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PTA Newsletter 2020/21 Term 3


Dear Parents, Teachers, and the entire IMS Community, 

The 2020-2021 year has been a tumultuous period which will forever be etched in our memories. Although we have been saddened at how difficult this year has been for many families with personal challenges, regularly changing schedules and lost school and social time for the children, we cherish all that we were able to accomplish in spite of the circumstances. We would like to take a moment to thank all members of our community for pulling together to ultimately ensure a good education for our children. IMS has lived up to the recently received HK Living Readers Choice Award of being ‘Best Student-Centered School’. 


Message to Teachers, Parents, and Founders


A huge thank you to our wonderful teachers and management team for all their hard work and commitment. To successfully bring the Montessori classroom to the virtual classroom was no mean feat! We acknowledge all the extra hours and sacrifices you have made.



Warmest thanks to all our parents for supporting the teachers and the school with the home learning journey. We know it has not been easy, but your efforts (including all the printing and cutting) were much appreciated! We are also grateful to the parent volunteers for all the time and effort you have dedicated to the PTA.  Without you, we could not have pulled off our first ever Spirit Week, the most amazing Memory Book, or the 2nd Virtual International Festival.  And to our PBLs and Class Parents, you have helped keep the community together, for this we are filled with gratitude.



This year more than ever, we would like to specially thank our wonderful founders, Karin Ann and Anne Sawyer.  You have both worked tirelessly to make sure that even through the different hurdles and challenges faced throughout the year, you have always prioritized the children of IMS and continue to do so.  Regardless of the difficulties put in front of the school, you made sure to retain the quality and standard of education our children received, for this we are forever grateful. 



Coming Events


We will be celebrating a big milestone for our school in the coming year - the 20th Anniversary of IMS.  The school and PTA are working hard on planning many different events to mark this significant achievement. It will be a special year and together with the help of all the parents, we hope to further strengthen our sense of community!  Stay tuned for more information on the different events being planned!



PTA will start off the new school year with the Second Hand uniforms sale on Wednesday, 18th August 2021 across all campuses and the Parents Coffee Morning will follow at the end of August subject to social distancing measures. We are calling volunteers for the second hand uniforms sale. If you are interested and would like to volunteer, please sign up here. If you have any clean, undamaged uniforms, please consider donating them by dropping off laundered uniforms at your campus’ admin desk by Wednesday, 30th June.



Congratulations and Farewell

To all the graduates and parents, a massive Congratulations!  It has been an extraordinarily challenging year, but you dealt with it and made it through!  We wish you all the success in your future studies.  To all that are leaving IMS, we wish you the best of luck and thank you for being a part of IMS. To the families returning, we look forward to seeing you in August and hope we are able to go back to a traditional Montessori style school year.

The PTA is always here to support the IMS community. This school year may be ending, but please know we can be reached at pta@ims.edu.hk throughout the summer. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any suggestions, questions, or to volunteer.  If you would like to volunteer, please fill out this form and we will get in touch with you.  We look forward to welcoming the IMS community back for 2021/22.

Wishing all of you a lovely and safe summer!

Warmest Regards, 
Reema, Simon, Yan, Yihan, Xing, and Patrick




Montessori Over the Summer



Champimom Interview with Our PTA Co-Chairs



Interview with Anne Noonan



A Look Back on:











Looking For Newsletter Volunteers

Do you have a way with words and want to be more involved? The IMS PTA Newsletter team is looking for volunteers to help with writing and proofreading for the 2021-2022 school year! We appreciate any time you are able to contribute!

Please volunteer here!