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IDU Education

Interdisciplinary Learning   What is an IDU?   We are living in a complex, ever-changing and highly interconnected world. It is significant to prepare our students to knit together knowledge from vast and disparate sources into coherent wholes with the synthesizing minds (Mansilla, 2016).   Interdisciplinary learning is one of the key essences in MYP.…

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Upcoming Primary Parent Workshops – Primary Principal

Dear Parents, I hope you are enjoying this beautiful Tuesday!  I made a slight error in my message this morning.  We have two workshops for parents upcoming.   Thursday, May 23rd   How to Help Students Develop Reading and Writing in Mandarin   This workshop will be led by Ms. Sally and Ms. Carol and…

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May Letter 2 from Secondary Principal

Dear Parents,   Welcome to the last letter in May. This has been and is still the busiest month in the secondary department. I would like to thank all of you for your continuous support in making sure the students take their academics and other activities seriously.   DP2 students completed their finals last week and…

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Primary Principal Email Week 34

Dear Parents,   I hope that this email finds you well! Since my last letter we held our Student Led Conferences and the Summer Fair Community Celebration. I was very happy to see so many parents joining us. I was especially proud of our students who confidently presented their work to their families during the…

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Secondary Principal Letter – M5 Work Experience

Dear  Parents,   I hope this mail finds you all well . As many of you know, Ms. Bella and I have been making the necessary arrangements for this important event next week. I would like to extend my thanks to all parents who have been a great support to look for placements for this…

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Interview for XLIS Parent Jenna Chen

Interview for XLIS Parent Jenna Chen (P5B Hank’s Mom) At the end of February, a meaningful exhibition of Rare Diseases was held at XLIS, which brought the concept of “rare diseases” closer to students for the first time and gave us an initial understanding of this special group of people (A Rare Disease Exhibition at…

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Dr. Liu – Graduation Season and Upcoming Events at XLIS

Dear Parents ,   I hope this email finds you well.   Firstly, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all of you for attending the recent student-led conference and summer fair. Your presence and support were greatly appreciated.   I am excited to share with you a wonderful collaboration between XLIS and Sias…

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May Letter 1 from Secondary Principal

Dear Parents,   Welcome to the first May letter! This month is a very busy one before we wrap up the year in June. There are many important events taking place in Secondary. These events aim to develop our students’ academic performance as well as their social skills.   Final Exams for DP2 and M5: Our…

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Primary Principal Email Week 32

Dear Parents,   Good morning! I hope that you all enjoyed some time with your family over the Labor Day break! My family and I enjoyed a couple of nights in the Qinling Mountains. We are very lucky to have these beautiful mountains so close to us!   May and June are very busy months…

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XLIS was awarded Top 20

On April 21, 2024, the KingLead Nobel Innovation Forum and the Award Ceremony of International Schools were successfully held at the China National Convention Center, in . Xi’an Liangjiatan International School was awarded Top 100 in 2024 KingLead China International School Innovative Competitiveness, as well as Top 20 in Schools for Children of Foreign Personnel.…

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May Upcoming Events

Whole School Events    1. Wednesday,1st May – Sunday, 5th May – Labor Day Holiday The school will be closed for the Labor Day Holiday from Wednesday, 1st May to Sunday, 5th May, 2024. We wish you all a safe and wonderful holiday.   2. Friday, 10th May – Student-led Conference Reporting on student learning comes…

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April Updated Events

Whole School Events   1. 2024 University Admission Exchange Conference   2. Whole School PD Some of the workshops were as follows: · The Self-study Process · Number Talks Defined · Differentiation in an inquiry classroom · Reading Difficult Texts · Inquiry-Based Learning Across All Subjects · Use Data Analysis to inform planning · Differentiate…

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Week 31 Restoring Relationships – Deputy Head of School

Dear Parents,   I hope you are keeping well and that all is well with your family. In this newsletter, I would like to update you about some events and take the time to remind our community about our Restorative Practices Policy.   This past weekend I visited Hangzhou International School to present on accreditation at…

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Students from XLIS Advance to Final Round of Spelling Bee

Seven students from XLIS will attend the final round of the highly prestigious Spelling Bee of China (SPBCN) competition. The competition attracts top spellers from across the country vying for the coveted title of champion.   The SPBCN not only celebrates the art of spelling but also promotes language proficiency and cultural exchange among students.…

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April Letter 2 from Secondary Principal

Dear Parents,   We are already nearing the end of April-the next month will be a very busy one with exams, Week Without Walls, Work Experience. It has been a very hectic beginning of the term and we have some concerns about the following:   M1 use of devices- when we agreed to have M1…

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Principal Email Week 31 – Events and Learner Profiles

Dear Parents,   Good morning! I hope this email finds you all well! We are now into our final 8 weeks of the school year, and with all the upcoming events, it is sure to pass by very quickly! In today’s email, I would like to let you know of some upcoming events this week…

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The Importance of Self-Management in Life and Education

Marvin, a 12-year-old boy, has been studying at Xi’an Liangjiatan International School since ECE and is currently a MYP1 student.   Poor self-control and time management, moodiness, and addiction to the Internet and digital devices are some of the growing challenges that many teenagers are facing. However, Marvin is totally different; he is always smiling…

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Updates, Achievements, and Communication at XLIS from Dr. Lily.

Dear Parents ,   Greetings!   I am thrilled to share some blue skies as well as the ongoing support and communication at XLIS.   Student & School Achievements   A total of 10 students from our school participated in the Middle School Girls Soccer Tournament held by the American International School of Dalian on…

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April letter 1 from Secondary Principal: MYP5 Work Experience

Dear Parents,   Welcome to the 2nd half of the academic year 2023-2024! I hope you had a good holiday with the family and now we are back to some very serious work till the end of the year.   This semester is particularly important, we expect students to do their best to improve their academic…

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Primary Principal Email Week 29

Dear Parents,   Good afternoon! We are now well into April and summer temperatures will be arriving very soon! In today’s email, I would like to highlight some upcoming events in April, give some important reminders, introduce our English proficiency assessment (WIDA), and introduce the MYP Work Experience Program.   Upcoming Events   The final…

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April Upcoming Events

Whole School Events   1. Monday, 1st April – Sunday, 7th April Easter Holiday & Tomb Sweeping Holiday The school will be closed for the Easter Holiday and Tomb Sweeping Holiday from Monday, 1st April to Sunday, 7th April, 2024. We wish you all a safe and wonderful holiday.   2.  Monday, April. 8th 2024 University…

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March Updated Events

Whole School Events   1. PD (Early Release) Our secondary school was working on language progression throughout the MYP. Primary school teachers continued their work on inclusion, focusing on specific barriers to learning.   2. PTA Core Members Meeting In March PTA Meeting, we mainly shared below agendas: · 2024 ACAMIS Junior Swim Xi’an · Track and…

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2024 IB DP Visual Arts Graduation Exhibition at XLIS

“From Thought to Canvas” was organized by IB DP Visual Arts students of the class of 2024 (Hannah Zheng, Henry Zhao, Ivy Xue, and Jessica Qi). The goal is to reach into the depths of the soul and translate the intangible nature of thoughts and emotions into tangible expressions on canvas, creating visual narratives that resonate with the viewer.…

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XLIS Spring Recruitment: Elevating Education Quality

In the season of rebirth, where nature comes alive, Xi’an Liangjiatan International School eagerly awaits a new chapter. With clear goals and unwavering spirits, We forge a path towards excellence, defining our unique identity. Embrace your education dream, Join XLIS team. Together, we’ll pursue anew, Global education, our shared view.   Opening Positions   1. MYP/DP…

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Week 28 Strategic Plan & First Aid – Deputy Head of School

Dear Parents,   I have always been a firm believer that we are achieving our mission at XLIS, but I have also felt that our vision was too aspirational. This year, however, thanks to our community I am starting to believe that we can, “lead education through innovation and a student-centered, community-driven approach together.”   Strategic…

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A Guide to Children’s Health in Spring

