Secondary School Blog

Model Students!

Mike Simpson

Secondary School Principal

October 6, 2023

As I write this, we have a group of ISY High School students in Singapore taking part in the United World College (UWC) Model United Nations (MUN) Conference.

To learn more about what a MUN Conference is, you can click here to read an ISY student’s perspective on their experiences last year and see how these conferences further our school’s Missions and Vision.

Last Friday, I was a very proud spectator at the Yangon Athletic Conference High School Volleyball Finals. Our Boys Team won the Championship and our young Girls Team had a very convincing win in their third place play-off game. Both teams were fine examples of the Chinthe spirit in action!

Secondary School Events

This week:


    • Middle School STUCO Movie Night from 4:30 to 7:00pm
    • Yangon City-Wide HS Volleyball Tournament at ISY/YIS @3:30pm to 7:30pm (GIRLS at ISY / Boys at YIS)


    • Yangon City-Wide HS Volleyball Tournament at ISY/YIS @9am to 2pm (BOYS at ISY / Girls at YIS)

    Upcoming Events:

    October 20: High School STUCO Movie Night from 5pm to 7pm

    October 21-30: Thadingyut Holiday

    October 31 -November 3: Spirit Week (see poster below for details)

    November 3: Quarter 1 Reports available on Powerschool

    November 8: Parent Teacher Conferences (no school for students)

    November 18: International Day

    Counselor Weekly Newsletter

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

    Click here for this week’s newsletter.

    Message From the Clinic

    Reporting illness: If your child is not feeling well, before attending school, please keep them home. If you medicate your child before attending school, it may be an indication that he/she needs to stay home. Please click here to find out when your child is too sick to come to school.  If your child has been diagnosed with a possibly contagious illness, such as COVID-19, flu, Hand Foot and Mouth disease, Chickenpox (varicella) please notify the school immediately. 

    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.

    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.

    Chinthe Parent Learning Connections

    Wednesday, October 18

    8:30am t0 10:00am

    We extend a warm invitation to parents to join us on Wednesday, October 18th, from 8:30am to 10:00am for a session led by Dr. Hedger, Mr. Simpson, and Ms. Sheppard.

    Together, we will delve into an Adaptive Schools Assumptions Wall – an instructional strategy reflective of our classroom practices at ISY. This interactive experience is designed for parents to explore and discuss our Mission and Vision, as well as the instructional approaches we implement. We encourage a minimum of 10 participants and welcome a maximum of 30. To secure your spot for the session above, kindly register using the form provided here by Tuesday, October 10th. 

    Following this session, there will be another session from 10:00am to 11:00am. In this session we will shift our focus to a review and discussion of the IB Diploma program. This segment will be specifically tailored for parents with children currently enrolled in the IB program. No registration is required for this session. 

    Parent Association Notices re: International Day

    International Day is coming up soon on the 18th of November.  The Parent Association has a raffle at this event. 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 for more information.

    Faculty Visit to Kalihtaw School (ISY Chinthe Fund Partner)

    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.