Dear Parents and Friends,
Hereafter the news and the activities information related to this week: we are quickly approaching the end of the year, but a lot is happening during these last weeks in May and June.
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accreditation. Last week on May 5th – 6th, Hanova was pleased to host two visitors from WASC (the US Western Association of Schools and Colleges). We communicated previously on our renewed authorization and accreditation efforts, and this was the Initial Visit, the first step after we completed all our documentation in the application process. Dr. Thomas Penland (Head of Taejon Christian International School in Korea) and Mr. Michael Allen (Elementary Principal at Shanghai American School in China) conducted a two-day visit to understand Hanova, including school vision, mission, schoolwide learning outcomes, school programs, and school operations. During this two-day visit, the visitors observed all classes in Hanova and dialogued with all stakeholders: Hanova Board, leadership team, faculty representatives, parents’ representatives, and students’ representatives. Their initial feedback was very positive, acknowledging the progress we are making all together. We would like to express our appreciation to all who made such an effort to support this Initial Visit. We would like to give our sincere gratitude to the parents present: Mrs. Choi, Mrs. Ye, Mrs. Jarc, Mr. Chan, Mr. Kayacik and Mr. Rice: many thanks for your help and support! We are now expecting the Visit Report with the recommendations from both the visitors and WASC committee. The results will be released at the end of June.
Year 6 Exhibition. The Year 6 Exhibition, the final component of the PYP programme, is coming soon: first time ever at Hanova! Please Save the date for this Year 6 Exhibition: Friday 27th May from 9:20am – 12noon. The Central Idea: “Different cultures have different perspectives and beliefs and some of them may destroy but some may protect our global community”.
All our Year 6 students are working proactively to demonstrate their skills and knowledge. Please come to visit the exhibition and support their efforts.
An invitation to a conversation:
- 9:30am : Performance 1 in Year 6 Classroom
- 10am – 11:20 am : The Conversation in the Entrance Hall
- 9:30am : Performance 2 in Year 6 Classroom
Year 3-4 Football. On Tuesday 12th May, Hanova hosted a Primary football game with XHIS. Mr. Brown’s Year 3-4 team, mostly composed of Year 3 students, competed bravely against Mr. Li’s team. Our students showed very good skills and scored two goals but XHIS students, composed mostly of Year 4 students were very hard to stop and the game ended with a score of 7-2 for XHIS. We are proud of our young football players and we also thank the parents and students who came to cheer for our football team.
Secondary Sports. On Sunday 15th May our Secondary Football team is going to XHIS to compete in a football tournament with other Xianese schools (XHIS, XIS, Gaoxin 1 and Hanova). There will be 3 games, then a semi-final and the final. On Saturday 21st May our Secondary Football teams is going to XIS to play a friendly football match. This will be the occasion also for the basketball team to compete as well with new opponents.
Year 8 visited a ceramic workshop in Xian. Last term Year 8 created a vessel with positive messages to refugee children from a German centre called CHILDREN HAVE A DREAM. Last Friday 6th May, our Year 8 students visited the ceramic studio 盛唐淘坊 and learnt how to glaze their vessels. During this trip they saw the whole process and equipment needed to produce glazed ceramics. The glazed ceramic pots will be displayed during the art exhibition organized on 3rd of June, to which you are all invited to celebrate this and other art works created by your child(ren).
School Uniforms. We remind to parents again that students should wear appropriate school uniform. If you have any problem please don’t hesitate to contact our Liaison officer Ms. Yang (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Transportation Notice. We will make some changes to improve the safety of the walking transfer from our school gate to the Bodi main gate: we will ask your help to ensure your child(ren) follow the new guidelines and a notice will follow to the parents whose child(ren) are taking the school bus. For additional information please contact our Liaison officer Ms. Yang (email@example.com).
Security. A reminder about our strengthened security measures on campus, in preparation of the end of the year events: please make sure to send the requested photo to our Liaison officer Ms. Yang (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Upcoming Events. Please take note of these upcoming events during the months of May and June:
- Sunday May 15th Secondary Schools Football Tournament
- Friday, May 20th Graduation Assembly
- Monday, May 23rd Year 10-12 examinations start
- Friday 27th May Year 6 Exhibition
- Friday 3rd June Art Exhibition
- Friday 3rd June Secondary School Production: “Can You Hear Us?”
- Saturday, Jun 4th SAT Examination
- Friday 10th June Year 11 Prom
- Saturday, Jun 11th School Carnival
- Friday, Jun 17th Finally Assemblies
- Friday, Jun 17th Last day of school
Thanks again for your continuing support.