IB Exams Are Here

A friendly reminder that while most of us get to sit around at home today (May 1st), the G12s are in school sitting their first set of IB exams. They don’t get to sleep in this Thursday either. This will go on for the next three weeks, so please be considerate of your noise levels…

The Upcoming Storm of IB Exams

The G12s are nearing the last leg of their KIS race. Beginning next week, they are to sit through the gruesome IB exams for three weeks. And once they are completed, will mark the end of their journey at KIS. It seemed like yesterday that the school year was starting. And now, we’re heading into…

Your Gateway to UBC

A friendly reminder that Jeff Kiyooka from the University of British Columbia is coming for a visit on Thursday April 21st. He will be giving a presentation in the library from 3 – 4pm, so drop by if you can, especially those in G9 – G11! If you can’t make it, perhaps your parents could….

Where We Are Now, Where We Want to Be

Did you know that even though it is only the middle of March students from Grade 12 here  at KIS have already been offered more than 700’000 dollars in scholarships to United States universities? Did you know that we have been offered places at universities such as Northeastern, Chicago, Northwestern, Boston, Johns Hopkins, UCLA, Worcester…

Saturday 7 AM: Time for the SAT!

Welcome to the 2nd post in the series, University Musings.  This weekend I have helped to administer the final “old” style SAT at KIS, a group of our G11 students as well as some G12 were present last Saturday from about 7.30 until 1PM in order to sit for the most widely taken US university…

I Know That I Kant

One of the biggest quiz shows on US Network TV is Jeopardy, in this show the contestants have to work out what the question was for an answer given by the quizmaster, for example the quizmaster may say “Mississippi”, and the contestant may answer “What is the longest river in North America?”.  The core idea…

University Musings: Back to Basics

I grew up in a time which you might now count as b.c. before computers. In those dim and distant days we got our news from things called newspapers and the nearest thing to YouTube was the BBC 9 O’clock news. I vividly remember my dad telling me that I shouldn’t really believe everything that…

What does it mean to be a DP student?

What does it mean to be a DP Student ? The psychologist Carl Rogers said “that which is perceived to be real will be real in it’s consequences”. I think that he was referring to the human emotion of fear at the time, as such he was saying that if I perceive danger then I…