Secondary School Blog

ISY at SEASAC

Mike Simpson

Secondary School Principal

February 2, 2023

Tthe Secondary School Blog is now linked to the Friday Notices. This is to reduce the number of emails you receive from the school on Fridays and make sure that you have all important information in one place.

As I write this, we have students participating in their South East Asia Student Activities Conference (SEASAC) events. Our High School basketballers are in Kuala Lumpur along with a contingent of ISY Arts students. Our High School Girls Touch Rugby team are competing in Singapore. You can follow the progress of our basketballers and touch rugby players on the live streaming links under their photos:

Into the Woods

Congratulations to everyone involved in our wonderful student performance of ‘Into the Woods.’ It takes a lot of effort from a lot of people to put on a show like this and we are very proud and grateful for our student performers and backstage crew and our faculty directors and those who helped backstage and with costumes and sets. A special mention must go to our maintenance and custodial staff who, when the rain came on Friday, were able to move and set up the stage in the gym within 3 hours!

Secondary School Events

This week: 

Monday & Tuesday:

Book Sale (see below for details)

Wednesday:

MS Soccer v YIS at ISY: 3:45pm – 5:45pm

University Admissions: Insider Tips in Multi-Purpose Room: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Friday:

Lunar New Year Celebration in ISY Gym: 1:15pm

HS Valentine’s Dance on SAS Building 4th Floor: 6pm – 8pm 

Upcoming Events:

February 11-16: Grade 8 & 9 Chinthe Expedition

February 17: Family Fun Fair (see below for details on how you can make donations)

February 18-23: Grade 6 Chinthe Expedition

February 19: Early Finish at 11:30am (Teachers Teaching Teachers – ISY will be hosting a Teachers Teaching Teachers conference comprised of teachers from several other international schools in the area.)

March 30: ISY Fundraising Gala at PARKROYAL Hotel: 6pm

Chinthe Expeditions Update

Grades 8 and 9:

All is in place for our Grade 8 and 9 Chinthe Expeditions to Chiang Mai from Sunday, February 11 to Friday, February 16.

Grade 8 and 9 parents will have received an email today from the Secondary School Office with their child’s activity itinerary and travel information. The travel information has not changed. However, the activity itinerary is now more detailed. Please review this information with your child. Please remember to pack a warm jacket and pants as it gets a little cold at this time of year in Chiang Mai.

Grade 6:

Our Grade 6 students will be in Chiang Mai from Sunday, February 18 to Friday, February 23. We have already emailed Grade 6 parents their child’s activity itinerary and travel information. This remains unchanged. We will be meeting with Grade 6 students again in the week before their expedition and will then send out an email to Grade 6 parents to confirm all arrangements.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about your child’s Chinthe Expedition.

All of this year’s Chinthe Expeditions will be facilitated by the Traidhos Visiting Schools Program (VSP) in Chiang Mai. We partnered with VSP before the pandemic in providing Week Without Walls experiences for our students. We are very pleased to be working with them again.

VSP will work with ISY teachers to create, support, and supervise rich service, cultural, and adventure experiences for our students. Please click on the following links to get a sense of the fantastic location and facilities that we have access to in partnership with VSP:

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.

Activities & Athletics

Here is a link to Mr. O’Sullivan’s Athletics and Activities Blog for up-to-date information regarding Activities and Athletics at ISY.

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.