Secondary School Blog

Chinthe Expeditions

Mike Simpson

Secondary School Principal

February 23, 2023

Today, our Grade 6 students return from their Chinthe Expedition in Chiang Mai. This expedition is the final one for the year. It has been wonderful to once again be able to provide these experiential, cultural and service learning opportunities for our students. Thank you to our parents for their support of these experiences and to our students who made the most of them and were a pleasure to travel with. Below are some photos of our Grade 8 and 9 Chinthe Expeditions which can also be found on our ISY Facebook page.

Secondary School Events

This week:

MAP Testing (Grades 2 to 9)


  • HS Basketball (Yangon Athletic Conference Semi-Finals) at ISY @3:30pm (Girls v YIS / Boys v ILBC)


  • HS Basketball (Yangon Athletic Conference Finals) at ISY @3:30pm
  • University Admissions – Navigating the University Admission Process in Germany, Spain, and Italy: Multi-Purpose Room @6pm (see below for details)

    Upcoming Events:

    March 4-13: Grade 12 Mock Examinations (a schedule has been shared with Grade 12 students)

    March 7: Grade 10 IB Diploma Information Evening in Multi-Purpose Room: 5:30pm – 7:pm (see below for details)

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

    MAP Testing

    Over the next two weeks, we will be MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing students in Grade 2 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. Students will sit MAP assessments in Math, English, and Language Usage. Students in Grade 4 to 9 will also sit a Science assessment.

    To ensure a fair and accurate assessment of a student’s academic growth and achievement, teachers combine MAP assessment data with all other student data that they have collected in the classroom. This combination of data informs teacher instruction in meeting the needs of each child. 

    Click here for more detail about the what, why, and how of MAP testing at ISY.

    High School Counseling Corner

    High School Counselor Newsletter: Every week, our High School counselor, Mr. A-G provides a newsletter for our High School students that includes information about university admissions.

    University Admissions – Navigating Entry Requirements for Germany, Spain, and Italy

    On Wednesday, February 28, at 6:00 pm in the Multi-Purpose room (MPR), our ISY High School Counselor will present on decoding the admission processes for ISY students and parents in Germany, Spain, and Italy, providing valuable insights into application requirements, visa procedures, and tips for a successful enrollment.

    Important Grade 10 Parent IB Diploma Information Evening

    This week, our Grade 10 students will be given important information about the ISY and IB Diploma programmes to help them select their courses for next year.

    Next Thursday, March 7 at 5:30pm in the Multi-Purpose Room, we ask you to join your child for an important ISY and IB Diploma Information Evening to hear from our High School Counselor, IB Diploma Coordinator, and IB Diploma teachers. 

    Our IB Diploma Coordinator, Mr. Lapoujade, will provide an overview of the IB Diploma Programme together with our High School Counselor, Mr. Amundson-Geisel, who will also provide some words of advice. Our IB Diploma teachers will also be available to answer any questions you may have about specific courses.

    Grade 10 IB Diploma Information Evening

    Tuesday, March 7, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

    ISY Multi-Purpose Room


    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 ( 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.

    High School Basketball

    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.