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The School Newsletter is the official news publication of Xi’an Hanova International School. Since Hanova began in 2012, our school has regularly communicated to the Hanova Community about what has been happening inside and outside the school classrooms.

September 15, 2023

Year 2 Learning Stations – Written by Mr Graeme Noble, Year 2 Teacher.  ‘In our Year 2 classrooms, we allow choice and agency by setting up our classrooms with learning stations purposefully set up. Students enjoy visiting stations and managing themselves by choosing where to go and how to undertake each station. There are open-ended […]

September 8, 2023

Year 10 Science Biology experiments – Written by Mr Russell Glavey, MYP Science.  As part of their unit on Biology: Relationships, Form and Function students had the opportunity to prepare and scientifically observe some slides of animal and plant cells. Along the way they learned proper use of the microscope, slide preparation and practiced lab […]

September 1, 2023

A fantastic start in Upper Primary! – written by Mr Andrew Symonds, Upper Years PYP Coordinator.  As we almost doubled the number of teaching staff in our section we began by welcoming a large number of new teachers and introducing them to the Hanova community. The enthusiasm which they brought with them immediately saw the […]

August 25, 2023

Establishing Routines in our Early Years! – written by Mr Graeme Noble, Early Years Coordinator.  It has been a truly wonderful start to the 2023/2024 year in our Early Years classes. The children are happy to be at school, engaged with learning and are building relationships with each other. For the first week, establishing routines […]

June 16, 2023

Honoring our Graduating Class of 2023 – written by Ms Sharon Zhu. We had the wonderful opportunity to celebrate the Commencement of 2023 on Friday, 26th May. The afternoon ceremony was truly one to remember, as it was filled with an abundance of joy, waves of laughter, and even a few happy tears. When it came […]

June 10, 2023

A Celebration of a Year of PYP Sport – written by Mr Paul Robinson, Director of Sports.  On Wednesday 7th June Hanova held its first ever PYP Hanova Hawks Colour Awards, where we acknowledge and recognize those students who have represented the school in inter-school competition. We were delighted to say that a significant chunk […]

June 10, 2023

Written by Mr Jonathan Knibloe, Year 5 Teacher On June 10th, our Hanova Xi’an International School hosted the first school Carnival at our new campus.  With the world now returning back to pre-pandemic conditions, it was the first carnival since 2021 and it was wonderful to see our Hanova Community show up to support each […]

May 29, 2023

Year 7 Museum Display – written by Mr Luke Harris.  For the past fortnight our Year 7 students were busy creating a Museum Display Summative for their Individuals and Societies class. For this assessment, the students were tasked to create a fictional civilization and create two primary source objects from their chosen period of time. […]

May 20, 2023

Written by Mr Paul Robinson, Director of Sports On Saturday 20th May we had the pleasure of hosting a team of parents to join our staff and U19 footballers for the first ever Hanova Community Cup competition. Despite the “competitive” edge the idea was to create an environment where fun and enjoyment were the main […]

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