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Elementary School Blog – October 1, 2021

Elementary School Blog – October 1, 2021

It is a good feeling to work with teachers who believe that they can cause learning and are committed to reflecting and acting on evidence to make sure that every single student is learning.

ISY Board Elections 2021

ISY Board Elections 2021

On Monday, October 4, 2021, there will be the ISY AGM and Board Elections for 2 positions. Find out about how you can be nominated and see who the candidates are here.

Elementary School Blog – August 27, 2021

Elementary School Blog – August 27, 2021

It is very important to believe that our children can still thrive when times are tough. Supporting a child to work through challenges and experience success builds that child’s belief in themselves

Secondary School, August 27, 2021

Secondary School, August 27, 2021

It is hard to believe the first full week of school is behind us. Next week we have the opportunity for parents to meet with teachers at our Annual Back to School Night.

ISY Library Access – Summer 2021

ISY Library Access – Summer 2021

Books will be available every two weeks from the ISY Library. Find out all about how to check them out and access the forms.

UWS Update June 2021

UWS Update June 2021

This time around the United World Schools group of students have chosen a video format for their update. Find out all the latest about the school in Wan Kaung.

Secondary School, June 4, 2021

Secondary School, June 4, 2021

The end of the school year is quickly coming to a close. Please make sure to reach out to teachers if you have any questions.

Elementary School Blog – June 4, 2021

Elementary School Blog – June 4, 2021

It goes without saying that this has been a very challenging year. We did a lot of things right. We also discovered that we could do a lot of things differently. 

Secondary School, May 21, 2021

Secondary School, May 21, 2021

As we approach the final weeks of school, please make sure to communicate with the office, if your travel will result in your child missing school.

Secondary School, April 23, 2021 – Update

Secondary School, April 23, 2021 – Update

The Final Quarter of the School Year is Before Us

As we head down the final stretch of the school year it is important to remain connected and to communicate if you have any questions or concerns. This week our secondary students have transitioned from holiday back into learning with ease. We appreciate those of you who have communicated that you are still transitioning to your home country or are in quarantine.

April 9, 2021, Update

April 9, 2021, Update

Happy Thingyan Holiday. We wish everyone a safe and restful break. Please make sure to access your child’s Q3 report card as they were published today.

Elementary School Blog – April 9, 2021

Elementary School Blog – April 9, 2021

This week we celebrated Ms. Delphine’s 40+ year connection with ISY. You will know Ms. Delphine from the Elementary School office where she has served our community for 26 years.

Secondary School – April 2, 2021

Secondary School – April 2, 2021

This Friday marks the end of quarter 3. On Monday, April 5, 2021, we will begin Q4. Report cards will be made available on Friday, before the holiday.

Secondary School – March 26, 2021

Secondary School – March 26, 2021

Quarter three is quickly coming to an end on April 2, 2021. With this in mind, report cards will be available on Friday April 9, 2021.

Elementary School Blog – March 26, 2021

Elementary School Blog – March 26, 2021

Further to Dr. Hedger’s Tuesday update on the majority of our faculty departing Yangon the weekend before Thingyan, we would like to update you on how you can expect school to operate after Thingyan.

Secondary School – March 19, 2021

Secondary School – March 19, 2021

Today marks one year since ISY has moved to a virtual platform. This is a milestone that none of us anticipated or hoped to reach. However, in spite of making it to this point the ISY community continues to hold strong and push forward.

Secondary School – March 12, 2021

Secondary School – March 12, 2021

This past week our STUCO representatives hosted a spirit week to help lift our student’s spirits. It was great to see many of our students and teachers participate.

Elementary School Blog – March 12, 2021

Elementary School Blog – March 12, 2021

Sometimes it is difficult to look on the bright side. But research shows that in difficult times, it is important for our mental health to allow ourselves to acknowledge that times are difficult and to feel rather than suppress negative emotions.

Secondary School – March 5, 2021

Secondary School – March 5, 2021

This past week our STUCO representatives hosted a spirit week to help lift our student’s spirits. It was great to see many of our students and teachers participate.

Secondary School – February 26, 2021

Secondary School – February 26, 2021

Thank you to all the parents and students who attended the virtual Town Halls and Coffees this week. It was great to be able to reach out to our community and address your questions or concerns. As always you do not have to wait for a town hall, if you have questions do not hesitate to ask.

UWS Newsletter Feb 2021

UWS Newsletter Feb 2021

The latest news from the UWS group & Wan Kaung’. Two great videos and how you can get involved.

Elementary School Blog – February 26, 2021

Elementary School Blog – February 26, 2021

It is very comforting to know that as technology continues to provide us with new ways to communicate and work together, we have students who understand that simple human actions and gestures like good manners still make the world go round.

Elementary School Blog – February 11, 2021

Elementary School Blog – February 11, 2021

Over the last two weeks, our Early Elementary team has been working with Dr. Linda Henke. Dr. Henke has a wealth of experience in many school settings and has a particular interest and expertise in developing a capability and love for deeper learning in our youngest children.

International Week

International Week

Learn about ISY’s celebration of International Week in place of our normal International Day celebration.

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day

A video call with holocaust survivor, Marianne Soher, recounting her experiences. This was part of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Elementary School Blog – January 29, 2021

Elementary School Blog – January 29, 2021

Today marks the end of our second semester. We are halfway through this academic year and the first year of our SDG-inspired interdisciplinary approach to learning.

Secondary School – January 29, 2021

Secondary School – January 29, 2021

Students without Borders week for students in grades 6-10 will take place February 1-5. Throughout this week students will be attending lessons from 8:30 AM-11:30 AM and have signed up to participate in optional activities in the afternoon. Students will be emailed their schedule with zoom links on Friday late afternoon.

ISY 65K Challenge

ISY 65K Challenge

Learn about the 65K challenge where the whole community moves 65,000 km this academic year and raises money for UWS at the same time.

Secondary School – December 18, 2020

Secondary School – December 18, 2020

Happy Holidays. On behalf of the secondary team, we would like to extend our warm wishes for the holiday.
The last five months have been an adventure, and I can not thank you enough for your support and feedback. We all look forward to returning to school in 2021.

Photography Success

Photography Success

Back in June, four of our photographers won recognition at the Lidice Fine Art Competition. ISY was also recognized for the total work submitted.

Secondary School – December 4, 2020

Secondary School – December 4, 2020

On Thursday at 6:00 PM on December 10, 2020, the middle school team will be hosting a Middle School information session. The goal of the presentation is to increase understanding of areas of focus within our Middle School.  

ISY Learns

ISY Learns

Mr. Brown, our new Director of Curriculum and Learning, talks about the process of learning at ISY and the importance of curiosity, relationships and feedback.

UWS Sports-a-thon 2020

UWS Sports-a-thon 2020

It’s back! The United World Schools Sport-a-thon fundraising event will take place on Saturday 12th December. Learn how you can get involved in this fun and important activity.

ISY Facility Use – December 2020

ISY Facility Use – December 2020

Further news about our phased and limited use of ISY facilities now including the playgrounds for Elementary School students.

Dimple’s Learning Journey

Dimple’s Learning Journey

Today we recognize Dimple (Class of 2025) for her charitable work getting stationary supplies to Myanmar students in need. Well done Dimple!

December Baskets 2020

December Baskets 2020

The annual tradition of giving back to the ISY Custodial, Security and Maintenance teams at ISY who do so much everyday to make all our lives cleaner, safer and in good working order.