Year 6 Light & Sound Assembly – written by Mr Bruce MacGregor & the Year 6 class. Year 6 shared their understanding of Light and Sound in Friday’s assembly. Some students explained the organization of the unit and others showed their understanding by using Light and Sound to make the performances exciting with stage lighting, sound effects, music and slides.
Year 6 hosted their PYP assembly on Friday February 10, 2023. The assembly was introduced by MCs Leon, Daria, Harang and Easton. Teachers presented Learner Profiles. Year 6 UOI scientists, Stacey, Doris, Kelly, Anna, Molly and Alex , introduced the Transdisciplinary Theme, Central Idea, Lines of Inquiry, Key concepts, and Learner profiles.
The dramatic highlight of the assembly was a presentation of Elephants Cannot Dance written by Mo Willems in English, but also presented in Chinese and Korean. The performers, Andrew, Sophia, Grace, Sally, Kan, Ruby, Jenny and Finn. Our brilliant stage crew, Etain, Lucas, Jacob manipulated Light and Sound to enhance the performance which was enjoyed by all ages!
Year 6 needed to overcome many challenges to be successful. They had less than a week to prepare. Their preparation took place during 3-way conferences. Scripts had to be written by students. PowerPoint presentations had to be done. Some students used the stage Lights and Sound for the first time. Finding sound effects was also a first. Performers needed to ensure they were engaging. Year 6 overcame their many challenges to present a thoughtful and entertaining assembly.
Secondary students are collecting winter clothing donations for charity – written by Mr Gary Wood, MYP Humanities. For many years, Hanova has had a strong relationship with the Xi’an Yellow River Soup Kitchen (西安市托妳济困公益慈善中心). This year Hanova will be doing a winter clothing collection and donating any unwanted items of WINTER clothing to the Yellow river soup kitchen, who will then distribute them to members of the Xi’an homeless community and the surrounding mountain villages. This activity is for SECONDARY STUDENTS ONLY, but of course, family members of secondary students are also welcome to participate and donate unwanted items of clothing. In order to prevent us from being overrun with clothing items, donations are limited to one item of clothing per family member.
This activity runs from Monday 20th February and ends Friday March 3rd. Please be aware that this is a winter clothing collection, so winter clothing items such as jumpers, thermals, hats, gloves, and warm jackets etc., are preferred. Please ensure that all donated items are either unworn or have been washed beforehand. If you have any questions relating to this activity, then please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Wood at the following e-mail address: email@example.com.
Y10 & Y11 students teach a Chinese lesson to Primary Students – written by Ms Alina Zheng & Ms Bessie Li, Chinese Teachers.
Year 10 Kevin
On Wednesday, February 8th, 2023, our class had the honor of having a Chinese lesson for Y4 students as part of the practical activity of this unit, “Be a Volunteer”. Before class, we actively communicated with Ms. Alina and Ms. Bessie to find out about Y4 students’ Chinese level, learning content and learning methods. We’ve prepared some games and events ahead of time that relate to their UOI as well. We worked with each other to divide up the details of what everyone was going to do, even down to everything we were going to say in class, and practiced it over and over again. In class, each of us has the responsibility to help a Y4 student to make sure the class goes on smoothly.
Thankfully, everything went well. It is worth mentioning that the Chinese level of Y4 students is very good, which stimulates our desire to learn. All in all, this experience made us understand that it takes a lot of preparation to be a volunteer, and realize that doing volunteer work not only helps to help others, but also has great benefits for us, because we can feel a sense of accomplishment and pride from helping them. At the same time, we also feel the hard work of the teachers, cherish every class and every opportunity to learn more.
Year 4 Olivia
It was very fun. I enjoyed game which is very interesting. Thank you MYP students for coming and teaching us. I want to learn Chinese with MYP students again.
Year 4 Ian
I like having class with Y11. Because I play Bingo game and I like it. And I get candy. It’s very funny.
Guarding Hanova’s students on their way to school – written by Ms Joyce Zhao, Reception Teaching Assistant. With the Spring Festival over, students in Hanova are returning to school. Now is the time to be on guard. The first week after Chinese New Year, the roads are at their busiest. The No.2 school bus teacher must ensure that every student is provided with a safe, warm and punctual journey to and from the school premises. Before the first day of term (5th Feb 2023) teachers reminded parents to be aware of all arrival and departure times to ensure they are at their relevant stops on time. At the same time, they must remind the driver to check the safety of the vehicle and ensure the interior environment is clean.
With the Spring Festival over, students in Hanova are returning to school. Now is the time to be on guard. The first week after Chinese New Year, the roads are at their busiest. The No.2 school bus teacher must ensure that every student is provided with a safe, warm and punctual journey to and from the school premises. Before the first day of term (5th Feb 2023) teachers reminded parents to be aware of all arrival and departure times to ensure they are at their relevant stops on time. At the same time, they must remind the driver to check the safety of the vehicle and ensure the interior environment is clean.
The students arrived early the next morning and waited at the station. After the school bus arrived at the station, the students sat in turn according to the names above the seats. And the bus teacher reminded the students to buckle up as soon as possible. Concerning students’ state, road conditions and avoiding emergencies has already become a top priority for school bus teachers. After a week of hard work. The No.2 school bus runs safely, punctually, and without any late record. It certainly is due to the bus driver’s superb driving skills and occupational quality. We are acutely aware that every student is the most important member of a family, so it is our responsibility to ensure their safety, and we are committed to it. Also, this year we have confidence and determination to ensure students’ safety on the way to and from school.