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International School Suva

World Class Citizens ~ Life Long Learners

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Megan Navunisaravi Head of High School This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Alessandro Truppia Teacher of Mathematics / Economics This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Alex Karountzos Year 11/12 Coordinator, Teacher of Drama This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
ApisalomeDamuyawa Year 11 Pastoral Teacher, Teacher of Chemistry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Brenton Harris Year 10 Pastoral Coordinator , Teacher of Business and Management / Economics   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Carol Yao Year 12 Pastoral Teacher, Teacher of Music  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cynthia Chen Year 9 /10 Curriculum  Coordinator, Year 10 Pastoral Teacher, Teacher of Chinese / Global Perspectives  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Froseann Stevens Teacher of Biology / Environmental Systems This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Henry Murphy Teacher of Business / Accounting / Economics    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Nemani Dianimoto Teacher of Mathematics / Business  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sara Volkmar Year 9 Pastoral Teacher, Teacher of Psychology / French / TOK This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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ISS Model United Nations

Aim:

ISS Model UN inter-governmental parliamentary committees aim to instill global awareness and an understanding of world crises. The two day parliamentary experience trains High School students to simulate formal parliamentary sessions and apply their knowledge through public speaking, debate, discussion, negotiation, and using diplomacy and conflict resolution skills, formulate a resolution.

Committees:

Parliamentary Committees such as the General Assembly, Security Council and ECOSOC are formed with the view to addressing pertinent global issues such as the Refugee Crisis in Europe or Efforts to combat terrorism.

Students’ Learning Experience:

Students from ISS and invited schools from Suva and Nadi learn to research global concerns and to prepare position papers for their designated country. The program promotes an appreciation and understanding of civics education, develops an understanding of global problems and in debating these students will work towards formulating solutions to these problems, which are similar to other international government organizations. It is an excellent program for training leaders of the twenty first century. Student participation in the Model UN helps in building invaluable skills in research, writing, public speaking, problem solving, consensus building, conflict resolution, compromise and cooperation.

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For 2017 ISS Model UN visit:

http://issmun.weebly.com/

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

Award Philosophy

The Award is an enriching program that invites young people between the ages of 14 and 25 to participate in a number of activities over a set length of time.
The Award is about individual challenge, variety of activity, duration, support and team work and recognition. As every individual is different, so too are the challenges that young people undertake to achieve their Award. With guidance from their Award Leader, activity Assessor or other Award volunteers, each young person is encouraged to look at themselves, their interests, abilities, and ambitions, then set themselves challenges in the four different Sections of the Award (Service, Skill, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey

Through this challenging journey of self-discovery, participants

·         Are equipped and empowered to achieve their personal best;

·         Learn to take responsibility for their goals and choices;

·         Become connected to and actively engaged within their immediate community;

·         Make a real difference to society through their positive contributions and involvement;

·         Learn to persevere and overcome barriers to success;

·         Learn important life skills; and

·         Increase their career opportunities.

The Fundamentals of the Award

·         Regular participation in activities is required to meet the time requirements of each Award Section and Level.

·         Focuses on capacity building by encouraging all participants to make independent decisions and to negotiate priorities through participation.

·         Provides a framework that works with all young people in any conceivable situation.

·         Assists with the provision of social infrastructure in the community and draws together and connects people, institutions and generations with the common purpose of youth development and inclusion.

There are three levels to the award

 

Service

Skill

Physical Recreation

Adventurous Journey

Residential Project

Bronze

3 months

3 months

3 months

2 days/1 night

N/A

Averaging at least 1 hour per week. Plus additional 3 months for a Major Section-

Service, skill or Physical Recreation

Silver

6 months

6 months

6 months

3 days/2 nights

N/A

Averaging at least 1hr per week. Plus additional 6 months for a Major Section

if Bronze Award not completed

Gold

12 months

12 months

12 months

4 days/3 nights

5 days/4 nights

Averaging at least 1hour per week. Plus additional 6 months for a Major Section

if Silver Award not completed

 

Compulsory Sections of the Award

Service

The Service section of the Award encourages young people to volunteer their time to and understand the benefits of this service to their community. To connect with your community and give service to others and their communities.

This could be through any area of interest in the community, such as youth work, the environment or charity work.

Skill

The Skills section of the Award encourages the development of personal interests and practical and social skills.

Anything from refereeing, to Djing, to learning a musical instrument, to jewellery making. Do your thing.

Physical Recreation

The Physical Recreation section of the Award encourages young people to participate in sport and other physical recreation for the improvement of health, wellbeing and fitness.

This could be trough a team sport, individual pursuit or simply getting out there and working up a sweat.

Adventurous Journey

The Adventurous Journey section encourages a sense of adventure whilst undertaking a team journey or expedition.

