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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.

February 2, 2024

Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Student-led Seminar - written by Mr John McGovern, TOK Coordinator.  The DP2 students are currently working on their TOK essay. This is the final project for the DP core component of TOK, worth 67% of their overall grade. Each year the IB releases 6 questions and each student has to choose […]

January 26, 2024

"Energizing Creativity: Year 4's Energy and Advertising Exhibition" - written by Ms Lindsey Burrows, Year 4B Homeroom Teacher.  In a spectacular showcase of ingenuity and learning, our Year 4 students recently hosted an Energy and Advertising Exhibition that left a lasting impression on both children and adults alike. This unique event, held in December, seamlessly […]

January 19, 2024

Service as Action Assembly: Are we creating a culture of service learning? - written by Ms Lydia Song, MYP & DP Librarian.  Last Friday, January 12th, a Service-learning assembly was held to strengthen awareness to serve and be more reflective about our service as action in the Hanova community. “To be socially responsible as global […]

January 12, 2024

Hawks Swim Team Announcement - written by Ms Tomoe Fujise, Physical & Health Education.  After two swim try-outs, we are pleased to share our Hawks Swim Team. Here are our swimmers, well done all and good luck with your journey. We have started training  and are preparing for the ACAMIS 9-12 Swim Meet at XLIS […]

December 9, 2023

Hanova’s Winter Concert 2023 - written by Mr Ferdinand Els, MYP Drama.  The Winter Concert, held on the 9th of December, was a magnificent culmination of artistic brilliance that resonated throughout Hanova. Involving the entire school, from our little Nursery elves to the accomplished Year 13s, the festive event showcased a delightful array of performances, […]

December 1, 2023

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 […]

November 24, 2023

Hanova: A Place for ALL Families - written by Mr Luke Roberts, School Principal.  The Hanova community is often likened to a family, and indeed we are a growing family: our student numbers are over 300, and over 20 nationalities are represented amongst our staff, students, and parents. We are spread across different parts of […]

November 17, 2023

XIAC U19 Volleyball Tournament - written by Mr Julian Barnsley, Head of Athletics.  Play started on Saturday afternoon and continued late in to the evening. We took a mixed squad to play in the Boys division. For many of the players this was their first experience of tournament volleyball. It was great to see all […]

November 10, 2023

Author Visit at Hanova - edited by Lydia Song.  Last Friday, November 3, a professional storyteller Andy Wright, visited Hanova and gave 4 sessions to the different student groups. The sessions were held in the library, and the whole school students were very engaged. For PYP students, Andy performed several stories and got students involved […]

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