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Director's Message
Posted 02/08/2019 01:17PM

Dear Students, Parents and Community Members:

I have benefited from an enriching learning experience at the annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of International Education's (AAIE). The title of the conference was, "Being on Time for the Future'. Together with school leaders from across the globe, we explored 9 themes focused on key leadership challenges in international schools. In addition to the conference I also visited Stanford's d.school. I enjoyed a tour of the school and learned more about the exciting programs and experiments on offer. We were also able to discuss and begin to plan the Design Thinking project we shall undertake at PSI. My visit with the Admissions Counsellor for Stanford University was also useful. She was interested in learning more about PSI and in the interests and aspirations of our students.

Core Values

Next week, as we head towards our week-long break (18 - 22 February), we shall host our second Core Values parent session. This will take place on 13 February 2019 from 17:30 - 19:00, in PSI's Auditorium. Our Board Chair, Alex Munteanu, our PTA President, Inna Zhurzhii and I will facilitate this inclusive workshop aimed at uncovering our parent body's views and perspectives on the Core Values that define and drive everything we do at PSl. It isn't too late to sign up. Please join us for an evening of conversation and reflection, World Café style. Please sign up here.

PSI Foundation Scholarship

Please help us to spread the important news regarding our annual scholarship programme. 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.

REMINDERS: PSI School App - PSI Kyiv


Last week, Pechersk School International released 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 shall also launch it for Android.

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

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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