Newsletter October 30th

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Fees
Please note that your children have hard copy invoices for Term 2 fees to give to you. If, for whatever reason, your child does not have an invoice for you, do please stop by our Bursars Office or drop the bursars an email at bursar@kisu.com.

Outdoor Education
Many thanks and congratulations to our team of primary staff on the excellent outdoor education experiences that they organized and led for our students before the half-term break! I truly believe that an education at a good international school like KISU provides young people with a uniquely valuable experience and our vibrant outdoor education programme is an integral part of that.

KISU Switzerland Ski Trip 2016
There are already sufficient students signed up to make this year’s trip viable but further spaces are available and can be secured by depositing $200 with our Bursars.  The overall cost of the trip (all inclusive) is likely to be in the region of $2300.

Cognitive Abilities Testing
As mentioned in a previous newsletter, we are introducing Cognitive Abilities Testing in the course of the next few weeks. This is a sophisticated diagnostic tool that will really help us to know and understand our students better so that we can give them personalized support towards achieving their full academic potential. The results will also be incredibly useful when it comes to advising students about university and careers choices. It is a tool that I have used in each of my last four schools and that I have a great deal of faith in. There will be an information evening in the near future for those of you who would like to know more but for now please be assured that these are not the sort of tests that can be revised for and they are not for any kind of accreditation. They are about giving us reliable information about how each of our students learns best and about helping us to identify anyone who may currently be working below their true potential so that we can intervene quickly. From my previous experience with the tests I can also assure you that the students will not find them particularly arduous or unpleasant, not least because there is no actual writing involved and each test is really quite short (8-12 mins). Schedules for the tests are currently being drawn up by the respective Heads of Schools and we intend to have current Years 5, 7, 9 and 11 sit them. At the beginning of next academic year, we will also test Years 5, 7, 9 and 11, as well as any new students, so that we will have results for all students from Year 5 upwards from September 2016. If you would like to know more, why not have a look at the CAT 4 website at  http://www.gl-assessment.co.uk/products/cat4-cognitive-abilities-test-fo...

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Sunday 30th October 2016 Africa/Kampala

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School Director - Steve Lang