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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.

Secondary School – November 20, 2020

Secondary School – November 20, 2020

It is never too early to learn about university options. The more you know, the more informed your decisions will be.  In order to help you prepare for life after ISY, the following resources have been organized for parents and students.

Elementary School Blog – November 13, 2020

Elementary School Blog – November 13, 2020

Childish wisdom mixed with a global perspective and some ‘grown up’ expertise and experience will go a long way in finding the answers to many of the problems that our children will need to solve.

Secondary School – November 13, 2020

Secondary School – November 13, 2020

We look forward to seeing you at Parent-Teacher Conferences. Parent-Teacher Conferences are an excellent opportunity to share insights and potential needs or solutions that can be used to meet your child’s needs. We encourage you to have your child participate in the conference.

Secondary School – November 06, 2020

Secondary School – November 06, 2020

It is hard to believe that we have now completed the first quarter of the school year. Yesterday students and parents were emailed the instruction as to how to access their child’s quarter 1 reports. If you did not receive the email or need help accessing the reports, please contact secondaryoffice@isyedu.org for assistance.

ISY Chinthe Masks for UWS

ISY Chinthe Masks for UWS

One of our Grade 10 students has designed some fantastic masks branded with the ISY Chinthe. Now on sale at the Spirit Store.

UWS Newsletter Oct 2020

UWS Newsletter Oct 2020

The latest news from the UWS group, Wan Kaung’s response to COVID and information on how you can get involved.

Secondary School – October 16, 2020

Secondary School – October 16, 2020

Next week you may note that students are completing interdisciplinary projects as the end of Quarter 1 is Friday, October 23, 2020. Report cards will be available on Powerschool on Thursday, November 5, 2020. A reminder email with directions on how to access the reports will be sent once grades are ready to be viewed.

Secondary School – October 9, 2020

Secondary School – October 9, 2020

It is hard to believe that we have been in school for almost a full quarter. October 23rd will be the end of the first quarter and begin our fall break. Report cards will be available to parents on Power School on Nov. 6, 2020

Secondary School – October 2, 2020

Secondary School – October 2, 2020

Improvement never ends at ISY. This past week ISY has been working with an inclusion specialist to ensure our program is in line with our mission and vision. Next week we will be visiting with the WASC committee regarding accreditation.

Secondary School – September 25, 2020

Secondary School – September 25, 2020

A big thank you to the parents who attended last night’s parent social. It was great to see so many parents present. With social distancing, we need to make an ongoing effort to remain connected and last night’s event is an example of one way in which ISY is building connections.

ISY Board of Trustees Elections 2020

ISY Board of Trustees Elections 2020

On the 5th October 2020, ISY will hold the 2019-20 Annual General Meeting (AGM). The session will be on zoom and during the meeting the new Board of Trustees will e announced. See their details here.

Elementary School Blog – September 25, 2020

Elementary School Blog – September 25, 2020

I hope this finds you all well after navigating another week that I am sure had a few twists and turns. This week, I have written about how Winnie the Pooh might provide us with some guidance in dealing with these uncertain times.

A message from Dr. Hedger

A message from Dr. Hedger

A video message from Dr. Hedger where he talks about the importance of purpose during the time of Covid19 giving two great active examples from students at ISY.

Stress during the time of Covid-19

Stress during the time of Covid-19

Mr. A-G talks about the rise of stress during this time and gives tip on how to reduce stress levels. Links to useful resources are also included.

Elementary School Blog – September 4, 2020

Elementary School Blog – September 4, 2020

It feels good to have finished our first week online. There is a real positive energy around campus. That energy comes through online from our students and our teachers are building on that as they implement our planning and adapt it to meet our students needs and keep them engaged.

Elementary School Blog – August 28, 2020

Elementary School Blog – August 28, 2020

In our compassionate community, children, parents and teachers are able to receive and provide feedback and advice from each other knowing that the feedback and advice is given with the positive intention of helping each other.

Secondary School – August 21, 2020

Secondary School – August 21, 2020

Our first week of high school, lunch orders and pick up, mandatory masks in classrooms and on campus, Middle School transition dates.

Food Ordering

Food Ordering

Find out all about ISY’s new online Food ordering Service. Food delivered to classrooms and all payments online!

Facility use during the summer

Facility use during the summer

This post has information on how ISY is providing access to the school facilities during the summer. Please note that this will change over time so check back regularly for updates.

Elementary School Blog – June 10th, 2020

Elementary School Blog – June 10th, 2020

The last day of the school year is here, it certainly has been an interesting few months. I would like to thank you all for your support during virtual learning.

Elementary School Blog – May 29th, 2020

Elementary School Blog – May 29th, 2020

Next week will be our last full week of school. There will be slides up until Thursday. On Friday the 5th of June there will be no slides, the teams will have conferencing type activities planned, they will communicate these to you. Report cards will go home on Thursday the 4th of June.

Secondary School – May 29, 2020

Secondary School – May 29, 2020

Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation on May 26, 2020 at 8:30 PM Myanmar time. Yearbook distribution dates by grade level.

Secondary School – May 22, 2020

Secondary School – May 22, 2020

Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation on May 26, 2020 at 8:30 PM Myanmar time. Yearbook distribution dates by grade level.

Yearbook 2020 Distribution

Yearbook 2020 Distribution

Find out how to get your hands on this year’s Yearbook! We’ll have a staggered approach so look out for your day.

UWS Update May 2020

UWS Update May 2020

The latest news from the school in Wan Kaung and a round-up of the year all provided by four High School students.

Elementary School Blog – May 22nd, 2020

Elementary School Blog – May 22nd, 2020

Thank you to all those who attended the parent meeting last night hosted by Dr Hedger. There is a lot of planning going on at the moment and as mentioned later in June you will be able to view more information on what the new school year might look like.

ISY Elementary School Blog – 15th May – 2020

ISY Elementary School Blog – 15th May – 2020

Another week of virtual learning fun and experiences is over. We love keeping the learning connections with our students. Our teachers are working very hard to ensure that your children have access to the best learning virtually that we can possibly give them.

Alumni Newsletter May 2020

Alumni Newsletter May 2020

The second alumni newsletter sharing the latest in alumni news. Help us celebrate the retirement of Daw Winsome and the Class of 2020!

ISY Elementary School Blog – 8th May – 2020

ISY Elementary School Blog – 8th May – 2020

Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey this week. The feedback you provide is so important to us. An email will be sent out soon that will summarize the feedback given.