We made it!
Another incredible year has passed. From edge-of-your-seat APAC Championships to stellar stage performances, memorable mixers to impressive PYP Exhibitions, this year has been one for the books! The number of commendable acts, inspiring events, and overall goodness that happened across our two campuses this year is impossible to count, but here are a few numbers that stood out.
RMB was raised by the AISG Parent Teacher Association.
From the Holiday Bazaar to the Teacher Appreciation Luncheons, The PTA's ability to bring our community together is unparalleled. The AISG PTA uses these funds to give back to our school through author visits, student grants, parent events, cultural days, and much more!
Followers reached on our AISG social media accounts.
AISG keeps our community and prospective families up to date with exciting news and useful information through WeChat (aisgwechat), Instagram (@aisgzram & @aisgalumni), Facebook (facebook.com/aisgzschool & facebook.com/aisgzalumni), and Twitter (@AISGZ). This year we hit more than 10,000 followers across our different platforms!
Songs played over the Science Park Campus intercom.
To continue with Ram tradition, a song was played over the loudspeaker each morning to help students and teachers kick off the day, as well as each Friday afternoon to get our Rams ready for the weekend. From K-pop to classical to spoken word, it's a great way to start the day and to celebrate the end of each week!
Colleges and universities accepted our senior Rams into their programs.
The AISG college counseling program and our "Best Fit Philosophy" helped guide our senior Rams through the daunting task of applying for colleges by providing individualized plans that helped them get accepted to more than 100 colleges and universities around the world.
Alumni came back to visit our campuses.
AISG alumni from all around the world traveled back to their alma mater to visit teachers, rekindle friendships, share stories of life after AISG, and give advice to current students. No matter where our alumni travel to, we truly believe that once a Ram, always a Ram!
Grade 5 students put on this year's PYP Exhibition.
The entire Grade 5 class represents the kind of movers and shakers we so often find walking our halls. Our students pushed themselves to new heights this year, creatively engaging their audience not just with facts and figures, but with nuanced meaning and depth. The knowledge that our Grade 5 students showed during their exhibition this year was truly inspiring.
Senior students graduated from AISG.
This year, we said farewell to an incredible senior class of memory makers and risk takers. We mean it when we say that they touched the lives of so many in our community. Not only did they act as model students for our younger Rams to look up to, they confidently carved their own paths through a rigorous IB Program and countless school activities and organizations. We wish them the best of luck as they make their way around the world to start their next big thing.
AISG community service organizations made an impact.
Rams of all ages dedicated their time and energy into giving back to causes that matter this year. Helping local families struggling to make ends meet, funding treatments for children diagnosed with cancer, providing education for young girls who can't afford it... these are just a few of the countless good deeds our Rams have completed this year.
Guest speakers inspired our community.
This year, AISG launched our Annual Fund. Community donations to the Annual Fund were used to fund our Speaker Series, which brings fascinating experts with captivating stories to our school to work with our community. These speakers inspired, enlightened and touched the lives of our students, parents, faculty, and staff this year.
New AISG online platforms were launched.
We kicked off the school year with a completely new online experience for current and prospective families. Our new interactive website, aisgz.org, and internal portal, Ramsnet, puts everything from photo galleries to school-wide announcements right at your fingertips. We also launched the first-ever AISG Alumni Network, an online community dedicated to helping our alumni build their personal and professional networks. Alumni can quickly and easily sign up for the AISG Alumni Network at aisgalumni.org.
New master plan was announced.
The AISG Master Plan, our campus redevelopment project, will transform both the Er Sha and Science Park Campuses into world-class learning environments. The project will see Grades 3 - 5 relocated from Er Sha to Science Park and turn our Er Sha Campus into an early learning center. Our Science Park Campus will host Grades 3 - 12 in inspiring educational facilities that support our mission to nurture future-ready individuals to aspire, achieve and contribute. Construction is scheduled to begin Summer 2019.
Director bid farewell.
Our Director, Dr. Bernadette P. Carmody, has been an integral part of our school community for the past 5 years. Through her years of service, she has worked tirelessly to continually improve AISG, striving to make our school the best that it can be. The legacy that Dr. Carmody leaves in her stead will live on, from introducing the PLC framework to refreshing the master plan and of course, bringing our brand new theater to life, her leadership and connection with our community will truly be missed.
New Director was selected!
We’re thrilled to announce that Mr. Kevin Baker will be the new Director of AISG starting July 2019. Kevin joins us from the International School of Busan, where he was Head of School. Kevin has lived in Asia for more than 25 years and has extensive experience in international education. We are confident that his experience as a director, his academic expertise, and his enthusiasm for AISG will help us on our journey to becoming a leader in dynamic, compassionate and connected learning.
We are so extremely proud of every single one of our Rams and the effort they have put into making our community, our city, and our world a better place. May everyone have a wonderful Summer Break, enjoy your time off, travel safely, and remember, once a Ram, always a Ram!
See you all in August!