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                            International Sharing School - Taguspark
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
VISION ................................................................................................................................................................ 4
MISSION STATEMENT ....................................................................................................................................... 4
AIMS .................................................................................................................................................................... 4
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES ....................................................................................................................................... 5
IMPORTANT INFORMATION................................................................................................................................. 5
ACADEMIC ORGANISATION (EQUIVALENCE) ........................................................................................................ 6
ORGANIZATION ................................................................................................................................................... 6
        BOARD OF DIRECTORS .........................................................................................................................................6
        FACULTY ...............................................................................................................................................................7
SCHOOL CALENDAR ............................................................................................................................................. 9
THE SCHOOL DAY ............................................................................................................................................... 10
STUDENT LATE ARRIVALS ................................................................................................................................... 10
BEGINNING OF DAY ARRANGEMENTS ................................................................................................................ 10
END OF DAY ARRANGEMENTS ........................................................................................................................... 11
STUDENT SCHOOL UNIFORM ............................................................................................................................. 11
LINES OF COMMUNICATION .............................................................................................................................. 13
LANGUAGE OF COMMUNICATION ..................................................................................................................... 13
REPORTING ........................................................................................................................................................ 13
SMOKE FREE CAMPUS........................................................................................................................................ 14
DRUGS ............................................................................................................................................................... 14
EVACUATION PROCEDURES ............................................................................................................................... 14
STAFF LUNCH ..................................................................................................................................................... 16
STUDENT LUNCH ................................................................................................................................................ 16
ASSEMBLIES ....................................................................................................................................................... 16
BIRTHDAY PARTIES ............................................................................................................................................ 16
FIELD TRIPS ........................................................................................................................................................ 17
AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ................................................................................................................................. 17
TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA, MOBILE PHONES ............................................................................................................ 18
TOYS AND PETS.................................................................................................................................................. 18
STATIONERY SUPPLIES ....................................................................................................................................... 19
LOST AND FOUND .............................................................................................................................................. 19
PRE-SCHOOL 1 & 2 ............................................................................................................................................. 19
MYP 4, 5 AND DP STUDENTS .............................................................................................................................. 20
SCHOOL POLICIES ............................................................................................................................................... 20
BEHAVIOUR EXPECTATIONS ............................................................................................................................... 21
OUR CURRICULUM ............................................................................................................................................. 25
        THE PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME (PYP) .........................................................................................................26
        THE MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME (MYP) ..........................................................................................................30
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       THE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME (DP) .....................................................................................................................31
APPENDIX 1 – ORGANIGRAM ............................................................................................................................. 34
APPENDIX 2 – SCHOOL CALENDAR 2020/2021.................................................................................................... 35
APPENDIX 3 – PYP TIMETABLE ........................................................................................................................... 36
APPENDIX 4 – MYP/DP TIMETABLE .................................................................................................................... 36
APPENDIX 5 – EVACUATION PROCEDURE ........................................................................................................... 37
APPENDIX 6 – CHILD PROTECTION POLICY AND PROCEDURES ............................................................................ 41

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VISION
We are dedicated to achieving enjoyment and excellence in education for all.

We follow three basic principles:

           1.   Respect yourself;

           2.   Respect others;

           3.   Respect the environment.

MISSION STATEMENT

International Sharing School aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and open-minded lifelong
learners who aspire to build a better tomorrow, through a supportive, respectful and caring
environment promoting learning through sharing.

       We aim to achieve this by:

       •   Providing a safe, supportive and caring environment.
       •   Emphasizing the values of integrity, respect, tolerance and trust.
       •   Implementing internationally recognized and transferable curricula.
       •   Using a wide range of teaching and learning resources.
       •   Developing independent, creative and critical thinking.
       •   Preparing our students for higher education world-wide.
       •   Fostering active involvement in local, host country and international communities.
       •   Working collaboratively with parents, families and other partners.
       •   Promoting the global goals for sustainable development by emphasizing the need to
           protect and preserve our planet working together to build a better future for
           everyone.
       •   Encouraging a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

AIMS

We are dedicated to differentiated teaching which creates opportunities for all children
to progress and to make use of their diverse social and cultural backgrounds.

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International Sharing School is an IB World School authorised to teach the Diploma Programme
and has Candidate status, entering the authorisation phase for both the Primary Years and Middle
Years Programmes.

The acquisition of knowledge is part of a larger framework designed to develop skills and attitudes
and which drives an inquiry and concept-based approach to learning. We build on the children's
natural curiosity and enthusiasm to develop their ability to think analytically, connect ideas and be
imaginative and creative actors in their own learning process.

