Dear grade 6-9 Students,
Attention Grade 11 - Ms. Lulu's Lang. and Lit. English Students ONLY:
Read our English Moodle page for details of required assignments to be completed during this holiday break.
Ms. Lulu :)
Dear grades 9, 10 and 11 MUN delegates, after the spring break interviews will be held for the following positions: Positions for only grade 11: 1- Secretary general 2- Deputy organizer 3- Deputy relations 4- Head of teachers 5- Head of IT Positions for grades 10 and 11 1- Head of media 2- Head of staff Positions for grades 9 and 10: 1- Teachers If you want to be interviewed for any of the above positions please send an email to me email@example.com entailing which are your 3 preferred positions you want to uphold. The deadline is April 15th. Best of luck to everyone!
Please can the following students send me your scanned passport via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP
Dear Parents / Guardians of Grade 11,
The final year of high school is fast approaching and the university application process is just around the corner. Students in Grade 11 are therefore expected to begin exploring and researching their options from early on and it is for this reason that regular counseling sessions will become part of Grade 11 schedule this semester. Early planning will help them prepare for applications better and this in turn can ease the pressures of Grade 12.
It is of utmost importance that you as parents and guardians become involved during this critical time. To help you understand the process of applying, deadlines, requirements etc.. I will be giving a presentation to highlight major aspects of the cycle. The presentation will be on Wednesday 23rd April at 11.00 am in the Secondary Library - Administration Building.
NB-We are using Moodle to book for this session, in the bottom right hand corner of the Home Page is a box entitled ‘Information Session in Colleges and Application Process’, please do the booking.
Aya Abdel Hadi
Career & College Counselor
Josh Valman started designing robots when he was just 10 years old. “I’ve always liked taking things apart,” he explains. “My father was a chemical engineer. When I was two, he found me scribbling all over plant drawings for Shell. I understood pressure systems before I really understood how to read.”
When he was 13, Valman sent his life savings of £500 to China to have his drawings turned into real components. “They were machined from scratch to my specifications,” he says. “I built my first robot and haven’t looked back since.”
This was the beginning of Valman’s love affair with engineering. He began working as a freelance consultant for multinational firms when he was just 15. “I would come in from school and take conference calls with China,” he recalls.
“No one knew how old I was. The work kept coming in and at one point I was earning £10,000 a week.” Now the product designer, still just 19, has just closed a £250,000 seed funding round to value the company at more than £1m, just six months after he launched.
The teenager is the boss of RPD International, which allows companies of all sizes to pay a fixed retainer to access a flexible supply chain, comprising designers, engineers and distributors.
“We can help any company to make any product,” he says. “A six-person company can deliver as much as a 2,000-person company now..”
RPD currently employs 46 staff around the globe, and will turn over seven figures this financial year.
“We’re growing 50pc month-on-month at the moment,” Valman says. Clients include marketing agency Karmarama and Matrix APA, which designs jewellery for high street retailers including Topshop.
“£10,000 of that was secured the day before my A-levels started,” Valman recalls. “I flew to Gibraltar and an investor handed a cheque over. I wrote my coursework on the flight back.”
The young entrepreneur still enjoys tinkering and works as a junior engineer for RPD International on Sundays. “I’ll always be fascinated by problem-solving,” he said.