International School Manila
HS Student Circular
May 13, 2011
Monday, May 16: IB Exams College Visit: Julie Linn Tuesday, May 17: IB Exams IB1 – Art Opening Advanced Dance Solo recital & IB1 Theatre Performances 4.0pm‐7.0pm (LT) Wednesday, May 18: Student Late Start IB Exams Thursday, May 19: IB Exams Friday, May 20: IB Exams Honor Societies Celebration 4pm (LT) Saturday, May 21: REAL Club Trekking Trip
Upcoming Events: May 23 – 27: Grade 11 Exams (HS Gym) May 26 – 27: Grade 9, 10 Exams (HS Gym) May 26: Senior Celeb Lunch (FAT Lobby) May 26: Senior Celebration 3.0pm‐6.0pm May 28: Prom May 30: Honors and Awards Assembly May 31: Graduation 5.0pm‐8.30pm (FAT)
PROM GUIDELINES: Attire: FORMAL (Formal Dress, Suit, Barong Tagalog or Traditional Indian Clothing) Date: Saturday, May 28 Venue: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Time: 7:00 – 11:00 pm (doors will close by 8:00 pm, earliest departure 10.30pm) NOTE: Relevant information will be disseminated via the Prom Facebook event page and student school email. Students who are bringing outside guests must have clearance from the HS Administration. Please see Mr. Brown or Mr. Dickinson for approval.
UPCAT (University of the Philippines College Admission Test) – SY 2012-2013 Testing dates: August 6 & 7, 2011 (in 74 regional test centers) Requirements: 1. Correctly and completely accomplished UPCAT (Forms 1 and 2) Please get the form from the HS Guidance Office. 2. 4 pcs. 2X2 identical recent pictures 3. Application fee of PhP450.00 (for Filipinos); $50.00 for non-resident foreign applicants Modes of payments: a. Payable to UPCAT at any Landbank or Phil. National Bank branch b. Postal money order c. Manager/Cashier’s check issued by one of the authorized banks Deadline: June 17, 2011 - for test centers in Metro Manila June 24, 2011 - for test centers outside Metro Manila
Please submit the completed application forms directly to UP Office of Admissions, Diliman, Quezon City. SCHEDULED COLLEGE VISITS: College
K12 Online High School
May 16, 11 AM
FROM THE OPERATIONS AND SECURITY OFFICE: I. IDs for the New School Year
Parent IDs Current parent IDs will continue to be valid for the new school year 2011-2012. Parents who require replacement school IDs due to loss or damage can acquire these from the Security Office upon payment of Php100.00 to the Cashier. Student IDs All students will be issued with new ID cards at the beginning of the new school year. This year there will be no need for returning students to visit the Security Office as we will be utilizing the photographs taken for the yearbooks. School Passes School passes issued to parent’s employees and representatives need to be replaced for next school year. As of August 31, 2011 the green bordered passes will be invalid. The security office is now accepting applications for new school passes, however the cards will not be available for collection before July 1, 2011. Each family will be given two free school passes. Additional school passes may be obtained after paying a processing fee of Php100.00 each to the Cashier’s Office. 2, Car Stickers for the New School Year The car stickers for school year 2011/2012 will be available from the security office beginning July 1, 2011. For vehicles already displaying an existing sticker, parents should submit a completed renewal form with a copy of a current LTO official receipt. For new vehicles, parents are reminded that a copy of the vehicle’s certificate of registration and a current official receipt need to be submitted with the application. Applications for vehicles registered with companies or other institutions should be supported by a letter of assignment. Each ISM family will be issued one vehicle sticker free of charge. Any additional stickers will be issued following payment of P100 to the cashier’s office. I would like to thank all members of the ISM community for their cooperation across this school year in helping us maintain ISM as a safe and secure environment for our children.
