What an incredible ending to an incredible first semester of 2018-19! So much has happened, I’m worrying that this newsletter may be too big!
On Saturday, 8th December, the Hanova community participated in its annual Christmas Market. The day began with a variety of holiday crafts and activities along with vendors and market stalls from businesses in the Xi’an community. Lunch included a wonderful menu from Xian’s hotels and restaurants! At 1:00pm, to finish the day, our PYP students performed the Winter Concert.
On Saturday, 8th December, our PYP students and teachers presented a Winter Concert to the Hanova Community! The program followed a tour on the “Hanova Express” where every stop is a wonder. Each of the classes performed songs, dramatic readings and stories that brought a great deal of holiday cheer to the packed auditorium!
Featured throughout this week’s newsletter are examples of our IB Diploma Visual Arts exhibition pieces that will take place later this year.
We invite you to join us on Saturday, December 8th at 10:00am as we enjoy a warm holiday celebration for the whole family – with a variety of food, drinks, activities and gifts!
Our Christmas Market, Winter Concert and the five public performances across Xi’an.
Many congratulations to the Hanova students who competed – especially Katherine Chung and Pelin Kayacik who got through to the last 8 students in the quarter finals.
We are rightly proud of our students at Hanova and, over the next few weeks, they will be show-casing their skills and talents in a variety of events both here in school and outside in the wider community.
On the 31st October we again joined in the global community who celebrate the originally North American tradition of ‘Halloween’. Our students paraded in fantastic costumes and the Secondary school concluded the day with games in the auditorium.
First of all, I’d like to share a huge thank you to all our parents who supported and contributed to the International Day last Friday. This – the seventh such day in Hanova’s history – was a great event, this year involving all members of our school community.
On Wednesday, 31st October, the Hanova’s staff, students and parents celebrated Halloween with a costume parade, special decorations, candy & treats, crafts and games! Our primary students paraded through the classrooms in the morning showing off their costumes and being rewarded with treats. The secondary students finished the day with a special assembly to give “best costume” awards and play games together.