The Fort Issue 10 November 2021(clone) - Page 9

HIGH SCHOOL

Message

HS Principal

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New Beginnings

It has been great to have students return to campus for a new academic year in High School at VIS!

We are welcoming a new cohort of fresh faced Grade 9 learners and excited to see our Grade 12s preparing for university entrance and heading off into the world. We are also excited to see how much our Grade 10 students have matured and grown over the summer months as they enter the second year of the IGCSE. And with our Grade 11 cohort; not only are students starting their two years of rigorous studies in the IB Diploma Program, but we are excited to usher in our first IB Careers Related Program students.

Like any start of an academic year, we have settled into a rhythm and routine that now feels very normal, if not hectic at times. Students have adjusted to new courses, new teachers, and new programs of study. They have engaged in various activities and discussions that provide a well-rounded school experience. From approaches to learning tutorials, to University of Malta medical students discussing social anxiety and attempting to return to life as “normal” after the pandemic, raising awareness and celebrating Peace Day and Neurodiversity, Student Council elections of Grade Representatives, participating in the European Hour of Code, being informed on school-local-international news in monthly STUCO news, to currently raising awareness about bullying throughout the month of November.

Already memories have been made, friendships have deepened, and we are off to a positive start for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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Ms Parker-Jackson

entrance and heading off into the world. We are also excited to see how much our Grade 10 students have matured and grown over the summer months as they enter the second year of the IGCSE. And with our Grade 11 cohort; not only are students starting their two years of rigorous studies in the IB Diploma Program, but we are excited to usher in our first IB Careers Related Program students.

Like any start of an academic year, we have settled into a rhythm and routine that now feels very normal, if not hectic at times. Students have adjusted to new courses, new teachers, and new programs of study. They have engaged in various activities and discussions that provide a well-rounded school experience. From approaches to learning tutorials, to University of Malta medical students discussing social anxiety and attempting to return to life as “normal” after the pandemic, raising awareness and celebrating Peace Day and Neurodiversity, Student Council elections of Grade Representatives, participating in the European Hour of Code, being informed on school-local-international news in monthly STUCO news, to currently raising awareness about bullying throughout the month of November.

Already memories have been made, friendships have deepened, and we are off to a positive start for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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