M I KE FLYNN
Director of Operations and Security
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FROM THE CASHIER’S OFFICE:
SCHOOL FEES and PAYMENT SCHEDULES School Year 2011‐2012 Please KEEP THIS COPY AS A REMINDER regarding DUE DATES for the settlement of your account PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND TAKE NOTE OF THE CHANGES. First Semester Second Semester Period Covered 1st Quarter – 4 Aug. to 7 Oct. 3rd Quarter – 9 Jan. to 16 Mar. 2nd Quarter – 10 Oct. to 15 Dec. 4th Quarter – 19 Mar. to 31 May Tuition Due Date 7 July 2011 8 December 2011 Basic Fees 1. Tuition Fee 2. 3. 4. If applicable US Dollar Additional Tuition Fees 1. English as a Second Language (ESL) Fee Year 1 $2,500 per year Year 2 $1,500 per year 2. Learning Support Services (LSS) Fee Level 1 Support $1,250 per year $3,000 per year Level 2 Support Level 3 Support $5,000 per year Miscellaneous Fees 1. Extra Car Sticker (first Car Sticker free) PhP 100 per sticker 2. ID (initial student, 2‐parent, 1‐driver, 1‐househelp ID free) PhP 100 per piece 3. Musical Instrument Rental US$ 120 per instrument FEES POLICIES 1. Tuition Fees: Payable in advance for the whole year or per semester. Quarterly payments can also be arranged but have an additional charge of US$100 per quarter. For quarterly payments, post‐dated checks are required to be submitted at the time of enrollment. The USD portion should be paid in US dollars and the PhP portion should be paid in Philippine pesos to eliminate conversion costs. Payments that are not in the prescribed currency will be converted as appropriate based on the school exchange rate, which includes a mark‐up to cover the currency conversion costs. 2. Only the Tuition Fees may be paid by the semester or quarter. All other fees must be paid in full on the due date. An additional one per cent (1%) surcharge per month is added on all school fees that remain unpaid after the due dates. Pre‐School 3 Pre‐School 4 Elementary School (Kindergarten ‐ Grade 4) Middle School (Grades 5 ‐ 8) High School (Grades 9 ‐ 10) High School (Grades 11 ‐ 12) Matriculation Fee Facilities Upgrade Deposit (FUD) Application Fee ANNUAL FEE US Dollar and Phil. Peso $4,380 and PhP 142,200 $5,860 and PhP 189,600 $9,280 and PhP 297,000 $10,140 and PhP 325,500 $10,780 and PhP 347,000 $12,060 and PhP 387,400 SEMESTER FEE US Dollar and Phil. Peso $2,190 and PhP 71,100 $2,930 and PhP 94,800 $4,640 and PhP 148,500 $5,070 and PhP 162,750 $5,390 and PhP 173,500 $6,030 and PhP 193,700 US$ US$ US$ $3,000 $5,000 $200
3. Matriculation Fee: For all NEW students entering Grades Kindergarten and above; is required to hold a place, and should be paid in full upon acceptance. Refund of the matriculation fee will only be made in case of cancellation of the application or acceptance, or the child does not physically enroll. Students who have paid this fee, withdraw and subsequently return to the School are covered by the following guidelines (based on withdrawal date) : 3.1 If a student is withdrawn for 0 – 12 months, no matriculation fee shall be paid upon re‐enrollment. 3.2 If a student is withdrawn for more than 12 months up to 24 months, 50% of the matriculation fee shall be paid upon re‐enrollment 3.3 If a student is withdrawn for more than 24 months, full matriculation fee shall be paid upon re‐enrollment. 4. Facilities Upgrade Deposit: For all NEW students entering Grades Kindergarten and above; should be paid in full upon acceptance. A certificate of deposit will be issued to confirm payment of the FUD. The FUD is FULLY refundable upon receipt of a written request and return of the duly endorsed Certificate of Deposit, when the student withdraws from the School with proper clearance. 5. Application Fee: For all NEW students; should be paid in full upon submission of application. This is non‐refundable and non‐transferable. 6. For NEW PRE‐SCHOOL students, a $1,000 non‐refundable, non‐transferable reservation fee, deductible from the annual tuition fee due, must be paid upon acceptance to guarantee the place in the pre‐school program for the SY 2011‐12. The tuition and all other fees must be paid prior to the student starting class. If the expected enrollment date is deferred to beyond the beginning of the new school year, then all school fees must be fully paid prior to the beginning of the new school year to guarantee and hold the seat. 7. Refund of school fees in case of student withdrawal will not be pro‐rated for part of a quarter, regardless of the number of days attended. 8. A re‐enrollment deposit payment is not required to reserve a space at the School for SY2011‐12. However, parents are obligated to inform the School in writing, before the second Friday of May 2011 if their children will withdraw at the end of the academic year 2010‐11. There is a WITHDRAWAL NOTIFICATION FORM for such purpose and this must be submitted to the Admissions Office before the second Friday of May of each school year. Failure to do so will lead to a deduction of US$1,000 from the Facilities Upgrade Deposit (FUD), in compensation for having held a space for the child and thus preventing the School from offering that space to another child prior to the summer holiday break. 