In November 2020, Hanova’s Primary house competitions heated up with a “Tug-of-war” activity. All four of Hanova’s houses – Tang, Song, Qin and Han – participated against each other in an exciting and energetic battle for first place.
Over the course of five weekends in October and November, Hanova’s Primary students played football in a local city Football league. After announcing the opportunity, we received such a supportive and wonderful response from our parents and students that Hanova was able to submit three full teams into the league!
On Friday, 18th September, our PYP staff organised ‘Reading Buddies’ – a programme in which younger and older students are paired up for reading together throughout the school year. Reading Buddies helps build a community where students can read together and respect one another, regardless of age differences.
After the challenging start to 2020, the Hanova community was excited to finish last school year and summer school back on the school campus. We are grateful that we were able to begin the new 2020-21 school year on campus as well – and it is very obvious on the smiling faces of our students! It is nice to be “back in the classroom!”
On Saturday, 9th May, Hanova’s Board, Leadership and Secondary staff hosted Hanova’s annual graduation ceremony for our Year 13 Diploma Programme students. The ceremony was held in a local Xi’an hotel with the students and their families.
On 23rd April 2020, Hanova’s Year 11 students hosted a virtual exhibition to present their finished Personal Projects. The students’ projects marked a major milestone in their academic career as they prepare to enter Hanova’s IB DP Programme in Fall 2020.
On Saturday, 7th December, the Hanova community enjoyed its annual Christmas Market and Winter Concert. Our students put on several wonderful stage performances in the Auditorium. They presented a joyful reminder through songs and instruments that winter is here and that the holidays are the most wonderful time of year!
On Saturday, 7th December, the Hanova community enjoyed its annual Christmas Market and Winter Concert. Hanova’s staff arranged a wonderful event for the whole family – including venders from the Xi’an community, holiday crafts, decorations, coffee and hot drinks, baked goods and delicious foods from all around the world. All school proceeds from the event were donated to the local Chun Shan charity.
On Monday, 11th November, Hanova’s marketing and administration teams prepared a tour of the new campus and surrounding neighborhood for the Leadership Team. The group walked through several of the buildings on the construction site along with members of the Board. The visit was an encouraging look at how rapidly the new campus is progressing!
On Wednesday, 31st October 2019, our Primary students celebrated Halloween with a costume parade! They paraded through the classrooms in the morning showing off their costumes and then proceeded outdoors to enjoy a costume contest. The secondary students finished the day with a special assembly to give “best costume” awards and play games together.