As spring brings vitality back to the earth, it also ushers in significant temperature fluctuations and heightened activity of bacteria and viruses. Understanding these infectious diseases is key to preventing them and keeping our children safe.   Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD)   HFMD often presents with mild symptoms that may or may not include…

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2024 ACAMIS Jr. Swim Xi’an

More than 500 student-athletes and coaches from twenty-four international schools representing nine cities within the ACAMIS network came to XLIS to participate in the 2024 ACAMIS Jr. Swim Meet. This was the first time the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools, or ACAMIS as it is often referred to, held a sporting competition in…

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Information in Secondary School at XLIS – Secondary Principal

Dear Parents,   March is ending, and we have very important events that are taking place this week and next.   Yesterday, our DP2 Visual Arts students showcased their artwork to their parents and the administration and teachers. This is a very important event for the Arts students as this is the culminating part of…

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Week 27 Letter to Parents – Primary Principal

Dear Parents,   Good morning! I hope this email finds you well! We are hopping into Spring now, with the Spring Equinox upon us. For our Persian friends, tomorrow is the beginning of Nowruz, their New Year! So Happy Spring and Happy New Year to our XLIS community! I love watching Xi’an come to life…

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Thank you letter from Dr.Lily

Dear Parents,   Greetings!   I want to extend my deepest appreciation to each and every one of you for your exceptional dedication, hard work, and unwavering support that greatly contributed to the success of the 2024 ACAMIS Jr. swim meet.   Special thanks to our PTA, the Secondary Student Council, and all the staff…

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Interview for XLIS Alumni Shuyao

You are the only one to define your own life. Shuyao is a XLIS DP graduate from the class of 2022. She would have been a sophomore this year according to the usual college entrance pathway. However, in fact, she will be a first-year student of college in 2024, starting a brand new learning journey.…

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The Second Silk Road Classical Music Competition

XLIS is proud to announce the Second Silk Road Classical Music Competition! This prestigious, yearly event is designed to provide students with an opportunity to showcase their performing abilities in front of a panel of judges that are specialists in the field of the Performing Arts.   This unique event will also feature a Winner’s…

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Principal Email Week 25 – Primary Principal

Dear Parents,   Good morning! I hope that this message finds you well! In my email today, I would like to let you know of some exciting events we have happening in March as well as to give some suggestions for our students’ digital device usage and how we, as parents, can ensure our children…

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BPA Competition Results

Competition Overview Business Professionals of America (BPA), an influential and comprehensive business practical activity, plays a crucial role in shaping students through real industry topics, diverse practical projects, and a robust business knowledge system. It serves as a platform for peer communication, connecting students with the real business world and industry elites. This exposure enhances students’…

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March Letter 1 from Secondary Principal

Dear parents, We are now in the month of March, and this is going to be a very busy month for all the students and the teachers. Week Without Walls: Preparations are underway for the Week Without Walls which will be from 22nd -26thApril for the Middle School. I am attaching the letter which contains important…

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March Upcoming Events

Whole School Events  1. PD (Early Release) – Wednesday, 6th March School buses will leave at 14:30 for staff professional development. Our secondary school will be working on language progression throughout the MYP. Primary school teachers will continue their work on inclusion, focusing on specific barriers to learning. 2. PTA Core Members Meeting – Tuesday, 12th…

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February Updated Events

Whole School Events 1. Professional Development Day Immediately after the break all staff at XLIS took a one day professional development. We learned about standardized assessment, inclusion, differentiation and service. The goal of this day was to work to improve the services we provide to our students, thus achieving our school mission. 2. Start of ECAs…

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Week 24, Reaching to our Vision – Deputy Head of School

Dear Parents,   I would like to take some time to update you on several upcoming initiatives at the school. Our vision is to lead education through innovation and a student-centered community-driven approach. To this end, let me highlight some ways we are working towards this.   MAP Assessment   Our school being not-for-profit has…

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February Letter 1 from Secondary Principal

Dear Parents,   Welcome to the 2nd semester of the academic year 2023-2024. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your family. We are now in for a very busy semester. There will be many events including the finals for the MYP5 and the DP2 students. I am attaching an extract of the calendar…

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Principal Email Week 23 – Primary Principal

Dear Parents,   Good morning, happy Year of the Dragon, and welcome back to school! I hope you all had an enjoyable holiday and are looking forward to the rest of the 2023 – 2024 academic school year as much as I am!   New Students   At XLIS we are always working on our…

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2024 Chinese New Year Celebration at XLIS

PYP Celebrates Chinese New Year Activities   As the cycle returns to the Year of the Dragon, heralding the rebirth of all things and the welcoming swallows of spring, the wheels of time are about to roll into the Jia Chen Dragon Year. To celebrate the 2024 Chinese Lunar New Year, the XLIS Primary Chinese Department…

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XLIS’s First Open Day in 2024

Rooting in China, Connecting the World XLIS’s First Open Day in 2024   On the last day of January 2024, Xi’an Liangjiatan International School (XLIS) held its first Open Day of this year! The cold weather did not dampen the enthusiasm of prospective international families at all, and all the seats we open were amazingly…

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Mr.Zhao Yide conducted inspection in XLIS

Mr. Zhao Yide Stresses on Developing the “Belt and Road” International Commercial Legal Service Demonstration Zone During Xi’an Visit, Aiming for a Market-Oriented, Legal, International, and First-Class Business Environment.   On February 4th, Mr. Zhao Yide, the Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, conducted a field inspection in Xi’an, focusing on the Chanba International Port…

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Igniting Passion for Science at XLIS

Embark on a Journey of Discovery   At XLIS, we firmly believe that Science education should transcend traditional limits. We strive to equip our students with the tools they need to take ownership of their learning and inspire them to delve into the realm of scientific investigation. Our ultimate goal is to cultivate well-rounded, open-minded individuals…

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The Fourth Annual Chang’an Cup

One of the highlights of the XLIS athletics calendar is the Chang’an Cup. The Chang’an Cup is a yearly U19 invitational basketball tournament organized by XLIS for students enrolled at international schools or international high school programs in Xi’an. The tournament was first held in January 2021 with eleven teams from seven schools all located…

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February Upcoming Events

Whole School Events     1. Chinese New Year Holiday  Monday, 5th February-Friday, 16th February   From Monday, February 5th to Friday, February 16th, the school will be closed for the Chinese New Year Holiday. We wish you all a safe and wonderful Chinese New Year.   2. Professional Development Day – Monday, 19th February  …

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January Updated Events

Whole School Events   1. End of Semester 1 According to the school calendar, the last school day of the first semester was on January 12th, 2024 (Friday). End of semester reports were released to parents on Managebac.   2. Start of Semester 2 According to the school calendar, the second semester has begun on January…

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Empowering our Students’ Success: Tips for Effective Home Support from Dr. Lily

Dear Parents, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your active participation in the Parent-Teacher Conference held on January 17th. It was truly valuable to be engaged in individual discussions with the homeroom teachers and subject teachers regarding your child’s academic performance, behavior, and social and mental well-being. As parents, we are well aware…

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XLIS Secondary Math Department

Mission of Math Department   The mission of the mathematics department is to provide an environment where students can learn and become competent users of mathematics and mathematical application. Moreover, the department will contribute to the development of students as mathematical thinkers, enabling them to become lifelong learners, to continue to grow in their chosen…

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January Letter 2 from Secondary Principal

Dear Parents,   Thank you all for attending the 3-Way conferences last week. I am sure you had meaningful conversations with the teachers and could understand the scoring and recording of marks in the MYP and the DP.   I am now reviewing the reports of all the students and I plan to have an…

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Principal Email Week 21 – Primary Principal

Dear Parents,   Good afternoon XLIS community!   We are very excited and happy to be starting the second semester of the 2023 – 2024 academic year at XLIS! First, I would like to extend a big welcome to our new students and their families! I enjoyed getting to meet each one of our 10…

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Week 20, Language Policy Update – Deputy Head of School

Dear Parents,   I wish you all a very happy new year and would like to extend a very warm welcome to all the new members of our community. My name is Brian Lalor, the deputy head of school and I look forward to meeting with you all during Semester 2. I love to hear…

