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International School Manila For ATTENDANCE concerns,

please contact the HS Office


(Sam Ramos or Laurie Atilano)
Tel: 840 8650 / 840 8653
or email HSOffice@ismanila.org

For GUIDANCE concerns, please


contact Gigi Azarcon and Jasmin
Andres Tel:840-8655 / 840-8660
January 14, 2011

Message from the High School Administration:

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year!

Welcome to the Second Semester of School Year 2010 – 2011. We hope you had a restful break.

Powerschool opens on Friday, January 21 at 8:00 am for first semester report viewing. Please
expect your son/daughter to come home with the print copy on Monday, January 24 as the
reports will be distributed to the students during Homeroom on the same day.

If you wish to collect the report card yourself or thru your representative (other than your
child), please let us know by sending an email to hsoffice@ismanila.org before Monday,
January 24 and we will keep the report in the HS Office for you. Representatives will need a
valid ID and a duly signed authorization letter to claim the report. Uncollected report cards will
be turned over to the student after Friday, February 4.

Please note that we will treat a no reply as a yes to sending the report thru your child.

Kind regards,

William R. S. Brown Michael Dickinson


High School Principal Assistant High School Principal


HS Calendar:  KAWAYAN BOUGHT PAGES : 
Monday, January 17:    To all High School Parents: 
IB TOK Essays DUE  Greetings  from  the  the  high  school  yearbook,  Kawayan 
  Print!    Kawayan  Bought  Pages  are  now  available  for  all 
Tuesday, January 18:    parents, students and faculty to buy!  
IB Biology H Field Trip   
EnvSys Field Trip  WHAT is a bought page? 
  A bought page is a page that you create that we include at 
Wednesday, January 19:  the  back  of  Kawayan  after  all  the  senior  pages.  It  can 
Student Late Start  contain  anything  ‐  messages  from  family  for  their 
IB2 Final EE Due  graduating  kids,  messages  and  picture  collages  of  friends 
  and  “barkadas”,  group/club  pictures,  etc.  You  can  buy  as 
Thursday, January 20:  many  pages  as  you  want!  It  is  a  great  way  to  create  a 
All Choirs Concert  5:30‐7:00pm  lasting memory in your child’s high school years.  
  PRICES: (per page) 
Friday, January 21:  Color: PHP 4800 
IB1 Eng A1 All Interactive Orals  Black and white: PHP 2000 
PowerSchool is open to parents  ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE TO THE CASHIER. 
   
Saturday, January 22:  PAGE DETAILS: 
SAT    7:30am – 1pm  Dimensions: Each page should be 9"x12"  
THIMUN  Must be turned in as either a .jpeg, .psd or .raw file with a 
Saturday Service Child Hope   minimum dpi of 300.  
   
Upcoming Events:  SUBMISSION: 
January 24:  Report Card Distribution  Please burn the file on a CD and drop it off at the HS office 
January 26‐30:  2nd Season IASAS Basketball (ISM),  WITH a receipt from the cashier. Please indicate that it is a 
Swimming (ISKL)  bought page for the Kawayan yearbook. 
January 29‐31: No Homework Weekend  DEADLINE: March 2, 2011 
For  questions,  please  don't  hesitate  to  contact  Kimi 
Rodriguez,  Angela  Sy  or  Kevin  Yang  at 
kawayanprint@gmail.com. 
 

FROM THE GUIDANCE OFFICE:

Scheduled College Visits


College  Representative  Location  Date  

Wesleyan University  Froilan Enverga, ISM Alum   Room 1057  1/17/11 11:25 AM 


 
Mihae Nahm   HSGO   2/2/11 11:30 AM  
 
Solbridge International School of Business 
 


FROM THE GUIDANCE COUNSELORS:
Dear Grade 9 & 10 Parents: 
 
