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Director's Message
Posted 01/11/2019 09:20AM

Dear Students, Parents and Community Members:

Welcome back and please accept my warmest wishes for a wonderful 2019!

We have enjoyed a purposeful week with students, faculty and staff clearly revitalised following the break.

PSI's Core Values

I would like remind you of:

An Exciting and Significant Opportunity ~ Developing PSI's Core Values; Parent Sessions

Beliefs become thoughts.Thoughts become words. Words become actions. Actions become habits. Habits become values. Your values become your destiny. — Mahatma Ghandi

Very soon, PSI will begin an important, inclusive process to identify and define its core values. As an IB World School, we are committed both to the IB's Mission Statement and to its Learner Profile. Just as we have created our own complementary PSI Mission Statement, we shall now embark on the development of PSI's very own core values. We believe that our core values will define our aspirations; including how we interact together, how we make our decisions, and how we allocate resources. As such, we invite parents to join us in a World Cafe-style event designed to provoke thinking, enable meaningful discussion and generate ideas. Similar events will be held for faculty, staff and students. A culminating event, with mixed membership, will be organised to complete the process.

We propose two different dates and times for this Parent World Cafe (see survey) and strongly encourage you to attend.

Please complete this short survey to help us with our arrangements. Thank you!

PSI Foundation Scholarship

Each year, the PSI Foundation Scholarship recognises one exceptional current Grade 7 Ukrainian national school student with a full scholarship to study at PSI starting in Grade 8 and through to Grade 12. The next scholarship place will begin fin August, 2019. Please read more about this in the Important Updates section of this newsletter and by visiting our website.

Internal (closed) Facebook Group

We have launched an internal Facebook (FB) closed group for the everyday PSI communication pertinent only to our current community members. Please make sure you join this group by clicking on the link HERE. The page is now up and running, starting from 8 January 2019. The open FB page will also remain active for image / advertising posts and purposes.

Director's Coffee Morning

I am looking forward to our third Director's Coffee Morning of the academic year and hope yo see many of you there for an informal conversation and sharing of ideas.

PSI GDPR CONSENT FORM

If you have not yet done so, please complete the PSI GDPR Consent Collection form. We appreciate your cooperation as we complete this important task. You can click on this LINK to do so. Thank you to the many parents who have already done so. Please contact our IT Director (brentz@psi.kiev.ua) for any additional information.


Best wishes,

Rachel Caldwell

PSI School Director

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