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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.

Secondary School – April 24, 2020

Secondary School – April 24, 2020

Parent/Teacher Conference Progress Reports sent to parents today. Please reach out to teachers if you have questions and /or concerns. Virtual Parents’ Coffee Morning on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

ISY Elementary School Blog – 24th April – 2020

ISY Elementary School Blog – 24th April – 2020

I hope everyone received their child/ren progress reports and that you had the opportunity to meet with your child’s class teacher. This was a wonderful opportunity to remain connected.

Secondary School – April 10, 2020

Secondary School – April 10, 2020

Happy Thingyan. Quarter 3 Report cards are coming out tomorrow. Virtual Learning will pause for Thingyan and come back on 20th April. Earth Day coming on the 22nd.

Secondary School – April 3, 2020

Secondary School – April 3, 2020

Thanks to all those providing feedback in our surveys. In this post I talk about what we’re changing as a result. Q3 Report timing and details of a zoom meeting.

Secondary School – March 26, 2020

Secondary School – March 26, 2020

Thank you for your ongoing support. Find out the latest news about the IB Exams, timing on Q3 Report Cards and virtual lesson guidelines.

Secondary School – March 20, 2020

Secondary School – March 20, 2020

Congratulations to our ISY Chinthes for winning first place in the YAC Basketball Tournament on Thursday, February 27, 2020. Both games were close through all the quarters and filled with passion and determination. Thank you to all those who came and cheered on our Chinthes

Elementary School Update March 13, 2020

Elementary School Update March 13, 2020

It is Spirit Week at ISY next week so be sure to check the schedule so you know what to wear. See what’s been going on for Freedom Day. and Grade 4 getting involved in weaving.

Summer Academies 2020

Summer Academies 2020

The Summer Academies Program has now been cancelled to allow people to make other plans. For questions contact Lisa Isom.

Secondary School – March 13, 2020

Secondary School – March 13, 2020

This week ISY celebrated My Freedom Day which is acknowledged worldwide on March 11, 2020. Our grade 9 students, after researching and understanding how Modern slavery impacts us today, shared their knowledge with others. It was a powerful opportunity with students teaching students.

Family Fun Night 2020

Family Fun Night 2020

Join the fun on Saturday March 7th between 5pm and 7pm for the ISY Family Fun Night in support of the United World Schools project and the school in Wan Kaung.

Secondary School – February 28, 2020

Secondary School – February 28, 2020

Congratulations to our ISY Chinthes for winning first place in the YAC Basketball Tournament on Thursday, February 27, 2020. Both games were close through all the quarters and filled with passion and determination. Thank you to all those who came and cheered on our Chinthes

Secondary School – February 21, 2020

Secondary School – February 21, 2020

This evening the campus will be filled with life as we enjoy this year’s secondary theatre production of Alice in Wonderland: Join us tonight or tomorrow at ISY for our secondary production of Alice in Wonderland which starts at 6:00 PM. Tickets will be sold at the door

UWS Update February 2020

UWS Update February 2020

Find out all about the UWS sponsor a child program and get reports about the first student visit to the village of Wan Kaung. Also find out how you can help with the next UWS fundraiser.

Secondary School – February 14, 2020

Secondary School – February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine’s day. May your weekend be filled with love and laughter. Talking of love and laughter we look forward to seeing you all at International Day on Saturday, February 15, 2020.

Secondary School – February 7, 2020

Secondary School – February 7, 2020

This past week our secondary students celebrated the accomplishments of our service-learning groups. Their passion and dedication was evident through their achievements. Students who participated in the Wan Kang visit updated the student body on the new school. They were able to share pictures and stories that will inspire others to help make a difference.

Passion in Education

Passion in Education

Dr. Hedger is here again featuring in a podcast from the Seraj Training Centre based out of Doha. This time his theme is passion in education. You can view the full video here.