We have now had the ‘4 Year Plan’ discussion with all of our Grade 
Dear Grade 11 Parents:
9  &  10  students.  Please  discuss  with  your  son  or  daughter  their  4 
Your son or daughter now has year  plans  and  encourage  them  to  get  these  uploaded  to  their 
approximately one calendar year to apply Family  Connection  account.  Instructions  on  how  to  do  this  are 
to college! included in our latest Blog Post here  
http://guidance.ism‐online.org/  
With that in mind, please schedule a time  
to meet with your child’s counselor this Completing this will really help your son or daughter when it comes 
spring for a Junior Parent Meeting. to  the  official  course  registration  process  which  will  take  place 
Please call 840-8655 to schedule an during the week of February 21st‐25th. 
appointment.  
If you have any questions about this process, please do not hesitate 
See you soon, to contact us at; mcqueend@ismanila.org or aylings@ismanila.org  
Curt Nichols, Elizabeth Mohr and Vicky  
(Grade 11 & 12 Counselors) Kind Regards, 
Doug Mcqueen and Steve Ayling  
(Grade 9 & 10 Guidance Counselors) 

You are invited to a


Guidance Workshop for Parents
Understanding Third Culture Kids
Thursday, 20 January 2011
9:30 – 11:00am
Little Theater
“A Third Culture Kid, or TCK, is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her development years outside the
parents’ or ‘home’ culture often due to the international nature of parents’ work.”

This session, most appropriate for parents of TCKs, will present information and offer opportunities for discussion on
the following questions:
 What are the benefits and challenges of growing up a TCK?
 How can parents support their Third Culture Kids?

We hope to see you there!


Presented by ISM Guidance Department


FROM THE PTA OFFICE:
WELCOME TO ISM
On Tuesday, January 25th at 7:30 am in the Little Theatre, the ISM Parent Teacher Association is holding a
Bearcat Welcome for all families new to ISM

NOT JUST ANOTHER COFFEE MORNING . . .


IT’S A BEARCAT COFFEE MORNING!!
What is a Bearcat? The ISM school mascot, a symbol of our community spirit..
We welcome our new families and encourage them to get to know each other and to learn more about our school and about
Manila:
 You will learn about some local social and international organizations;
 You can meet and greet our PTA and our Bearcat Den team and volunteer (which is always well appreciated and
needed) for school activities.
We also invite all returning parents and teachers to come and meet the new families and to enjoy a great opportunity to see
old friends again.
Looking forward to seeing you all!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
7:30 to 9:00 am at the ISM Little Theatre
Questions? Email pta@ismanila.org

INTERNATIONAL FAMILY FUN DAY:


Dear Parents, 
 
PTA’s  biggest  event  of  the  school  year  is  fast  approaching,  The  International  Family  Fun  Day  (IFFD),  which  will  be  on 
February 5, 2011. This is an event that continues to be an exciting part of the ISM community experience.  Everyone has 
their reasons for going if it be the children enjoying the games and fun with their friends or the parents enjoying a new 
taste at the International Food Fair.  Countries from all over the world are represented and as can be seen on the list it will 
be great we are still looking for some more contribution from our ISM Community of Parents.  It is a great way to get to 
know  some  more  parents  within  your  community.    Let’s  try  to  make  this  year’s  Food  Fair  bigger  than  ever  and  maybe 
even add some countries to the list. It only takes a few people, and it’s a great experience for all to enjoy and share our 
diverse cuisine. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated by all.  We would also like to take this opportunity to thank 
you all the parents for being part of this day and for making it such a great success..  
 
Thus far I have representatives for the following countries: 
Philippines,  Australia/New  Zealand,  China,  Europe,  Latin  American,  India,  Japan,  Korea,  Pakistan,  Taiwan,  Thailand, 
Indonesia,   
 
Here are the countries that have not been represented yet which are a large group of the ISM community:  
United States/Canada 
Singapore 
Other Countries as well   
 
If you are interested or know anyone who is, my contact information is:  
Carina Seneviratne                                      
(IFFD Food Rep)                                          Mobile: 0920‐910‐0401 
E‐Mail: carinasen@yahoo.com                Landline: 819‐2863 


FROM THE OPERATIONS & SECURITY OFFICE:

Access and parking within the campus are important security and safety issues. For the well-being of all members of the
ISM community, those entering the school campus are requested to follow the procedures outlined below.

