy I am happy. I feel happy with whom I have become. Nuna, Grade 9                                                 

All types of sports and watching movies give me a good mood! – Kwame, G9     

Why Study Ghanaian Sign Language?

The learning of Ghanaian sign language enables students to use language effectively as a means of communication, providing the skills necessary for study, work and leisure. Second, it enables students to understand the nature of language and the process of total language learning, which comprises the integration of linguistic, cultural and social components.

Additionally, it encourages an awareness and understanding of perspectives of, and relationships between, deaf and hearing cultures, locally and in the wider community.

Furthermore, it promotes creative and critical thinking skills, fosters curiosity, a lifelong interest and an enjoyment in language learning.

Learning an additional language in the MYP and DP equips students with the necessary multiliteracy skills and attitudes to be interculturally competent, enabling them to communicate successfully in the global context of the 21st century. Language also provides students with the opportunity to realize that there are diverse ways of living, behaving and viewing the world.

In view of this, students of Tema International School learn one Ghanaian sign language vocabulary during weekly assemblies.

Jessie Ofori – Appiah, a Grade 7 student of Tema International School features on this episode of Ghanaian sign language.

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Enjoy the rest of your day