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International School Suva

World Class Citizens ~ Life Long Learners

Frequently Asked Questions

 

With a desire to keep the school community as informed as possible, Council has developed this page to answer some commonly asked questions.  We update this space regularly as we come across themes from all of your correspondence with us.  If your governance and strategic questions aren’t answered here, feel free to email the Chair of Council here.  To ask a question about the operations of the school, please email the school Principal here.

COUNCIL

What is the makeup of the ISS School Council?

What rules or constitution governs the ISS School Council?

Can I become a member of the ISS School Council?

FACILITIES

How long has ISS been on this site?

When will the J-Block be built?

Is there an asbestos danger at ISS?

Are there plans to build a boarding facility?

What do you spend the Building Levy on?

ALUMNI

Does the alumni community have a voice on Council?

How can I join an alumni group?

FINANCE

What are the school fees for 2018?

Is there any way to apply for a concession?

 

 

 

 

 

What is the makeup of the ISS School Council?

The ISS School Council is a hybrid-council made up from parents, teachers and experts from the community. Up to 6 members are elected from the parent body and serve 3 year terms.  A total of 4 members can be appointed by the Council to fill expert roles and maintain ethnic and gender balance.  There are two yearly staff-elected representatives, one from the Primary School and one from the Secondary School. The alumni also select a representative from their membership to Council.  The school Principal sits ex officio. To see our current Council members, click here.

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What rules or constitution governs the ISS School Council?

The ISS School Council is governed generally by the law of the Republic of Fiji and specifically by the Articles of Association.  The current articles are under review to assure compliance with the Companies Act and international best-practice private schools.  To see our current Articles of Association, click here.

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Can I become a member of the ISS School Council?

All parents and legal guardians of currently enrolled students are members of the ISS Association.  Association members have the right to be nominated for vacancies on Council at the school AGM usually held between April and June of each year.  Further, all members of the association are entitled to vote for the nominees presented.

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How long has ISS been on this site?

ISS is celebrating 43 years at its current Laucala Beach location. For more history of ISS, click here.

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When will the J-Block be built?

J-Block (sometimes referred to as Primary II) is on-track for its scheduled completion date of December 2018.  Our 2019 students can look forward to world-class facilities for Visual and Performing Arts as well as Languages and Sports.  The facility will also provide disability access to the Primary School buildings.

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Is there an asbestos danger at ISS?

We are pleased confirm that ISS is an asbestos-free facility.  Full remediation of all soils is complete and all existing intact materials have been professionally removed.  The environmental consultant’s final report is available here.

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Are there plans to build a boarding facility?

What do you spend the Building Levy on?

Does the alumni community have a voice on Council?

How can I join an alumni group?

What are the school fees for 2018?

Is there any way to apply for a concession?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGM 2017

 

The International Schools Association

Notice

Notice is given of the 41st Annual General Meeting of Members of The International Schools Association to be held in the Multi-Purpose Hall at International school Suva, Siga Road, Laucala Beach Estate, Suva, on Thursday, 20th April 2017 at 6.00pm.

There will be 6 positions available on Council and the attached nomination form has details on nomination procedure and closing date of nominations for anyone interested in standing for a position on Council.

The nominees are:
Gavin O’Driscoll, Siobhan Sinclair, Paul Heuss, Kate Davey, Omid Saberi, Patrick Keenan, Mark Cumberbatch, Emori Masimeke Latianara, Rokoseru Nabalarua

Voting Procedures for election of members to the ISS School Council. Please read the following carefully.

Since we have received nine nomination for six places on the School Council  the following procedures will apply.  All association members (i.e., all parents/guardians of ISS students) are encouraged to vote for the person they would like to be elected to the council. There are four ways that a member can vote:

1. You may vote electronically. In order to do this you will need to register. To register, all that is necessary is for a member to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

* You should type AGM Electronic Voter in the subject line of the email.
* You should include your full name and the name of at least one of your children (this is what qualifies you for Association membership).
* You will be sent an electronic ballot link (generated by SurveyMonkey.com).
* If you choose to vote in this way, you can be assured that your vote will remain confidential. SurveyMonkey.com automatically tallies ballots.
* Registration for electronic voting will close at 12 noon on Thursday 20 April 2017
* Voting will continue until 4.00 pm on the day of the AGM, Thursday 20 April 2017.

2. If you are voting manually, you may obtain a voting slip from the school by coming to the main administration office to obtain one from Joan Foster. This cannot be emailed to you as it will be stamped with the school’s official stamp. There will be a ballot box for you to put your vote into.

3. You may appoint a proxy who will represent you at the Annual Meeting and vote on your behalf. You can obtain a Proxy form by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or collect one from Joan Foster in the main school office.

4. You may come to the Annual General Meeting (20th April, 2017 at 6.00pm)where you will be given a voting form to vote on the night. We would like to encourage parents to use this option as we would like as many parents as possible to attend the Annual General Meeting where the Audited Accounts for 2016   will be presented along with reports from the Chair of Facilities, Chair of Council and the Principal.

Primary Building Update 5: 8th August, 2016

The new primary building will be officially opened in early December 2016. As you can see stage 1 of the primary redevelopment is proceeding well and we are on schedule to have new classrooms ready for the start of 2017 school year.

The new classroom block will have a total of 15 new primary classrooms, all 9 metres by 9 metres, with one equally sized, open  space. In the basement there will be a 27 metre by 9 metre hall. There will be modern new student toilet/wash rooms, a store room and the architecturally inspired ‘Think-Tank’ stairwell will complete this phase.

  

  

  

 

 

 

Primary Building Update 3

 

12th February, 2016 - First Pour

 

ISS celebrates another significant event onsite with its first Concrete Pour for the new Primary Building.  This ceremony signifies the end of the excavation phase and the birth of a new building.  The special occasion was witnessed and cheered on by all of Primary as they watched Ms. Carol Apted, who is currently the longest serving primary teacher at ISS as she did the first pour.