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23rd July 2019 - The Internationalist Weekly Newsletter.

Teacher Shout Out:

Massive shoutouts to Harry, Tyresse, Isaebelle, Nathanael, Alma, Niké and Orla (9C) for their outstanding work to promote awareness of worthy charities, and raise money for them!

A shout out to the YTA committee for their hard work with the Road Safety Session.

Oliver, Archie & Omari in Year 7 for being positive role models for others to follow.

Nathaniel for being a positive role model for others to follow.

Principal's Shout Out:

Teddy, Niv, Daniel and Lewis in 8A for their very thoughtful and moving presentation on Cancer Research. They managed to raise approximately £70 for the charity. Well done!

The Termly Internationalist


Term 1 & 2

Term 3 & 4

NEW EDITION: Term 5 & 6

FAO Those Entitled to Free School Meals

Meals Over Summer Holidays

RBG has commissioned one of its partners, GCDA, to deliver a Holiday Meals programme again this summer.

Children and young people can get delicious and free lunchtime meals at many different holiday provision settings.

Please see the attached leaflet for further information regarding this.

Announcement from Ms Purushothaman, Principal

Proposed New Site Update

Update regarding the proposed new site.

Follow up letter regarding councillor contact details.

Letter from Liz Robinson, Co-Director of Big Education

Letter from the Principal and Chair of Governors

End of year letter

Meadowcourt Road

We have received complaints from residents who live on Meadowcourt Road regarding drop offs and pick ups on Meadowcourt Road.

Please support IAG and be mindful about our residents. Please avoid dropping off or picking up your child on Meadowcourt Road.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support.

Announcement from Ms Sheldon, Director of the Arts and Design

Peripatetic Music Lessons

At the International Academy we offer 1-2-1 Instrument Lessons on Piano, Voice, Drum Kit and Guitar, there are spaces available for all of the instruments starting next academic year.

Our team of professional musicians deliver individual lessons each week and require students to practice at home. Lessons cost £18 per week. Please email admin@iaog.org.uk if you would like to sign up for lessons or would like extra information. 

Update from Friends of the International Academy of Greenwich – Your School’s Parent Teacher Association.

The Friends of the IAG are parents and carers of students at the school who aim to raise extra money for additional things to benefit the children. Some of the things we have raised money for in the last year include musical instruments and outdoor games.

We also want to build a supportive community to connect parents, carers and children. We do this through family events, like the recent International Food Festival in the Spring.

Parents, Teachers and Carers of the students of the IAG automatically become ‘Friends’ of the IAG.

We use Facebook, email and Twitter to keep in touch with ‘Friends’. You can find us on Facebook for all upcoming events by searching for Friends of the International Academy of Greenwich.

If you do not want to receive communications, or be contacted directly by the Friends of the IAG, please contact admin@iaog.org.uk by 31 August 2019 to opt out.

We will publish a few activities early in the Autumn term, and look forward to a new school year.

Announcement from the Maths Department

A letter regarding home learning for Maths over the summer holiday was sent to all parents on 22nd July 2019. Please click here to view the letter.

Announcement from Mr Gratton, Vice Principal, Curriculum and Pedagogy

Curriculum Updates

For up to the minute details on the Curriculum at IAG, in particular the Concepts and Driving Questions being studied across different subjects by your child, please find details here: https://www.iag.world/our-curriculum

In addition, every term (6 weeks) the topics and inquiry questions being investigated within each subject area are updated. Look out for these updates on the homepage of our website and via Twitter.

Assessment Updates

We have updated the school website with an easy to access guide to assessment at IAG.

We have written a version for Lower School (Key Stage 3) Year 7-9 parents and a version for Upper School (Key Stage 4) Year 10-11 parents. This can be found here: https://www.iag.world/authentic-assessment

If you would like to read in more detail our approach to assessment please consult the following document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g8SZo6-8xIhuU-MBNjOXc5m69n6XdckPoRm8fJAeuyo/edit

As we move into our next academic year, we will host a number of workshop exploring the IAG approach to assessment.

Term dates 2019-20

The updated term dates for the next academic year can be found here: https://www.iag.world/school-dates

Update - End of Year Reports

End of year reports have now been posted. They should arrive within the next week.

