Director’s Update October 5, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are well over halfway through the first Quarter and all is going well. We do have much higher numbers in Secondary (Middle & High School combined) than expected. To ensure they all receive the same high quality education we have introduced extra assistants, split some classes (I now teach a Grade 9 World Lit class) and are importing extra resources.

The school has invested heavily in new technology this year some of which is visible if you step into our new Library/Media center. Along with adding new student laptops, increasing the number of ipads available and even purchasing a 3D printer we have also introduced many new software products to help with teaching and learning and to better streamline the business operations of the school.

The new Board of Directors has met to discuss main strategies and planning for the year. More detailed information will follow on this soon. They have also chosen officers for the year;

Robert Ackatia-Armah – President
Kayrn Aguirre, US Embassy Rep. – Vice President
Louise Keyworth, PTO Rep. – Secretary
Stephanie de Vanssay – Treasurer
Teklay Teame – Member at large
Kirsten Rober – Member at large
Nick Meakin – Member at large
Seamus Hennessy – Director – ex officio member
Bridget Davies – Deputy Director – ex officio member
Mary Powell – Staff Representative – ex officio member

As in any organization the Board of Directors are responsible for long term strategic planning and financial control they would be happy to receive feedback and ideas in these wide areas from any other association members. As for day-to-day operational events and issues please do talk to the staff member directly involved as a first port of call.

My door is always open, literally, so feel free to drop by at any time, just to say hello if nothing else.

Séamus Hennessy,