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Year 3 students successfully complete their Unit on Exploration

Dear Parents and friends

Year 2 Field trip to Wild Goose Pagoda - written by Ms Isabella Helberg, Year 2 Teacher.  Year 2’s current unit is Landmarks and we decided to take them to one of the best-known landmarks in Xi’an. This connected with our learning about 2D shapes, 3D shapes, and symmetry.

We left at 9:15 and we were very excited. After arrival, we walked until we reached the bathrooms and then we had a quick snack.

We started walking again and then we stopped at regular intervals to take pictures that showed different shapes and symmetry. As we walked around we identified shapes with symmetry and had meaningful discussions.

We also had fun playing in the leaves! Although it was windy and cold, we all had a fun day. We are really looking forward to our next trip!

Year 3 students successfully complete their Unit on Exploration - written by Ms Dominique Wilinska-Essa.  We are thrilled to share that our Year 3 students have successfully completed their unit on exploration. This immersive and interactive unit was designed to ignite their curiosity, sharpen their problem-solving abilities, and cultivate a passion for learning.

The culmination of this unit saw our students undertaking projects that involved exploring the school, planning, and writing proposals. They didn't just stop at theoretical learning but took a step further to implement changes in their local school grounds.

The students had the opportunity to present their projects and proposals to their peers, teachers, the Primary School Head Ms Sandy, and even Mr Luke, our school's principal. Their presentations were met with great enthusiasm and support. Many of their proposed changes have already been implemented, while some are still in the pipeline and ongoing.

The changes they've brought about are impressive and varied. They include creating signs for the playground, planting more trees for our "school forest", building a new goal for playtime football, acquiring swings, slides, and a sandpit, inventing new games for playtime, and even creating a cosy outdoor library corner. These, along with many other personal projects, have truly transformed our school grounds.

Their enthusiasm and commitment to making a difference in their immediate environment have been truly inspiring. We are incredibly proud of their achievements and the tangible changes they've brought about in our school grounds.

We look forward to continuing this journey of learning and exploration with them, and we can't wait to share their future adventures with you. Thank you for your continued support and involvement in your child's learning journey.

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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