Secondary School Blog

Congratulations, Class of 2024!

Mike Simpson

Secondary School Principal

May 31, 2024

Class of 2024, I am very proud and grateful to have had the opportunity to work with you all.

The way you supported and looked out for each other really embodied our compassionate Mission and Vision. You created a positive, supportive environment in which everyone could thrive – even when you were under pressure with deadlines looming and exams around the corner.

At ISY, we place a lot of importance on creating an environment in which everyone feels that they belong. You have provided us with a fine example of what belonging looks and feels like and this example is your legacy to us.

Congratulations on your graduation and please know that you have made our school a better place and you will always be welcome as valued members of our school community.

Solar Power at Yangon Animal Shelter (YAS)

This week, a group of students visited the Yangon Animal Shelter (YAS) to do an assessment of the energy needs out there. These students were able to draw upon the research skills they have been learning in Social Studies this quarter. They were also able to employ techniques that another group of students learned about energy needs assessments in their visit to Kalihtaw School. As with Kalihtaw School, the goal is to provide YAS with solar power to meet their needs in providing for over 600 dogs.

Solar Power at Kalihtaw School

An example of such a project is a project to provide Kalihtaw School with solar power. Last week, a small group of students visited Kalihtaw school to do an assessment of what their energy needs are. They visited with an ISY parent who has experience in energy project such as this and another supporter of Kalihtaw School. Both had a lot of knowledge that they could share with the students as they completed their assessment. The students will continue to work with these partners until Kalihtaw School has the power they need.

This week, another group of students will be visiting the Yangon Animal Shelter to do an assessment of the energy needs out there.

Building at CLC

The Care to the Least Center (CLC) orphanage is one of our Chinthe Fund partners.

This week, a small group of Grade 8 students visited CLC to identify what their needs might be. After consultation with the CLC Director, it was established that their most pressing need is for another building – somewhere for younger children to eat and study. Our students interviewed staff to determine how many children the building would need to cater for and what facilities it should include. Based on their investigation, they will now draw up some plans that they will be able to show to designers and contractors who we can partner with to take action and make this building a reality.

Secondary School Events

This week: 

June 5: Quarter 4 / Semester 2 Report Cards live on Powerschool

June 7: Last Day of School. 11:30am finish

Upcoming Events

First Day of School for 2024-2025: Monday, August 19

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.

Middle Years Yangon Model United Nations (MY-YMUN)

Last weekend, ISY hosted MY-YMUN. This was the first Middle School Model United Nations (MUN) conference after the pandemic. Four other International Schools attended this student-led conference. ISY High School MUN students organized the event and supported the younger students in what was a first MUN experience for many.

MUN conferences allow students roleplay delegates to the United Nations, simulate UN committees, and learn about diplomacy, international relations, current world issues, and the UN itself.

MUN is a very popular program at ISY and we were happy to have our students share their expertise and enthusiasm with students from other schools. It was a very well run and well attended conference and we look forward to another one next year.