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XLIS Open Day in 2024

Registration: Please scan the QR code on the poster to reserve a space, and you will receive a confirmation message.   If you have any questions, please call 029-85915100, extension 8000, or email pr@xalis.com.   Event Agenda 8:30-9:00 Sign in and Enter the venue 9:00-10:00  Principal Meeting (school and course introduction, Q & A) 10:00-11:00…

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Principal Email Week 19 – Primary Principal

Dear Parents, Happy New Year to you all! I am excited for the year ahead and I believe 2024 will be a fantastic year at XLIS! We have four weeks together before we break again for our Chinese New Year holiday. I would like to let you know of some events that will be happening…

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January Letter 1 from Secondary Principal

Dear Parents,   Welcome to the new year. I hope you all had a wonderful time with the family. We are in for a very busy 4 weeks before we break up for the Chinese New Year holiday.   Reports: The January reports will be sent on Friday 12th January. Please read the reports together with your…

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Message from Secondary Principal-Sexed for the M4 students

Dear Xinyi Wu At XLIS, we aim to educate the whole child. We are aware that students’ bodies are going through changes as they move from childhood to adulthood and therefore, we are commencing special units on Personal, Sexual and Social education at each developmental level in the secondary. The sexual health education unit was developed…

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Message from Secondary Principal-Sexed for the M3 students

Dear Parents,   At XLIS, we aim to educate the whole child. We are aware that students’ bodies are going through changes as they move from childhood to adulthood and therefore, we are commencing special units on Personal, Sexual and Social education at each developmental level in the secondary. The sexual health education unit was…

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Message from Secondary Principal-Sexed for the M1&2 students

Dear Parents,   At XLIS, we aim to educate the whole child. We are aware that students’ bodies are going through changes as they move from childhood to adulthood and therefore, we are commencing special units on Personal, Sexual and Social education at each developmental level in the secondary school. The sexual health education unit…

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January Upcoming Events

Whole School Events   1. End of Semester 1 – Friday, 12th January According to the school calendar, the last school day of the first semester will be on January 12th, 2024 (Friday). End of semester reports will be released to parents on Managebac by then.   2. Start of Semester 2 – Monday, 15th January According…

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December Updated Events

Whole School Events   1. The XLIS Angels’ Choir Christmas Carol Concert and Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Ritz Carlton     2. End of ECAs     3. Christmas Concert 2023     Primary School Events   1. Parent Workshop (for PYP5) Do you find it challenging to support your child when a text book is not the…

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XLIS’ 2023 Christmas Concert

The year 2023 has been truly remarkable for XLIS. The school has not only witnessed growth in numbers and academic achievements but has also embraced its extended community as an integral part of its structure. The festive preparations for this Christmas season commenced with the decorating of classrooms and hallways, along with the organization of…

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Important Updates and Happy Holidays! – Head of School

Dear Parents , I hope this email finds you well and that you had a wonderful time at the Christmas concert and XLIS 20th-anniversary celebration last Saturday. As an XLIS community member, your presence made the event even more special. If you’d like to relive those cherished moments, you can find the photos of the…

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December Letter from Secondary Principal

Dear Parents, We are now in a very busy time of the year when all summative assessments must be completed, and reports prepared. Many students have been falling sick in the past weeks. I hope they recover soon. Please send an email to the homeroom teacher with a medical certificate if your child is going…

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Principal Email Week 17 – Primary Principal

Dear Parents, I hope that this email finds you and your family well. It’s a difficult time as we are looking forward to the Christmas Holiday as many children and family members may be getting sick. In addition, the weather is turning colder this week. With only 8 school days left until the holiday, I…

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DP2 November 2023 – January 2024 Overview

Class Group: DP2 Period: November to January   Homeroom Teacher: Kelvin Tian Nathan Kim In our homeroom, we encourage dialogues centred around the challenges students encounter in their second year of the Diploma Programme (DP). These discussions delve into global competencies, effective revision strategies, the cultivation of robust decision-making skills, and the importance of maintaining…

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MYP5 November 2023 – January 2024 Overview

Class Group: M5 A/B Second  Quarter Period: November-January   Homeroom MYP5A & MYP5B Teachers: Sky Du/Sunil Jane Feng/Chandra ATL skills: Self-Management—   Help your child by: Manage Material (by properly using their notebooks and homework books) Be on punctual on deadlines   Communicating with him or her if he or she has completed all homework…

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MYP4 November 2023 – January 2024 Overview

Class Group: M4 A/B Second  Quarter Period: November-January   Homeroom MYP4A & MYP4B Teachers: M4A Ms. Eunice, Mr. Welch M4B Ms. Eva and Mr. Keon ATL skills: Self-Management—   Help your child by: developing self-management skills by encouraging them to set realistic goals and deadlines. Additionally, open communication and collaborative problem-solving can empower teenagers to navigate…

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MYP3 November 2023 – January 2024 Overview

Class Group: M3 A/B Second  Quarter Period: November-January   Homeroom MYP3A & MYP3B Teachers: ATL skills: Self-Management— Help your child by: English Language and Literature   Teacher: Mark Moran Unit Title: In Fair Verona: Analysis of Shakespearean Dramas Concepts: Key Concept: Creativity Related Concepts: Character, setting, style, theme ATL skills: Communication, thinking   Help your child by: Provide…

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Heads of XLIS win Awards

Dr. Liu, the Head of School, was awarded the “Special Contribution Award” at the “RAISE 2023 Asian International Schools Conference & 30 Years Award Ceremony International Schools in China”.   Dr. Liu, the Head of School, was awarded the “Special Contribution Award” at the “RAISE 2023 Asian International Schools Conference & 30 Years Award Ceremony…

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Principal Email Week 16 – Deputy Head of School

Dear Parents, I hope you are keeping well and getting ready for the winter break. I am excited as I will be going back to visit my family for the first time in five years. We had a lot to celebrate in XLIS this week. PTA I am so grateful for the parent-teacher association we…

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MYP2 November 2023 – January 2024 Overview

Class Group: M2 A/B/C Second  Quarter Period: November-January   Homeroom MYP2A & MYP2B & M2C Teachers: Kyle Jooste Sunny Si Zack Dwyer Maggie Miao Haeyoung Chung Ran Zhao ATL skills: Interaction and collaboration   Help your child by: Helping them to understand that we need to be respectful and considerate when interacting with our classmates.…

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MYP1 November 2023 – January 2024 Overview

 Class Group: M1 A/B/C/D Second  Quarter Period: November-January   Homeroom MYP1A & MYP1B &M1C & M1D Teachers: M1A: Michael Koran and Emma Liang ATL skills: Self-Management Plan (by properly using student diary) Manage Material (by properly using locker) Be mindful (remembering our “Essential Agreement”   Help your child by: Checking his or her diary daily Communicating…

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November Updated Events

Whole School Events   1. PD and Early Release We are so fortunate to have so many resources at XLIS, but our greatest resource is our staff. They led a number of fantastic professional development workshops on these days. Our staff had agency to choose two workshops to attend. A full list of the workshops offered…

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December Upcoming Events

Whole School Events   1. Friday, 1st December The XLIS Angels’ Choir Christmas Carol Concert and Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Ritz Carlton Time: 6:00PM. Location: The Ritz Carlton Join us at the Ritz for what has now become a Christmas tradition for our XLIS Choir students!   2. Tuesday, 12th December PTA Core Members Meeting The December monthly…

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“Blue Dragon Cup” Primary Swimming Championship Competition

Xi’an Liangjiatan International School 2023 4th “Blue Dragon Cup” Primary School  Swimming Championship Competition   The 4th Blue Dragon Cup Swimming Championship was organized by the Primary Section of Xi’an LiangJiaTan International School on November 9, 2023. Swimming competitions are an important part of the XLIS Physical Education curriculum program. Students were able to improve their competitive abilities…

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Principal Email Week 15 – Secondary Principal November Letter 1

Dear Parents, We are now nearing the end of the 1st semester of this academic year 2023-2024. This has been a busy first half of the year and by now all our students are settled in their classes.   The next weeks will be crucial for students- there will be summative assessments and we advise all…