9. Please take note that the School shall take action to suspend the student’s right to attend classes and other school activities for those students whose school fees remain unpaid by end of August for the first semester, and end of January for the second semester. It shall likewise suspend the student’s right to receive report cards or transcript of records while the student’s account remains unpaid. Moreover, this may result in forfeiture of the student’s place or reservation for the next school year. 10. For check payments, over‐the‐counter bank payments and wire transfers, kindly indicate the STUDENT’S NAME AND TELEPHONE NUMBER. Please provide the School with a copy of the deposit slip or bank advice, where applicable, for prompt credit to the student’s account. Following are the bank options: HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORP. Account Name : International School Manila Account No. : US$ S/A 069‐004984‐130 PhP S/A 068‐014950‐040 Bank Address : Fort Bonifacio Branch, Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines Swift Code : HSBCPHMM
CITIBANK N.A. Account Name Account No. : Bank Address Swift Code
: International School Manila US$ C/A 0756‐342‐029 PhP C/A 0756‐342‐002 : Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Philippines : CITIPHMX
BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS Account Name : International School Manila Account No. : US$ S/A 3074‐0241‐48 PhP S/A 3073‐3730‐25 Bank Address : Bel‐Air Polaris Branch, Makati City, Philippines Swift Code : BOPIPHMM 11. All School fee money transactions at the ISM campus are done at the Cashier’s window, Business Office area. 12. Checks will no longer be accepted from those who have issued CHECKS DISHONORED by banks for insufficient funds, closed accounts, and other reasons. Likewise, peso checks will no longer be accepted after the second Friday of May and US$ checks drawn from US banks will no longer be accepted after the second Friday of April for each school year. 13. Pro‐Rating Fees: Most students attend ISM for the entire school year. There are, however, new students who enter ISM after the start of a school year. For NEW students ENTERING ISM after the start of a semester, the Tuition Fee is pro‐ rated as follows: First Semester: First Quarter: Students entering August 5, 2011 up to September 8, 2011, Full semester tuition is charged Students entering September 9, 2011 up to October 7, 2011, Two‐Thirds semester tuition is charged Second Quarter: Students entering October 10, 2011 up to November 18, 2011, One‐Half semester tuition is charged Students entering November 21, 2011 up to December 15, 2011, One‐Third semester tuition is charged Second Semester: Third Quarter: Students entering January 9, 2012 up to February 10, 2012, Full semester tuition is charged Students entering February 13, 2012 up to March 16, 2012, Two‐Thirds semester tuition is charged Fourth Quarter: Students entering March 19, 2012 up to April 27, 2012, One‐Half semester tuition is charged Students entering April 30, 2012 up to May 31, 2012, One‐Third semester tuition is charged 14. These policies may be revised at any time during the school year, at the discretion of the Board of Trustees and the School Administration. 15. Concessionaire fees such as bus and canteen fees can be arranged directly with the third‐party providers. Please contact the Business Office if you have any question on the School Fees and Payment Schedules.
FOR GRADUATING SENIORS:
Dear Parents, In line with the forthcoming graduation of our seniors, we are preparing the return of the Facilities Upgrade Deposit (FUD) of $5,000.00 paid at the time your child entered International School Manila, Inc. To enable us to release the refund on June 30, 2011 onwards may we remind you of the following: 1. Submission of the Facilities Upgrade Deposit (FUD) duly endorsed by the holder of the certificate. The refund in the form of check will be made payable to the holder’s name indicated in the certificate. 2. Clearance for the textbooks to be accomplished the last day of school. 3. Full settlement of all outstanding balance on clearance day This does not apply to ADB and US Embassy sponsor students. Thank you for your cooperation.
FROM THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE:
Re‐Enrollment information for RETURNING STUDENTS for SY2011‐12
Re‐Enrollment requirements for all returning students will include, minimally, submission of an updated Health Form or Physical Form (depending on grade level) to the Clinic for a Clearance Signature and a Clearance Signature from the Cashier’s Office on the Re‐Enrollment Form. The Re‐Enrollment Form and other requested forms for each re‐enrolling student will be available by the beginning of April online from our website under Admission and Re‐Enrollment & Withdrawal or at the Admission Office during office hours (Monday to Friday; 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). Parents may pick up a set of Re‐Enrollment Forms personally or your child can come to the Admission Office and get the forms. If you would like to have your driver or househelp pick up the forms, please give them a letter of authorization to collect the Re‐Enrollment Forms for your child/children.
