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Principal's Message

Principal's
Message

 

 

Welcome to Sunway International School (Sunway Iskandar)!

It is with great pleasure that I can take this opportunity to introduce myself to the Sunway International School (SIS) Sunway Iskandar community as the incoming Principal. I feel it has been a long road in getting here for myself and the school community and I am eager to start building relationships and continue to implement the mission and values that will define your child’s educational experience. I’m entering my 25th year in education that has been split between teaching and being an administrator in Canada, Japan, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Switzerland in local and International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes. I look forward to celebrating this personal milestone at SIS. For the last 9 years, I have been working as a Vice-Principal with the Toronto District School Board in Toronto, Ontario at a school offering the Ontario Secondary School Diploma Programme and the IB Diploma Programme.  For the past 15 years, I have been involved with the IB as a Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP) teacher or administrator and as a reader, consultant, and site visitor.  I look forward to joining a school offering MYP, DP, and Career-related Programme (CP) and building on the work that has been done planning and implementing these programmes.

In the uncertain times of the current school year, there are two things we know for certain: 

  • We will have to continue to adapt to the challenges a global pandemic presents to educating students.  
  • Our families and students can still count on SIS Sunway Iskandar being a place of community and support!

School continues to look different this year with online learning and, hopefully, at some point soon we will be able to return to school and face-to-face learning.  At SIS Sunway Iskandar, we are ready to make that change as soon as we are able.  In the meantime, we continually strive to strengthen online learning, and provide online enrichment programmes which include co-curricular activities (CCAs) known as SIS LEADS and extra-curricular activities (ECAs) to provide extra-curricular involvement for students.

Whether we are online or in person, our commitment to serving our students, families, and community with care, compassion, and dedication continues.

We will use the following 4 principles to guide our decision making:

  1.  To ensure the health and safety of all staff and students
  2. To maintain and preserve academic integrity
  3. To meet overall curricular expectations
  4. To ensure students continue to receive effective and engaging instruction and best ensure student credits and academic pathways are unaffected

This semester we are continuing to work towards IBMYP accreditation, delivering our first full year of the IBCP, and strengthening and integrating our curriculum across all grade levels to make it relevant and engaging to students.

Thank you for being a part of our community and school!

 

Craig Gerow

Principal

 

 

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