Archives for July, 2014

EAL Department Completes SIOP Training

Recently, the EAL Team completed  SIOP training; it took one month of study and furnished each member of the Team with a new and internationally recognised qualification. SIOP stands for Sheltered Immersion Observation Protocol. It offers an empirically-validated approach to teaching that helps prepare all students—especially English learners—to become college- and career-ready. As a framework for […]

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The Principal Appears in English Plus

Recently, the students in Year 7 English Plus were paid a surprise visit by the principal of the school, Stephen Holroyd. The focus of the previous few lessons had been on developing students’ skills in persuasive writing,. the main ‘outcome’ being a persuasive letter to the Principal requesting a variety of changes to the school; […]

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