On 22-24th May, Hanova’s Year 5 students traveled south of the city to the Foping National Wildlife Reserve. During the 3 day trip, the students thoroughly enjoyed experiencing education outside the classroom through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities.
On the 9th and 10th of May the Year 6 PYP students presented their PYP Exhibition. The transdisciplinary theme was “How we Express Ourselves.” At the opening ceremonies the students sung and played the beautiful and inspiring song “Making a Better World” followed by a heart-warming and thought-provoking cover version of “Imagine” by John Lennon.
In March, several of Hanova’s DP students displayed their cumulative collection of artwork in the school lobby. The Art Exhibit was open for browsing for several days and Hanova’s students, staff and parents were invited to share in our DP student’s achievements!
In March, Hanova’s primary students set out on a book reading challenge! Hanova’s staff organized the annual “Hanova Readathon” to encourage our students to learn to love reading.
On Friday, 8th March, Hanova’s students teamed up with Qingdao Amerasia International School for a joint Personal Project Exhibition.
On Friday, 1st February, our Secondary students participated in a series of House activities and competitions – including Chinese calligraphy and “Imperial Nibbles” – to celebrate the start of the Year of the Pig!
On Friday, 1st February, Hanova’s Primary School classes performed a variety of songs, dances and poems that showcased their wonderful talents and impressive Chinese language ability.
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!
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.