ISY Elementary Blog

Elementary Update – January 17th, 2020

Sandy Sheppard, Elementary School Principal

Dear all,


We have had a great week at ISY. This week we celebrated writing, enjoyed a presentation on sustainability and learnt lots in our classrooms.

Next week cycle 3 of assemblies begin again. The Grade 5 students are doing a wonderful job of leading these assembly times.

We are monitoring air quality and have a plan in place should we need to have indoor recess, PE times.

ISY has been nominated as one of two schools to win a prestigious International Schools award in the category of Strategic Leadership.  Credit goes to the whole community for the work we’ve done since adopting our new mission, vision and strategic themes.  The award will be decided on Monday 20th in London, so look out for updates on Tuesday morning.  More information is on the website here.

Have a great weekend.

Sandy Sheppard

New Staff Directory on PowerSchool

Following a number of requests over the last year we have now created a Staff Directory for all staff at ISY which can be found as a menu item on your PowerSchool homepage after logging in.  The information can be filtered by staff division or department or you can also simply type anything into the search field and if those words appear in their profile, the staff member will be shown.  This includes all faculty and staff so if there’s a security guard you see everyday but don’t know the name of, this is the place to go.  We hope you find it a useful resource.


 18th January – Parent Association BBQ and Pool Party

25th January – Nay Pyi Taw Open House

25th January – Color Run – 8:00 am

30th January – Chinese New Year celebration assembly

7th February – Reports go home

12th February – No school

15th February – International Day

ISY Nay Pyi Taw – Open Day
On Saturday 25th January there will be an Open Day at ISY Nay Pyi Taw.  There will be fun activities for children and ISY staff will be present to answer any questions parents may have about the school.  If you know anyone who might be considering a move to Nay Pyi Taw, please do let them know.  



International day takes place on the 15th of February. Each country has a country coordinator that will be sharing information. 

There will be a cultural show on the day with performances by students.  Each act should be no longer than 3 minutes in length and ideally be a group piece involving several students.  To participate in the cultural show, please sign-up here by Friday, January 24.

There are a limited number of spaces and signing up does not automatically mean your child will be performing. You will get an email notice after January 24 if the act has been approved. 

There is a mandatory dress rehearsal the day before the cultural show, Fri, Feb 14 for all participating groups. It will be after school.

There will also be a Parade of Nations where students will walk with their flags. If a student would like to walk with a country other than their noted nationality in Powerschool,  please email Communications Associate, Ivy Kuhn by Friday, January 24. Her email is


Our United World Schools After School Activiy group is organizing a book drive – see information below:



Collection to give books to Wan Kaung School library (UWS school project)


Book donations in English and Myanmar language (easy books) 


By January 23rd


Putting books in the boxes at the front entrance near the office or in front of Ms. Judy’s room 

Please support this book drive!


Grade 5 and Grade 2 students came together today to celebrate writing.

Students enjoying sand and water play at recess time

Previous Elementary School Posts

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.

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.