Vehicular Access

During drop-off and pick-up times, vehicles may enter through Gates 2 and 3. Those entering through Gate 2 should
proceed to the drop off area and, once the student has alighted or boarded, they should exit via Gate 1. Those vehicles
entering through Gate 3 must turn into the covered parking area and use the designated drop-off areas. All vehicles must
exit through Gate 1.

Alternatively, vehicles entering through Gate 3 may park in the covered car park. The spaces reserved for parent-driven
cars should only be used by those vehicles which are driven by parents themselves. Vehicles in which parents are
traveling, but which are driven by a driver, should not use these spaces. Rather, they should park elsewhere in the covered
park or make use of the outside spaces next to the power center.

Please note that Gate 2 may only be used by vehicles displaying a valid ISM vehicle sticker.

Family/company drivers should not remain within school once they have delivered a student. They should exit the school
and return no sooner than 1:45 in the afternoon for pick up.

Visitors to ISM may only enter through Gate 3. There is an area for short stay visitor’s parking near Gate 1.

The Pedestrian Gate

Location
The pedestrian gate is located in the perimeter fence mid-way between Gate 1 and Gate 2. There is a paved area between
the road and the perimeter fence, allowing easy access to the gate.

The pedestrian gate is solely for the entry of members of the ISM Community at the beginning of the school day. It will only
be open between 7:00 and 7:45 (8:00 to 8:45 on Wednesdays). Due to parking restrictions and in the interests of security it
will not be open in the afternoon for pick ups. During the time it is open, it will be under the supervision of members of the
ISM Guard Force.

Drop-off Procedure
Drivers should stop adjacent to the paved area and students should alight from the right side of their vehicle. The driver
should then move off, clearing the space for other vehicles dropping off students. Under no circumstances should a student
be dropped off from the outside lane. This is dangerous as the student would need to walk across the front of another
vehicle.

Drivers are reminded that traffic regulations forbid parking on the roads around ISM. Therefore, vehicles should only be
stopping for the brief tine it takes for a student to alight. Drivers must not wait for anybody to return to the vehicle.

Car Stickers
The car stickers for the school year 2010/11 are available from the security office.

Each ISM family will be issued one vehicle sticker free of charge. Any additional stickers will be issued following payment
of Php100.00 to the cashier’s office.

In order to facilitate the easy recognition of authorized cars at the gates, the stickers should be affixed to the top right corner
of the windshield. Further to this, old ISM stickers issued in previous years should be removed.

ID Cards
ID cards should be worn at all times while on campus. If you have not been issued an ID card, or you have lost it, you
should obtain one by visiting the security office and completing the appropriate application form.


Vehicle checks
The practice of inspecting vehicles will continue. During off-peak hours all vehicles will be checked before they are allowed
to enter the campus. During peak hours (drop off and pick-up times), all vehicles without valid stickers and randomly
selected vehicles with stickers will be asked to undergo an examination.

Whether an examination is conducted or not, it is important that the security staff at the gates are able to identify the
occupants of vehicles entering the campus; therefore IDs must be clearly displayed. Vehicles with tinted windows must roll
down windows to allow a clear view of the interior of the vehicle.

Drivers, Helpers and Bodyguards


Drivers, helpers and bodyguards should not be waiting on campus for students throughout the school day. After dropping
off students they should exit the school grounds and not return more than 30 minutes before dismissal time. Those who
repeatedly fail to comply with the regulation will have their access privilege suspended.

Only those vehicles carrying parents or other people with business within the school will be allowed to return to the campus
before 1:45 p.m.

There are designated areas for unaccompanied drivers, yayas, helpers and security escorts to wait for parents and
students. Unless specifically authorized, they may not enter any other area. In the interest of security, and to prevent
congestion at the pedestrian entrances to the covered parking area, parents are requested to emphasize to their employees
the importance of cooperating with the security staff and remaining in the appropriate areas.

Termination of Employment
In the event of the termination of service of a family employee, parents are asked to secure the former employee’s ISM ID
card and return it to the Security office. If this is not possible, it is important tat the Security Office is still informed of the
change of circumstances.

