From the Principal…
Greetings from Kodai! It is only a few days until graduation and this will be our last Flag Green of the year. The baccalaureate service is scheduled for this evening and the commencement is tomorrow. We are so proud of the Class of 2017 and we welcome their parents and friends up to Kodai for this important rite of passage!
From my perspective, here in my office right next to the Flag Green, it has been a remarkable year at KIS. Students and house parents have inhabited our “new” dorms for a full year; we’ve had more international field trips and exchanges than in any point in our school’s history- including our Grade 9 and 10 students bringing home the first-place trophy from the British English Olympiad in London; we’ve successfully completed our first three-programme IB accreditation; with the help of Kodai Friends, International (KFI) we have commenced a community-wide recycling and waste-management project (and we’re poised to accomplish even greater things with our active and supportive alumni base!); we’ve started The Flag Green news bulletin; our seniors have just finished their exams and I am confident that they will make us proud, both with their results as well as for when they pursue the next chapter of their lives.
Whatever our successes as a school, what is truly important is the growth and learning of each one of our students. What matters, ultimately, is that “our students depart from KIS with the vision, knowledge, compassion, and cross-cultural understanding to be thoughtful, caring, and transformative individuals who strive to create a just, sustainable, and peaceful world.”
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading The Flag Green bulletin this semester and we look forward to starting it back up in July. I’d especially like to thank Renee McLeod (Class of 2013), Rohit Benjamin (Class of 2008), and our Admissions Coordinator, Ms. Alika Khosla, for their work in bringing The FG to you on a regular basis.
Have a great summer!
KIS Senior Management Team 2016 – 2017