Director’s Update – March 2018

Dear Parents,

I am just writing with information on upcoming events here at ISKR. You have already received information on the upcoming Parent/Teacher conferences over the next two Friday afternoons. We strongly encourage that all parents attend, as this home/school partnership is extremely important in ensuring that all students receive the best possible education.

During the last two weeks of March, mainly in the middle school section, there will be a special programme in and out of class dealing with child protection, safety and age appropriate sex education. You will receive details on this program well before it begins. At the same time, we will be sending home information on how to protect your child from inappropriate internet content. Here at school we have a strong firewall that prevents anyone from opening an inappropriate site. We are working, however, with a small group of students who have been exposed to inappropriate material outside school and are discussing it with others on campus.

Spring Break, this year, begins on March 30, which is also Good Friday, a public holiday, here in Rwanda; the students will therefore be dismissed at 1pm on Thursday the 29th. Thursday 29th will now also be the official end date for Quarter 3. School will reopen on Monday 16th April.

In late May we will be holding our AGM. This is the perfect time to come and meet the Board of Directors that you have elected to govern the school on your behalf. There will be a chance to interact and vote on new policies, budgets and future plans. We will also be looking for more parents to stand for elections to fill vacant posts that will arise in the coming academic year. As a Board member you can really make a difference in how the school functions and help ensure that the school continues to provide the level of education that your child and other children at the school require. Every and any skill that you can bring will be useful. As we get closer to the date, the Board President will send out a call for CV’s of applicants. I hope many people apply and I look forward to working with all new board members next year.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you require any clarification on the above and I look forward to seeing everybody pass by during the next two Friday afternoons.

Séamus Hennessy,