At International Sharing School we:

   •   Study across a broad range of subjects, including specific languages, drawing
       on the content from educational cultures across the world;
   •   Give special emphasis to language acquisition and development;
   •   Encourage transdisciplinary learning;
   •   Focus on developing the skills and passion of learning;
   •   Provide students with opportunities for individual and collaborative planning and
       research.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

International Sharing School values the individuality of all children. We are committed to giving all
our children every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards. We do this by taking account
of students' varied life experiences and needs.
The achievements, attitudes and wellbeing of all our children matter. We ensure that the school
promotes the individuality of all our children, irrespective of ethnicity, attainment, age, disability,
gender or background.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
   School Contacts
   Telephone:      (+351) 214 876 140
   Emails:         office@taguspark.sharingschool.com
   Address:        Avenida Dr. Mário Soares, 14
                   2740-119 Porto Salvo
                   Oeiras

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ACADEMIC ORGANISATION (EQUIVALENCE)

                                                      International Sharing
                       Age at Dec 31st
                                                             School
                    0 years old                      Babies
 Infants
                    1 year old                       Pre-School 1
 Pre School
                    2 years old                      Pre-School 2
                    3 years old                      Nursery
                    4 years old                     Kindergarten
                    5 years old                     Reception
 PYP                6 years old                     PYP 1
                    7 years old                     PYP 2
                    8 years old                     PYP 3
                    9 years old                     PYP 4
                    10 years old                    PYP 5
                    11 years old                    MYP 1
                    12 years old                    MYP 2
 MYP                13 years old                    MYP 3
                    14 years old                    MYP 4
                   15 years old                     MYP 5
                   16 years old                     DP 1
DP
                   17 years old                     DP 2

ORGANIZATION
*See appendix 1 - Organigram

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

   •   Miguel Ladeira Santos
   •   Filipe Ladeira Santos
   •   Francisco Ladeira Santos

The School Board of Directors encourages open communication with all faculty, parents and
students. They can feel free to drop in, make an appointment or email any questions, concerns or
suggestions they may have. Positive feedback is, of course, also welcome!

The School Board of Directors maintains an ‘Open Door’ policy, which means if the door is open
and they are not in a meeting, teachers, students, and parents should feel comfortable to ask to
come in.

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       FACULTY

Board of Directors
Position      Person                               E-mail
CEO           Miguel Ladeira Santos                ceo@taguspark.sharingschool.org
CMO           Filipe Ladeira Santos                ibc@taguspark.sharingschool.org
CFO           Francisco Ladeira Santos             cfo@taguspark.sharingschool.org

Pedagogical Leadership Team (PLT)
Position              Name                                   E-mail
Principal             Julia Ladeira Santos                   principal@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Pedagogical Director Déspina K. Sarioglou                    pypcoordinator@taguspark.sharingschool.org
PYP Coordinator       Déspina K. Sarioglou                   pypcoordinator@taguspark.sharingschool.org
MYP Coordinator       Callie Welstead                        mypcoordinator@taguspark.sharingschool.org
DP Coordinator        Paddy Prior                            dpcoordinator@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Educational           Heather Pinto                          consultant@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Consultant

Pre-School Teaching Staff
Position              Name                                E-mail
Pre-schoolTeacher     Carla Lopes                         pre@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Pre-school Assistant Márcia Rocha                         ta.pre1@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Pre-school Assistant Carolina Martins                     ta.pre2@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Pre-school Assistant Carla Valadas                        ta.pre@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Pre-school Assistant Teresa Tourais                       ta.babies@taguspark.sharingschool.org

PYP Teaching Staff
Position                       Name                                    E-mail
Nursery Teacher                Filipa Cruz                             nursery@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Nursery Assistant              Mafalda Dias                            ta.nursery@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Kindergarten Teacher           Anne Ridd                               kinder@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Kindergarten Assistant         Carolina Oliveira                       ta.kinder@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Reception Teacher              Linda Duque                             reception@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Reception Assistant            Lidiane Portes                          ta.rc@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Year 1 Teacher                 Joana Dias                              pyp1@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Year 1 Assistant               Vasco Cordes                            ta.pyp1@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Early Years P.E Teacher
Year 2 Teacher                 Zee Garanito                            pyp4@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Year 2 Assistant               Catarina Gaspar                         ta.pyp2@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Year 3 Teacher                 Kate Burley                             pyp3@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Year 3 Assistant               Chelsea Galvin                          ta.pyp3@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Year 4 Teacher                 Parvana Guliyeva                        pyp4@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Year 4 Assistant               Joana Laranjeiro                        ta.pyp4@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Year 5 Teacher                 Mariana Santos                          pyp5@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Year 5 Assistant               Susana Varum                            ta.pyp5@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Physical Education             André Silva                             phe@taguspark.sharingschool.org

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Art Teache &                   Lúcia Pós de Mina                       pyp.art@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Librarian Teacher
Early years ESL Teacher        Marta Falção                            pyp.esl2@taguspark.sharingschool.org
PYP ESL Teacher                Irene Pareja                            pyp.esl@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Portuguese A Teacher           Edmundo Rosa                            Portuguese.a@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Portuguese B Teacher           Sandra Amorim                           pyp.portuguese.b@taguspark.sharingschool.org