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Principal Email Week 15 – Secondary Principal November Letter 2

Dear Parents, This semester has flown by and we are in the last month before the Xmas holidays. Please make sure the students come to school till the last day of school as they will have to complete their summative assessments which will contribute to their report grades in the January reports.   Our students…

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Principal Email Week 15 – Primary Principal

Dear Parents, It is hard to believe that Friday will be December 1st! We are currently in the long stretch between holidays. These 11 weeks between the October holiday and Christmas are important for learning, however, they can also be very tiring. This is the time we must check-in with our children to see how…

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XLIS Success in AMC

The Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC), organized by the Australian Mathematics Trust in 1978,is one of the largest and oldest math competitions in the world. Today, students from more than 30 countries participate each year. It is also a key indicator for Australia’s selection of national teams for the International Mathematics Olympiad.   The Australian Mathematics…

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A Parent’s Guide to Keeping Kids Healthy in Winter

Winter is the peak time for many infectious illnesses, as the cold weather can suppress your immune system and increase your vulnerability to infections. This post covers steps you can take to help protect your family from seasonal illnesses, how to recognize symptoms of common illnesses, and how to make informed decisions on whether a…

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TWGHs Wong See Sum Primary School Visited XLIS

 Delegation from TWGHs Wong See Sum Primary School Visited XLIS   On the morning of November 20th, Xi’an Liangjiatan International School welcomed a delegation of visitors comprised of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of Shaanxi Provincial People’s Government, the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of Xi’an City, and the Association for Promotion…

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Community Song of Christmas Concert – Head of School

Dear HYUNSIL CHOI ,   Hope this email finds you well.   In response to a suggestion from the PTA, parents, students, and Staff will be invited to perform the Last Community Song at the Christmas Concert on December 16th. The community song is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your talent, share the stage with our students,…

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Letter from Dr. Lily

Dear Parents,   Greetings! As we approach the festive season, I am delighted to share some important updates with you.   Christmas Concert – “Twenty Years of Joyful Jingles” XLIS is nearing a significant milestone this year as we celebrate our 20th anniversary, marking our incredible journey from XHIS to XLIS. I am thrilled to announce that…

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University Counseling – Secondary Principal

Dear Parents, I would like to remind you of an important event that is taking place on Friday from 2:30 -3:30pm in the 3rd floor auditorium . The new university counseling team will  provide detailed insights into the college planning and admissions process. We expect to see as many parents as possible at this important…

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Choice of Subjects Evening – Secondary Principal

Dear Parent, I would like to kindly remind you all of the important event that is taking place at school on Friday 24th November from 3:45-4:30pm in the Black Box. The MYP Coordinator will open the evening with an explanation of how the choices will be made and then you will get the chance to…

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XLIS Athletics – Season in Review

The first season of team sports for the 2023-2024 school year has concluded at XLIS. Student-athletes from P3 to DP2 donned Blue Dragons jerseys to represent XLIS in different sports competitions against other schools in Xi’an. XLIS student-athletes joined 7 teams across three team sports, participating in three city-wide tournaments for international schools.   These…

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Principal Email Week 11 – Primary Principal

Dear Parents,   Good morning!   I hope this email finds you well!   Yesterday and today all of our staff in the primary division have been participating in professional development provided by the IB that is called: Action, Agency and Engagement. Today I would like to take the time to highlight these two very…

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November Letter 1 – Secondary Principal

Dear Parents,   We are now in November-this month is going to be a very busy one with parents’ meetings and preparations for the Xmas concert. We started the week with a very meaningful IB workshop on Inclusion which is at the heart of our teaching and learning.   I would like to remind you…

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November Letter 2 – Secondary Principal

Dear Parents,   We are now in November-this month is going to be a very busy one with parents’ meetings and preparations for the Xmas concert. We started the week with a very meaningful IB workshop on Inclusion which is at the heart of our teaching and learning.   I would like to remind you…

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Literacy and Culture Week

Literacy Across the Curriculum Literacy Week in Primary Literacy and Culture Week is celebrated every year at XLIS. Our goals are to foster a love for reading and to bring awareness that there are many creative ways to develop reading and writing. The theme supports the International Baccalaureate’s (IB) philosophy that “all teachers are language…

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Xi’an Western Returned Scholars Association at XLIS

The Research and Exchange Conference Hosted by Xi’an Western Returned Scholars Association Successfully Held at Xi’an Liangjiatan International School   On the afternoon of November 8th, the research and exchange conference, titled “Welcoming Returning Talents to Promote Mutual Understanding and Foster Global Cooperation—Gaoxin’s International Education as the Foundation of Xi’an’s National ‘Dual-Centers’ Core Area,” was grandly held…

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Principal Email Week 12 – XLIS Policies – Deputy Head of School

Dear Parents,   Earlier this month I had the opportunity to represent our school at two events. The first was the International School Services (ISS) job fair in Bangkok. After that, I attended the East Asian Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS) leadership conference. During these two events, I had the opportunity to connect with other…

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University Information Form – Head of School

Dear parents, We understand that both parents and XLIS share the common goal of supporting students in their applications to their dream universities. In order to further enhance our university counseling services, provide better support to students in their university process, and achieve better performance. I kindly request that you allocate 1-2 hours tocomplete the attached…

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XLIS 1st Annual Middle School Spelling Bee

A Spelling Bee is a thrilling academic competition where students demonstrate their language skills by spelling words on a white board and then verbally pronouncing the spelling aloud. Contestants take the stage, one by one, and attempt to spell words correctly, showcasing their vocabulary prowess and linguistic talents. It’s not only a fantastic opportunity to…

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November Upcoming Events

Whole School Events 1.PD and Early Release – Wednesday, 1st November Wednesday will be an early release day for students with buses leaving campus at 2:30. XLIS staff will be leading different sessions for other staff members. 2. Professional Development Days Monday, 13th November Tuesday 14th November Our school will be hosting a number of IB…

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October Updated Events

Whole School Events   1. Blue Dragons Athletics – Games and Tournaments The XLIS Blue Dragons, our school’s sports teams, had a number of games and tournaments in October. These games and tournaments involved most of the student body, with students participating from P3 all the way to DP2. The whole community was invited to each event…

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Principal Email – Secondary Principal (October Letter)

Dear parents, Last week we had a very successful 3-way conference and parents had the opportunity to talk to the teachers and have an idea of where their children are at this point of their learning journey. We thank you all for your support.   This month is going to be another busy one. This…

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Principal Email Week 9 – Primary Principal

Dear parents, Good morning, I hope that this email finds you well! I am so happy to be back at school after a week of professional learning in Bangkok, Thailand at the EARCOS Leadership Conference. It was wonderful to connect with other educators from the East Asian region, learning from one another, and meeting some…

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Psychological Education International Exchange Conference

2023 Xi’an Psychological Education International Exchange Conference at XLIS     On the morning of Friday, October 27th, 2023, XLIS set the stage for a unique international exchange for educational experts. The 2023 Xi’an Psychological Education International Exchange Conference for Primary and Secondary Schools was co-initiated by the Xi’an Association for Science and Technology (XAST),…

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Community-driven Approach – Head of School

Dear parents ,   At XLIS, we are guided by a strong mission and vision that emphasizes the importance of fostering a student-centered and community-driven environment that empowers students to be confident, open-minded global citizens. We firmly believe in creating an inclusive and supportive community where each student can flourish academically, socially, and emotionally.   In line…

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Principal Email Week 9 – Secondary Principal October Letter 2

Dear parents,   The year is going by very fast. We are already in October. Students and teachers are all busy ensuring learning and teaching is going on successfully.   Reports: It is already the time of the year for report writing. Next week, on 25th October, we will have our 3-way conferences. As is the…

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Principal Email Week 9 – Primary Principal

Dear parents,   I hope that this email finds you well and that you are excited for the opportunities to celebrate your child’s learning that are on the horizon!   Coming up this month, we have some important events that are taking place that will help us in achieving our mission of enabling confident, open-minded…

