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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.

Athletics Blog – August 26th

Athletics Blog – August 26th

Dear ISY Community,
Welcome to the first day of Session 1 ASAs! There are many activities on offer this session and teachers are ready to get started. Please check your child’s Power School account for a complete list of their activities. If there is a fee associated with your child’s ASA, please make sure to pay at the Business Office before Friday, September 6th.

August 23 Update

August 23 Update

We look forward to having you join us for Back to School Night on Thursday, August 29, 2019, starting at 5:30 PM. The purpose of the event is to provide an opportunity for you to get to know your child’s teacher and to better understand class expectations.

Elementary School Blog – August 23

Elementary School Blog – August 23

Dear all,
This has been a wonderful first full week at ISY. The students have settled into their classrooms an are enjoying school life. In particular the new playground is proving to be very popular.

Service Learning with Cathy Berger Kaye

Service Learning with Cathy Berger Kaye

In March this year, a representative group of teachers and administrators attended a three day workshop in Bangkok on integrating service learning into the curriculum. The facilitator of this workshop was Cathy Berger Kaye, a world authority on curriculum development...

Athletics Blog – August 19th

Athletics Blog – August 19th

As the new Athletic Director, I am excited to be here at ISY and I’m as ready as you are to start the new school year. My first blog post will be a very busy one, with information on secondary and elementary school athletics programs, as well as Session 1 ASAs. I know many parents are also excited to see what the swim programs have to offer this year so there is a special page set aside for that as well.

Elementary School Blog – August 16

Elementary School Blog – August 16

Welcome back everyone to the new school year. It is wonderful to have your children back with us at school, we missed them. This blog will be sent out each Friday and will contain important information and dates, as well as reminders. I hope you take the opportunity to read it each week.

August 16 Update

August 16 Update

Dear Parents,
We are excited to have your children back on campus and to have had a great start to the school year. To help ensure that parents have up to date information related to secondary school, I will be sending, on Fridays, a weekly link to the secondary blog.

Taking precautions around H1N1

Taking precautions around H1N1

At ISY we closely monitor any signs of viruses appearing in Yangon and as school begins, we want to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our students. In an effort to be proactive in this regard, we want to inform you of the following precautions we are implementing for the start of school.

Alumni Sports and Social

Alumni Sports and Social

Friday May 24th, 6:30pm, ISY Main Campus Come and play one of your favorite old school games with class mates from years gone by. Tom Just will be the games organizer and a few other teachers will be there to say hi. Afterwards you can reconnect over a shared meal....

Canvas Mural

Canvas Mural

One of ISY’s after school activities is a group called Canvas who meet up every week and engage in extra-curricular art activities led by the Secondary Art teacher – Mr. Nichols.

UWS Fact Finding Mission

UWS Fact Finding Mission

This week a group of 4 ISY staff visited the village of Wan Kong in Eastern Shan Sate on a fact finding mission. The group included Dr. Hedger, Nick Sturmey, Florent Robert and Gavin Ailes and they were accompanied by Dr Kay Khaing Win, the UWS country manager. UWS...

Compassion in Education

Compassion in Education

Dr. Gregory Hedger, was interviewed by the Seraj Training Centre organization. They specialize in professional development in education. The subject of the interview was Compassion in Education.

ISY recycling with Recyglo

ISY recycling with Recyglo

ISY has recently launched a new partnership with the company Recycglo. Recycglo have provided us with color coded waste bins to allow us to recycle 5 kinds of waste. These are paper products, plastic products, Tins and Cans, Electronic Waste and also food waste. A...

UWS Update

UWS Update

We are very excited to announce that the United World Schools team have now identified the village where the funds we have raised will be used to build a school and train teachers.  The village is called Wan Kaung and it is in the hills in the Eastern part...

Happy Thingyan

Happy Thingyan

Thin-gyan is a word derived from Sanskrit meaning the end of one year and the beginning of a new year. It is not purely a Buddhist tradition, but a combination of a Brahmanism and a Burmese tradition which has been practiced since the 10th century.

The ISY 5 Year Environmental Consciousness Plan

The ISY 5 Year Environmental Consciousness Plan

2018 - 19 Form Environmental Consciousness (EC) Committee Develop a common definition and understanding of EC in the ISY community Create a baseline for current carbon footprint Explore carbon off-setting Begin working with Curriculum Director on incorporating EC into...

World Language Program Review

World Language Program Review

This year, we are reviewing our World Languages program as part of our regular curriculum review cycle. This review takes into account our strategic themes, including our commitment to Celebrate Culture and Diversity.

Charitable Giving with Amazon Smile

Charitable Giving with Amazon Smile

Amazon.com has a special service for charities which is called Amazon Smile. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know.

Elementary Winter Concert 2018

Elementary Winter Concert 2018

Every year the ISY Elementary School put on a concert before the Christmas break and this year was one not to be missed.

The Great ISY Ice Bucket Challenge

The Great ISY Ice Bucket Challenge

ISY is raising awareness and funds for the United World Schools project. United World Schools is a charity that builds schools in remote places where the children there would not otherwise have access to education.