MYP/DP Teaching Staff
IB Group    Subject                              Name                        E-mail
LAL         MYP English                          Ashley Roden                lal.english1@taguspark.sharingschool.org
LAL         MYP English                          Chris Staub                 lal.english2@taguspark.sharingschool.org
            DP English LAL
LAL         MYP Portuguese LAL                   Sofia Rito                  lal.pt@taguspark.sharingschool.org
            DP Portuguese
            Literature
            MYP 1 Tutor
LAL         MYP Mandarin                         Jing Xu                     lal.mandarin@taguspark.sharingschool.org
LA          MYP English                          Dorota Kopacka              la.english1@taguspark.sharingschool.org
            DP English B
LA          MYP English                          Rosanne Sarkin              la.english2@taguspark.sharingschool.org
LA          MYP Portuguese                       Sofia Freire                la.pt@taguspark.sharingschool.org
            DP Portuguese B
LA          MYP French                           Joana Marques               la.french@taguspark.sharingschool.org
            DP French B                          Almeida
LA          MYP Spanish B                        Adriana                     la.spanish@taguspark.sharingschool.org
            DP Spanish Ab initio                 Gimenez
LA          MYP German                           Christine                   la.german@taguspark.sharingschool.org
                                                 Figueiredo
LA            MYP Mandarin                       Sílvia Xu                   la.mandarin@taguspark.sharingschool.org
LA            MYP Russian                        Irina Marcelo               la.russian@taguspark.sharingschool.org
                                                 Curto
Individuals & MYP Individuals and                Weston Hudson               ind.soc@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Soc.          Societies
              DP History
Individuals & MYP Individuals and                Ashley Roden                lal.english1@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Soc.          Societies
              DP Global Politics
              DP 1 Tutor
Individuals & DP Economics                       Toghrul Guliyev             maths.aa@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Soc.          MYP 2 Tutor
 Sciences     Biology                    Margarida                           biology@taguspark.sharingschool.org
                                         Coimbra
Sciences    Chemistry                    Andrew Bow                          chemistry@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Sciences    Physics                      Sofia Vila Chã                      physics@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Sciences    MYP               Integrated Eduarda Lopes                       int.science@ taguspark.sharingschool.org
            Sciences
Mathematics MYP Maths                            Paddy Prior                 dpcoordinator@taguspark.sharingschool.or
                                                                             g
Mathematics MYP Maths Std                        Callie Welstead             mypcoordinator@taguspark.sharingschool.
            DP Maths AI                                                      org
Mathematics MYP Maths Ext                        Toghrul                     maths.aa@taguspark.sharingschool.org
            DP Maths AA                          Guliyev
Arts        MYP Drama                            Colleen Lambe               drama@taguspark.sharingschool.org

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Arts              MYP Music                            Mafalda                     music@taguspark.sharingschool.org
                  MYP 3 Tutor                          Marques
Arts              MYP Visual Art                       Colleen Lambe               va@taguspark.sharingschool.org
                  DP Visual Art
Design            MYP Design                           Alexandra                   design@taguspark.sharingschool.org
                                                       Bochmann
Physical &        MYP PHE                              André Silva                 phe@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Health
Education
(PHE)
Sports            MYP PHE                              Viviana Serralha            s.science@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Exercise and      DP SEHS
Health            MYP 4 Tutor
Science
Core              MYP Service as Action                Alexandre                   cas@taguspark.sharingschool.org
                  DP CAS                               Bochmann
Core              DP Extended Essay                    Ashley Roden                lal.english1@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Core              DP Theory of                         Weston Hudson               ind.soc@taguspark.sharingschool.org
                  Knowledge
Core              MYP Personal Project                 Colleen Lambe               va@taguspark.sharingschool.org
                  MYP 5 Tutor
Library           Librarian                            Marina                      library@taguspark.sharingschool.org
                                                       Rodrigues
Careers    DP Careers Counsellor                       Marina                      c.counselor@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Counsellor                                             Rodrigues
SEN whole SEN                                          Ana       Sofia             sen@taguspark.sharingschool.org
school                                                 Ramires
SEN whole SEN                                          Marta Rocha                 sen2@taguspark.sharingschool.org
school

Administrative Staff
IB Group        Position                            Person                        Email
Office          Secretary                           Patricia Sousa                office@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Reception       Receptionist                        Donai                         receptionist@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Reception       Receptionist                        Ana Lúcia                     receptionist@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Maintenance Cleaning/Supervision                    Ana Antunes                   maintenance2@taguspark.sharingschool.org
Kitchen         Chef                                Carla Margarido               head.cook@taguspark.sharingschool.org
                Cook                                Eunice Olival                 cook@taguspark.sharingschool.org
                                                    Isabel Cardoso                cook2@taguspark.sharingschool.org

                     Staff Statistics                                                   Student Statistics
       Total number of staff                         80                       Current enrolment                                250
             Teachers                                39                          Pre-School                                     15
             Full-time                               69                          Early Years                                    39
        Teachers Part-time                            1                         PYP Students                                   107
       Teaching Assistants                           12                        MYP Students                                     78
                                                                                DP Students                                     11
           Nationalities                              17
                                                                                Nationalities                                   32
           SCHOOL CALENDAR
           *See appendix 2 – School Calendar 2020/2021

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THE SCHOOL DAY

Pre-school, Early Years and Primary Years Programme
    •   08.30am – School begins with Registration
    •   3.20pm – Lessons end

*See appendix 3 – PYP Timetable

Middle Years Programme & Diploma Programme
    •   08.30am – School begins with Registration
    •   4.10pm – Lessons end

*See appendix 4 – MYP & DP Timetable

The school premises will be open every school day between: 07h30-18h30 and the underground
parking facilities are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Additional parking is available
outside the school building.

