Rethinking Play

By Nick Chignall, Kindergarten Vice-Principal Over the past month, I have had the opportunity to attend our own TIS PD Day and the ACAMIS ECE Conference. At both venues, the same quote came from the keynote speakers regarding the importance of play as an outlet for learning. “Play is the…

Knowledge, Skills, Values and Attitudes For The Next Generation

By Lorne Schmidt, Secondary Principal Designers of educational programmes are always in a difficult position when it comes to predicting the skills, attitudes, values and content knowledge that primary and secondary aged students will be in most need of in their adult life. At the turn of the millenium and to…

Staying Connected With Your Child’s Academic Life

By Mel Varga Now that we are into our second month of school, many parents are keen to find out how their child is doing at school. At TIS, we understand how important communication between the school and home is, and we provide a number of digital platforms by which…

Giving Back-Laos Family Service Trip

By Amanda Kiat, Elementary Vice Principal We were from 11 different countries and speak 8 different languages-but during our service trip we came together for a common purpose-to work toward finishing a dormitory for the little village of Ban Nong Jong in Laos. Once finished, this dorm will house 50…

Being Explicit About What We Want. WHO Is The TIS STUDENT?

By Rovanna Bawden, Student Services Head. How do we identify the TIS Student? I am not talking about grades on the report card. Academics are highly crucial to a students success and that is why parents send their children to school right? Yes and No. Academics are important but what…
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