Ms. Arlene E. Mabutol (KS1 Assistant Principal)

In IPS, we believe that learning is not only confided within the four walls of the classroom. This is what motivates us in conducting various and relevant activities for our beloved students.

Term 1 events would not have been possible without the tireless support of teachers, staff, students and parents. Everyone’s effort to deliver success was not put in vain as we see our children enjoying and learning every step of the way.

As we continue to unfold great things ahead of us, may we continue to work together to strengthen the school community and do bigger and better things in the future.



Janice Ramos-Badidles (KS2 Assistant Principal)

As Nelson Mandela says, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” In IPS, we do our best to attain this by developing our students’ love for learning so they could become pioneers and contribute to the progress of our society. This is a great responsibility that is on everyone’s hands. Our dedicated teachers work hard to INSPIRE our students so they can reach their full potentials and learn the essential skills that they need as they face the world. It is the responsibility of every parent to SUPPORT their child and to ensure that he/she is on the right track. And most of all, it is the responsibility of each student to MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES which means setting goals to succeed. These choices can be demonstrated through daily habits such as reading books every day, paying attention in class and doing your homework regularly.

To our dearest students, what you do at present affects your future and the world. Whatever you want to become--Inventors, IT Specialists, Doctors, Chemical Engineers, Leaders--now is the time to take action and responsibility. Keep in mind; you are this world’s future.



Michael Braun (KS3-5 Assistant Principal)

Oxford Dictionaries has declared 'post-truth' as its international word of the year, after it saw a spike in frequency in 2016.
 
It is defined as an adjective relating to circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than emotional appeals.
 
Oxford said the prefix 'post-' in 'post-truth' marks something that is not considered necessary any longer; in this case, telling the truth.
 
Oxford Dictionaries' Casper Grathwohl said post-truth could become "one of the defining words of our time", following the Brexit vote (where key politicians quickly resigned despite having won the referendum) and the U.S. presidential debates (where stirring up the voters seemed to have been more important than convincing them with facts).
 
In a world where fake news on Facebook are shared rapidly, and where people are guided by fear and hate rather than their brain to form opinions, the rise of 'post-truth' is a warning signal. Finding the truth nowadays seems to be hard work; at the same time, lazy and indifferent people can easily be misguided.
 
Therefore, at home and at school it is more important than ever to teach critical thinking skills if we don't want our children to become zombies who mindlessly follow the one who shouts the loudest.
 



Parminder Changchreonkul (KS3-5 Assistant Principal)

A significant milestone in the life of an individual is achieving the age of maturity. It is the threshold of adulthood and one is ready to step into the fiercely competitive world.

IPS reaches the age of maturity this year. In June 2016 our first cohort of students will graduate. This is the year for our students to complete Year 13 and go off for higher education at university. I am glad to have witnessed their rite of passage from childhood to adulthood.

I look forward to each year as every IPS student graduate and complete Year 13. This year, number 13 has become a number of a great promise for IPS.