Monday, May 17, 2010

Vice Principal's update

“Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending”

Examination fever and farewells have been in the air since the beginning of May!!

The last attempt at SAT I and SAT II for this academic year was held on 1 May. Fourth May the IBDP examinations began in full steam and ended only on 24 May. I am happy to report that generally all IBDP papers went off well for the students. For the rest of the school it was time to revise and do their semester exams from 14 -20 May.

While all were busy preparing and then sitting for their examinations, on the sidelines,we had the KAC dinner, NHS dinner, staff farewell lunch and grade 10 graduation from the Middle Years Program to the IB Diploma Program, grade 5 graduation to the Middle Years Program, K-8 semester end picnics and the ES chapel recital.

Grade 11 IB Diploma students had their final meeting with their Extended Essay supervisors so that had all the information they need to work during their summer vacations. It was also time to get elections underway for the new student body and the closing assembly awards. The senior class completed the online graduations goals and IB Learner Profile survey as part of their reflections on their KIS experience.

The awards and closing assembly on 20 May wrapped up the semester for the school as at whole. However, it was followed by the Baccalaureate Service, graduation dinner and finally the Graduation on 22 May. It was time to celebrate, bid adieus and reminisce about their time spent at KIS.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish the senior class the very best in their future endeavors. Also good wishes go out to the students leaving KIS from other grades. I wish to put on record my appreciation for the dedicated work done by the staff leaving KIS this semester. We will miss Mr Fisher for the leadership he has provided to this community for the last five years and for his warmth and concern for one and all. To all we say, “God be with you till we meet again”. You will be missed and you are most welcome to Kodai at any time…. rather sooner than later!

I am sure the KIS community is looking forward to a much deserved restful and happy vacation with their loved ones. I thank one and all for their cooperation and for working alongside to make KIS a great institution and a home for all of us! Lets us return in the new academic year with renewed vigor!

Kaisar Dopaishi