Finally, I would like to thank all members of the ISM community for their cooperation in helping us maintain ISM as a safe
and secure environment for our children.

Firearms
All members of the ISM community are reminded that it is strictly forbidden for firearms to be brought onto the campus. This
includes concealed weapons carried by bodyguards for close protection. Any person arriving at the school with a firearm
should inform the gate guard and arrangements will be made for the weapon to be safely and securely stored during the
visitor’s stay.

Security staff directions


Our security team is endeavoring to make the school as safe and secure an environment as possible for all members of our
community. We as that everybody cooperate with us in this important task. In particular, all those entering our campus are
requested to comply with any direction given to them by members of our guard force. In the event that anyone is unclear as
to the purpose of such instructions they can seek clarifications from the security office. Please note that it is the parents’
responsibility to advise their staff accordingly.

Thank you for your cooperation. We are looking forward to another successful semester at International School Manila.

Regards,
MICHAEL FLYNN
Director
Operations & Security


FROM THE CLINIC:
HAPPY NEW YEAR! 
TIME TO SIGN UP FOR TYPHOID VACCINATIONS

Date Price (Php)


February 9th 2011 Typherix – typhoid vaccine 850

This vaccination should be renewed every 3 years and is recommended for people who travel to endemic areas (including
many areas of the Philippines) and also for the following target individuals:
 food handlers such as dietary personnel, cooks, waiters, servers and microbiology lab technicians
 persons with close exposure to an S. Typhi. carrier or patient.

If you would like more information about the vaccine, please contact the clinic on the number/email below or call in to pick
up a registration form (next to the elementary canteen). Only people with a valid ISM ID may participate in this
program.

PAYMENT FOR THESE VACCINATIONS MUST BE MADE TO THE CASHIER DEPARTMENT BY NO LATER THAN
FRIDAY 28TH JANUARY. VACCINES WILL THEN BE ORDERED AND NO FURTHER REGISTRATIONS WILL BE
ACCEPTED.
Clinic direct number: 840 8580
Email: clinic@ismanila.org

Many thanks
Debbie Duckworth
ISM Clinic Administrator
840 8581
duckworthd@ismanila.org

RABIES 
 
We  would  like  to  remind  everyone  that  there  is  a  significant  risk  of  coming  into  contact  with  animals 
carrying  rabies  in  the  Philippines.    Whilst  the  government  is  campaigning  nationally  to  ensure  that  all 
domestic  dogs  and  cats  are  vaccinated,  there  is  still  a  long  way  to  go  before  this  goal  is  achieved  and 
doctors now recommend that anyone bitten by a vaccinated animal should also consider having the rabies 
vaccination. 
There is a vaccine available through the larger medical centers and some pediatricians that may be given as 
a preventative measure to offer some protection if you are bitten.  This will reduce the number of injections 
required, give you a longer period of time in which to access medical treatment and vastly reduce the overall 
cost of treatment if you are bitten. 
If you are interested in finding out more about the pre exposure vaccine, please visit the nurses and doctors 
in the clinic or enquire at your pediatrician’s office.  We do not offer this vaccine through the school but we 
should be able to answer any questions you may have. 


FROM THE LEARNING COORDINATOR’S OFFICE:
Filipino Courses for Parents 
Dear Parents, 
ISM is pleased to offer Beginning and Intermediate Filipino Courses. 
Beginning Filipino Course will focus on conversational skills in a variety of social situations, on increasing vocabulary, and 
on understanding more about the Filipino culture.  
Intermediate  Filipino  Course  is  for  those  who  have  completed  a  Beginner’s  Plus  course.  This  course  will  give  you  the 
opportunity to practice and express yourself verbally and improve levels of fluency. 
Vicky Carlos is an experienced teacher of adults at various international organizations in Manila. She has written a number 
of books on the teaching of Filipino. This is an elementary level course designed for parents who seek to attain beginner 
level Filipino proficiency and want to increase their knowledge and skills. Through this course, Vicky will help participants 
to actively communicate in everyday situations. 
Beginning Filipino Course  Intermediate Filipino Course 
A. Mondays and Wednesdays  (9‐11AM)  Fridays (9‐11AM) Feb 11‐April 29, 2011 
Feb 7‐March 14, 2011   
B. Tuesdays and Thursdays (9‐11AM)  Total hours: 20 
         Feb 8‐March 10, 2011  Tuition fee: P7000 
Total hours: 20  Book: I’d like to Speak Filipino 3, 
Tuition fee: P7000  Intermediate with Audio CD P 800 
Books: 2 textbooks with CDs P 1500   

