Each student is assigned a homeroom group and teacher. The teacher in charge of the group is the student’s advisor and will meet daily with the students. Among other things, the advisor will monitor the student’s academic and social progress, new students’ transition to ISS and will be available to talk with students about issues and concerns.
HS Advisory Programme Features:
- Advisory-SOAR is a programme for each grade level to provide non evaluative pastoral support and academic advice. This programme is part of the ISS belief in supporting the whole student under the three pillars of our core values: Wellness, Learning, and Community.
- Academic advisors are assigned to every student and meet with their students in homogeneous grade homerooms. Advisors also meet with their grade levels, as a whole, to discuss academic issues for the grade level. In addition, the advisory programme also has grade level staff advisory leaders who meet regularly to review the programme to support ISS students.
- SOAR is a 9-12 counseling/college-career and advisory programme that provides a range of supports and information regarding student well-being, academic success, and university planning. Through the collaborative efforts of administrative, student support and advisory staff, SOAR incorporates activities from team-building to university interviews in order to engage students in their development as scholars and global citizens as they prepare for post-secondary options and the world of work.
MS Advisory Programme Philosophy and Objectives:
The purpose of homeroom/advisory at middle school level is for each student to make a connection with one particular adult in a way other than the traditional teacher/student role. Through this programme, students will gain a sense of belonging and will build self-esteem so that they may become confident, capable young people who accept responsibility for their own actions.
Students meet every day for homeroom and once per week for Advisory.
The purposes of these sessions are:
- To enhance the student’s sense of belonging to the school community
- To help students cope with academic concerns and set goals which will lead to a positive school experience.
- To provide students an avenue for understanding the developmental stages of this unique age.
- To help students build positive relationships.
- To build self-esteem.
- To provide opportunities for shared decision-making.
- To develop good study habits.