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Principal Email Week 8 – Deputy Head of School

Dear parents,   We are constantly working on developing a culture of inclusion at the school. In this newsletter, I would like to share our inclusion policy and tell you how we are working to support all students at XLIS. I would also like to invite you to watch some high-level sports. Brian Lalor here, the…

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DP2 August – October 2023 Overview

Class Group: DP2 Period: August – October Homeroom Teacher: Kelvin Tian Nathan Kim Within our homeroom, we foster discussions about the challenges students face during their second year of the Diploma Programme (DP). These conversations encompass global competencies, valuable revision tips, the development of strong decision-making skills, and the significance of maintaining a healthy mind…

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DP1 August – October 2023 Overview

Class Group: DP1 Period: August-October Homeroom Teachers: Sophia Suo Tanapat Treyanurak Kate Yu Mark Moran Unit Title: Identity and Mindset ATL Skills: Self Management Set goals, identify strategies & take action Think positively Help Your Child By: Asking your children to plan and organize their learning to ensure they manage time effectively. Encourage and model…

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MYP5 August – October 2023 Overview

Class Group: M5 A/B First  Quarter Period: August-October Homeroom MYP5A & MYP5B Teachers: Sky Du/Sunil Jane Feng/Chandra ATL skills: Self-Management— Plan (by properly using student diary) Manage Material (by properly using their notebooks and homework books) Be on punctual on deadlines   Help your child by: Checking his or her diary frequently Communicating with him…

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MYP4 August – October 2023 Overview

Class Group: M4 A/B First  Quarter Period: August-October Homeroom MYP4A & MYP4B Teachers: M4A: Ms Eunice & Ms Leena ATL skills: Self-Management— Develop and practise inclusivity by not excluding their foreign classmates and teachers.   Help your child by: – Self-management to plan their day and check if they are ready for their classes; not…

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MYP3 August – October 2023 Overview

Class Group: M3 A/B First  Quarter Period: August-October Homeroom                     MYP3A & MYP3B Teachers: Ms. Momo, Ms. Annie, Ms. Emma, Mr. Roman and Mr. Welch ATL skills: Self-Management Social Skills   Help your child by: Encouraging your child to read every night Practice with your child how to send emails to teachers Checking their diary…

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MYP2 August – October 2023 Overview

Class Group: M2 A/B/C First  Quarter Period: August-October Homeroom MYP2A & MYP2B & MYP2C Teachers: M2A – Zack Dwyer & Maggie Miao M2B – Haeyoung Chung & Ran Zhao M2C – Kyle Jooste & Sunny Si ATL skills: Social and Self Management   Help your child by: Students have been working on identity and mindset with activities…

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MYP1 August – October 2023 Overview

Class Group: M1 A/B/C/D First  Quarter Period: August-October Homeroom MYP1A Teachers: Michael Koran and Emma Liang ATL skills: Self-Management Plan (by properly using student diary) Manage Material (by properly using locker) Be mindful (remembering our “Essential Agreement”   Help your child by: Checking his or her diary daily Communicating with him or her if he or…

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October Upcoming Events

Whole School Events 1. Mid Autumn Festival Holiday & National Day Holiday – Sunday, 8th October Our school’s Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday and National Day Holiday is observed from the 29th September to the 8th of October, 2023. We kindly remind you there is no school during these dates. School will begin again on Monday the…

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September Updated Events

Whole School Events   1. Staff PD and Early Release On the early release day for students, buses left campus at 2:30. XLIS staff were leading different sessions for other staff members.   2. Start of ECAs ECAs began on Thursday September 7th, 2023. Each ECA that we offer is structured to provide experiences designed to…

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XLIS’ U.N. International Day of Peace, 2023

On September 21st, 2023, XLIS and its broader community came together to celebrate the  U.N. International Day of Peace!   This year’s theme: “Actions for Peace: Our Ambition for the #GlobalGoals”, prompted students from all year levels to inquire into to the concept of “peace” and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. But the learning journey…

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Principal Email Week 7 – Secondary Principal

Dear Parents, This has been a very busy two weeks since I last sent you my letter. Since then we have had a lot of events, and we continue to make progress towards developing open-minded global citizens.   I was very proud of the students’ work for the UN International Peace Day. Their speeches were…

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Principal Email Week 7 – Primary Principal

Dear Parents,   It is unbelievable that we are already heading into our first holiday of the year! I was so happy to see so many of you at our International Day of World Peace event last Thursday and I hope that it sparked some good conversations between you and your children.   Upcoming events…

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CPPCC Foreign Affairs Committee Visited XLIS

On Thursday, September 21st, a delegation from the Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan Overseas Chinese, and Foreign Affairs Committee of the Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference visited XLIS with the aim of fostering friendly exchanges and providing advice and suggestions to enhance international education in Shaanxi. Present at the meeting were Dr.…

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Principal Email Week 6 – Head of School

Dear Parents, I am excited to invite you to join us in celebrating the International Day of Peace at XLIS! In a world that is constantly changing, the value of love and peace remains steadfast. Peace has the power to heal and create a better place for all. This global event is a wonderful opportunity for our…

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President of Bank of China Shaanxi Branch Visited XLIS

On Thursday, September 14th, Dr. Meng Zhen, Secretary of the Party Committee and President of the Bank of China Shaanxi Branch, led a delegation to visit XLIS for the purpose of fostering school-enterprise cooperation and promoting exchange. Present at the meeting were Dr. Liu, Head of the School; Ms. Echo Zhao, Director of Brand Development;…

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Principal Email Week 5 – Primary Principal

Dear Parents, I hope this email finds you all well! We were so happy to welcome several parents to school last week for our first two parent workshops! Thank you for your participation if you were able to join us, and if not, please consider attending one of the next ones! They are a great…

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DP Retreat in Malaysia

“Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the sooner we would be able to treat life as art.”  – Maya.Angelou   On the 21st of August, 2023, our DP students of Grade 11 and 12 embarked on a week long trip to Malaysia as part of the DP retreat. The purpose of the…

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September Upcoming Events

Whole School Events   1. Staff PD and Early Release – Wednesday, 6th September Wednesday will be an early release day for students with buses leaving campus at 2:30. XLIS staff will be leading different sessions for other staff members.   2. Start of ECAs – Thursday, 7th September XLIS proudly announces the start of its…

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Principal Email Week 4 – Deputy Head of School

Dear Parents,   In this week’s newsletter, I would like to share the XLIS language policy and inform you about our early release PD days.   XLIS Language Policy   Please find the complete XLIS language policy below. As you will read in the language policy we believe that language is an important part of…

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August Updated Events

Whole School Events   1. Orientation Week for XLIS 2023-2024 School Year Embrace A New Start of 2023-2024 School Year   2. The First School Day of 2023-2024 School Year   3. MUN Club Members from XLIS Wins Multiple Awards   04. Fire Drill The purpose of a school fire drill is to allow staff and students…

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Principal Email Week 3 – Primary Principal

Dear Parents,   Hello! We are nearing the end of August ~ September and Autumn are just around the corner! By now, your children have settled well into the routines of the classroom and have started diving into their first Units of Inquiry (UOI).   We place high value on parent communication and to be…

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A Visit from Westlake University

On August 28th, Yuanmeng XU, Associate Dean of Westlake Residential Colleges and a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Southern California (USC), visited Xi’an Liangjiatan International School.   Dr.XU has resided in the United States for 17 years and has substantive administrative experience in American state universities. In the afternoon, shegave a presentation…

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Principal Email Week 3 – Secondary Principal

Dear Parents, I want to extend a big thank you to all the parents who turned up for the workshops last week. It was a success, and the parents who were present could have first-hand information about how the school operates and how the MYP works.   Communication is crucial to the success of any…

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MUN Club Members from XLIS Wins Multiple Awards

MUN Club Members from XLIS Wins Multiple Awards in Harvard Model United Nations China 2023   From August 18th to 21st, the Harvard Model United Nations China 2023 Conference was held in Guangzhou. Participating students discussed and debated international issues within the framework of the United Nations. Nineteen model union presidents from Harvard University ensured a high academic…

