義大焦點 IN FOCUS Week 2
01"Non-Uniform" Day for Turkey/Syria Earthquake Relief
In cooperation with the relief effort sponsored by the Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare (www.mohw.gov.tw), I-Shou International School is sponsoring a "Non-Uniform Day" throughout the school on Friday, March 3.
We also seek support from our parents through their children by providing a minimum NTD 100 contribution in a sealed envelope to be given to academic department secretaries.
02Getting Ready for Global Exploration Trips Week
This week, talking to a number of students in grades 6-11, it was clear that the excitement is building for GET week. Our last GET Week feels like a long time ago and it is great to once again have this wonderful programme running in the school.
A gentle reminder that if you have not paid yet, please do so, and also that all trip forms should be returned to your homeroom teacher no later than Wednesday 1st March.
Exciting times ahead!
03Taking I-Shou International Preschool Classrooms Outside
Preschool students love to learn, especially if given the opportunity to learn in new, exciting environments. Teachers at the ISIP regularly take their students outside of their regular classrooms to learn in various areas around the school. Teachers often make use of our Art Room, Technology Room, Library, or the outdoor environment at the ISIP or Main Campus.
Lately we have seen all homeroom classes from NK-K2 taking their learning outside to help motivate the students. The NK class has been making use of the school sandbox to let their students experience different textures.The PK students have enjoyed practicing their fine-motor skills using different manipulatives on the outdoor reading mats, and the K1 and K2 classes have been exploring the new Library and Learning Commons area on the Main Campus. We know out students benefit from this regular change of environment.
04Primary in the Library and Learning Commons!
The much anticipated Library and Learning Commons opened at the beginning of the semester and the Primary Department couldn’t be happier! Students were eager to get inside and check out the new facilities and have a new place to read and relax.
Students have enjoyed these spaces during Library classes, subject classes and break times. Students have agency in where they learn, play and relax, and these new spaces allow them to have even more options! Best of all, students have access to books! Hundreds of books that drive a love of reading, provide enjoyment and further student learning.
05International Sescondary Department Grade 11 Extended Essay and College Counseling Workshop
International Secondary Department Grade 11 students are quickly progressing through the IB Diploma Programme curriculum. Now that they are in semester two of the program, students and parents participated in a workshop about the IB Extended Essay and the College counseling process. All DP students present a 4,000 word original research paper on a topic of their choice as a requirement for the Diploma.
06A Celebration of Secondary Bilingual Department Students’ Learning Achievements
We invited Principal Roger to the Secondary Bilingual Department assembly to present certificates and trophies to the students. It was a celebration of the students outstanding performance in different areas. Students in the Secondary Bilingual Department are full of potential and they are achieving at high levels.. Those achievements should be valued and recognized.
The results of the National General Scholastic Ability Test was released yesterday. 30% of the SBD students are ranked in the top 25% of the students in the English and Math subject. Teachers in the Secondary Bilingual Department will support our students to successfully apply for their dream university.
07Chinese Class Warmly Welcomes New Friends!
Several new students have joined our fifth-grade class this semester. In Chinese class, the teacher conducted an ice-breaking activity where each student used four pictures and four sentences to anonymously reveal something unexpected about themselves.
During class, the teacher randomly played individual files and invited the whole class to guess which student it was based on the clues. This fun activity brought many surprises and laughter, welcoming the new students with joy and allowing them to get to know everyone through laughter and fun.