Class size: To run the classes, we require a minimum of 6 participants 
***Certificates of completion will be provided to the participants. 
To register, please email the following details to bausasa@ismanila.org 
Name: ____________________   Mobile Number: _____________ 
Landline Number: ____________ Course: _________________ Schedule: __________ 
Classes are likely to fill up quickly, so please register immediately. Deadline for registration is January 21, 2011. 
 
Happy Learning! 
Sam Cook 
Learning Coordinator 

FROM THE ATAC OFFICE:


BEARCAT DEN:
Regular Opening Hours for the Bearcat Den:
Mon, Wed and Fridays from 11:30am – 1:00pm and 2:30pm – 4:00pm.
Tues and Thurs afternoons from 2:30-4pm. Thanks to all our great volunteers.

IASAS BASKETBALL HOUSING: 
IASAS Basketball will be taking place at ISM Jan 27‐29, 2011 and housing placements are now being accepted. As of this 
week we have 55 students housed but we require 100 housing slots in total. 
All 1st season athletes who were housed this is your time to fulfill your responsibility and offer housing for Basketball. 
All  varsity  and  jv  basketball  teams  should  also  have  returned  housing  forms  by  now  as  well.  We  welcome  offers  of 
housing from anyone in our ISM community. Please support the ATAC Department by getting these forms in ASAP. We 
still require 45 slots for visiting IASAS athletes. 
Go Bearcats show your pride and support of the program and get behind our teams by hosting a pair of visiting players 
from our IASAS sister schools. Housing forms are available from ATAC office or on the ATAC Blog at  
http://atac.ism‐online.org/iasas‐basketball‐jan‐26‐31‐2011/ 


IASAS BASKETBALL:  
Please see the IASAS Basketball Championships schedule in this bulletin. I hope many of the ISM community will come 
and support our teams during this event. We hope to have full gyms and a great atmosphere for all our visiting teams. 
Come out and cheer for the Bearcats. 
Whilst  our  Basketball  teams  are  battling  here  at  home  our  other  season  2  teams  will  be  doing  the  same  in  Taipei 
(Rugby/Touch), Singapore (Tennis), Kuala Lumpur (Swimming). To all our travelling teams and coaches we wish you the 
best of luck at IASAS. All the action/results from all IASAS events can be followed by visiting the IASAS website where 
you can find links to results and live streaming for some of the events. Visit www.iasas.asia for all the 2nd seasons IASAS 
Championships action! 

 
ATAC ANNOUNCEMENTS: 
GAME SCHEDULE INFORMATION:
Information about all mid week/weekend fixtures for ISM teams can be found by going to the GAME SCHEDULE tab
on the ATAC page of the ISM website. You can also access this information via the ES/MS/HS divisional web pages.
Please note the game schedule does change often due to involvement with many local schools so please check the
page regularly to find out the latest information of where and when the Bearcats teams are playing. Access to the
game schedule page is also available via the ATAC blog. Click on the Bearcat logo to be directed to the game
schedule page.
http://atac.ism-online.org
 
ATAC HIGHLIGHTS/UPDATES – JAN/FEB: (for ALL match/schedule details check game schedule page as above) 
Jan 14   HS Basketball at Brent 
                MS/HS rugby v BSM and Faith at ISM HS field from 3:30pm 
                Swim team to Bangkok for pre‐IASAS meet 
 
