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Congratulations to our Creative Classmates!

Posted on Nov 22, 2012 in Ancient Civilisations, English, General

Congratulations to our Creative Classmates!

Congratulations to Hyun Seo and Sang Won! They have received Honorable Mentions in an Art & Writing Competition (judged by City Weekend Kids & Parents Magazine). Their writing and drawings will be displayed at a hotel. They will also be invited to receive their awards at a public ceremony. Congratulations on your creative success! We are very proud of you! Have another look at their beautiful images of the future below:       See this previous post for more great writing...

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Halloween? We call it Science!

Posted on Oct 26, 2012 in General

Halloween?  We call it Science!

Today, we had a very exciting interruption to our day! Mrs Trussler, the Secondary School Science teacher, told us that a delivery of dry ice had arrived at school. How exciting!  We raced upstairs to the Science lab for a wonderful lesson on states of matter. We watched in awe as the dry ice behaved differently in the air, on the table, in water and in a soap mixture. We learned that dry ice is actually solid carbon dioxide, which has frozen at a temperature of -78 degrees Celsius. We learned...

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We’re back from camp!

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 in General

We’re back from camp!

  It was the BEST week! We went to a beautiful village and had perfect weather. We planted our team flags, built tents from sticks and completed a set of challenges over 3 days. In each challenge, we tried to demonstrate trust, cooperation, communication and encouragement to succeed. The challenges included rock climbing, tree planting, nature hunting, kayaking, river swimming, hiking…and many more! Our favorite part was the campfire each night. We cooked chocolate-filled bananas...

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What makes a great team?

Posted on Sep 17, 2012 in General

What makes a great team?

Activity Week is finally here! Our theme is teamwork. Today we formed teams and created: team names cheers symbols flags Then, we played lots of games to understand how teams work. We discovered that successful teams have members who: TRUST COOPERATE COMMUNICATE   and ENCOURAGE  each other. Here we are exploring these concepts through games:   Tomorrow we are off to camp! Hooray! We will carry our flags proudly and put our teams to the test. We will try to trust, cooperate, communicate...

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Grade 4 hosts assembly

Posted on Sep 15, 2012 in General

Grade 4 hosts assembly

Grade 4 enjoyed hosting Elementary Assembly this week. Every person played a part, spoke into the microphone and performed with great enthusiasm. We shared our How We Learn UOI, a Maths inquiry and poetry examples. We also encouraged the whole school to be risk-takers at Activity Week. What fun it is to perform on stage!  A very big thank you to the parents who came to support us. If you missed the assembly, you are welcome to watch the video below. (China residents, turn off your VPN for...

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Congratulations on being Caring!

Posted on Aug 31, 2012 in General

Congratulations on being Caring!

We focused on caring in the Learner Profile this month. Congratulations to Na Youn for being recognised at assembly! Here’s what we noticed: Na Youn has been a most kind, thoughtful helper to our new student in Grade 4. She often repeats instructions, models tasks, write words and shares equipment. Na Youn has made our new student feel very welcome with her caring manner.        Have you noticed anyone else being caring? Let’s all speak kindly, support each other and...

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