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Parent Academy is back on for Term 3 and this time we will be meeting virtually through Zoom! It starts for DUCKS and Junior School next week. The programme will explore a range of different experiences that our students come across in the College. Here is the detailed schedule.



Parent Academy will take place on Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00pm on the 15th May, 22nd May, 29th May and 5th of June. The four sessions this term will cover the following themes: 

Session 1: ‘Learning through Play’, with Ms Claire Grief and Ms Betty Jiang

Session 2: ‘Musical Development’, with Ms Yolanda Kong and Ms Mary Giles

Session 3: ‘Dual Language: putting it into practice’ with Ms Lulu Ren and Ms Angela Xu

Session 4: ‘Inquiry Learning,’ with Ms Carys Madgwick and Ms Esme Rolfe

To sign-up for Parent Academy for Term 3 please sign up using the following Microsoft Form:

Deadline for sign-up is Wednesday 13th May 2020. A Zoom link will be sent out from Ms Beth on Thursday 14th May for you to access the Parent Academy Workshop.



Parent Engagement Day – Thursday 14th May

Junior School is very much looking forward to welcoming you to our first online Parent Engagement Day on Thursday 14th May 2020. The day aims to offer you a diverse range of workshops which we very much hope help you to find out more about how to support your child in their learning at school and beyond. Please scan the QR code on the poster for registration.


8.40AM – 9.30AM

What are the skills needed to be a great inquirer?

With Lia Winfieldale


10AM – 11AM

How can the library support inquiry?

With Odette Holweg


11AM – 12PM

21st century learning skills

With Glory Goh


12PM – 1PM

Assessment for Learning

With Steve Dalgarno


1PM – 2PM

Year 5 Parent Talk – Puberty

With Holly Poppell


2PM – 3PM

Year 6 Parent Talk – Transition

With Nigel Wilsonlock and the Senior School staff team