Dear Friends of Middleton,
Hope this find you all as happy as our students are, to be back at school!
The holidays were a busy period as we re-organized the school spaces to accommodate our growing MIS family. The teachers started on a busy note with their induction and professional development. Lifelong learning is a value that is seriously brought to life through regular dialogue and reflections amongst the Middleton staff as well as in the extended EtonHouse family.
It was lovely to see all families on the Orientation day. We were delighted to welcome our new families and are thankful for their patience as well as respectful interactions as they went from station to station organizing their child’s uniforms, books and meeting the teachers. It was wonderful to welcome back the old families and many siblings at school this year, a vote of parents’ confidence in the Middleton school culture and pedagogy. We are very happy to see our lovely community grow!
Week 1 flew rather quickly as children settled in their routines. The Grade 1’s are learning the expectations of a Primary school and are being introduced to school routines in small, fun-filled chunks. Grades 2 to 6 have settled quickly and started their inquiries on the IPC Brainwave unit on different levels of complexities to help prepare themselves for their learning. Students are inquiring on how brains work, ways to improve their learning, strategies to learn, organising time and space for learning and how their behaviours impact learning. The re-organised Art space has been a big hit with the children and we are already seeing beautiful work spill out to the various parts of the school.
Last term we asked students as to what they would like to read and based on their recommendations (and teacher vetting!) many new books have been added to our Library. PE times have been exciting with our new PE teacher rather quickly winning over our little ones’ energies and hearts.
Our students have been sent a beautiful message of thanks by the Marseiling Hospice Volunteers for spreading the Christmas cheer amidst the patients through their beautiful, peppy singing. We are grateful to the Marseiling Hospice for giving our children the chance to share their music and helping us live our motto of ‘Learn, Innovate, Serve’.
We would like to celebrate the accomplishments of one of our students Fareez Badshaw, who won the All Round MAG Gold trophy as well as gold and silver medals in Single Bars, Vault and Rings categories last term. It’s not just the medals but Fareez’s tenacity, commitment and confidence that we would like to celebrate. Congratulations Fareez! We are proud of your achievements.
On a different note, our new campus in Tampines has generated a lot of excitement as it will offer a through train for students from Nursery 2 to Grade 12. A strong team of educators, subject professionals and project specialists are working on a fast pace to bring the campus to life. Our first information evening session on the 30th January has seen an overwhelming response and we have had to set up two more information sessions to cater to the numbers. If you or friends are interested please feel free to sign up for the 6th February session.
We look forward to a robust growth in the next few years as we go on a learning journey that helps our children make a difference to the world now and in the years to come.
Join us on this adventure!
Love and regards.