Secondary School Blog

Back to School Night

Mike Simpson

Secondary School Principal

August 25, 2023

We are excited to invite you to our upcoming Back to School Night. Below you will find a schedule for families who only have Secondary School children. We believe that fostering a strong partnership between parents and teachers is crucial for a successful academic journey. This event is designed to provide you with insights into the broader aspects of our school’s curriculum and educational approach, as well as an opportunity to connect with the teaching staff.

We understand that there might be questions about what this event entails, and we would like to clarify its purpose. The Back to School Night is not primarily intended for obtaining specific information about individual students. Instead, it aims to achieve the following:

  • Curriculum and Course Overviews: During the evening, you will gain an understanding of our curriculum and insights into your child’s courses – including what is taught and how it is taught and assessed.
  • Teacher-Parent Interaction: Our teaching staff is dedicated to your child’s academic success. This event provides an opportunity for you to meet and connect with teachers, enabling you to establish an initial rapport and understanding that will benefit both your child and the teacher-student partnership.
  • Parental Engagement: We encourage open lines of communication between school and home. The Back to School Night allows you to ask general questions about the academic year, school policies, and expectations, fostering a sense of involvement in your child’s education.

Please note that if you have specific concerns or inquiries about your child’s individual progress or needs, we encourage you to reach out to the respective teacher through scheduled parent-teacher conferences or emails. These dedicated interactions are better suited for addressing personalized matters.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Back-to-School Night on Thursday, August 31 from 5:30pm. This event is a valuable opportunity for you to become an active participant in your child’s education journey and to strengthen the collaboration between our school and your family.

Thank you for your continued support and involvement. We can’t wait to see you there!

Secondary School Events

This Week: After School Activities start!

  • Tuesday: HS Volleyball v YIS @ISY
  • Thursday: Back to School Night at 5:30pm (click here for schedule)

The ISY Parent Association (PA)

There will be a meeting for the Parent Association (PA) on Monday, 4th September at 8:30am in our new Multi Purpose Room.  There will be opportunities for interested parents to find out more about the various PA committees and sign up for membership. We look forward to seeing you there! Please click here for further information about the Parent Association in addition to the PA Facebook page. 

The purpose of the Parents association is to promote a sense of community by connecting  parents with their children’s school, connecting with other parents, and  connecting with their children. This is achieved by co-ordinated membership committees contributing such efforts and talents as may be requested by the school staff, by sponsoring fund raising projects within the school community to provide materials and equipment for the school and by holding social and educational meetings.

Nourish Healthy Meal Plan

The food on offer at ISY at both Nourish and Gusto plays a crucial role in students’ overall health, well-being, and academic performance. We want to create a healthy eating culture that promotes nutritious food choices, provides access to balanced meals, and aligns food and nutrition practices with classroom education. Here are a few key points to consider why we are doing this:

One of our Strategic Themes at The International School Yangon is ‘Sustainability’, where students cultivate sustainability through a focus on Service Learning and The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  At ISY we want to be part of the environmental drive to offer students a healthy, nutritious, plant-based diet that contributes towards lower greenhouse gas emissions. 

Please view our latest blog post on the impact of food on the environment and the Nourish Ordering Procedures guide which shows you more information about how to order your child’s lunch from Nourish.

The current Nourish meal plan items are available to order.  Parents must order meals weekly in advance, by 5pm every Thursday through PowerSchool. The current Nourish meal plan items will then change after each four weekly cycle with a new set meal plan in place from Monday, 18th September. 

Activities & Athletics

Please refer to Mr. O’Sullivan’s Athletics and Activities Blog using this link to find out all the  information regarding Activities and Athletics at ISY.

This week’s blog has information on upcoming South East Asia Sports & Activities Conference (SEASAC) Athletics as well as Yangon Athletic Conference (YAC) Athletics for Middle and High School. Information for After School Activities (ASAs) is also included.

After School Activities (ASAs) Start This Week

As a reminder, ASAs commence on Monday, 28th August.  Most Elementary activities start at 2:20pm and end at 3:05pm.  Secondary activities start at 2:40pm and end at 3:25pm. You may check the confirmed After School Activities lists that students have successfully registered for in PowerSchool.  Elementary students will meet after school, outside the Elementary School main building and the ASA instructors will pick them up from there. All Secondary Students should note the location of their ASA and go directly there for a 2:40pm start. Here is the latest blog from our athletics office.

The International School Yangon
20 Shwe Taungyar Street
Bahan Township
Yangon, Myanmar

+95 (0) 9 880 441 040

office@isyedu.org

FUNDRAISING GALA

The 5th Annual ISY Fundraising Gala is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at the PARKROYAL Hotel Yangon and will be in their Yadanar Ballroom starting from 6:00 pm. The theme will be The Garden of Hope. The Gala supports and links to ISY’s strategic theme of Sustainability. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the event, please see this linked sponsorship document with the sponsorship packages and form. Any questions regarding sponsorship should be directed towards our Advancement Associate, May Su Yadana Bo (mbo@isyedu.org) or +95 9 880 441 040, +95 9 964 210 248. You can also see further details about ticket purchases for the event on our ISY Gala webpage and Facebook Event page.