Secondary School – January 31, 2020

Secondary School – January 31, 2020

Secondary School semester 1 report cards are available in PowerSchool. Please take the time to review your child’s progress.
More information about the week ahead can be read in this week’s blog post.

Coronavirus, an update from ISY

Coronavirus, an update from ISY

What is the Coronavirus and what precautions can be taken to minimise the risk of infection? Find out what it is and how best to prevent it.

Alumni Newsletter Jan 2020

Alumni Newsletter Jan 2020

In an effort to be in touch with more ISY alumni, we have started an ISY alumni newsletter. Read the latest news about what’s happening at ISY and how alumni are getting involved.

Secondary School – January 24, 2020

Secondary School – January 24, 2020

Olympiad: “The Greatest Day of the School Year” The campus was filled with energy, compassion and team work as we enjoyed a spirited morning.

Secondary School – January 17, 2020

Secondary School – January 17, 2020

We have an exciting weekend in store for us as ISY Basketball teams will be competing in a tournament in our SAS gym. Please come and cheer on our Chinthes.

Community Service Award 2020

Community Service Award 2020

ISY is now accepting nominations for the ISY Annual Community Service Award recognizing a person engaged in being a force for positive change.

International Day 2020

International Day 2020

An all-school event to celebrate culture, diversity and global citizenship community at ISY. This year the event is Sat, February 15 at 4pm at ISY.

Secondary School – January 10, 2020

Secondary School – January 10, 2020

Happy New Year and welcome back. It has been wonderful hearing about all the family adventures that took place over the holiday and great to see new parents at today’s Community breakfast.

Community Education Jan 2020

Community Education Jan 2020

Check out our Zumba instructors on “Dancing with the Stars” and sign up for the 2nd session of Burmese language classes and community yoga!

Service Learning New Year!

Service Learning New Year!

The new year is always a good time for reflection on what we’ve been doing to make a positive difference in our own lives and in the lives of others. As well, it’s a good time to step back, look ahead to any changes or resolutions we would like to make for the new year.

Elementary School Parent Blog – December 13th, 2019

Elementary School Parent Blog – December 13th, 2019

Christmas time is here!! I’m sure you’re all very excited to be celebrating the festive season. I know you will agree that your children along with our wonderful teaching staff deserve a well-earned break – they have been superstars this year to date.

Athletics Blog – December 9, 2019

Athletics Blog – December 9, 2019

Winter Break facilities schedules, as well as ASA changes for the week, swim team holiday training, and a quick Athletics update.

Secondary School – December 06, 2019

Secondary School – December 06, 2019

Next week will be filled with excitement as our High School Students depart for their Week-Without-Walls adventure and our Middle School Students prepare for their Learning Journey and STEM fair on December 13, 2019

Elementary School Parent Blog – December 6th, 2019

Elementary School Parent Blog – December 6th, 2019

The holiday season is upon us here at ISY and next week we have many festive celebrations happening. The big event is our annual Winter Concert, we hope to see you all there. See you tomorrow at the sports-a-thon.

Athletics Blog – December 2, 2019

Athletics Blog – December 2, 2019

SEASAC Cross Country news along with information about the swimming lesson program and the Saturday Power Soccer schedule. Finally Volleyball and Basketball games still coming.

Elementary School Parent Blog – November 27th, 2019

Elementary School Parent Blog – November 27th, 2019

We wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. I hope you find many things to be thankful for. Remember to check the upcoming dates for all the wonderful upcoming school events. We have so much to celebrate and to be thankful for.

In Memory, Lon McCollum

In Memory, Lon McCollum

Lon McCollum, an ISY former Theory of Knowledge teacher, Psychology teacher and coach passed away recently. He taught from 2003-2008 at ISY and was highly respected by the ISY community.

Athletics Blog – November 25, 2019

Athletics Blog – November 25, 2019

After School Activities begin today. Find out all about the Golf tournament we hosted and how our soccer players did at the end of the YAC season as well as how our swimmers did in Phnom Pen.

