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Director's Message
Posted 02/01/2019 02:07PM

Dear Students, Parents and Community Members:

It was very good to back at school on Monday, and I was happy to launch into a productive week following my successful recruitment trip to London.

Many parents were on campus yesterday for the Primary School's 3-way conferences. We hope that you all enjoyed this significant opportunity to converse with your child, and their class teacher, and to be a part of their reflection and goal-setting processes.

Tonight we are excited to host the annual Battle of the Bands and look forward to a great turnout. The event starts at 17:00 in our Auditorium.

Please note that I shall be off campus next week attending the annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE). I shall also visit Stanford University. Firstly, I have an appointment to meet with the Admissions Counsellor. I shall share PSI's profile and discuss ways to help our students and this excellent US university connect even more successfully. I will also take a tour of Stanford's d.school, to experience the design thinking programme that they have on offer. Two of our faculty members will shortly join the K12 Lab course on site at Stanford, and will share their learning on their return. Lastly, I will attend the Search Associates Recruitment Fair in San Francisco. I shall be back on PSI's campus from 12 February.

ECA Coordinator

Following her recent marriage, Alina Berezhna, our ECA Coordinator will be departing for Hong Kong where she will join her new partner. It has been a pleasure to work with Alina and we thank her for her positive contributions to PSI. We are happy to welcome Myroslava Moroz, who has already joined our team. Myroslava has been working alongside Alina for the past working week, learning about her role and about 'everything ECA' at PSI. The email address for parents to be in touch with our ECA Coordinator remains the same: eca@psi.kiev.ua.

PSI School App - PSI Kyiv


Today, Pechersk School International releases its official school Application - PSI Kyiv.

The PSI School App is an application for parental use. It provides easy access to the most essential school information, in a time-saving and straightforward manner. Parents are able to see: their student(s) schedules, our weekly cafeteria menu, school contact details, daily bus timetables, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) events, Extra Curricular Activities (ECA), Physical and Health Education (PHE) updates, school calendars, notifications, etc. The information is continually updated, allowing PSI families to stay up-to-date with all things at Pechersk School International Kyiv.

Please download the App - PSI Kyiv from the App Store on your iphones and start to use it on a daily basis (your MyPSI login and password will be required). NOTE: For now, there is only a version for Apple users. Following the trial, we will also launch it for Android.

If you you have any comments or feedback, please contact emmaz@psi.kiev.ua at your earliest convenience.

PSI's Core Values

We continue to encourage attendance at our next Core Values parent session, which will take place on 13 February 2019 from 17:30 - 19:00, in PSI's Auditorium.

Parents, please complete this short survey if you are able to come along.

Reminders: 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 in 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.

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.

Board Meeting Summary

Please find here a summary of our recent Board Meeting: Board Meeting Extract


Best wishes,

Rachel Caldwell

PSI School Director


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