For STUDENTS NOT RETURNING next school year (Does not apply to graduating seniors)
If your child(ren) will not be returning to ISM for the 2011‐12 school year, please inform the Admission Office as soon as possible if you have not already done so. Parents are obliged to officially inform the School in writing on a WITHDRAWAL NOTIFICATION FORM, before the second Friday of May, if their children will be withdrawn. Failure to do so will lead to a deduction of US$1,000 from the Facilities Upgrade Deposit (FUD), in compensation for having held a space for the child and thus preventing the School from offering that space to another child prior to the summer holiday break. The Withdrawal Notification Form can be obtained from the Admission Office or from the ISM website under the Admission tab and then click on Re‐Enrollment & Withdrawal. We currently have very few families indicating that they will not be returning and consequently there are an ever growing number of applicants in a WAITPOOL for possible openings. This is causing great distress and anxiety in those families (and in the Admission Office). If you are sure that your child will be leaving ISM, please submit a Withdrawal Notification Form. This will be a great help for our planning and to the many families waiting to be admitted to the school. Thank you. Regards,
Gary W. Jerome
Director of Admission International School Manila P.O. Box 1256 MCPO, 1255 Makati City, Philippines E‐mail: [email protected]
FROM THE ATAC OFFICE:
Thanks very much to the 270+ guests who came to the 3rd season sports awards at the HS gym last Friday evening. It was an enjoyable evening to celebrate the success of our 3rd season teams and on behalf of the ISM administrative team I would like to thank all parents for coming along to support your children and a big thanks to all coaches and athletes for your hard work during 3rd season. The success of our double gold medal softball teams along with solid performances from our track and badminton teams made it a great way to top off the school year as far as our sports program is concerned. We look forward to more Bearcat success in school year 2011-12.! MS 3rd Season Sports Awards were also held last week for Track & Field/ Mixed Touch/Softball and Badminton. A big thanks to the coaches/students and parents who attended. For our all year round ATAC teams the end of year awards ceremony will be held Friday June 3rd see list below on the ATAC highlights update for details or the flyer posted on notice boards around school and in the bulletins. Next year’s dates and IASAS Schedule can be found on the ATAC Blog. ISM will host MUN in November 2011 and th Rugby/Touch in February 2012. We look forward to these events in the 11-12 school year. Don’t forget the IASAS 30 Anniversary will take place this coming October with a huge celebration at SAS with all first season sports taking place in Singapore.
GAME SCHEDULE PDF: (new procedure in place for access to game schedule pdf information)
Information about all mid week/weekend fixtures for ISM teams can be found via the ATAC blog. 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. Click on schedules tab or the Bearcat logo to be directed to the http://powerschool.ismanila.org/public/ . You will need your power school user name and ID# to access the game schedule pdf now located in power school
ATAC HIGHLIGHTS/UPDATES – (for ALL match/schedule details check game schedule page as above)
May 21st PRFU/CBRE Juniors Rugby and Touch tournament at ISM (Rugby HS field/Touch MS Field from 8am) May 27th Sailfish End of Year Awards (see Sailfish Blog for more details from Coach Andy) May 28th Tae Kwon Do tournament ISM Covered Court June 1st Homeless World Cup Football Tournament (see posters/notices around school for team entry details) June 3rd End of Year all season sports awards ES Gym 3:15-4:15pm (Aikido, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Table Tennis, Chess, Wall Climbing and Gymnastics) June 3rd and 4th Aikido Seminar ISM Covered Court
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. If you are interested in joining our group of volunteers in the Bearcat Den please contact our BCD volunteers coordination Chantel ([email protected]
) or pop in to the Den near the HS Cafeteria and talk with one of our volunteers they will be very happy to make you welcome. PLEASE NOTE: Last day of den operations for this school year is TUESDAY JUNE 7th. The Den volunteers will be in hibernation from June 8th until reopening day on Monday August 8th, 2011.
4th Season Schedule
TIME 3:00 - 5:00PM
HS GYM MONDAY MS Basketball Camp Badminton Camp ES Basketball Camp AFAC Basketball TUESDAY MS Basketball Camp ES Basketball Camp Faculty Basketball AFAC Badminton AFAC Cricket AFAC Badminton WEDNESDAY Volleyball HS Boy/Girls Badminton Camp THURSDAY MS Basketball Camp ES Basketball Camp FRIDAY Volleyball HS Boy/Girls Badminton Camp Faculty Basketball
HS Boys Football
HS Girls Football
HS Boys Football
AFAC AFL Football
HS Girls Football
MS AFAC 7/8 Soccer
MS AFAC 5/6 Soccer
MS AFAC TENNIS 5/6
MS AFAC TENNIS 7/8
COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES: CONGRATULATIONS!
