Tuesday, 23 June 2009

MIC would like to thank IPAMIC.

After being active for more than four years, the Independent Parents Association of Morna International College (IPAMIC) has announced its dissolution. Our parents do, however, continue to be represented by the recently formed association AMPAMIC, who have adopted a very similar role and enjoy the support of many former IPAMIC members.
Although their foundation as a representative group was initially motivated by concerns, IPAMIC soon established an open working relationship with the school, and a clear mission statement to collaborate with and support the school’s initiatives to improve the quality of education. They organised numerous fund raising events and subsequently dedicated those funds to purchasing specific educational resources, taking into account the school’s recommendations.
IPAMIC provided parent collaborators for many school curricular projects such as theatre productions, art exhibitions and the PSHE (personal, social and health education) programme, for which they offered speakers with specific expertise in areas such as career choices or drug awareness. They also helped with the organisation and production of school yearbooks.
As parents representatives they brought many suggestions and queries to their meetings with the school management. They carried out surveys providing useful and balanced information about parents’ perceptions of the school and these formed part of the schools own internal review processes. They also set up the parent-teacher liaison group so that parental collaboration in educational projects could be discussed directly with teacher representatives.
Their latest project has been to fund and organise the clearing of the forest area at the back of the school grounds so that this can be used for educational activities. The project proposes establishing a fitness trail to enhance the sports programme and in addition to this the forest will offer many educational opportunities for other subjects. This is expected to be in full use by next academic year.
The list of initiatives and activities becomes more noteworthy when we consider that only a relatively small number of parents have been active members of the IPAMIC board and this group have managed to find the time and energy to participate in many projects from which the school has gained benefit. In recognition of this, Morna International College would like to express its appreciation of their efforts and to thank them for working with us in our movement towards the common goal of excellence that we as educators share with you as parents.
Adrian Massam

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Events in June:

Dear parents,
As we approach the end of the academic year, I would just like to remind you of the events which will be taking place over the next few weeks and at which we hope to see as many of you as possible.

Primary Sports day.
On Friday 19th June, parents with children in the Primary section are welcome to watch (and even participate in) the inter-house sports day. This will be held on the sports courts starting at 9:30.

Art Show.
This annual event will be taking place on Tuesday 23rd June from 14:30 to 16:00. Art work produced by pupils throughout the school will be on display.

End of year trips.
Details of these will be published separately. Excursions are planned to take place on Wednesday 24th June.

School Yearbook 2009.
We expect this magnificent summary of the school year to be on sale during the last week of term.

Prize giving ceremony.
This will be held on the last day of term (Friday 26th June) at 10:00 in the theatre area. There will be some musical items and several short speeches and refreshments, as well as the traditional presentation of prizes.

I would also like to remind you that reports will be given to all students from Nursery to Year 10 on the last day of term.
Adrian Massam