STUDENT LATE ARRIVALS

It cannot be emphasized enough how important it is that students are in the classroom on time in
order to avoid disrupting the class as well as affecting the rhythm of a child’s morning. A student
will be marked as Late if he/she arrives after morning registration at 8:40 am.
All students arriving late must sign the late book in the reception area.
An excused late arrival includes such situations as a medical appointment, family emergency or
extenuating circumstances and must be documented by a parent note, email or phone call.
Reasons such as car trouble, personal business, heavy traffic, among others, while understandable,
are not considered excused situations.
If a student is continually late, the Home-room Tutors must inform the relevant Programme
Coordinator. Five or more unjustified absences and/or less than 80% attendance is considered a
failing condition.

BEGINNING OF DAY ARRANGEMENTS

    •   International Sharing School opens its gates at 7:30 am;
    •   Students should be in their classrooms by 8:30 am;
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   •   Registration is from 8:30 am until 8:40 am;
   •   If a student arrives late, they must sign the late entries book at the reception desk.

END OF DAY ARRANGEMENTS

   •   International Sharing School closes its gates at 6:30 pm;
   •   If due to exceptional circumstances parents cannot get to school on time to collect their
       children, they should contact the school office.

STUDENT SCHOOL UNIFORM

At International Sharing School all students from Nursery to DP 1 should wear school uniform when
attending school, or when participating in a school-organized event outside normal school hours,
unless exempted from doing so by the Pedagogical Director on designated days.

Effective teaching and learning require organization, and this starts with a smart and tidy
appearance which helps to instil discipline and pride in students’ appearance.

Aims and objectives
Our policy is based on the notion that a school uniform:
   •   Promotes a sense of identity and pride for students attending the school;
   •   Engenders a feeling of community and belonging;
   •   Is practical and smart;
   •   Makes students feel equal to their peers.

Our Uniform consists of:
   •   A white polo with the school logo;
   •   A white t-shirt with the school logo (Pre-School and Early Years);
   •   A grey jumper with the school logo;
   •   Dark blue school trousers (dark blue jeans are acceptable);
   •   Plain black/brown school shoes;
   •   Blue winter jacket with school logo.

Roles and responsibilities
Principal and Pedagogical Director
   Monitors and reviews the school uniform policy.
Coordinators
   Implement and monitor the policy on a day-to-day basis;

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    Responsible for ensuring standards are maintained;
    Responsible for contacting parents or any disciplinary measures required for failing to follow
    the uniform rules;
    Consider requests from parents for special dispensation with regard to uniform.
Staff
    •   Support in maintaining high standards of uniform dress;
    •   Are role models in the wearing of appropriate clothing;
    •   Make discreet and sympathetic enquiries when students fail to wear correct school uniform;
    •   Are aware of students whose standard of dress may indicate care issues at home and
        report concerns to the tutor or classroom teacher (see appendix 6 - Child Protection);
    •   Give positive encouragement to students setting good examples of dress.

Parents/guardians
    •   Support the School Uniform Policy.
    •   Ensure the students are appropriately dressed, wearing correct uniform and are ready to
        learn.
    •   Ensure that they keep their child’s school uniform clean and in good condition.

Students
    •   Wear correct school uniform when attending school, representing the school, or when
        participating in a school-organized event outside normal school hour.
    •   Wear their uniform with pride.
    •   Keep their uniform clean and tidy.
    •   Remember to bring PE kit on the correct days.

P.E clothing
Students must wear our branded PE kit consisting of trousers, t-shirt, jackets and shorts (available
for primary and secondary. Pre-school and early years will wear the school t-shirt and blue
shorts/trousers).

Guidelines
    •   It is expected that all students wear the school uniform on each school day with the
        appropriate footwear;
    •   The school prospectus provides parents/guardian with more details of the uniform and
        suppliers of items with the school logo;
    •   If a student does not wear the correct uniform, a verbal and/or written reminder of our
        expectations will be communicated to the student and parents/guardians;

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   •    If a student arrives at school wearing incorrect uniform with no communication from
        parents/guardians, they are expected to wear borrowed uniform items from the Uniform
        Store (at the main office) for that day;
   •    Students are responsible for taking care of their own school uniform and that borrowed
        from school.

LINES OF COMMUNICATION

The following channel of communication should be used if parents have questions or concerns.
   1.   Class Teacher: Appointments can be arranged personally, by email or via the school office.
   2. Programme Coordinator: Concerns that cannot be resolved through a meeting with the
        Class Teacher, or questions of a more general nature concerning operation of the school
        and its programmes, may be discussed with the specific Programme Coordinator.
        Appointments can be arranged via the school office.
   3. Pedagogical Director: If more information is required or the concern remains unresolved,
        parents may wish to contact the Pedagogical Director, with the knowledge of the
        Programme Coordinator. Appointments can be arranged via the school office or direct e-
        mail.
   4. Principal: If a policy problem cannot be resolved after a meeting with the Pedagogical
        Director it may be referred to the Principal. Appointments can be arranged via the school
        office.

LANGUAGE OF COMMUNICATION

While International Sharing School respects and encourages the host country language, and the
varied mother-tongues of our students and parents, the English language is the language of
instruction of the school and the official language of communication with the whole school
community.

