義大焦點 IN FOCUS WEEK 6

01Another Wonderful Week Away - Global Exploration Trips Week 2

This week it was the turn of Grade 8, Grade 9 and Grade 10 to travel to different parts of Taiwan. Grade 8s spent most of their time in the water, Grade 9s climbed and river-trekked while the Grade 10s hiked three peaks on the Hehuan trail. All returned excited to share their stories and just a little tired! 

Overall, these two weeks have been a wonderful learning experience for all involved. 

Well done!












02Measurement and Materials in the K1 Class

Over the last few weeks, the K1 class has been learning about different materials, and the way they can be used to perform specific functions. They have been connecting this theme with their learning objectives in Math by measuring objects and comparing the lengths and weights of different materials. Recently the K1 teachers organised some fun learning stations to help their students explore these concepts.

These stations include authentic and engaging opportunities for students to get hands-on experience exploring various materials; students write their name with a variety of colourful resources, compare the weights of common classroom objects made of different materials, and measure the length of classroom objects which is then recorded in a SeeSaw activity. At the final station, students must put their hand inside a “Mystery Box” and feel a random object, their friends then ask questions to try to solve what the object is before it is sorted by its specific material.

This is a great example of the real world experiences our students have each day!









03Exploring the Arts in Primary Grade 5

This week, grade 5 went to the Tainan Art Museum for an exciting day of creative exploration and community learning. Students are currently exploring the fourth unit of how we express ourselves. Through field trips and investigations, students learn the culture and identity within various art forms, and learn about artists. Students learn how to create various works of art to express culture and identity.






04International Secondary Department (ISD) and Secondary Bilingual Department (SBD) Students Unforgettable GET Week Experiences!

Students from all grade levels in ISD and SBD participated in GET Week activities across Taiwan. Our students learned to push themselves to new levels, try new outdoor activities, and have fun together.

Students traveled to a variety of locations across the island, including Tainan, Taoyuan, and Hsinchu. They participated in activities ranging from hiking, spelunking, kayaking, climbing, ropes challenges, camping, cooking, and more. Some of the activities were very strenuous, and our students truly overcame the challenges and had a wonderful time!

Special thank you to the teachers who chaperoned the trips and had a great time with their students outside of the classroom.


05Silver Hawks 9126 Set Off to Silicon Valley

The Silver Hawks 9126 Robot made by students from the Secondary Bilingual Department and the International Secondary Department is now ready to go! 

The robot is carefully packed by the core team members in collaboration with the coach of Silver Hawks 9126. The robot is already on its way to Silicon Valley, California!

Our 22 members will also fly to the USA next Month. This is also our first time attending the First Robotics Competition.

Good luck to Silver Hawks 9126. We look forward hearing good news from you! 





06Combining Texts with Real-life Experiences, 6th Graders Are Practicing Travel Literature

"Travel Literature" is one of the main content areas for this semester's language and literature course. Through actual travel experiences, literary narrative techniques are used to record observations and express perspectives. 

In the course, the teacher guides students to analyze the "Beimen Salt Cave" exploration trip using elements of travel literature appreciation. In addition to exploring the salt cave, the trip also includes high-altitude rope challenges, rock climbing challenges, and salt walking experiences. Students present their unique "travel literature" through vivid oral presentations.








07I-Shou's 4th Annual Digital Citizenship Week

Dear Parents,

We are excited to announce I-Shou's 4th Annual Digital Citizenship Week from April 10th to April 14th. This week-long event aims to promote responsible and safe use of technology among students, parents, faculty, and staff. We invite you to participate in this event and encourage your children to do the same.

Throughout the week, there will be a series of engaging activities, workshops, and discussions. One of the main highlights of the week is the Digital Citizenship Skills Scavenger Hunt, where participants will complete a series of skill testing challenges related to digital citizenship. 

Another important aspect of digital citizenship is wellbeing and balance, and we have a special Tech-Free Tuesday challenge where teachers, students, and parents will be encouraged to take a break from their devices. We hope that members of the community will use this as a starting point for discussions about boundaries and healthy habits. 

Lastly, we will be giving out temporary tattoos to students with an important message about online decision making during lunch recess on Thursday, April 13th. Thank you for your support in promoting responsible and safe use of technology among our community.

Sincerely,

Julia Romeril

Director of the Educational Technology Office





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