It is my pleasure to welcome everyone to what will be another exciting school year at The International School (TIS) of Macau. TIS is a pre-kindergarten to grade 12 school, where our mission is to develop socially responsible, lifelong learners able to problem solve, think critically, and make positive changes in our global community. We are accredited by the Education Ministry of Alberta, Canada and our graduates receive a high school diploma that is recognized by universities around the world. At TIS, we offer the Alberta curriculum and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program for our high school students as a program of choice. A new school year is always an exciting time for everyone. It brings many opportunities; new classes, new faces, busy schedules and many choices. TIS is a positive and supportive school with the best interest of all of our students as our priority. It is my honor and privilege to be taking over for Mr. Stribbell to lead a school that has an excellent reputation for providing high quality education and outstanding extra-curricular experiences for all students. It is my belief that school staff, parents, guardians, and volunteers must collaborate as an effective team to create a nurturing environment. I encourage open communication between home and school at all times. If you have a comment, question or concern, please do not hesitate to contact us; I know our staff will extend the same courtesy. On behalf of the staff at TIS, I extend my wishes for a successful and fulfilling school year.