New Student Council

Written By: Scott Liu

The election for student council concluded on the 13th of April. Our 10 brave and outstanding candidates have shown the students their excellence skills and determinations. They are great Risk-takers and Communicators. Four of them were chosen by students to be the member of the new student council. The new student council is then officially in charge!

The four new student council members are, President Chelsea Chen, Vice-President Yuya Itokawa, Secretary Kate Judith Reidinger and Treasurer Scott Liu.

Chelsea and Yuya as the president and vice-president, have exhibited many impressive ideas and plans to the student group. In their speech, they addressed some issues around the schools and formulated plans to solve them. One memorable example is their plan of having new water cooler at the basketball court. There is always need for cold water while doing any sport in Singapore. The demand has been noticed and will be fulfilled. Also, they have been working collaboratively with the marketing team to run the ISS Official Snapchat Team, making it possible to launch next semester. Chelsea and Yuya will be the brain of the new student council, leading the students to unite the community.

Kate has always been a communicator in our school. She often seeks for opportunities to know the people around her better. Also, Kate has participated in many ECA activities to serve the community. As the secretary, she will be the eyes and ears of the new student council so that students can provide feedback, ask questions or give suggestions. This is both a suitable job and an excellent challenge for her. Kate will do her best.

Scott is our treasurer. He is principled, organized and highly effective. Both of his double science courses and higher level math has made him sensitive to numbers. This will definitely help him in accounting. Scott will be the vein of the new student council as he must collect and control every single penny that they gain, or lose. His job requires him to be highly skilled to do it right, but he tries his best, just like he always does.

For now, the new student council is working on the production of senior hoodies. Let’s congratulate them once again and hope they do a wonderful job this year!


Invitation to Sorting It Out: A Student Documentary about Recycling

Are you in Singapore on March 30th….
My name is Wingyan, a sophomore currently working on Sorting It Out, a Yale-NUS documentary about recycling. I am writing to invite you to the screening of our documentary.

We started out the project last semester to look into the university’s recycling facilities. Then we looked into the recycling scene in Singapore and questioned the role of recycling in creating environmental consciousness in the community.

Our effort will culminate at the screening on 30th March, 2017 (Thurs) at 7 p.m. at the Yale-NUS Performance Hall. After the screening, there will be an one-hour panel discussion with environmentalists, business leaders, academics and students about how we should improve our recycling system, and what kind of sustainable waste management strategies we should adopt for our increasingly urbanized world.

We think this would be a great educational opportunity for students in International School Singapore as sustainable waste management becomes increasingly important in our land-scarce city. In our interviews, we came across views that recycling might be a deterrent for some of us to change our consumption-heavy lifestyle. These NGO workers told us that recycling should be replaced by policies targeted at reducing waste at source, e.g. plastic bag tax, minimize packaging. We would therefore like to use our documentary as a campaign to raise awareness for such social change, or the rebuttal thereof.

We hope that you can help us spread the news to teachers, parents and students who are the part and parcel of the education system. If you need a description for the event, please feel free to use the paragraph below:

Sorting it Out is a student-initiated documentary about recycling. Have you wondered what happens to the stuff you throw into the mixed recycling bins? Do you think that recycling can be a self-gratifying action for those who can’t see their consumeristic lifestyle as a problem? Whether you just want a fun movie night or a discussion for social change with environmentalists, businessmen and academics, this screening event will be an inspiring experience. Invite your friends and family to this social awareness campaign! Register at ! Refreshment will be provided – Date: 30 March (Thurs)| Time: 7pm | Venue: Yale-NUS Performance Hall.

If you are interested in knowing more about the event, please feel free to check out our Facebook ( and Eventbrite pages (! You can also reply this email if you have more enquiries.

Thank you and have a great week ahead!

Wingyan YIP
Yale-NUS College | I’dECO, Yale-NUS Sustainability Movement | Sorting It Out Documentary | Research Cluster | wingyan.yip | +65 88692876 | 10, College Ave West, Singapore 138609\

IB Learner Profile ‘Reflective”

During February we focused on the IB Learner Profile Reflective. “We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.” (IBO, 2006).
Congratulations to the following students:

Grade 12:
Grade 11:
Siya (Coco)
Grade 10:
Grade 9:

Registration for Trinity College London – Music Exams

Registration for Trinity College London – Music Exams



For those who wish to take Trinity College London – Music Exams registration is available.

It is an excellent opportunity to gain an opportunity to gain a qualification through music.

The closing date for registration is the 27th February. Exams will take place in June.

Please fill out the form and give to Mr Hoddinott along with the cheque for fees made payable to Trinity College London.

Coaching for the Theory exam will be available after school on Wednesday’s in the music room.

The registration form is available to download below. Fees are also available below to download.

Please be aware that this is a self-study external program and is not the responsibility of the music department. Although help and support will be given when possible to the student.

Exams will take place at an external location within Singapore.

Mr Hoddinott