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Hawks volleyball team performs well in official start

Dear Parents and friends

U19 Volleyball vs XIS - written by Mr Julian Barnsley, Head of Athletics.  On Tuesday, we traveled to XIS for a Hanova first; the official start of Hawks volleyball. The U19 squad performed above expectations and we able to meet and exceed all of the team targets. Success from the match were serves to challenge the receivers, a three touch attack, spikes, backcourt play to create an extended rally, a block and a double block.

Well done team. The next game will be a U14 fixture on Thursday October 12 played at home against XIS followed by an away fixture on Friday October 13 against DEXA.


MYP Chinese Acquisition Students study plants - written by Ms Alina Zheng, Ms Rae Zhang, Jason Lee (Y11) & Kevin Joo (Y11).  This month, students from MYP Chinese Acquisition classes explored the plants on Hanova’s school campus. With their teachers’ guidance, they consulting materials and studied puns and homophonic culture in the Chinese naming culture.

Students Jason Lee and Kevin Joo wrote about their experience:

“We always see plants on our way to school, but we don't know the names of many of them.

Through this activity, we learned the names and characteristics of many plants.  If I see plants at school next time, I will look at them more carefully than before.

After this unit, we hope to learn more about plants at school, and maybe even work on a project to grow fruits or plants and eat the fruits we grew.”

“We also hope that the flowers and trees grow and thrive, just like our Hanova school – getting stronger and stronger.”

Update: Bottle Recycling House Competition!!! - written by Mr Gary Wood, MYP Humanities.  The bottle recycling house competition has been a huge success so far and I'm overwhelmed by the response of the students. One of our giant boxes has already been filled and we aren't even halfway through the competition! Remember, this competition does not end until FRIDAY 13th OCTOBER, so in the meantime please keep bringing your empty plastic bottles to school. It would be unfair for me to say who is winning, but as a tip may I recommend Tang house (Yellow) to hurry up and bring in some bottles!!! In the meantime, let's see what the next two weeks has in store. 加油!!!


About the School Principal

Mr Lucas J. Roberts

School Principal

Mr Lucas J. Roberts is the current School Principal at Hanova. Mr. Luke, as he prefers to be called, has served in international school education in China for the past 14 years in Wuxi, Shanghai, Suzhou and Beijing. He has served during those years as Secondary Principal, whole school Vice Principal, School Principal (K-7th grade), High School Principal and Primary School Principal. He graduated university with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies and continued on to earn an M.Ed. in Educational Administration. He joined Hanova in the summer of 2023 and is currently working on completing his Ed.D in Educational Leadership through Wilkes University (USA).

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