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PYP News

Spring News

Celebrating with our early learners

The Friday before spring break, we were glad to celebrate with our early learners as they hosted the assembly. They treated us to a play about Little Red Riding Hood, shared their artwork based on feelings and colours, went on a bear hunt and had some students take part in a fun "What's the time Mr. Fox?" game.

Well done, PreKK students! We were all amazed by your speaking, acting and enthusiasm keeping us entertained while sharing your learning.

Also, Grade 5c shared the results from their action research on how to keep everyone safe while playing in the basketball court area. In addition to that, the girls shared their HIS hats project and we look forward to seeing the new designs and eventually wearing our hats to keep us safe from the sun's rays.

What has been happening in the elementary school lately?

Hall of Fame for World Maths Day

To celebrate World Math's Day on March 7th, our elementary students joined in a world-wide maths competition with a dual purpose - to test students' maths ability and to raise money for UNICEF to fund and support schools in Zimbabwe. Some of our classes scored in the top 100 out of the 4,000,000 participating students around the world:

Grade 1 ranked 81st
Grade 3 ranked 30th
Grade 4 ranked 75th

Congratulations HIS Mathematicians!

Tiger Cubs for MRISA Soccer
We took our banners and our cheers to UNIS to cheer on the Junior Soccer boys who participated in a MRISA tournament. Go Tigers!

Rock Your Socks on World Down's Syndrome Day
On March 21st, we raised awareness for Down's Syndrome by rocking our crazy socks!

Back to Learning

We started off after Tet with a visit from Explorer, Scientist and Marine Biologist, Henry Evans. He hosted an informative session with our elementary students and teachers sharing with us on the topic of climate change, its effect and our responsibilities. Some students even got the chance to put on some of the clothing he had to wear when exploring the South Pole.

Tet giving for Ms. Tuoi and Donkey Bakery Staff

On Tuesday, February 13th, Grade 5P students who spearheaded the fundraising efforts to support Ms. Tuoi, her baby son and the Donkey Bakery staff along with representatives from the elementary classes, gave the gifts and cards to them.

The whole elementary school contributed to this worthy cause by either donating money and goods, buying candygram from STUCO or participating in Grade 2's Arcade games.

"Great acts are made up of small deeds" Lao Tzu

The PYP in Action

One of the essential elements of the IB Primary Years Programme is student action and we are happy to share with you an authentic and wonderful example of how students in Grade 5P have taken action in our community to help others.

Grade 5P learned that one of the members of the Donkey Bakery staff, Ms Tuoi, had recently lost her husband in a motorcycle accident. Sadly, Tuoi is also a new mother to a baby boy.

The students decided they would like to help her as well as the other staff members of Donkey Bakery during this time of TET celebration.

They proposed a plan that encouraged students to make a donation by participating in the 'Kindness Wall'. When students observe someone who has done something good for others at school, they record the act of kindness, place it on the wall and make a donation.

Almost 10,000,000 VND has been raised for Tuoi and we are very proud of the care, concern and empathy shown by our students.

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