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Secondary School – March 26, 2020

Secondary School – March 26, 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 – 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

Service Learning – On the Right Track

Service Learning – On the Right Track

Service learning is really beginning to take shape at ISY. Students are becoming more and more familiar with the 5 stages of service learning which are: Investigation, Preparation, Action, Reflection, and Demonstration.

Athletics Update October 7 2019

Athletics Update October 7 2019

The latest from the Athletics department for the week beginning Oct 7. Tournament Successes, Pool and Fitness Room opening times for the holiday.

ES October 4th 2019

ES October 4th 2019

Dear all, Another busy week here in the Elementary School. This week Grade 5 went on a field trip, we had a Math evening for parents and PreK parents organized a celebration for the upcoming special Thidingyut Celebration.

IB Program Success

IB Program Success

As we just finished the 2019 college fair, and a number of our seniors are preparing their college applications I wanted to remind everyone of our ongoing success.

October 4, 2019

October 4, 2019

Next week, ISY’s middle school students will be participating in Week without walls adventures. The campus will be quiet without our Middle School students. More information regarding WWW can be found here.

Athletics Update September 30 2019

Athletics Update September 30 2019

The latest from the Athletics department for the week beginning Sept 30. Tournament Successes, Swim time updates and much more.

September 27, 2019

September 27, 2019

Dear Parents, This weekend the campus will be full of life with our middle school basketball tournament. Followed by our high school volleyball tournament on Monday and Tuesday. Please join us in cheering on our Chinthes.

Elementary Update September 27

Elementary Update September 27

The teachers enjoyed the Compassion Conference on Friday. They were able to learn not only new ideas but be inspired by our keynote speaker, Wilma Derksen. I hope that many of you were also able to attend Wilma’s parent talk this week.

Junior World Math Competition

Junior World Math Competition

This past July, 4 ISY students, Steven, Haein, Gautam, and Crystal [Class of 2022] headed to Melbourne, Australia to compete in the Junior World Math Competition for the first time in ISY history.

Athletics Update September 23

Athletics Update September 23

The latest from the Athletics department for the week beginning Sept 23. Book club, YAC tournamant schedule, results and more.

Elementary Update September 20

Elementary Update September 20

This week on Wednesday I visited the ISY Nay Pyi Taw campus where there are lots of fabulous things happening.
At ISY we continue enjoying our learning.

September 20 Updates

September 20 Updates

Secondary Principal's BlogSeptember 20 UpdateChristina Powers, Secondary School PrincipalDear Parents, This upcoming week there are many activities for you to be aware of. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the secondary office....

Elementary School Blog- Sept 13

Elementary School Blog- Sept 13

It seemed that the rain this week purposely chose to come down at break and dismissal times. The rain never hampers our fun here at ISY though and in between the rain we had lots of creative fun outdoors this week (see pictures below).

September 13 Update

September 13 Update

If your child is in middle school please make sure to complete the WWW trip preparation forms that were emailed to you on Thursday. If you need help, please contact the secondary office.
There is a great deal going on this upcoming week.

ISY Flood Drive 2019

ISY Flood Drive 2019

The Community in Action service learning group is having a flood drive, where materials including; soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mosquito nets, blankets and basic English and Burmese books are to be collected school-wide.

Compassion Conference

Compassion Conference

ISY will be hosting a ‘Compassion Conference’ as part of a professional development program for teachers. In line with ISY’s mission that we are a community of compassionate global citizens, compassion is a very important topic at ISY.

Weekend Results and the Week Ahead in Athletics

Weekend Results and the Week Ahead in Athletics

MS Boys & Girls Basketball
It was great to get our Middle School Basketball season rolling this past Friday night, September 6th. The girls’ A&B teams played at home while the boys’ teams traveled to ILBC for their season opener.

Service Learning Update – September 9th

Service Learning Update – September 9th

ISY Service Learning BlogService Learning Blog - September 9thTodd Davis, Service Learning CoordinatorService Learning Update Service Learning groups have been very active their first couple of meetings and are mostly investigating their chosen interests for...

Community Education

Community Education

The philosophy of ISY is to be both a school and a community center for its families and faculty. By offering activities and courses for adults, we are aligning with ISY’s vision of developing lifelong learners. With that in mind, we are excited to announce a few opportunities for Community Education this fall.

Elementary School Blog – Sept 6

Elementary School Blog – Sept 6

Dear Parents, It has been another fantastic week at ISY. We have really settled into the school year and we look forward to sharing with you all the wonderful things that are happening in our classrooms over the coming weeks.

September 6 Update

September 6 Update

Next week, we will start MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing in the Secondary School (Grades 6 to 9). MAP assessments are online adaptive assessments that provide useful data in developing a fair and accurate assessment of a student’s academic achievement and growth.

Athletics Blog – September 2nd

Athletics Blog – September 2nd

The Season is in Full Swing
I hope everyone enjoyed a relaxing 3-day weekend. As we head into the second week of ASAs and the official start of YAC MS Basketball and HS Volleyball seasons, I want to give a shout out to our boys’ and girls’ volleyball teams.

August 30 Update

August 30 Update

Dear Parents,
Thank you for attending Back to School Night. I hope you enjoyed the evening and had the opportunity to learn more about your child’s classes. Please let us know if you have any feedback to improve the evening.

Elementary School Blog – August 30

Elementary School Blog – August 30

Thank you for the great turn out at the Back to School event this week. We appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedules to join us. A good home and school connection is so important for student learning.