REPORTING

Reports are written and sent to parents at the end of each term.

Term 1 : Reports include grades and comments by teachers.
Term 2 : Progress reports with grades only
Term 3 : Reports include term grades, year grade and teacher comments

This will be the first year that reports will be completed on iSAMS. More details to follow.

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SMOKE FREE CAMPUS

International Sharing School is a smoke-free campus. Smoking and the use of all tobacco products
is banned for everybody in or on all school facilities and property.
This includes a ban on smoking in the school bus and vans used to transport faculty and students
on fieldtrips or other school events.

DRUGS

Our school has zero tolerance to drugs found on school premises. Students found with substances
in their possession will be immediate expel from school.

EVACUATION PROCEDURES

Fire
If you detect a fire in the building, you should only attempt to tackle it if you have received training
in the appropriate use of fire extinguishers. If you have received such training, please ensure that
you know where the fire extinguishers are located in the buildings and what type they are.

When you hear the alarm:
    •   If you are a member of the non-teaching staff or if you are a teacher who is not in a lesson
        you should leave the building by the nearest exit and make your way to the meeting point;
    •   If you are in charge of students when the alarm sounds, you should ensure that the students
        in your care leave the building by the nearest exit in a quiet orderly manner, close the
        windows and doors of your room then accompany your class to the meeting point where
        they will line up in their tutor groups,
    •   Coordinators should take up their position at the meeting point.
    •   Tutors are responsible for checking that all students are present by using the class list
        available in the classroom and confirm to the principal/pedagogical director that all
        students in their group have been accounted for by a visual red/green card.
    •   Tutors should stay with their students and ensure that they await instructions in a quiet,
        orderly fashion;
    •   Teachers must congregate together in an allocated area. MYP coordinator is responsible
        for verifying that all teachers are present and confirm to the principal/pedagogical director;
    •   Visitors please assemble together at the meeting point.

The meeting point is at the end of the road outside the school. Please ensure that you know where
the meeting point is located.

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Essential points during an evacuation of the building:
   •   The buildings must be cleared in an orderly fashion as quickly as possible (no running);
   •   The staff responsible for checking the building should ensure the building is evacuated.
       The fire wardens and area of responsibility are:
       1.   Ground floor classrooms and bathrooms: PYP Coordinator
       2. Upper floor classrooms and bathrooms: MYP Coordinator
       3. Administration room and kitchen: School secretary
       4. Garage: School receptionist
   •   Those taking registers must act as quickly as possible at the meeting point in order to
       provide information about the status of students, staff and visitors;
   •   Under no circumstance should anyone attempt to re-enter any building until the all-clear
       has been given by the fire brigade.
   •   Everyone must wait for instructions in an orderly fashion, in silence;
   •   Once the fire brigade has arrived and the nature and location of the fire has been
       ascertained, it may be possible to enter the building. This decision will be taken by the fire
       brigade.

Earthquake
Once you hear the earthquake alarm you will guide your student to follow the “Drop, Cover, and
Hold On” procedure, a quake‐safe action designed to protect all students and staff and prevent
injuries from falling furniture and flying objects that can become projectiles during ground shaking.
Hold on to furniture legs if furniture moves. If outside, move away from buildings. To demonstrate
control of the situation, teachers might consider counting very loudly over the noise of the
earthquake (most earthquakes last for 4 to 30 seconds, a very large earthquake might last 60
second). Ensure mobility impaired students are moved to safety spot, for example the doorway.

After the earthquake:
   •   Under no circumstance should anyone attempt to leave the building until the all-clear has
       been given. Everyone must wait in silence;
   •   Once the evacuation order has been given, take students out of building to the meeting
       point;

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   •   Request assistance from Evacuation Team for mobility impaired students if necessary;
   •   Get first aid or other help to students who need it;
   •   Check that all students are present;
   •   Calm frightened students.

*See appendix 5 – Evacuation Procedure

STAFF LUNCH

International Sharing School offers all staff daily lunch in the school refectory. Dining is available
between 12h00-14h00.
Staff wishing to bring their own lunch may reheat their food using the microwaves available in the
school refectory.

STUDENT LUNCH

International Sharing School provides daily lunch for all students. All students are expected to eat
in the refectory and in accordance with their timetabled lunch break.
Students are not permitted to eat in the classrooms and along the corridors.
Before the start of the new school year parents are required to bring the food allergy or intolerance
form completed and the necessary documentation from their family doctor. Parents should also
ensure that children are aware of their allergy or intolerance and to inform the school office if they
have any concern about what they are eating.

ASSEMBLIES

PYP weekly assemblies will take place every Monday morning at 8.40. Each grade level is required
to organize and present at least one assembly every six weeks. These assemblies and gatherings
are related to the IB Learner Profile/Units of inquiry and are designed primarily for the students.
Parents are always welcome to join us and celebrate together our students’ achievements.

MYP assemblies will take place monthly or when necessary.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

At International Sharing School, we enjoy honouring students on their birthday. We announce
the birthday child’s name on our Monday morning PYP assembly. Students and teachers will sing
“Happy Birthday”.

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Due to the current pandemic, we have been avoiding accepting outside food to guarantee close
control of everything we provide our students with.

