Primary School News

Dear Parents,

We have arrived at the end of the school year and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our families that have been so supportive of our endeavours.

Grade 5 Promotion Ceremony

I am looking forward to our Grade 5 Promotion Ceremony this week as we formally recognise our students who have completed their primary education at IAA. While excited about the upcoming holiday, I know that many are even more excited about starting Grade 6 and the many new experiences on offer in our Middle School.

End of Year Assembly

Our Grade 3-5 End of Year Student Assembly will also be a great way to end the year on Tuesday. At this time, we will announce the winners of our House Cup, as well as our prefects for the 2018-2019 school year.

Gifts Policy

As mentioned in last week’s newsletter, it is this time of year that many parents want to express their gratitude to our teachers. We do have a very strict gift policy and I do want to remind you that teachers may only receive small gifts such as chocolates or a bouquet of flowers.

Summer Reading

With such a long break, it is always important to limit learning loss during the holidays. Many of our primary students will be engaged in the IAA Summer Camp, which will provide them with plenty of social, physical and academic stimulation. Please do encourage your children to keep up their reading during the holidays and avoid the temptation of having children playing on electronic devices for extended periods of time.

2018/19 Academic Year

We recommence school on Sunday, August 26th and an email will be sent home towards the end of the holidays detailing important dates and procedures for the commencement of classes. It is typical for our youngest students (Pre-K and KG1) to have a staggered start and early dismissal for the first few weeks of school.


Yours sincerely,

Andrew Powell