Jan 15      jv/varsity Rugby at Brent  
                  Jv/varsity touch at Faith 
                  MS boys and girls Basketball at ISM 
                  Varsity girls Basketball at ISM 
                    PRADA Chess at ISM 
     ISTA MS boys A tennis v Ateneo  A at CSA from 1pm 
     ISSA Tennis at CSA 
     PRADA boys Tennis at ISM 
   
  Jan 21      Basketball at Faith 
  Jan 22      ISM Touch Invitational Tournament  
                    MS Boys B tennis v Ateneo 8am and v Brent B 1pm 
  Jan 26       IASAS Basketball Teams arrive, ISM Teams Depart for IASAS 
  Jan 27‐29 IASAS Basketball at ISM 
  Jan 27‐29 IASAS Rugby/Touch at Taipei, Swimming at KL, Tennis at Singapore 
  Jan 29      MS PRFU Juniors Touch/Tackle Rugby tournament at ISM 
                    Jv Touch at UP for UP Invitational Touch Tournament 
rd
  Jan 31      3  season sports tryouts begin for HS teams (Track/Softball/Badmintion) 
  Feb 3       3rd season sports tryouts begin for MS teams (Track/Softball/Badminton/Mixed Touch) 
   nd
  MS 2nd  Season Sports awards Feb 9 4pm ES Gym (Touch/Tennis/Rugby/Basketball) 
th
  HS 2  Season Sports awards Feb 11  5:30pm HS Gym (Touch/Rugby/Tennis/Basketball/Swimming/Cheerleading) 
 


 
International School Manila

IASAS BASKETBALL 2011

Date Time MS Gym-Boys Time HS Gym-Girls


Thur sday 8:30 iskl v sas 8:30 tas v ism
Jan 27
10:30 tas v isb 10:30 iskl v jis
12:30 ism v jis 12:30 sas v isb
MS Gym-Girls HS Gym-Boys
14:00 ism v iskl 14:00 sas v tas
16:00 isb v tas 16:00 jis v iskl
18:00 jis v sas 18:00 isb v ism

AM MS Gym-Boys HS Gym-Girls
Friday 8:00 sas v jis 8:00 isb v ism
Jan 28
10:00 tas v ism 10:00 sas v iskl
Noon iskl v isb Noon tas v jis
PM MS Gym-Girls PM HS Gym-Boys
13:30 ism v sas 13:30 jis v tas
15:30 iskl v tas 15:30 isb v sas
17:30 jis v isb 17:30 ism v iskl

AM MS Gym-Boys HS Gym-Girls
Satur day 8:00 jis v isb 8:00 tas v sas
Jan 29
9:45 sas v ism 9:45 isb v iskl
11:30 iskl v tas 11:30 ism v jis
PM MS Gym FINALS HS Gym-
14:00 Boys Boys 14:00 Girls v Girls 4th
v
3rd 4th 3rd
16:00 Girls v Girls Final
1st 2nd
18:00 Boys v Boys Final
1st 2nd
Teams listed first are home and wear light colored uniform. BOYS GIRLS

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MIDDLE SCHOOL
3RD SEASON TRY-OUT SCHEDULE
FEBRUARY 2 TO 4, 2011
WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 2 FEBRUARY 3 FEBRUARY 4

BADMINTON
ES GYM MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS & BOYS

SOFTBALL
MS FIELD MS BOYS MS GIRLS

MS MIXED TOUCH RUGBY


MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS &
ES FIELD
BOYS

TRACK AND FIELD


MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS &
BOYS

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COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES:

CONGRATULATIONS!

We are proud to announce that our ISM seniors were accepted


to the following universities:

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY                                                     
Barnard College 
Brown University 
California State University, East Bay 
Carnegie Mellon University 
University of Chicago 
Durham University 
University of Edinburgh 
University of Exeter 
Franklin and Marshall College 
Hamilton College 
International Christian University 
University College London 
Longwood University 
University of Michigan 
Northwestern University 
University of Notre Dame 
University of Pennsylvania 
University of the Philippines (9) 
Purdue University 
University of St. Andrews 
Stanford University 
University of Oxford  (2) 
University of Warwick 
Wesleyan University 
Yale University 

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