We are home to 1700 students from 40 nationalities. We are inclusive and celebrate our diversity by welcoming students of all faiths.
One recurring event that the ES community looks forward to every year is the SJIIES Christmas Fair organised by the Elementary Parents Support Group (EPSG). Last Saturday, 19 November, ES welcomed the Christmas spirit with a fair that was fun and festive for all – bringing our families and friends together going from one colourful stall to another.
There were lots of quirky buys ranging from fashion pieces to holiday plush toys, hand-crafted Christmas items and seasonal offerings, as well as an assortment of children's books, baked goods, wines, and other products perfect for some early Christmas shopping. Other stalls offered fun games and activities which both our children and parents thoroughly enjoyed. One particular stall was the sponge toss, which was well-supported by both teachers willing to be splatted and children ready to part with their cash for an opportunity to land a bull’s eye on their teacher’s nose. ES Principal Kevin Hannah joined in the fun and popped his head through the board leading to a rather long line of children ready to throw a sponge at him.
At the field, family-friendly rides were placed including a pirate ship which saw long queues of children each waiting for their turn to experience the amusement ride.
Special thanks go to our EPSG Executive Committee made up of Sarah Alden, Justine Darby and Carly Twine who have worked tirelessly for the school community since January this year; to Anna Cyriac, Mary Summerbell and Paulina Boey who came together and formed the Christmas Fair Committee many months back and worked with determination and resilience, to put together this wonderful fair; and all the teachers, families and friends who supported this year's Christmas Fair which was enjoyable for all.
It is indeed beginning to feel a lot like Christmas at the Elementary School!