Secondary School Blog

Reports & Parent Teacher Conferences

Mike Simpson

Secondary School Principal

November 3, 2023

Your child’s Quarter 1 Report is now available on PowerSchool. The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of what has been covered in Quarter 1 and an indication of your child’s academic achievement at this point in time. 

Please take the time to review this report together with your child. If you have any questions relating to your child’s reports, please email your child’s teacher(s) for clarification. If you have any questions relating to the reporting process in general, you can contact Mr. Simpson on msimpson@isyedu.org

Parent Teacher Conferences will be from 8:30am to 5pm on Wednesday, November 8 in the ISY Gym. These conferences will be an opportunity to discuss your child’s Quarter 1 Report and general progress with their teachers. Students are encouraged to attend the conference with you. 

Please use these instructions to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences on Powerschool. You will be able to sign up for conferences up until 1 until 3:00pm on Monday, November 6. You will then receive an email from our School Office on Tuesday, November 7 confirming your conference schedule.

Accessing PowerSchool:

  • Click the following link to access PowerSchool
  • Enter your username
  • Enter your password. If you have forgotten your username and password contact powerschool@isyedu.org for assistance.
  • Click on the login button

Accessing your child’s Semester 1 Report Card:

  • Once you log in, you will see your child/children’s name on the left-hand side top of the screen along with the information of the student schedule. 
  • Click on your child’s name 
  • Click on the “Document” icon on the left side of the screen
  • Student Documents box will appear on the screen
  • Click on the file name “Q1 Report Card 22-23”

If you have difficulty accessing your child’s report, please know that you can contact the Secondary School office by email (secondaryoffice@isyedu.org) for assistance.

Secondary School Events

This week:

Wednesday:

  • Parent Teacher Conferences (see above for details)

Friday:

  • Last day of Session 1 After School Activities (ASAs). Session 2 ASAs will begin on January 29.
  • Yangon City Invitational Football Tournament (also Saturday) 

Upcoming Events:

November 13-17: Grade Level Chinthe Expedition Meetings (see below for schedule)

November 18: International Day

December 11-15: Chinthe Expeditions

Nourish Meal Plan

Please order through PowerSchoolThis is the Nourish meal plan advertisement that is available to order.  Here is the Nourish meal plan showing the nutritional facts and the Nourish Ordering Procedures guide.

Student Agreement of Acceptable Technology Use

As responsible digital citizens, our students are required to sign a Student Agreement of Acceptable Technology Use every year. The agreement is explained to students in class before they sign it each year. Once a student signs the agreement, parents will receive an email to also sign it. As parents, please look out for this email and contact our Secondary School office if you have any questions.

Chinthe Expeditions Update

We have been very pleased by the positive response to our return to week without walls in the form of our Chinthe Expeditions programme. We are working very closely with our travel partners, Oway, in finalizing every detail around travel, accommodation and activities. It is very exciting for us to be doing this and thank you to those of you who have contacted us with your questions about your child(ren)’s expedition. Questions are always welcome and are helpful to us.

To provide all of you with more specific information about your child(ren)’s expedition, Grade Level Expedition Meetings will be held at school during the week of November 13-17 on the following schedule.

Grade level meetings have been combined based on how the students will travel to the destinations (bus and/or plane):

  • Tuesday, November 14 at 5:30pm: Grades 6, 8, 9
  • Wednesday, November 15 at 5:30pm: Grades 10 & 12
  • Thursday, November 16 at 5:30pm: Grades 7 & 11

All meetings will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room

In these meetings, we will be sharing specific information around travel, accommodation, and activities. We will also be sharing security information and more general information as to how the expedition will run to ensure a fun and safe experience for all.

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.

International Day

International Day will take place on Saturday, November 18th. Students are expected to arrive at 3:30 p.m. and go straight to the gym to prepare for the Parade of Nations, which will start at 4 p.m. 

Between 4:45 and 5:30, the country booths will open, where you will be able to sample food and culture from around the world. 

The Cultural Show will start at around 5:30 PM with performances from students in many Grade levels. The show is expected to finish around 7:00 PM. There will be a full Cultural Show dress rehearsal on Friday, 17th November, after school.

Raffle tickets are on sale now for 2,000 Ks. each and can be bought at the business office or through Parent representatives. 

Raffle prizes are still being collected.

The raffle raises money to be used by the Parent Association to support student activities. Thank you to all the parents and students who have donated raffle prizes so far. The parent association would love to see more come in. 

Prizes can be dropped off in the B Building on campus or given to Crystal Win (09- 5165638).

Contact Ms. Crystal Win mpinkycrystal@gmail.com for more information.

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.