Please contact us via admin@iaog.org.uk if you do not receive this report.


Follow us on Twitter @ingreenwich.

Update - Parent Questionnaire Term 6

In order to continually evaluate and improve our practice here at IAG, we would appreciate you taking 10 minutes to complete the attached parent questionnaire: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdAfnRbf02B4Cy0MNNE0sn-ZXKI0EthKR6lH5swl6a6n4f1FQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Announcement from Mr Fahy, Director of PHE:


Students are required to wear the school PHE kit - please see below for PHE kit requirements for the next academic year:

Year 7 & 8 must wear the new logo IAG PHE kit

Year 9 and Year 10 can wear the non-logo PHE kit, however if students wish to transfer to the new logo IAG PHE kit they may do so.

Healthy Eating

Please remember to maintain healthy eating habits over the summer break - healthy eating is an important part of everyday life. The focus on healthy eating was relaunched with an informative assembly given to our students by the PHE department. Students are advised to eat healthily at the Academy. Students have received a pamphlet, which is for you to read with your child. Thank you for your continued support.

Announcement from the School Office

School Money/School Lunch Reminder

The school lunch menu can be found HERE or HERE. This menu will remain in place until the half term break in October. We will begin the academic year in September on week 1 of the menu. Please be aware that the meat option each day is NOT Halal.

Please remember to make bookings through the School Money website at least 24 hours in advance, even if your child is entitled to Free School Meals. If you are having trouble logging on to the School Money system or have any queries, please do not hesitate to call the Academy, or email your query to admin@iaog.org.uk. Next academic year’s bookings will be live from mid August 2019.

Free School Meals

If you believe your child may be entitled to Free School Meals, please follow the instructions to the Free School Meals Eligibility Checker HERE. The link can also be found in the ‘IAG Blog’ section of the new website. It is a free service, and if eligible, you will be issued with a certificate of eligibility on completion. Please save this, and email the certificate to admin@iaog.org.uk with the subject heading ‘FREE SCHOOL MEALS’. By checking your eligibility and providing us with the proof, you help the Academy to secure more funding through the DfE.


Please see the 'Request For Academy Hold Medication' form HERE. This must be filled out if your child will require medication throughout the school day. Students should not be carrying medication on their person around school - it should be handed in to the front desk at the start of the day so that we can securely store it for your child to use at specified times under the supervision of a first aider. Without this completed form, the Academy will not be able to give out medication.

General Notices

For general parent/carer inquiries via email, please contact: admin@iaog.org.uk

Parents must not drive or park on Meadowcourt Road when picking up students. Parking and traffic on this road is strictly for residents only. Please respect these wishes from the residents and be mindful that school children are also using this road. We appreciate your support with this.

Year 7 Attendance this Academic Year:

7F - 97.12%

7G - 95.82%

7S - 97.57%

Congratulations to 7S for having the best attendance in Year 7 this academic year!

Year 8 Attendance this Academic Year:

8A - 97.02%

8B - 94.97%

8C - 95.57%

8D - 94.54%

Congratulations to 8A for having the best attendance in Year 8 this academic year!

Year 9 Attendance this Academic Year:

9A - 93.66%

9B - 95.04%

9C - 96.49%

Congratulations to 9C for having the best attendance in Year 9 this academic year!

Attendance announcement from Ms Laurans - Attendance Officer

Student Absence

To notify us of an absence please contact: attendance@iaog.org.uk or contact the school office.

- Please do not send attendance emails to the info or admin email account.

- Medical evidence is required for all pre-planned appointments.

- When an absence is unplanned, if medical evidence is required, we will contact you.


Any students who are late twice in a week, will be required to attend a 90 minute detention after school the following Monday. The detention will be written in your child's planner. Students must be at the Academy for line up at 08:35am. Lessons start promptly at 08:45am.

Our Target

Our target for weekly attendance is above 97%. Please see our diamond attendance chart below for expectations and a breakdown of attendance percentages and what they mean.

Start of Term Arrangements:

INSET days: Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd September

Year 7 - start Wednesday 4th September

Years 8-10 - start Thursday 5th September

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