Welcome to Year 6 and the start of the 2017/2018 academic year! We hope you have had a great holiday. We look forward to getting to know your children and facilitate their learning through what will be an exciting and challenging journey.
We are dedicated to working as a collaborative team; ensuring students across the three classes have consistency in their learning program. Throughout the year we welcome your participation in special events and invite you to share your knowledge and experiences to support the students in their learning.
Eugene Comer (Year 6.1 Teacher, Building 4, Room 21)
My name is Eugene Comer, and I will be teaching 6.3 this year. This is my second year in Angola and prior to this placement I taught at International School Manila, in the Philippines. I am from Ireland and have previously spent a number of years working in the Irish school system. I am very much looking forward to working with your child this year.
Ju Garcia (Year 6.2 Teacher, Building 4, Room 22)
This is my sixth year of teaching at Luanda International School. Prior to working here I worked in North Carolina, USA and Sao Paulo, Brazil. I am looking forward to a great year.
Amelia O’Brien (Year 6.3 Teacher, Building 4, Room 23)
This is my second year at Luanda International School and I am excited to return! I am Australian and prior to being here in Angola, I lived and worked in Lao P.D.R, South-East Asia, where I taught both Year 5 and Year 6 at Vientiane International School. I look forward to a great year of learning and to working with you to support your child’s learning journey.
Odete Matias (Year 6 Teaching Assistant)
I have been working at LIS for the past three years in Year 6. I was born and raised in South Africa. I enjoy working with children and I love adventures and challenges. I am an optimistic person! I am looking forward to working with your children.
This year our main means of communication to parents about learning in Year 6 will be through our class blog. On this blog we will be sharing information about the students’ learning engagements, the curriculum, lots of pictures of the goings on in the class and some recommendations about how you as parents can assist your child’s learning. You will find our class blogs at the following addresses:
So that you can stay in touch with all the learning going on in our class, we recommend that you check the blog regularly. We also recommend that you subscribe to our blog so that you receive a weekly email that will include links to all of the newest postings. We hope that you enjoy seeing many of the exciting things we will be getting up to this year and take the time to discuss the blog posts with your child.
We look forward to meeting you on September 1st for the Parent-Teacher Connection Meetings, however please do not hesitate to visit our classes prior to that day.
If you wish to email your child’s teacher, please see the relevant contact details as below:
Amelia O’Brien: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ju Garcia: email@example.com
Eugene Comer: firstname.lastname@example.org
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