Secondary School Blog


Mike Simpson

Secondary School Principal

June 2, 2023

It has been a very busy week in the Secondary School with a strong focus on service learning.

Our Middle School students have been busy developing plans of action in preparation for Tuesday’s iMPAT festival (see below for details) and our Grade 9 and 10 students spent three very worthwhile days actioning plans that had been developed by ISY students throughout the year (see below for details).

Service learning will continue to be a big focus for us next year. This week was a very good reminder to our students of what they are capable of and what a force for postive change they can be.

Secondary School Events

This week:

  • June 6: Middle School iMPACT Festival, 11:00am-12:30pm in ISY Gym (see details below).
  • June 6: ISY Choir Concert, 5:30pm to 6:30pm in ISY Gym.
  • June 7: Semester 2 Reports available on Powerschool
  • June 9: Last Day of School (11:30am finish)

Counselor Weekly Newsletter

Every week, Mr. A-G, our High School Conselor, provides our High School students with a weekly update. This update provides students with information about a variety of topics including college and university application processes.

Middle School iMPACT Festival


Tuesday, June 6, 11:00am to 12:30pm

On Tuesday, June 6, we will have our Middle School iMPACT Festival. This year’s student developed festival theme is ‘With greater consumption, comes greater responsibility.’

In the lead up to this festival, students have been investigating the iMPACT of how we consume media, food, fashion, and more. In iMPACT groups, students will present their plans of action to promote positive and sustainable consumption to the community in the iMPACT Festival.

Parents are invited to attend the iMPACT festival between 11:00am and 12:30pm on Tuesday, June 6.

Grade 9 and 10 Service Projects

This Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, our Grade 9 and 10 students took part in student-designed service projects. These projects were the idea of ISY students and all Grade 9 and 10 ISY students together to help these ideas become reality.

Students worked in groups  making sleeping frames, bamboo playground equipment, mosquito nets, upcycled soft toys, and murals. All of these items were made with the help of children from our Chinthe Fund project partner, Care to the Least Center (CLC). These items will be donated to CLC and it was wonderful to have them alongside our students in making them. Thank you to our Parent Association for donating funds to purchase the necessary materials.

Students also baked for this morning’s Parent Appreciation celebration, made garden boxes to support ISY’s environmental efforts on campus, painted fences at the Yangon Animal Shelter, and brought our Peace Garden back to life.

It was great to see our students getting their hands dirty and working hard for others! We are very proud of their efforts.

Thank you, parents!

Last week, our parents appreciated our teachers. This morning, teachers and students appreciated our parents! It was lovely to share breakfast with our parents – complete with student made treats and musical performance.

We value our partnership with you, our parents, and are always grateful for your support of our school. Thank you to all of you!

Mischievous Genius Maki’s Tickle Tale

Grade 8 teacher, Mr. Danny has written a book! Mr. Danny partnered with a local illustrator to publish Mischievous Genius Maki’s Tickle Tale. The book is based on stories that Mr. Danny has shared in with his son. 
The book is excellent quality and is for sale in our Chinthe Zay for 10,000 kyat. 5,000 kyat of every sale will go to our ISY Chinthe Fund to support ISY’s Service Learning Partner Projects.

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

+95 (0) 9 880 441 040


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.