After further advice, we concluded it is safe to open that restriction and allow birthday cakes to be
brought by parents for their child and his or her classmates. If you are buying a cake, we ask you
to make sure it is from a fully authorised bakery who follows all the hygiene and safety measures.
Please ask the bakery to provide you with the recipe technical sheet. This document is compulsory
when bringing a cake to our school. If you are baking the cake, the same technical sheet is required
which includes all ingredients used and the date the cake was baked.

The school is also offering the possibility of baking a cake for your child. Please find in attachment
the recipe technical sheet of our cakes and price.

Please, talk to the classroom teacher in advance to check students' allergies, food restrictions, and
the best time to bring the cake.

We take great pride in making your child feel special on their birthday.

FIELD TRIPS

Field trips are regarded as an important dimension to learning and all students are expected to
participate in planned activities. A field trip is an educational activity which involves all members of
a class outside of the classroom. It will involve prior preparation for the activity and follow-up
evaluation and work in class after the trip. Students take field trips several times during the school
year. The purpose and arrangements for a particular field trip will be determined by the teacher.
Parents will be informed in advance of a field trip. In some instances, parents may be invited to
assist as chaperones.

AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of sporting, aesthetic, recreational and cultural
extracurricular activities. These take place after school and are organised in 3 terms by
teachers/teaching assistants, external instructors and parent volunteers.
Parents with a particular expertise who would like to offer an after-school activity are encouraged
to contact the school. Each year a variety of different activities are offered to students. These are
determined by interest and availability to organise particular activities. At the beginning of each
term, information regarding the activities and the sign-up procedures are communicated to parents
through mail. Students are asked to think carefully about balancing their program so that they can

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fully commit themselves to their academic requirements as well as experience a diverse range of
after-school activities.
Once the school day ends end, students will be accompanied to their respective activity. At the
end of the activity, students will be accompanied to a designated area where parents will collect
them

TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA, MOBILE PHONES

Following what is written in the Parent's Handbook (which I will again add in attachment) students
are permitted to bring mobile phones to school, but all mobile phones must be turned off and kept
in their backpacks/lockers during class time, from the moment they arrive at school. Students can
only use their mobile phones in class when instructed by their class teacher for classroom activities.
However, students are not required to bring a mobile phone to school. Should a faculty member
see a student using his/her mobile phone during break, lunchtime or lesson time without given
permission, the mobile telephone will be confiscated and passed on to the Programme
Coordinator. The student will then have to collect the mobile telephone at the end of the day.
Repeated violations may require further action.

Under no circumstance should a student be contacting a parent directly regarding any issue. All
communication must be made through the Office, Homeroom Tutor or Programme Coordinator,
depending on the issue.

The use of iPods and personal listening devices is not permitted during school hours, including
breaks and lunchtime. Within some creative and performing arts classes, exceptions may be made.
These rules are in the best interests of students. Social interaction is an important part of a child's
growth, and the use of personal listening devices at school greatly limits this interaction.

Students will be allowed to use their phones, laptops and iPad from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm in the
refectory area while waiting for parents' arrival.

All staff are expected to set an example regarding Mobile Phones and iPods. Teachers are
expected to keep their mobile phone in their bag, only using it during lunch and break time.

TOYS AND PETS

Expensive toys, electronic toys, plastic swords, guns, weapons, daggers or knives are not
permitted on campus. Students should be informed that they are responsible for any object
brought to school. At no point should a student’s personal item be allowed to disrupt classroom
instruction. In general, they should not be brought to school. An exception to this is in the Infants,
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where students are encouraged to bring in a comfort toy during their settling in period if it helps to
settle the child. The school accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to students’ valuable
personal items.

We have a school pet, George, a great Dane dog and a Pyrrhura Parrot, called Mango. Along with
these two pets, every PYP classroom will/can have a classroom pet. Students are responsible of
taking care of their pet. Arrangements with the teacher should be made if the child/parent wishes
to take the classroom pet for the weekend/holidays. Home pets are also allowed in our school but
before any animal is brought into our campus, both classroom teacher and programme coordinator
must approve the visit.

STATIONERY SUPPLIES

All school stationery supplies are provided by the school and will be available in the classrooms.
In the event of loss or damage to school provided stationery, parents will be required to purchase
the needed items.

LOST AND FOUND

International Sharing School is a secure campus and a caring, principled community. Students are
expected to take due care of their belongings and not leave valuable items unattended as this is
inviting the potential for things to go missing. If a student misplaces an item they should check at
the school office or at the school reception.
Office staff will be happy to assist students and parents in locating missing items. To allow an easy
finding of lost items, parents are asked to help by labelling clothing and other items with child's full
name. Please be informed that any unclaimed items will be donated to local charities, typically right
before the Summer break.
Students are encouraged to hand in found items to the school reception or teacher.