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Embrace A New Start of 2023-2024 School Year

We Are Well prepared!   With the sun blazing down in August, Xi’an Liangjiatan International School is about to enter a brand new school year. To ensure a steady and orderly start to the school year, and to ensure the safety of the students in campus, the preparations have already begun in full swing two…

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Principal Email Week 1 – Primary Principal

Dear Parent,   Welcome to the 2023-2024 academic year at XLIS! To all our returning families, we are so happy to have you back! And to all of our new community members, thank you for choosing XLIS for your child and your family. We are all very excited for what lies ahead this year.  …

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XLIS 2023 IBDP Graduates Interview Series – Minsang Kim

II Minsang Kim The Self-Cultivation of an Honor Student Studying at Xi’an Liangjiatan International School for 3.5 years University Acceptances: KAIST Major: Electrical Engineering IBDP score: 42   “After successfully completing the entire IB Diploma course and preparing for my future journey in university, I’ve come to realize how much IB has contributed to my growth as an inquiring individual,…

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Congratulations to Class of 2023

The IB diploma for 2023 results has come out! XLIS has a 100 % diploma success rate. Our highest points for this year are 42 out of a possible 45, 75% of our students have scored above the world average for different subjects offered at XLIS and for the total points.   Approximately  57% of our students…

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XLIS 2023 IBDP Graduates Interview Series – Seojin Kim (Cindy)

For most young people, many significant moments in life happen during the summer. Summer signifies youth, passion, hope, endings, and beginnings… Among the countless memories contained in this short season, graduation is undoubtedly the most unforgettable part. In the summer of 2023, Xi’an Liangjiatan International School witnessed the departure of another group of International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme…

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Reading List Recommendations from XLIS

Fang Qi, a Chinese hostess, once mentioned in a program called Reading on the Island: The real meaning of reading is that we can have the opportunity to get close to each of the bright stars although we are not in the same space. We can meet them and talk to them in a common way…

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June Updated Events

Whole School Events   1. PTA Core Member Meeting This was the last PTA meeting in 2022-2023, we mainly went through agendas as below: · The 2023 U.N. International Day of Peace · PTA Q & A · Annual Reflection and Free Communication about Summer Break Plan   2. Open Day High School Open Day-Saturday, 3rd…

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2023 Math Kangaroo at XLIS

After nearly two months of review by the U.S. official committee, the winners of the 2023 Kangaroo Math Contest were announced on June 10th. More than 7 million students worldwide participated in the competition, with nearly 22,000 students from more than 30 provinces and 230 cities in China participating in the Chinese Division.   This…

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XLIS New Faculty for 2023-2024 School Year

“Keep reaching. Keep seeking. Keep using your abilities to bring out the best in those around you, and let them bring out the best in you. Become the next great generation! You can and you will —dare I say it— change the world!”   These were the words of scientist Bill Nye at the Rutgers…

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MYP Celebration at XLIS

Dear XLIS Community,   We are delighted to share the incredible success of the MYP5 Celebration Ceremony and BBQ that took place at our school last week. This event marked a significant milestone in the academic journey of our MYP5 students as they were awarded their certification of completion in front of their peers, parents,…

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Work Experience at XLIS

“Some things cannot be taught; they must be experienced. You never learn the most valuable lessons in life until you go through your own journey.” —— Roy T. Bennett   This quote summarizes the aim of introducing the work experience at XLIS. This event was mainly geared towards M5 students who had just completed their…

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Principal Email Week 38 – Primary Principal

Dear Parents,   Good afternoon! It is difficult to believe that we are down to our final 2 weeks of this academic year! Please let me take this time to sincerely thank you all for your support of your children this year, as it has been challenging with the final months of the Covid-19 epidemic.…

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MYP5 Celebration

Dear XLIS Community,   We are delighted to share the incredible success of the MYP 5 Celebration Ceremony and BBQ that took place at our school last week. This event marked a significant milestone in the academic journey of our MYP 5 students as they were awarded their certification of completion in front of their…

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Graduation of class 2023

A graduation ceremony is a very special occasion: it marks the culmination of years of hard work, the recognition of goals attained and the acknowledgement of successes achieved.   On 24th May, our DP 2 graduates received certificates for completing the Diploma Programme at XLIS. For all these students, it has been a journey that…

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June Upcoming Events

Whole School Events   1. PTA Core Member Meeting – Tuesday, 13th June The last monthly PTA core meeting of the second semester will be held on Tuesday, June 13th, and we will notify all PTA members by email later on.   2. End of Semester 2 – Friday, 16th June From Saturday, June 17th to…

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May Updated Events

Whole School Events   1. PTA-led Barter Trade “Bartering: If you barter goods, you exchange them for other goods, rather than selling them for money.” On May 5th, we held the 1st Barter Trade organized by XLIS PTA. This is a live class for students to carry out the low-carbon and eco-friendly lifestyle. Big thanks to…

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Voices from Teachers & Students – M1

World Without Borders:  The Adventure of the Week Without Walls By Mr Matthew Lu MYP Chinese Language Acquisition and Language & Literature Teacher     Exploring New Cultures and Embracing Nature By William Fan M1A   On April 17, 2023, I went to my first Week Without Walls with my classmates and teachers. I think…

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Middle School Week Without Walls: Beyond the Classroom

Empowering Middle School Students for Global Citizenship   From April 17th to 20th, 2023, the middle school students of XLIS (Xi’an Liangjiatan International School) embarked on an unforgettable adventure during their Week Without Walls program. This annual event, which aims to provide students with experiential learning opportunities beyond the classroom, was a resounding success, leaving a…

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Principal Email Week 36 – Primary Principal

Dear Parents,   I hope that this email finds you well! I hope that most of you were able to join us for the Summer Fair on Saturday and that you and your family had a lovely time! It’s absolutely wonderful to have events like this that allow the whole XLIS community to come together…

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Residential Life

With the school year coming to a close, our residents celebrated their time together. Diploma students just finished their exams and are moving on, but there is much more to residential life at XLIS than only academics.   Living on campus allows students to focus on their studies, by cutting down on the travel time…

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XLIS Primary 4 Provocation – Chinese Shadow Play

XLIS P4 Provocation – Light and sound help us experience the world – Chinese Shadow Play     Video by: CHINESE SHADOW PUPPET ANIMATION (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JRVu9AOhng&t=4s)   Key Concept:Function Lines of Inquiry: How light and sound works. Provocation Questions:  “What is light and sound?” “Where does light and sound come from?” “What are the uses of light and…

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The GAILA XR Challenge in Tianjin

  On the 5th and 6th of May, two M3 students from XLIS recently attended the Global Association for Immersive Learning Advancement (GAILA) XR Challenge with our Head of Logistics Mr. Parker. The event was held in Tianjin and was hosted by the International School of Tianjin (IST). This new event saw the participation of students from…

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XLIS Teachers vs Students eSports Event

  Xi’an Liangjiatan International School recently ran a successful esports competition that pitted teachers against students. The competition was not only a fun and exciting event, but it also helped to foster important skills such as teamwork, communication, and develop relationships among participants.   Esports has become increasingly popular around the world in recent years.…

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XLIS PYP Exhibition 2023

  One of the most exciting times in the PYP is the Exhibition. The Exhibition provides opportunities for students in primary 6 to showcase what they learned throughout their time in the PYP. Our primary 6 students engage in collaborative group work by conducting an in-depth inquiry about real-life issues they are passionate about. This…

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XLIS University Acceptances( IBDP Class of 2023)

Dear XLIS community members, as the academic year comes to a close, we are pleased to inform you of the university acceptances received by our International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) students this year. We are proud to report that our IBDP class of 2023 has been accepted into many of the prestigious universities around the…

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Principal Email Week 34 – Primary Principal

Dear Parents,   I hope that this email finds you all well! I was so proud of our students during the Student Led Conferences. I saw many smiling children and family members as our confident students led their families through their learning journey. Thank you to all who could attend to give our students their…

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XLIS Primary Parent Talk in 2023

“Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world. You can use it to change the world.” ——Nelson Mandela   Different soils and growth environments can cultivate different flowers, and the same flower requires different nutrients at different stages of growth. In order to comprehensively understand the needs of every child in their growth…

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May Upcoming Events

Whole School Events   1. PTA-led Barter Trade – Friday, 5th May This Friday, PTA will be leading the first Barter Trade on campus. if you want to try barter trade, please prepare your things and take them on May 5th. · We strongly suggest students to prepare the following items to exchange: books, stationery, toys;…

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April Updated Events

Whole School Events   1. PTA Core Member Meeting During this PTA meeting, we mainly went through agendas as below: · Key Concepts · The 2023 XLIS Summer Fair · MYP5 Work Experience · Barter Trade · School Uniform    2. Open Day On April 22nd, we had our Lower PYP Open Day. We were delighted…

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Oral Examination on Campus

Maintaining good oral health is a crucial component of overall health. In an effort to prevent and reduce dental caries in children and promote healthy oral habits, our school invited a team of dental experts from the Xi’an International Medical Centre Stomatological Department to conduct a “Dental Inspection on Campus” activity. The goal was to…

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Highlights in May from Dr. Lily

Dear parents,   It’s nice to see our students back on campus today!   Congratulations to XLIS P6 students, our young learners did such a great job for the PYP Exhibition. As the final part of the PYP program, our P6 students celebrated all their learning and academic development, with the involvement of parents, teachers, peers,…

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Story of A 9-Year-Old Boy with Piano

9-Year-Old Boy with Piano Has an Unforgettable Story to Tell Before His Performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall    On February 20th, New York, USA brought an inspiring news to Xi’an Liangjiatan International School: Simon Yang from XLIS P4C, won the first place in the youth category of the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition, and…

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P1 Fundraising Event

XLIS P1A & B students recently organized a fundraising fair to support the local charity, Little Fish. This event was a culmination of their hard work on the ‘How we organize ourselves’ unit, with the central idea that ‘many products go through a process of change before they are used or consumed’. To prepare for…

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Principal Email Week 32 – Primary Principal

Hello to the  XLIS community! Welcome to week 32, which means we now have only 8 weeks left of school until our summer break! For this week’s email, I would like to highlight two very important events for our students. Both of these events give our students the opportunity to reflect on the process of…

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Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow

Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow The ACAMIS Spring Leadership Conference was held in Guangzhou   The ACAMIS Spring Leadership Conference was held in the Canadian International School of Guangzhou. Leaders from the Department of Education of Guangdong Province and the Education Bureau of Guangzhou, in addition to more than 400 representatives from 85 international schools attended…

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Principal Email Week 36 – Deputy Head of School

Dear Parents,   I am so grateful for our community. I have just come from an active PTA meeting where we worked together to achieve our mission – to enable confident, open-minded, global citizens through life-long learning and a sense of community. Some of the items we covered were: · Key concepts · Summer fair…

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2023 XLIS Sports Day

The XLIS sports day was held on March 31 at our beautiful campus to help promote the love of sports and living a balanced lifestyle. The event’s purpose is to allow all students to participate in a day full of fun and healthy competition among each other. We aim to provide students with a platform…

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MYP Personal Project Exhibition

Dear Community XLIS Members,  We are thrilled to share with you the success of the MYP Personal Project Exhibition that took place on Friday, March 24th. The event was a culmination of months of hard work and dedication from our MYP students who have been diligently working on their projects.   The exhibition showcased a…

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Principal Email Week 30 – Primary Principal

Dear Parents,   I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday last week and enjoyed some time with the family. We are now entering our last 10-week stretch before the summer holidays! We have another event coming up this week where you are invited to come and participate: April 13 Parent Talk from 9:00-11:45am…

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April Upcoming Events

Whole School Events   1. PTA Core Member Meeting – Tuesday, 18th April The third monthly PTA core meeting of the second semester will be held on Tuesday, April 18th, and we will notify all PTA members by email later on.   2. Whole School PD Early Release Day – Wednesday, 26th April 26th April(Wednesday) will…

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March Updated Events

Whole School Events   1. Staff PD and Early Release 1st March (Wednesday) was an early release day for students with buses leaving campus at 2:30. XLIS staff were leading nine different sessions for other staff members. Some of the sessions included lesson planning, inquiry cycle, behavior management and developing assessment rubrics.   2. PTA Core…

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EducationUSA Visited XLIS

Attention XLIS community! We have some exciting news to share with you. Our school recently had a visit from EducationUSA university representatives, and it was a huge success!   EducationUSA EducationUSA is a network of advising centers supported by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and the US Embassy. EducationUSA is designed…

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Sleepover at XLIS English Learner Journey

  How will you express yourself? Is it painting or music? Or writing or physical gestures? Are you an expressive person?   The theme of this weekend camp at Xi’an Liangjiatan International School was “How We Express Ourselves”. How We Express Ourselves” is also a transdisciplinary theme of the IB PYP. At Xi’an Liangjiatan International…

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2023 IB DP Visual Arts Graduation Exhibition at XLIS

  “The idea of infinity cannot be expressed in words or even described, but it can be apprehended through art, which makes infinity tangible. The absolute is only attainable through faith and in the creative act.”——Andrei Tarkovsky, “Sculpting In Time”   How do we define the uniqueness of ourselves within the context of a greater…

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Silk Road Music Competition

I truly felt the power of music through the First Silk Road Music Competition at XLIS last Saturday supported by Overseas Chinese Scholars and Overseas Chinese of Shaanxi Youth Federation. As Dr. Liu mentioned at her closing remarks, music has the power to unite us. Philosopher Nietzsche said that “music starts where language ends.” We…

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A Letter to XLIS Community from Head of School – Dr. Liu.

Dear XLIS Community,   Greetings!   I would like to share the good news that XLIS has successfully completed the staff recruitment for the 2023-2024 academic year, many thanks for the dedicated and collaborative work of the Senior Leadership and Human Resources Department. A secondary drama teacher will join XLIS in August and the performing…

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MYP Personal Project Exhibition

Dear Community XLIS Members,   We are thrilled to share with you the success of the MYP Personal Project Exhibition that took place on Friday, March 24th. The event was a culmination of months of hard work and dedication from our MYP students who have been diligently working on their projects.   The exhibition showcased…

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Feel the Charm of Science in Life through Practice

Having a good understanding of ‘How the World Works’ is essential throughout the teaching and learning journey in IBPYP. Students’ daily learning includes not only acquiring theoretical knowledge in class, but also carrying out extracurricular practice. Field trip, one of the most featured practical activities at XLIS, which had been suspended due to the epidemic,…

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Principal Email Week 28 – Primary Principal

Dear Parents, Hello XLIS community! Today is officially the first day of the Spring Equinox, and for many countries in the world, it is Nowruz, their New Year! So Happy Spring and Happy New Year! Our second semester is now well underway, and we have continued to keep true to our vision of leading education…

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AHA Emergency Training

AHA Emergency Training An Initiative Organized by School and Family for the Healthy Growth of Young Generation.     In May 2021, the General Office of the Ministry of Education and the Red Cross Society of China jointly issued the “Notice on Further Promoting School Emergency Rescue Work”. This notice mandates the inclusion of emergency…

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XLIS Science Fair

“In science, we don’t rely on hope or faith. We rely on data, experimentation, and reasoning.” ——The Big Bang Theory   XLIS successfully held the very first XLIS Science fairs on March 14th, 2023. XLIS gave students an opportunity to experience science in a different way. Students were encouraged to explore their passion for scientific…

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Principal Email Week 27 – Deputy Head of School

Dear Parents, As always thank you for joining us on our mission to enable confident, open-minded, global citizens through life-long learning and a sense of community. In this mail please find the following: XLIS current stance and beliefs on ChatGP (via Kriss Parker XLIS Head of Logistics) Healthy food reminder Sustainability at XLIS Library books…

