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!
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!
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.
On Saturday, 27th October, Hanova’s secondary basketball team participated in an international school tournament in Xi’an. We are proud of our team for their hard work, great play and good sportsmanship!
On Friday, 26th October, our staff, students and parents participated in Hanova’s annual International Day to celebrate our school’s cultural diversity! The celebration began with a flag parade. Groups of teachers and students proudly carried their nation’s flags around the football field. The day continued with crafts, activities and games from various cultures and a wonderful international lunch!
On Thursday, 30th August 2018, Hanova’s Board, Leadership team, staff and guests from the community participated in the Ground-breaking Ceremony for Hanova’s new campus!
On Friday, 24th August, our Primary students participated in “Reading Buddies” – an activity designed to foster a love for reading while connecting younger and older students. Upper primary students read with early years students in various locations around the school. It was a great time for all of the students to get to know each other and read books!
We will be having several meeting opportunities over the next few weeks. We will be holding an IB Diploma information workshop on Friday, 24th August, and a PYP ‘Meet the Teacher’ event on Thursday, 23rd August. More details of these are below.
We are sure that students and parents in our Hanova community will be happy to learn that all our new teaching staff for 2018-19 have safely arrived and are currently settling into Xi’an. As indicated below, students and parents will be able to meet their new teachers at the ‘Open Day’ sessions next Friday, 10th August.