Welcome to International School Manila and, if you’re new to the country, welcome to the Philippines! We hope that you had a memorable summer and are looking forward to the new school year ahead! We are personally excited to enter this new school year with a refreshed state of mind.
As the home of the Bearcats, ISM aims to help us grow into well-balanced, well-rounded individuals through the many sports, clubs, councils, arts, and service opportunities offered by the school. We also aim to be students with Integrity, Service, and Merit: values that have helped us in life as people. With the great diversity found at ISM, we are confident that you will find your place in our school.
As Student Ambassadors, we are responsible for making sure that every student feels included and valued in our school. As such, we are here to help you adjust and feel at home here at ISM. We will lead you through the frightening first few days of school, and make sure that you will feel as welcome, comfortable, and happy as possible in your new home: ISM. As such, if you have any specific questions, feel free to approach any Student Ambassador!
We have all been new students at some point so we all understand how overwhelming it can be to be in a new place. We all get that mixed feeling of excitement and nervousness of coming to a new school, and each of us as Student Ambassadors have come to love ISM and treat it as our second home. We cannot promise that everything will be smooth sailing on your first few days and the days after that, but we can promise that we will be here for you to help with whatever you need! We are excited to welcome you into our family and we can’t wait to see all the amazing things you guys will contribute to the Bearcat community!
Here’s to a happy and exciting year ahead!
Ines Marmonier & Ishan Hassan
Student Ambassador Co-Presidents