We are proud to announce that our ISM seniors were accepted to the following universities:
College Academy of Art University Allegheny College American University (School of Communication) American University of Rome Amherst College Amsterdam University College Ateneo de Manila University Babson College Bard College Barnard College Barry University Bath Spa University College Bentley University Binghamton University (School of Management) # of students accepted 2 1 1 1 2 1 18 2 2 3 1 1 8 1 Boston College Boston University Brandeis University Brock University Brown University Bryant University Bryn Mawr College California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo California State University, East Bay California State University, Sacramento Cardiff University Carleton College Carnegie Mellon University Chapman University Christopher Newport University City University Claremont McKenna College Clark University 3 18 1 1 3 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 5 1 1 1 2 2
Cleveland Institute of Art Colby College Colgate University (Natural Science & Mathematics) College of the Holy Cross College of William and Mary Columbia University (Columbia College) Connecticut College Cornell University Dartmouth College De Anza College De La Salle University Manila Dominican University of California Duke University (Trinity College of Arts & Science) Durham University Eckerd College Ecole HÃ´teliÃ¨re de Lausanne Embry‐Riddle Aeronautical University ‐ FL Emerson College Emmanuel College Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts Fairfield University Fisher College Florida State University Fordham University Franklin and Marshall College George Mason University Georgetown University (Georgetown College) Georgia Institute of Technology Glasgow Caledonian University Glion Institute of Higher Education Goldsmiths College, University of London Hamilton College ‐ NY Hampshire College Harvard University Harvard University (Harvard College) Harvey Mudd College Haverford College Hiram College IE University Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Indiana University at Bloomington Iona College Jacksonville University James Madison University Johns Hopkins University Johnson & Wales University Juniata College
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King's College London Lakehead University Lancaster University Lehigh University Lewis & Clark College London School of Economics Longwood University Loyola Marymount University Loyola University Chicago Loyola University Chicago (College of Arts and Sciences) Lynn University Manhattanville College Massachusetts Institute of Technology McGill University Menlo College Michigan State University Middlebury College Middlesex University Mount Holyoke College New York University Nipissing University Northeastern University Northwestern University (Arts & Sciences) Nottingham Trent University Occidental College Old Dominion University Pace University, New York City Parsons The New School for Design Pennsylvania State University, Berks College Pennsylvania State University, University Park Pratt Institute Princeton University Purdue University Queen Mary, University of London Queen's University Quest University Canada Radford University Rhode Island School of Design Rice University (School of Architecture) Rider University Ringling College of Art and Design Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Rochester Institute of Technology (College of Engineering or Science) Saint Louis University (College of Engineering & Aviation) Saint Mary's College of California Salve Regina University
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San Francisco State University Santa Clara University Savannah College of Art and Design School of Pharmacy, University of London Seoul National University Sheffield Hallam University Smith College SSTH‐Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality Stanford University Stony Brook University Syracuse University Temple University Texas Christian University The American Musical and Dramatic Academy The Chinese University of Hong Kong The Culinary Institute of America The George Washington University The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology The Ohio State University The University of Arizona The University of Iowa The University of Tampa Trinity College Trinity College Dublin Tufts University University at Buffalo The State University of New York University College Dublin University College London University College Utrecht University of Abertay Dundee University of Alberta University of Bath University of Birmingham University of Bristol University of British Columbia University of British Columbia Okanagan University of California at Berkeley University of California at Davis University of California at Irvine University of California at Los Angeles University of California at Riverside University of California at San Diego University of California at Santa Barbara University of California at Santa Cruz University of Chicago University of Dundee University of East Anglia University of Edinburgh
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University of Exeter University of Hawaii at Hilo University of Hawaii at Manoa University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Urbana‐ Champaign University of Kent at Canterbury University of Leicester University of Maryland, Baltimore County University of Massachusetts, Amherst University of Miami University of Michigan University of New South Wales University of Notre Dame University of Nottingham University of Oregon University of Oxford University of Pennsylvania University of Portsmouth University of Rochester University of San Diego University of San Francisco University of Santo Tomas University of South Florida, Tampa University of Southern California University of St. Andrews (Scotland) University of Stirling University of Sydney University of the Arts London University of the Philippines University of Toronto University of Victoria (Faculty of Science) University of Virginia University of Warwick University of Washington University of Western Ontario University of Wisconsin, Madison Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Waseda University Washington State University Washington University in St. Louis (Arts and Sciences) Wesleyan University Western Michigan University (College of Aviation) Wheaton College MA Williams College Yale University York University
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