PRE-SCHOOL 1 & 2

In order to achieve the highest standards of learning outcomes in the Pre-School 1&2 and Early
Years, International Sharing School Taguspark believes that the balanced, rich and stimulating
curriculum offered through the PYP generates a passion for lifelong learning.
The foundations of this learning are established in the Early Years at ISS by
    -   A safe physical setting;
    -   Warm and responsive adult-child relationships;
    -   Language-rich stimulating environments;
    -   Recognition of children as individuals.
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We believe in the importance of developing relationships, between the children, teachers, staff
and parents to ensure the best possible start for each child.
Learners consistently participate in differentiated learning activities. These child-centered
learning activities are facilitated through assessments that are guided by common developmental
standards of young learners. Planned, skill-based play is a major component of the learning
environment and supports the following:
    •      social and emotional development (self-regulation)
    •      cognitive development (a predictor of school readiness and later success)
    •      the fostering and satisfying of curiosity (foundation for future inquiry)
    •      the symbolic use of objects, actions and words (the foundation for the use of more
           advanced symbols in core subject areas)

MYP 4, 5 and DP STUDENTS

The students in MYP 4, 5 and Diploma are required to make option choices. If a student is wishing
to change a subject choice, they are required to complete a Change of Option Form requesting
approval.
A student must not be allowed to change a subject without full signed approval from all relevant
parties.

SCHOOL POLICIES

ISS has a set of school policies that serve the purpose of establishing expectations for specific
behaviour and norms within our school. Our school policies have been developed and put in place
to guide the day-to-day functioning of our school as well as to make it safe and an effective place
for learning to occur.
International Sharing School Taguspark has the following policies:
    -      Behaviour Policy
    -      SEN Policy
    -      Admissions Policy
    -      Academic Integrity Policy
    -      Assessment Policy
    -      Language Policy
    -      Child Protection Policy
You can access these policies by using the school portal.
All staff and parents are required to be familiar with the above policies. Policies will be
collaboratively reviewed and updated on yearly basis.

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BEHAVIOUR EXPECTATIONS

The school has a positive and inclusive approach to managing behaviour. International Sharing
School believes in encouraging good behaviour through a range of positive behaviour
management strategies. Through this positive approach we aim to pre-empt inappropriate
behaviour, thus enabling us to focus on good behaviour.

International Sharing School strongly believe in the importance of promoting and praising
behaviour which exemplifies the IB learner profile attributes, such as caring, open-minded,
principled, reflective.

International Sharing School places great emphasis on the importance of interacting with others in
respectful ways through speech, actions and relationships.

Objectives:
    •   To provide care and support for our students and assist them to learn how to manage their
        behaviour appropriately;
    •   To enable students to develop a sense of self-worth, respect and tolerance for others;
    •   For all students, teachers and parents to work together to create and maintain a safe and
        supportive environment, in which the school community feels safe, secure and valued;
    •   To encourage good behaviour, self-discipline, and independence;
    •   To provide students with choices and make it clear as to the consequences of the choices
        they make;
    •   To treat problems when they occur in a caring and sympathetic manner in the hope of
        achieving improvement, but with the understanding of consequences if improvement is not
        achieved.

International Sharing School believes that students have rights and responsibilities. Students have
the right to be safe, treated politely and to learn without disruption. Students have the responsibility
to care for themselves, other people and their school.
At International Sharing school all adults and students are expected to:
    •   Treat each other with courtesy and consideration, by treating others as we wish to be
        treated ourselves;
    •   Talk and listen to one another, being fair and consistent;
    •   Value, take pride in and care for the school’s environment by looking after school property
        and equipment;
    •   Respect everyone’s right and entitlement to high quality teaching and learning situations
        and activities.
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Students are expected to:
1.   Attend all classes, be punctual, bring all relevant required materials to each lesson;
2. Complete homework and all assignments;
3. Adhere to deadlines;
4. Maintain mobile phones and ipods in lockers during lesson time, unless otherwise instructed
     by the teacher;
5. Wear the designated school uniform daily and PE uniform for sports activities;
6. Respect that International Sharing School is a smoke-free campus, therefore the use of any
     forms of cigarettes, matches or lighters are strictly prohibited, whether within the school
     building, in recreational areas or on external field trips;
7. Not use, nor be under the influence of, or in the possession of any forms of alcohol or drugs;
8. Understand that International Sharing School has a zero-tolerance policy regarding item #7.

Student DOs and DON’Ts
DO
     -   Be respectful at all times:
                 Respect yourself;
                 Respect others;
                 Respect the environment.
     -   Be on time;
     -   Adhere to deadlines;
     -   Be responsible for themselves, their learning and belongings;
     -   Wear the correct uniform.

DON’Ts
     -   Students are not allowed in classrooms during breaks and lunchtime (with the exception
         of DP1) -One classroom will be allocated during the second half of lunch for students to
         work if they wish;
     -   They are not to run in the corridors;
     -   Students are not to use cell phones during school time including breaks and lunchtime. If
         teachers require them to use their cell phone, they may do so under supervision within
         the class. Improper use of cell phones will result in confiscation until the end of the day.

For more detailed expectations, please see Behaviour Policy

Positive Reinforcement and Rewards Values
The school talks about IB values and IB learner profile attributes regularly and how these are
reflected in student’s behaviour.

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Curriculum
International Sharing School strongly believes that the IB curriculum plays a very important part in
the positive approach towards behaviour management. A stimulating and enjoyable curriculum,
with well planned, interesting and challenging activities which promotes independence, the
development of the learner profile and good behaviour. School encourages systems and routines.

Essential Agreements
Each class creates their own set of class rules at the start of each academic year. The rules are
worded positively, are an integral part of every class and may change and evolve over the year.

