Vol. XX • Issue 31 • April 20, 2018

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IB EXAMS BEGIN FRIDAY, APRIL 27

The May 2018 IB Written exams begin on Friday​ afternoon​, April 27, with ​36 IB candidates sitting the Business Management HL and SL Paper 1 starting at ​12:00 PM.

On Monday, ​April 30, the same ​36 IB candidates Business Management HL and SL Paper 2 exams will start at 8:00 AM AND ​18 IB candidates will sit the IB ​Filipino Literature HL/SL, Japanese Literature SSST SL, and Korean Literature HL/SL Paper 1 at 1​2:00 PM.

​On Tuesday, May 1, ​the same 18 IB candidates will sit the IB ​Filipino Literature HL/SL, Japanese Lit SSST SL. and Korean Literature HL/SL Paper 2 at 8:00 AM. In the afternoon of May 1, 29 IB candidates will sit the IB Economics HL/SL Paper 1 at 12:00 PM.​

If you are sitting both ​IB Filipino, Japanese, and Korean Literature and Economics exams on Tuesday, May 1, please make sure that you bring your packed lunch or you may order for food delivery.​ Buses will be arranged for the May 1 exams with pick up points at Tiendesitas, HTC, and Parque Espana.

​Attached is the schedule for the whole exam duration beginning April 27 to May 18, 2018.​

 

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY ON TUESDAY, MAY 1

Please note there will be no school on Tuesday, May 1 in observance of Labor Day.  IB Exams will proceed for seniors as planned.  Other than what is necessary for IB exams, offices will be closed.

 

TWO OPTIONS TO VISIT WITH YALE ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 2

If you are not able to make it to the Yale visit at Brent on May 2nd at 8:00am in U101, ISM will also be hosting an information session in the evening.  See attached flyer for details.

 

BRENT EXAMS BEGIN TUESDAY, MAY 22

 

IMPORTANT SENIOR MAY DATES

 

APRIL 20, 2018 DEADLINE HAS PASSED TO RESERVE A SLOT OR WITHDRAW

Have you reserved a slot, or withdrawn, for the 2018-2019 school year? If so, thank you! If not, the deadline was Friday, April 20. Refer to the Reservation and Re-Enrollment Form for details of how to proceed, and handle this immediately.

A 100% refund of the Reservation Fee is available until June 15, 2018. If today you are unsure of your plans for 2018-2019, pay the fee to reserve a slot and then contact Brent’s Accounting Office for a refund at a later date if you decide to move.

Brent’s Cashier has extra forms, and it can be printed from Brent’s website here.

 

TWENTY MORE INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS! (3 FOR IB DIPLOMA STUDENTS)

Can you believe there are only twenty class days until Second Semester Final Examinations begin on Tuesday, May 22?!?  That’s only ten Day “1” and ten Day “2” classes! IB Diploma students will only see each class 1 more time! We hope every student is focusing on all of his or her academic responsibilities in order to position her or himself for a successful finish to this school year. If you need extra assistance, your teachers and guidance counselors are here to help. Stay academically focused please!

 

THE ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS WEEK

The end of the school year is filled with opportunities for all of us to enjoy the many talents of our fine and performing arts students. Come enjoy exhibits and performances by our bands, choirs, dance troupe, piano and strings players as well as our visual arts students. Please take note of the following exciting events:

  • Monday, April 23 at 9:30
    • MS-US Ribbon Cutting and Art exhibit in the Visual and Performing Arts hallway at 9:30 a.m.
    • Orchestra Recital in the Atrium at 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 24 – Spring Band Concert at 5:00 p.m. in Gym 1.
  • Wednesday, April 25
    • Recorder Recital in the Media Center at 9:30 a.m.
    • Choir Recital in the Atrium at 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 26
    • Gr. 5 Band Recital in S400 Band room at 1:30 p.m.
    • Solo & Ensemble Recital in the Atrium at 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 27 the fabulous arts week ends with our Contemporary Dance Recital at 4:00 p.m. in the Atrium.

We hope you will take the time to enjoy all of these exciting performances and understand for yourselves just how healthy and vibrant are the visual and performing arts here at Brent International School Manila!

 

MANDATORY JUNIOR PARENT INTERVIEW WITH COUNSELOR

Reminder to all Junior parents. Please be sure to sign up for you Junior parent interview with your student and his/her counselor.  This is a very important part of the college and university application process.  Talk with your student and have them sign up outside of the guidance office.  Also, remember to bring your completed Parent Interview Questionnaire to the meeting.

 

2017-2018 COUNSELOR COFFEE TALK SCHEDULE

Counselor Presentations in U101 from 8:30 – 9:30.

 

NEWS FROM THE ACTIVITIES OFFICE

 

COLLEGE VISITS

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.

 

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.

 

SAT TEST DATES

Register early since usually the slots are full a few weeks before the deadline to register.

 

2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR

Next years school calendar can be viewed on our website here.

 

2018-2019 COURSE OFFERINGS BOOK

Our course offerings book is available here.

 

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 +63-49-513-4330 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.

 

COMMUNICATING WITH HOME

If there is anything else we in the Upper School can do to help you better understand our school, please feel to call us or stop by the Upper School Office. We thank you all for your continued support of the people and the programs in our Upper School.

Please also note that we have provided the names of all Upper School faculty on our website for ease of communication: http://brent.edu.ph/academics/upper-school/faculty/ For the most part Faculty emails are their first initial and last name followed by @brent.edu.ph.

Thank you, in advance for your support of the people and programs in our Upper School. Our doors are open and we welcome your presence. Working together, respecting one another, we will have an outstanding year. We wish you all the best, this school year!

Sonia Bustamante

SONIA BUSTAMANTE
Upper School Principal

Todd Wyks

TODD WYKS
Upper School Assistant Principal