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!
Featured throughout this week’s newsletter are examples of our IB Diploma Visual Arts exhibition pieces that will take place later this year.
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 October 15th, we were very honoured to have admission officers from four prestigious US universities; University of Colorado Boulder, University of Indiana, University of Missouri, and University of Oregon. Our students had the chance to know more about the US public universities from 4 different states. After the presentation, the format changed to a small college fair.
Welcome back to all our students and parents. There have been some exciting developments since we returned from the National Holidays.
It’s hard to believe that we have reached the end of the first academic term – so much has happened.
As a school we have made significant progress towards meeting our goals for 2018-19. One of these aims was to improve the communications between the school and the community. To achieve this, we have already started to review our school web-site and our aim is to translate the information here into Chinese and Korean – particularly the information about our PYP, MYP and Diploma curricula.
We hope that you all enjoyed this last ‘long weekend’; for most of us, it was a well-deserved rest after a very busy week of successful events. The teaching and support staff of the school underwent professional training last week and there were several workshops aimed at improving the teaching and learning in the school.