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Y5A & Y5B Visual Arts “Cities of the Future”

Dear Parents and friends

Y5A & Y5B Visual Arts “Cities of the Future" - written by Ms Sanaz Sasannejad, PYP & MYP Visual Arts.  “Cities of the Future” is a hands-on cross curricular group project in Visual Arts of the talented and hardworking Y5 students!

Using the social, communicative and thinking skills, students learn to formulate and plan for their design. They look for strategies to manage their state of mind when taking responsibility for their actions independently and as a group in the making.

Students showcase their solutions to a citywide sustainability issue: How to make cities that are not mainly economically centered but rather cities that are made to address the needs of everyday people and be considerate to all living things. Students build a 100% recycled city with recycled materials for a healthy safe environment.

The process starts with identifying the problems, gathering background information, and understanding what we are doing and about the world around us. We learn about our constraints to save us time and trouble. We brainstorm solutions, researching about what others have found and build upon those ideas, even if they are not realistic! Once everything is processed, we design our cities in groups. We choose the best one, test the design, and improve and redesign it until we come close to what we are searching for. We then build our cities as little architects and engineers using soft and hard materials. We make connections, learn and develop our knowledge and concepts in Science, Math and Visual Arts through this giant project. We evaluate our work and learn from each other!

We are now ready to share our creativity and our solutions for the “Cities of the Future” with the world! Welcome to our exhibition!

Celebrating Success: Hanova DP Students Secure Prestigious University Acceptances Worldwide - written by Ms Sharon Zhu, DP Coordinator.  It brings us great pleasure to share the remarkable achievements of our DP students in securing university acceptances from prestigious institutions worldwide over the ten years. At Hanova, our commitment to providing a high-quality education and fostering student success extends beyond the classroom, and the accomplishments of our graduates reflect the excellence of our academic programs and the dedication of our students.

Over the years, Hanova graduates have continued to being accepted by and to excel at some of the world's most prestigious universities. Noteworthy mentions include Yonsei University, Seoul National University, Pohang University of Science and Technology, and Chung-Ang University in Korea. In addition to the countries mentioned earlier, we have students being accepted by Cornell University, UCLA, Boston College,University of Southern California, etc in the United States, UCL, University of Edinburgh in the UK, the University of Tokyo on full scholarships, as well as at Waseda University, among others, in Japan. With such diverse destinations, we are confident in our ability to guide and to support our students towards achieving their dreams wherever they may lead.These achievements stand as a testament to the rigorous academic preparation and holistic development our students receive at Hanova.

Beyond academic success, Hanova is committed to nurturing students' personal growth and skills development. It is heartening to hear from our alumni that they constantly miss their time at Hanova, underscoring the lasting impact of our educational approach.

As we continue to support our students in their academic pursuits and personal growth, we look forward to witnessing their continued achievements and contributions to society.

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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