Vol. XXI • Issue 23 • February 15, 2019

 

COLLEGE VISIT

Throughout the year various universities that give presentations about their school and the university admissions process in general visit us. Juniors and Seniors as well as their parents may be interested in attending the following presentations.

 

NEWS FROM THE ACTIVITIES OFFICE

 

IB CALENDAR OF DEADLINES

All deadlines for the various IB projects, orals, research papers, EE, etc. are noted below. Parents please help our students stay organized with their IB assignments and due dates throughout the upcoming year.

 

NEW!! ONLINE PROGRESS REPORTS AND REPORTS ARE COMING SOON!

An online version of the Mid-Progress Report and Report Card will now be available through the BASIS Parent and Student Portal for Grades 4 – 12 and we hope to include Nursery to Grade 3 at a later date. This feature will be launched on March 8, 2019. Hardcopies will continue to be sent for the third and fourth quarters, this school year. Starting in the 2019-2020 school year, Report Cards will only be available online and hardcopies will only be available upon request.

 

NEW!! PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES – MIDTERM PROGRESS REPORTS

Second semester Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Monday, March 11 in Gym 1. Sign-ups will open Friday, February 22 online. All reservations are made on a first-come, first served basis.

We will also be collecting student progress information from every teacher effective Wednesday, February 27, collating it, and then sending home Midterm Progress Reports by Friday, March 8. A copy will also be given to you. The information contained in these reports as well as your student’s course selections for next school year will help focus the discussions during Parent Teacher Conferences on March 11.

 

NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, FEB. 25 IN OBSERVANCE OF EDSA REVOLUTION ANNIVERSARY

Tuesday, February 26 will be a Day 1.

 

GRADE 12 IB MOCK EXAMS

Your IB teachers have chosen the dates below for you to have the opportunity of sitting theIB mock written exams.  Please ensure that you are present in those testing dates.  Bus riders will be reminded of pick up and drop off schedules.

 

GRADE 10 IB SUBJECT SPECIFIC ORIENTATION INVITATIONS

To All Grade 10 Parents and Students:

As we get closer to the Grade 11 IB course selection, we would like to provide you with opportunities to attend and participate in the orientation sessions of IB courses like Business Management, Economics, Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS), Psychology, Computer Science, Sports Exercise and Health Science, Theatre, and the new Mathematics curriculum (Analysis and Approaches SL/HL and Applications and Interpretations SL/HL–for first teaching in Aug/Sept 2019).

Parents and students click on your specific invitation below to sign-up.

Grade 10 Parent Invitation

Grade 10 Student Invitation

It is indeed important to know what each specific course has in terms of the coverage, assessments, and expectations.

We are looking forward to seeing you.

 

COUNSELOR COFFEE TALKS

 

SAT TEST DATES

IMPORTANT:

  1. Brent students must register through College Board’s website. Offices at Brent do not assist students with registering for SAT dates.
  2. Slots for testing at Brent are usually full WEEKS before the published Deadline to Register below. Register earlier than you think you need to.
  3. SAT at Brent is open to our enrolled students, but also to students from other schools. There are enough slots for Brent students if you register early.
  4. If slots are already full at Brent for a specific SAT date, on College Board’s website look for other schools offering SAT and then register at one that has available slots. If all other schools are also full, register for the next available SAT date at Brent. Let your Guidance Counselor know if these suggestions do not work for you.

 

CLOSING OF SCHOOL – CANCELLATION OF CLASSES

Brent International School Manila adheres to the Storm Signal Guidelines established by PAGASA – (the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration). Accordingly, when storm signals are posted over Biñan, Laguna, classes will be affected as follows:

  • Storm Signal #1 Normal Operation: All Brent classes will proceed as scheduled.
  • Storm Signal #2 No Classes or Activities:No students or teachers are to report, however the school offices will remain open for the day. Administrators and office support staff report as usual if it is safe to do so.
  • Storm Signal #3 and #4 No School: The entire school operation will be closed. No classes, offices or activities will take place.

Please be aware that the storm signal for Laguna is not the same as that of Metro Manila. Weather reports regarding Manila, therefore, may not apply to the conditions at Brent.

Every attempt will be made to contact parents, students and teachers in the event of a cancellation of classes. When available and applicable, we use corporate texts to inform those whose cell phone numbers are registered in our system. If you have not heard from the school, you can assume that classes will happen as scheduled.

If you are still unsure, calling the school at +63-2-697-9043 or +63-49-511-4330 to 33 after 6:00 a.m. or checking to see if there is a notice on our website (www.brent.edu.ph) may help.

Finally, we realize that parents have the ultimate responsibility for determining whether or not their children go to school. Even if no order for the suspension of classes has been issued, if parents feel that traveling to or from school will place their children at risk, we certainly understand and will honor their decision.

Sonia Bustamante

SONIA BUSTAMANTE
Upper School Principal

Todd Wyks

TODD WYKS
Upper School Assistant Principal