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Primary and Secondary Interhouse Competitions

Secondary Inter-house Events. The Inter-house competitions in the Secondary School on Friday 13th November were awesome. Han won the Quiz by 3 points. Tang won the Football, after a number of very closely contested matches. Qin came a very close second! The Golden Boot award was presented to TaeHon in Year 10.

Well done to all the players on your fantastic efforts. Special mention must be made of the younger players and the girls, who participated valiantly. Well done to the spectators for some excellent cheering.

Primary Inter-house Activities. The first PYP Inter-house football: the students seemed to get right into the spirit of the event and it was good to see some people helping out their house even though they don't like the sport. A special thank to both Mr. Browns for refereeing the games. Here are the results:

Year 3 and 4 Football

1st place - Tang

2nd place - Han 

3rd place - Song

4th place - Qin

Year 5 and 6 Football

1st place - Qin

2nd place - Han

3rd place - Song

4th place - Tang

The next PYP Inter-house event was on Friday 20th November, a treasure hunt and colouring competition for Year 1 and 2 students.

Library Event. In order to honor AIDS victims and to encourage a healthy life style, Hanova library will hold the “Red Ribbon” activity from December 1st to December 4th

There will be a Theme Day Book Exhibition in the Library. And there will also be a Theme Day Poster Contest: students are invited to design posters related to health, red ribbon, drug free habits, … . Our PYP librarian, Ms Coco will introduce relevant books to PYP students during their library sessions and help them with posters: the best ones will be collected in a brochure and kept in our library. Teachers and parents are also welcome to provide posters: please send them to Ms. Amy ( and Ms. Coco ( via e-mail. The deadline for collecting posters will be December 27th .

There will also be a Pledge Wall displayed in the MYP library, where students, teachers and even parents can sign their name and write words in support of AIDS victims.

College Fair. Six US universities will visit Hanova on 3rd December, for the 2nd Hanova College Fair this year. Providing new opportunities to students to learn about their programs and how to successfully apply to international universities. The institutions are:

George Washington University

Johns Hopkins University

Boston University

University of Virginia

Washington University, St. Louis

University of Colorado, Boulder

Again, parents are strongly recommended to come! If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact our University and Careers Counselor Ms. Zhu ( ).

ECA. A reminder that the ECA Block 1 ends on Wednesday, 25th November. The ECA Block 2 will begin on 13th January 2016 and run until 23rd March. When ECA's are not running (from this week) Wednesday buses will leave Hanova at 3:40. Forms for ECA Block 2 will be sent home soon.

First Hanova Christmas Market. Please find your invitation to Hanova’s Christmas Market attached to this email. We are thinking of others, especially at this time of the year, and all of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Elim Kids Orphanage in Xi’an.

Bring along your friends and family and let’s have a festive time together!

We would also like to let you know that some of our Primary Students will be singing at the lighting of the Christmas tree at the Gran Melia Hotel on the 27th November, everyone is welcome to attend from 7:00pm.

Information Sessions and Upcoming Events. As we approach the end of the Semester, we continue to hold regular sessions to communicate with parents and students. A brief reminder of the upcoming school information events:

  • Re-enrollment forms, due by 23rd November (if not returned yet)
  • College Fair on 3rd December
  • Christmas Market on 5th December
  • MYP Parent Conference, scheduled for 9th December
  • On Thursday 10th December, Hanova U16 Football and Basketball teams will be travelling to the Bo-Ai International School for our first of the season matches.

Thanks again for your continuing support.


Francesco Masetti-Placci

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