Secondary School – 22nd November, 2019

Secondary School – 22nd November, 2019

This week the secondary school hosted Parent- Teacher Conferences in a new format. Thank you for being courageous and trusting that the new process had potential to be a huge success.

Elementary School Parent Blog – November 22nd, 2019

Elementary School Parent Blog – November 22nd, 2019

Thank you to all the parents who attended our Parent/Teacher conferences. Please remember you do not have to wait for conferences to speak to a teacher about your child’s progress. You can make appointments via the Elementary School office. Upcoming we have concerts, sports fun and holiday cheer.

UWS Newsletter Nov 2019

UWS Newsletter Nov 2019

The latest news from the village of Wan Kaung and the United World Schools project including a visit from the organization to ISY and the upcoming Sports-a-thon.

December Baskets 2019

December Baskets 2019

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

UWS Sports-a-thon Dec 2019

UWS Sports-a-thon Dec 2019

It’s back! The United World Schools Sport-a-thon fundraising event will take place on Saturday 7th December. Come along and cheer on ISY students performing sponsored activities to raise money for UWS.

Athletics Blog – November 18, 2019

Athletics Blog – November 18, 2019

A big week for the Athletics department this weeks as the session 2 After School Activities Program opens and ISY hosts the SEASAC Golf competition as well as a host of other activities.

Secondary School – 15th November, 2019

Secondary School – 15th November, 2019

The week in Secondary School. Information about Family Fun Fair, grade 10 IB information session, after school activities and the upcoming parent/teacher conferences.

Athletics Blog – November 11, 2019

Athletics Blog – November 11, 2019

The latest from the Athletics department including SEASAC results from the Soccer and Volleyball Championships and all the latest that’s coming up.

Secondary School – 8th November, 2019

Secondary School – 8th November, 2019

The week in Secondary School. Information about the Week Without Walls trips, the Family Fun Fair and the upcoming parent/teacher conferences.

Elementary School Parent Blog – November 8th

Elementary School Parent Blog – November 8th

Another busy week here in the Elementary School. Busy with professional development. with Linda Henke working with our early years teachers/teaching assistants on Reggio Emilia and coming up over the next few days we have Adaptive Schools training.

Athletics Blog – November 4, 2019

Athletics Blog – November 4, 2019

All the latest in the run up to the SEASAC Football and Volleyball. Latest news on getting your Elementary Jersey’s and a whole load more.

Elementary Blog, November 3, 2019

Elementary Blog, November 3, 2019

This coming week we have Linda Henke a Reggio Emilia Early Years expert in school all week working with our early years teams. We also have our school architect, Alan Higgs with us for three days.

Athletics Blog – October 28, 2019

Athletics Blog – October 28, 2019

Find out all the latest regarding ASAs for session 2, yoga classes, sports schedules and how to purchase your ES ISY Sports Shirts.

Secondary School – 25th October 2019

Secondary School – 25th October 2019

This week our campus has been busy with volleyball, soccer, and basketball. We encourage parents to join us for these games and help us cheer on our Chinthes. 

ES Parent Email October 25th, 2019

ES Parent Email October 25th, 2019

This weeks news about the Literacy event, a Mangrove talk and prep for Halloween among some other great initiatives in the Elementary School.

Athletics Update October 21 2019

Athletics Update October 21 2019

The latest from the Athletics department for the week beginning Oct 21. Yoga Update, Swim Clinic Reminder and all the games from ES to HS.

Secondary School – 11th October 2019

Secondary School – 11th October 2019

I hope you have an enjoyable and restful October break. As we get ready to go on our October holiday our middle school students are in the process of returning from their week without walls adventures.

Elementary Update – 10th October

Elementary Update – 10th October

Thank you to all the parents who helped some of our classes celebrate the Thadingyut Light Festival. This post has news of upcoming events after the holiday