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Kindergarten and Renewable Resources

Kindergarten and Renewable Resources

Read how KG students really wanted to understand all about how solar power works and then experimented with the help of some 10th Graders.

Secondary School – January 27, 2022

Secondary School – January 27, 2022

Wednesday, I was fortunate to visit Kalihtaw School with three ISY students who represent ISY’s Access to Education Service Learning Group.

Athletics and Activities – January 20, 2023

Athletics and Activities – January 20, 2023

In this week’s blog there is a recap of the past week’s sports activities for elementary, middle and high school, how to sign up for after school activities and a link to the after school activities offered this session.

Secondary School – January 20, 2022

Secondary School – January 20, 2022

Today was the ISY Olympiad. This event has been a part of ISY for 33 years and for many students, it is the ‘Greatest Day of the Year.’

Secondary School – January 13, 2022

Secondary School – January 13, 2022

We have had a busy start to 2023 and we are already starting to plan for the 2023-2024 year with the course selection process underway.

Athletics and Activities – January 13, 2023

Athletics and Activities – January 13, 2023

In this week’s blog there is information about the new tennis court and how to book a time. Also, any upcoming times, dates and locations on all the upcoming sporting events.

Secondary School – December 9, 2022

Secondary School – December 9, 2022

There is a lot going on next week as we come to the end of 2022. There is a Broadway Evening tonight and a holiday bazaar on Wednesday.

Sand is Banned

Sand is Banned

Read how second graders used the ISY learning cycle to come up with a problem that needed solving and then a great way of executing that solutio

Secondary School – December 2, 2022

Secondary School – December 2, 2022

I hope you all had a great time at last Saturday’s International Day. It was a fantastic day for our community. Thank you again to everyone who made it possible!

Athletics and Activities – December 2, 2022

Athletics and Activities – December 2, 2022

This week’s blog has details about the high school football semi finals matches and middle school volleyball and upcoming athletic fixtures. There is information on facility schedules over the break.

Composting in Grade 4

Composting in Grade 4

Read how fourth graders learned about composting and decided that they could do something about food waste at ISY. This is the first stage in this learning story.

Athletics and Activities – November 25, 2022

Athletics and Activities – November 25, 2022

In this week’s blog there are reports on all the athletic action from the week and a look ahead at next week. There is also information on some slight changes to the facilities schedule due to International Day and an elementary school movie night.

Grade 3 Goes Bananas

Grade 3 Goes Bananas

Read how third graders learned how natural selection and human artificial selection can affect the future of the planet. All done using the example of bananas

Secondary School – November 16, 2022

Secondary School – November 16, 2022

It was great that so many parents were able to meet in-person with their child’s teachers today. We wish you all a relaxing holiday weekend.

Accolades for Dr. Gregory Hedger

Accolades for Dr. Gregory Hedger

Congratulations to Dr. Hedger for being appointed both to the EARCOS Board of Trustees and to the AAIE Board of Trustees as its President!

Differentiation in High School Science at ISY

Differentiation in High School Science at ISY

At ISY, in keeping with our compassionate Mission and strategic theme of inclusion, inclusive instructional practices are used to be sure each student maximizes their potential for learning.

Athletics and Activities – November 11, 2022

Athletics and Activities – November 11, 2022

This week’s blog has reports on athletics involving ISY teams, ASA information and a change in facility schedules. Also included is spotlights on a couple of our high achieving ISY athletes.

Secondary School – November 4, 2022

Secondary School – November 4, 2022

The end of Quarter 1 is a time for teachers and parents to connect around how we can work together to best meet the needs of students.

Athletics and Activities – October 28, 2022

Athletics and Activities – October 28, 2022

This blog contains information on upcoming sporting events that ISY students are involved in over the coming week, including middle and high school volleyball and high school football.

ISY Learning Story Belonging Part 2

ISY Learning Story Belonging Part 2

Following on from their study of belonging children have been exploring the concept of Identity (an important ISY Interdisciplinary Concept) and what makes them who they are.

Secondary School – October 21, 2022

Secondary School – October 21, 2022

Our counselor, Mr. A-G, was awarded the Fall 2022 GEM (Going the Extra Mile) award by the International Association for College Admission Counseling.

ISY Going the Extra Mile Award

ISY Going the Extra Mile Award

Mick Amundsen-Geisel has been recognized by the International Association of College Admission Counseling with a GEM award. Congratulations Mr. AG!

Athletics and Activities – September 30, 2022

Athletics and Activities – September 30, 2022

This week’s blog includes information on upcoming sporting events for ISY. There is also a recap of the sports events that happened over the week. Power soccer is back at ISY.

Secondary School – September 23, 2022

Secondary School – September 23, 2022

It is hard to believe that we are halfway through quarter 1.  With this in mind, if you have questions about your child’s progress please email your child’s teacher.  If your child’s teacher has concerns about your child’s progress, they will be reaching and emailing you directly.

ISY Learning Story Arcade Games

ISY Learning Story Arcade Games

How can children create an arcade game in art and support the mission, vision and learning goals we have for our students at ISY? Ms. Samia’s 6th grade art class has demonstrated just that.

