About GIS

Communication

Open and transparent communication is key to building a strong bond between home and school; and is critical to developing principled, confident and independent students.

At both GIS Kindergarten and GIS Primary schools, there are many ways for parents and teachers to share information, share news or raise concerns.

Initial contact:  Staff Member

The homeroom teacher is the initial point of contact for parents, either by email or in-person at the end of the school day. If a longer discussion is required, a parent-teacher meeting can be arranged by contacting the PA to the Director, Amanda Leung.

Point of escalation: School Director

Parents should contact the School Director if concerns are not resolved with the teacher, or if concerns are sensitive and should be brought directly to the administration. Appointments can be made by contacting the PA to the Director, Amanda Leung.

Depending on the nature of the concerns raised by members of the school community, the School Director will involve Board members of a case by case basis.

School Calendar:

A general school calendar is published at the beginning of each school year. All school holidays and major events are listed on this calendar. Please display it somewhere in your home so that all family members have access to it. GIS Full Year Calendar here.

WeChat:

QR codes for the official GIS WeChat accounts can be found at the bottom of each page of this website. Two or three times a week, new and or photos will be uploaded. This content will be of a more general nature and not relate to specific age groups or individuals.

SeeSaw:

Is an app which allows for secure one-to-one electronic communication between Home and School. Each parent is provided with a personal log-in which should not be shared outside of the family.

Information and photos shared on SeeSaw are much more specific and documents real achievement or progress. By its very nature, SeeSaw communication is highly personal and therefore uploaded as and when, with teachers aiming to share individual’s progress on a weekly or twice weekly basis.

Parents receive a mobile notification once a SeeSaw message has been dispatched.

Weekly Newsletter: ‘The Garden’

A weekly newsletter for each school is distributed via email at the end of each week. The Newsletter includes items of immediate interest as well as highlights up-coming events.

Teachers' Letters:

Letters from teachers detailing special items of interest or information concerning specific classes are also distributed to parents when necessary throughout the school year.

Year group newsletters are distributed to parents every two months and provide a review of teaching and curriculum over the past two months and provides a brief indication of future activities. Full information and updates of these activities is provided through the communication book or through the newsletter ‘The Garden’.

Parent-Teacher Conferences:

Regular conferences are held on specified days twice in the academic year.