Responsibility
Students are given responsibility in class and around school in a variety of ways ranging from class
monitors, school monitors, and sports leaders as well as through the school council.

The values and school rules are reinforced by the adults in school by:
   •   Being role models for the students;
   •   Giving clear and concise directions to children so that misunderstandings do not arise.

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                                               STUDENT BEHAVIOURAL ISSUES

                                                 Steps to follow for an issue that is:

                ACADEMIC: Programme Coordinators                             PASTORAL: Pedagogical Director

        §  Non-completion of Homework                                          §    Misbehaviour in/outside of the classroom
        §  Non-compliance with Deadlines                                       §    Bullying
        §  Academic Honesty                                                    §    Substance abuse
        §  etc                                                                 §    Serious offence*
               Person               Action required                                  Person               Action required
                              To address the issue
                              directly with the student
                              and maintain a record
                              on student file.
       MYP: Subject
                              If unable to resolve the                                                     If an incident occurs
       Teachers
STEP                          issue                                             Whole school               inform:
1                                § Inform the Tutor                              community                 PYP: Classroom Teachers
       PYP: Classroom
                                 § Escalate the issue                                                      MYP: Tutors
       Teachers
                                   to the relevant
                                   Programme
                                   Coordinator (DP,
                                   PYP, MYP)
                              To be kept informed of                                                       To address the issue with
                Tutor
                              the situation                                                                the student and prepare
                              To address the issue                                                         strategies for student
                              with the student and                                                         improvement, working in
STEP                          prepare       a   Student                                                    conjunction with relevant
            Programme                                                                 Tutor
2                             Academic Support Plan.                                                       staff: Psychologist, etc if
           Coordinators
                                                                                                           required.
          (PYP, MYP, DP)
                              If unable to resolve the
                              issue       contact    the                                                   If unable to resolve the
                              Parents                                                                      issue contact the Parents
                              Schedule a meeting
                              with       the    Parents;                                                   Schedule a meeting with
                              maintaining record of all                                                    Parents, maintaining a
            Programme
                              discussions on the                                                           record of all discussions on
STEP    Coordinators (PYP,                                                          Tutor and
                              student file.                                                                the student file.
3          MYP, DP) and                                                              Parents
                              If      issue     remains                                                    If issue remains unsolved,
               Parents
                              unsolved, escalate to                                                        escalate         to      the
                              the           Pedagogical                                                    Pedagogical Director
                              Director
                              Pedagogical Director to                                                      Pedagogical Director to
                              meet with Parents and                                                        meet with Parents and
STEP                                                                               Pedagogical
       Pedagogical Director Students.                                                                      Students.
4                                                                                    Director
                              Pedagogical       Director                                                   Pedagogical Director has
                              has final decision                                                           final decision

       *A ‘Serious Offence’ refers to a breach of school rules that may result in suspension or exclusion.
       Examples of such behaviour include:
            •     Drug abuse;

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    •     Supply/possession/use of drugs or substances intended to resemble them, or alcohol or
          tobacco;
    •     Alcohol abuse;
    •     Smoking;
    •     Theft;
    •     Bullying, including e-Bullying;
    •     Physical assault/ threatening behaviour;
    •     Fighting;
    •     Sexual harassment;
    •     Racist abuse;
    •     Inappropriate and/or sexual misconduct;
    •     Cheating, including plagiarism;
    •     Damage to property;
    •     Persistent disruptive behaviour;
    •     Verbal abuse to staff and others (disrespectful behaviour);
    •     Verbal abuse to students;
    •     Serious actual or threatened violence against another student or a member of staff;
    •     Unacceptable behaviour which has previously been reported and for which school
          sanctions and other interventions have not been successful in modifying the student’s
          behaviour.

The above is not an exhaustive list and there may be other situations where the Pedagogical
Director makes the judgment that exclusion is an appropriate sanction. All Serious offences must
be reported to the tutor/classroom teacher and the relevant Programme Coordinator. A student
may also be required to leave if, after all appropriate consultation, the Pedagogical Director is
satisfied that it is not in the best interests of the student, or of the School, that they remain at the
School.
OUR CURRICULUM

THE IB LEARNER PROFILE
The aim of all International Baccalaureate programmes is to develop internationally minded people
who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a
better and more peaceful world.
IB learners strive to be:

                            They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to
        Inquirers
                            conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They

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                                    actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout
                                    their lives.

                                    They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global
   Knowledgeable                    significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop
                                    understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
                                    They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to
         Thinkers                   recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical
                                    decisions.
                                    They understand and express ideas and information confidently and
                                    creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of
   Communicators
                                    communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with
                                    others.
                                    They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice
                                    and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They
        Principled
                                    take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that
                                    accompany them.
                                    They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories,
                                    and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals
     Open-minded
                                    and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range
                                    of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.
                                    They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and
           Caring                   feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to
                                    make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.
                                    They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and
       Risk-takers                  forethought and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas
                                    and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.
                                    They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional
         Balanced
                                    balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.
                                    They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience.
        Reflective                  They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in
                                    order to support their learning and personal development.
The IB Learner Profile. Copyright IBO.

THE PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME (PYP)

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