Elementary School Blog – September 9, 2022

Elementary School Blog – September 9, 2022

Thanks to everyone for coming along to the Back to School Evening. It was great to see you. In this post find out about upcoming Map testing and ISY Learning Stories

Athletics and Activities – September 9, 2022

Athletics and Activities – September 9, 2022

Today’s post includes information about high school and middle school volleyball, basketball and table tennis. We also celebrate our champion high school volleyball teams.

ISY Learning Story Belonging

ISY Learning Story Belonging

This is the first post in a series called ‘ISY Learning Stories’.  These articles showcase activities in the classroom reflecting our vision, mission and strategic themes. This article shows how belonging works together with compassion.

Athletics and Activities – September 2, 2022

Athletics and Activities – September 2, 2022

This week’s blog includes information on high school soccer, volleyball, and table tennis and middle school basketball and table tennis. There is a slight change in the schedule and booking form for facility use.

Secondary School – August 26, 2022

Secondary School – August 26, 2022

The first full week of school and we are in the swing of the school year. Sports teams have begun to practice and ASA’s will start next week.

Athletics and Activities – August 26, 2022

Athletics and Activities – August 26, 2022

This week’s blog includes information and signup forms for high school volleyball, middle school basketball, middle and high school table tennis and the whole school swim team. This blog also includes updated information on facilities schedules and links to the facility booking and waiver forms.

ISY Health and Safety Update

ISY Health and Safety Update

A health and safety update from the staff at the ISY Clinic about Covid-19 precautions, immunizations, medications, and general illness at school.

Secondary School – August 19, 2022

Secondary School – August 19, 2022

The first week of school is off to a great start. It is wonderful to have our campus filled with the laughter and sounds of students.

Athletics and Activities – August 19, 2022

Athletics and Activities – August 19, 2022

Welcome back to ISY from the athletics and activities team. Find out about facility use and the afterschool program as well as the first season of HS sport in this post.

Secondary School – June 3, 2022

Secondary School – June 3, 2022

This Friday our Middle School students completed their three-week iMPACT festival. iMPACT is a 3-week, 3-stage, learning event, combining service to the community with core academic standards. This festival gave students throughout the middle school the chance to learn new skills, apply theory to practice, and become agents of positive change for the local and global community.

Secondary School – May 27, 2022

Secondary School – May 27, 2022

iMPACT 2022 continues to propel forward. Over the last few weeks, our middle school students have been working in cross-grade level teams investigating, gathering data, and taking steps to make an impact on our local community.  This is service learning in action! The projects are designed and implemented by our students.

Secondary School – May 20, 2022

Secondary School – May 20, 2022

iMPACT 2022 is off to a great start. This week our Middle School students had the opportunity to learn from guest presenters who shared their stories of passion. Each of our guests is actively making a difference in our local community. Starting with our very own School Director, who, as you all know, is off making his contribution with the Mississippi River Challenge. 

Strategic Themes Review Marketing

Strategic Themes Review Marketing

A review of the last 4 years of ISY’s continual efforts to improve the brand image of ISY and its communication platforms.

ISY Board Elections 2022

ISY Board Elections 2022

On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 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.

Secondary School – April 29, 2022

Secondary School – April 29, 2022

here is a great deal going on this upcoming week. Please read the blog to better understand what is happening. Please make sure to attend Parent-Teacher conferences.

Strategic Themes Review Facilities

Strategic Themes Review Facilities

A review of the last 4 years of ISY’s continual efforts to expand and improve facilities as well as a review of the Nay Pyi Taw Campus.

Secondary School – April 22, 2022

Secondary School – April 22, 2022

It’s been another great Olympiad. With Elementary and Secondary School students working together. Olympiad is an ISY tradition that has been a part of ISY for 32 years and is often referred to as the Greatest Day of the year.

Secondary School – April 8, 2022

Secondary School – April 8, 2022

It’s been another great Olympiad. With Elementary and Secondary School students working together. Olympiad is an ISY tradition that has been a part of ISY for 32 years . It is often referred to by staff and students as the Greatest Day of the school year. Students from various grades and friendship groups work in teams performing a variety of activities that are based on teamwork and collaboration. In addition to just being a fun day, the goal behind Olympiad is to develop our ISY school community where skills and attributes are valued and respected. Having a strong school community is essential as it develops a sense of belonging, provides a way for all students to be included, and helps build and strengthen cross-grade relationships.

Secondary School – April 1, 2022

Secondary School – April 1, 2022

Next week ISY will be celebrating Olympiad. Olympiad is an ISY tradition that has been a part of ISY for 32 years . It is often referred to by staff and students as the Greatest Day of the school year. Students from various grades and friendship groups work in teams performing a variety of activities that are based on teamwork and collaboration. This year’s Olympiad will be a whole school event with Elementary, Middle School, and High School students working together.

In addition to just being a fun day, the goal behind Olympiad is to develop our ISY school community where skills and attributes are valued and respected. Having a strong school community is essential as it develops a sense of belonging, provides a way for all students to be included, and helps build and strengthen cross-grade relationships.

Strategic Themes Review Culture and Diversity

Strategic Themes Review Culture and Diversity

A review of the last 4 years of ISY’s continual celebration of the wide ranging culture and diversity on display at ISY. Read how Culture and Diversity has been integrated into the curriculum and so much more.