11May2017 IPS Community Note

Dear IPS Families,

Our year is rapidly coming to a close and there is certainly a flurry of learning activity here at school!  We hope EVERYONE has a chance to see our students in action as they wrap up this academic year.  Our calendar of events is posted on www.ipsksa.com - this is the best source of IPS Event information.


Each year we survey our community in an effort to understand what we are doing well and how we might improve.  We thank you for taking time to complete the IPS Parent Survey - your responses are anonymous and we will use your feedback to refine our work with your children and their learning.


Our Yearbook Team has worked diligently to get this high quality publication into our hands before the school year ends.  2016-17 Yearbook Form will come home with children and funds will be collected through homerooms.


Here is a short list of reminders for your information:

·  Thursday & Friday, May 11 & 12:  Art Show at Desert Designs - ALL families are invited!

·  Thursday, May 18:  last day to return materials to the library. The library will be closed from May 22-25 for inventory.

·  Thursday, May 25: Final day of school for Students and Teachers.  Dismissal for students will be at 12:00 PM (NOON).  Yearbooks will be distributed on this day.


End of Year Reports will be sent home via email in the first week of Ramadan.  Packets of materials for withdrawing students will be available in our offices once these documents return from the Ministry of Education - we will notify all families involved via email once this process has been completed.  Office hours for Ramadan and the summer will be posted on our webpage.


The IPS New School Project continues to advance; check out these images New School Pictures.  Our Grade 11 students with start the IB Diploma Program.  KG through Grade 6 will continue implementation of the IB Primary Years Program.  Our Student Council has just held elections and will end this year and begin the next with some of the highest levels of engagement we’ve ever seen.  Our new STUCO Executive Officers are:

President:   Lina Hadi

Vice-President:   Sami Sibai

Secretary:   Shahad Al Nujaidi

Treasurer:   Reem Al Suwaiyan

Historian:   Dana Al Enezi

Parliamentarian: Fahad Al Kahmous

These are exciting times to be a part of IPS.  Thank you for being with us!




IPS Administration

Jim Leahy, Director

Linda Amin, KG-G3 Principal

Lorraine Els, G4-12 Girls’ Principal

Mark Decker, G4-12 Boys’ Principal

Elham Al Jafa, Girls’ Principal