Dear Parents

TIS Swimming Championships

The 2019 TIS swimming championships will be held at the Tema International School Sports Complex on Sunday, 13 October from 3.00pm – 5.30pm. Competitors should bring their goggles. These championships are open to all TIS students who are competent swimmers in their nominated stroke/s. A competent swimmer is one who can swim (freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, or butterfly) 25 metres without stopping or requiring any form of assistance, and in a timely manner. Students are responsible for their entries which must be completed online at: Use the code: 8g7sk

Entries close at 9.00pm on Friday, 11 October, 2019. If you require assistance please email: [email protected]

Shin Guards

Any student playing football and/or street soccer (futsal) must wear shin guards. The shin guards that some students wear are appropriate for Primary School students only, and these students will be required to purchase more appropriate-fitting shin guards.


ManageBac (MB) allows parents to monitor their son’s/daughter’s school performance and attendance, as well as keeping up-to-date with what happens at fast and furious TIS. All parents are expected to access it. Since the start of the academic year, I have sent out three separate welcome to MB emails. Yet, there remains a significant number of parents who have never accessed MB. Tomorrow, I will remove parents from MB who have never accessed it.  Additionally, exeats will only been approved from parents who have accessed MB.

If you require assistance then please email me at [email protected] or arrange to meet me at school so we can connect you.

University Applications and External Consultants

TIS has an outstanding team of University Counsellors, referred to affectionately as, The College Guides. They are most happy to assist students and their parents with any issues or matters relating to the university placement process. The USA SAT scandal has made various universities take note of the use of external consultants in the submission of university applications. In particular, the veracity of personal statements and authenticity of applications are being called into question. Parents and students must advise our College Guides by 11 October, if they are using external consultants so that we can advise universities.

Primary School Sessions This Week

On Friday, 11 October, from 2.30 – 4.00pm there will be end of unit celebrations in the Primary classes and a chance to meet the teacher across K1-G5 during this time. [The end of unit celebration is the culmination of their first unit of work.] We hope you can join us.

Creative Writing & Photography Workshop

Is your son/daughter attending this year’s Creative Writing & Photography Workshop? It will be held at TIS on 18 -19 October. It is a must-attend event if your child is talented in either field, or you would like your child to develop skills in either field. Applications close soon. To register your ward, visit  To find out more, please contact Miss Irene Koree: [email protected]

Secondary School 3-Way Interviews

Please note these will be conducted on Thursday, 17 October from 8.30am-1.00pm. Students may depart for the mid-semester break following these interviews, unless they are attending the Creative Writing & Photography Workshop, or sitting the PSAT exams on 19 October. Details for booking interviews will be placed in next week’s TIS Bulletin.

MYP Certificate and Subject Selections

Please remember these deadlines!
I appreciate your support.
Dr Ken Darvall