A journey into an unfamiliar environment with a group– staying overnight and testing your resilience.

Residential Project (Gold only)

The Residential Project, completed only at Gold level, aims to broaden Participants’ horizons through involvement with others in a residential setting.

 

2016 The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia

Sports

ISS encourages students to participate in competitive sport. The Physical Education Program provides all students with the basic skills that they can then extend through a sports specific training program. Competition is with other Secondary ( High Schools) Schools  in the Suva and Fiji Island community. The timing of the competitions is relative to the local school 3 term year and is sanctioned by the  Fiji Ministry of Education.

Athletics: Track and Field.

The Fiji Secondary Schools Track and Field competition season is from February to May. Schools hold internal competitions to select their teams who then go on to compete in their Zone competition. Students who compete in their zone then get to qualify for the National Championships which are held on the  Thursday,Friday and Saturday  of week 14 of Term 1 of the local schools system.

The National Championships are known as the Coca Cola Games and is one of the biggest Secondary Schools  track and Field Meets in the Southern Hemisphere.

Students compete in Grades: Subjunior Grade: 14 years and under on the year of competition.

Junior Grade: 15 or 16 years old on the year of competition

Intermediate: 17 or 18 years old on the year of competition

Seniors: 19 years old and over on the year of competition

Events competed for are:

Track:  Sprints: 100 m, 200m, 400m,

Middle Distance: 800m, 1500.

Long Distance:  3,000m.

Field: Shot put, Discus, Javelin

Jumps: Long Jump, Triple Jump and High Jump.

ISS in Athletics: Progression to the National Championships.

ISS holds an Interhouse Athletics Meet generally Week 5 of Term 1. The top ranked committed students

are selected to represent the school at the zone meet. ISS competes along with 20 other schools in Suva Zone 1.

Swimming

FunSports.

Rugby League

Netball

Basketball

Co-curricular Activities

International School Suva is committed to providing a strong program of co-curricular activities. This is in line with the Vision and Mission of the school and each program is an integral part of the High School curriculum that allows students to develop skills by trying something entirely new and undertaking an activity with renewed purpose. We are trying to promote student well-being, challenge them to think about others and develop a sense of social responsibility as well as understand their own limits.

The key programs are the Tuesday Afternoon Activities (compulsory for Year 9-10), the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (Year 9 -12) and the Creativity, Action and Service Program which is part of the Core component of IB Diploma Program in Year 11 and 12.

For further information please click on the link

The Duke Of Edinburgh’s International Award (DOE)

Community, Activity And Service (CAS)

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Inter national Award (DOE)

The Duke of Edinburgh International Award is an enriching program that invites young people between the ages of 14 and 25 to participate in a number of activities over a set length of time.

What It’s About for Participants

Fitness/Physical Recreation

Break a sweat and improve your physical fitness.

This could be through a team sport, individual pursuit or simply getting out

there and working up a sweat.

Skill

Unleash your talents and broaden your abilities.

Anything from refereeing, to DJing to learning a musical instrument, to jewellery making. Do your thing.

Volunteering

Connect with your community and realize your passions.

Any area of interest in the community, such as youth work, the environment or charity work.

Adventurous Journey

Discover your sense of adventure and bond with your mates.

A journey into an unfamiliar environment with a group– staying overnight and testing your resilience.

 

 COMMUNITY, ACTIVITY AND SERVICE (CAS)

Community, Activity and Service is a core element of the IB Diploma Program. Students must successfully complete 18months of the CAS program for successful completion of the Diploma program.

CAS is organized around the three strands of creativity, activity and service defined as follows.

Creativity

exploring and extending ideas leading to an original or interpretive product or performance

Activity

physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle

Service

collaborative and reciprocal engagement with the community in response to an authentic need

 

Tuesday Afternoon Activity

Tuesday Afternoon Activities is an integral part of the School curriculum that allows students to develop skills by trying something entirely new, or undertaking an activity with renewed purpose. Tuesday Afternoon Activities are compulsory for years 9 and 10 and optional for years 11 and 12 with the purpose of fulfilling their Duke of Edinburgh and Community, Activity and Service requirements.

Students will be picking their activities this Friday, the 22nd July.

Activities will then commence on Tuesday 26th July.

Please note that Tuesday Afternoon Activities run from 2:30 until 3:50pm.

The buses run as normal at 4pm on a Tuesday.

Activities are compulsory for years 6-10 and optional for years 11 and 12.

Some of the activities incur a charge and these are listed beside the said activity.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Kate Reimann –  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Click here for semester 2 afternoon activities.

 

Tuesday Afternoon Activities run from 2:30pm until 3:50pm. School buses run at 3:50pm to provided for those students who need transport home.