Secondary School Blog

Chinthe Expeditions

Mike Simpson

Secondary School Principal

September 29, 2023

It was wonderful to see so many of you at our overview of our new Chinthe Expeditions Program that will run during the week of December 11-15. Here is a link to the slides that we used to introduce the program. 

In the coming weeks, more information will follow that is specific to your child’s grade level Chinthe Expedition. 

Earlier this week, you will have been emailed a Chinthe Expeditions 2023-2024: Parent Confirmation Form to confirm that your child will be participating in the ISY Chinthe Expeditions Program as part of their ISY academic program. As this program is part of the ISY academic program, we anticipate that all students will participate unless there are extenuating circumstances. 

If you have any questions or comments about our Chinthe Expeditions program, please do not hesitate to email me.

Secondary School Events

This week:


  • MS Basketball v ISM at ISY from 3:30pm


    • YAC MS Basketball Tournament at ISY from 2:50pm to 7:00pm

    Upcoming Events:

    October 21-30: Thadingyut Holiday

    October 31 -November 3: Spirit Week

    November 3: Quarter 1 Reports available on Powerschool

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

    November 18: International Day

    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.

    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.

    Chinthe Parent Learning: Youth & Social Media Use

    The ISY Counseling department would like to thank those who attended the Youth and Social Media Use presentation on Tuesday, September 26.  A copy of the presentation can be found here.

    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 Healthy Meal Plan

    Menu changes have been made to the Nourish meal plans, and these are available to order now through PowerSchool. This is the new Nourish meal plan that is available to order for next week, commencing 11th September.

    The food on offer at ISY at both Nourish and Gusto plays a crucial role in students’ overall health, well-being, and academic performance. We want to create a healthy eating culture that promotes nutritious food choices, provides access to balanced meals, and aligns food and nutrition practices with classroom education. Here are a few key points to consider why we are doing this:

    One of our Strategic Themes at The International School Yangon is ‘Sustainability’, where students cultivate sustainability through a focus on Service Learning and The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  At ISY we want to be part of the environmental drive to offer students a healthy, nutritious, plant-based diet that contributes towards lower greenhouse gas emissions. 

     Please view our blog post on the impact of food on the environment and the Nourish Ordering Procedures guide which shows you more information about how to order your child’s lunch from Nourish.

    The new Nourish meal plan items are available to order for the coming week commencing 11th September, 2023.  Parents must order meals weekly in advance, by 5pm every Thursday through PowerSchool.

    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.

    • Raffle Prizes: If you are able to help with raffle prize donations, please send your name and contact details to Crystal Win who is on the Executive Council of the Parent Association. Her email is: and her mobile number is: 09 5165638. Thank you to all those who have donated so far.
    • Country booth sign-up: These booths are organized and run by community members. If you would like to host a booth highlighting the country your family is from, please fill out this Country Booths form
    • Cultural Show: Sign up for the Cultural Show. Please fill out this Cultural Show Sign-up Form by Wednesday, October 4th. You will receive an email notification after October 6th, if your act has been approved.

    Yangon Athletic Conference Volleyball Finalists

    Faculty Visit to Care to the Least Center (CLC)

    ISY Internal Swim Meet