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SIAS IS – XLIS Job Shadow

A job shadow is an opportunity for an individual to spend time with a peer to observe how they work and learn from them. Dr. Sam Mills the Head of School as Sias International School reached out to XLIS requesting such an experience and suggesting a return visit from XLIS in the future. Here is…

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Principal Email Week 26 – Primary Principal

Dear Parents,   Good morning XLIS community!   I hope that this email finds you well! It is incredible how quickly the Xi’an weather can change, as we are heading full-steam into summer temperatures! The students have started to arrive in t-shirts and shorts and are enjoying playing outside. Remember to write your child’s name…

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DP2 February – April 2023 Overview

Class Group: DP2 Period: February-April Group 1: Language A: Chinese Language and Literature   Teachers: Sophia Suo Unit Title: How does literature analysis promote our communication? Concepts KC: Transformation RC: Context, Contrast   ATL skills: Thinking Skills & Communication Skills   Help your child by: improving writing and thinking skills during literature analysis learning a…

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DP1 February – April 2023 Overview

Class Group: DP1 Period: February-April Homeroom Teacher: Kelvin Tian Kate Yu Unit Title: The  core of DP   ATL Skills: Thinking, Research and Self-management Introduce ATL skills students need to do well in the 3 core component of DP: EE, CAS and TOK.  Make connections with university applications and personal development. Do exercises  in different…

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MYP5 February – April 2023 Overview

Class Group: M5 Period: February-April Homeroom MYP5A Teachers: Ms. Sophia Suo Mr. Tanapat Treyanurak MYP5B Teacher: In homeroom students are busy juggling three big projects: their own Personal Project, Mental Health Day preparations, and the combined MYP5 assembly.   Students are taking a social approach to learning (ATL) with a particular focus on practicing empathy…

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MYP4 February – April 2023 Overview

Class Group: M4 Period: February- April English Language and Literature   Teachers: Mrs Challenor Unit Title: Creating Character Concepts: KC: Creativity RC: Character, Point of View, Structure   ATL skills: Thinking, Self-management, Communication   Help your child by: Discuss with your child what they are learning in class. Encourage them to read English books and…

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XLIS Secondary Parent Talk

True education is to help each flower grow in its own way.   Each child’s growing up story reflects a wonderful family background and so are the genes of every child and the environment in which they grow up. Xi’an Liangjiatan International School invited some of its parents to share their unique parenting stories at…

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MYP3 February – April 2023 Overview

Class Group: M3 A/B Third Quarter Period: February – April 2023 Homeroom                     MYP3A & MYP3B Teachers: Mr. Kyle Ms. Tracy Mr. Jonathan Ms. Jasmin ATL skills: Self-Management—Affective Skills Self-Management—Reflection Skills Communication skill—Email etiquette Help your child by: Asking them what homework they have been given and checking their diaries to confirm whether they have written…

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MYP2 February – April 2023 Overview

Class Group: M2 A/B Third Quarter Period: February – April 23 Homeroom                     MYP2A & MYP2B Teachers: M2A: Ms Momo & Mr Welch M2B: Mrs Challenor & Ms Sunny ATL skills: Self-Management—Affective Skills Self-Management—Reflection Skills Communication skill—Participate, share and collaborate   Help your child by: Ask you child about their day. Encourage them to be…

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MYP1 February – April 2023 Overview

Class Group: M1 A/B Third Quarter Period: February – April 2023 Homeroom                     MYP1A & MYP1B Teachers: Mr. Michael and Ms. Maggie Mr. Dwyer and Mr. Matthew ATL skills: Self-Management—Affective Skills: Be mindful, Think positively Self-Management—Organization Skills: Manage materials, Manage time Social—Show empathy, respect, and support to others   Help your child by: Talk about their day/week…

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March Upcoming Events

Whole School Events   1. Staff PD and Early Release – Wednesday, 1st March Wednesday will be an early release day for students with buses leaving campus at 2:30. XLIS staff will be leading nine different sessions for other staff members. Some of the sessions include lesson planning, inquiry cycle, behavior management and developing assessment rubrics.…

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February Updated Events

Whole School Events   1. Start of Semester 2   2. PTA Core Member Meeting This is the first PTA meeting in Semester 2, the main contents discussed are: · Parent-Principal Coffees · XLIS Action Plan · M5 Work Experience · Science Fair · Semester 2 ECA Registration and Q&A · PTA Members Daily Observing Student’s…

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A Letter to XLIS Community from Head of School – Dr. Liu.

Dear XLIS Community,   Greetings!   I am so touched and very grateful to each XLIS community member for supporting each other like family. everything is going well in the second semester.   Parent-Principal Coffees As mentioned in the PTA meeting on February 14th, in order to continue approaching WASC Goal 4: enhancing family-school communication, a…

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Secondary PD

“Those who dare to teach must never cease to learn” ——John Cotton Dana   This quote reflects the goal of XLIS this year. We are committed to providing time and resources for teachers to engage in collaborative work, which gives them time to reflect on their practice and set personal improvement goals. On Friday, 17th…

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Primary Teachers PD on Inquiry

On Friday, February 17th, the whole Primary School team met together to dive into Inquiry teaching and learning in the PYP.  The workshop was facilitated by the PYP coordinator – Ms. Maria Zialcita, and the Primary Principal – Ms. Marly Song.  Three objectives were given at the beginning of the session:   · Develop a…

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Principal Email Week 24 – Primary Principal

Dear Parents,   I hope this email finds you well! We are now in our 3rd week of the second semester! The students and the teachers are getting back into the routine of school-life, and our ECA program starts up again today!   Parents The 4th school-wide goal at XLIS this year is to build…

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XLIS Boarding Life | More than living on campus

When speaking of school boarding facilities, we often think of the traditional school boarding type: parents choosing to have their children stay at school because they are either too busy, or their families reside far away. We also tend to visualize multiple students sharing small living quarters, studying in rather crowded conditions, and staff that…

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Blue Dragons Athletics Program at Mid-Year

The second semester has arrived at XLIS and with it comes new opportunities for participation in competitive sport for students across all divisions in the school. The recent changes to the covid-19 epidemic prevention policies have meant that normal sporting activities have been able to resume uninterrupted. Here are some highlights from the second season…

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Principal Email Week 23 – Deputy Head of School

Welcome to Our New Community Members   Dear Parents,   I would like to take this opportunity to give a very warm welcome to all the new members of our community and to encourage appropriate clothing. I would also like to share how we are working towards Goals 2 and 4 of our strategic plan.…

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A Collaborative Effort of Family and School

A Collaborative Effort of Family and School: Through Lifelong Learning Fostering the Holistic Development of Children   “When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest.”  ——Ernest Hemingway   During the 2023 Spring, Xi’an Liangjiatan International School ushered in a new semester. Looking back at the past year,…

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Principal Email Week 22 – Primary Principal

Dear Parents,   Happy Year of the Rabbit!   We are very excited and happy to be starting the second semester of the 2022 – 2023 academic year at XLIS! First, I would like to extend a big welcome to our new students and their families! I enjoyed getting to meet each one of our…

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Letter to XLIS Community from Head of School — Dr. Liu.

Dear XLIS Community,   Welcome back to XLIS beautiful campus for a new semester! Firstly, we would like to welcome our Korean teacher Ms. Hye Jin Yeom to the Performing Arts team of the Primary School. Ms. Hye Jin holds a doctoral degree in Piano Performance from the University of Kentucky, taught by Professor Irina…

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February Upcoming Events

Whole School Events   1.Start of Semester 2 – Monday, 6th February According to the school calendar, the second semester is scheduled to begin on February 6, 2023 (Monday). Please check the school emails regularly for any relevant notice.   2. PTA Core Member Meeting – Tuesday, 14th February The first monthly PTA core meeting of…

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January Updated Events

Whole School Events   1. Semester 1 Reports End of semester reports have been released to parents on Managebac.   2. Chang’an Cup     U19 International Basketball Tournament On January 13th and 14th XLIS hosted the annual Chang’an Cup, a U19 basketball tournament for high school students in Xi’an. The tournament featured teams from 7…

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Reading List Recommendations from XLIS

Every time you open a book, you enter a whole new world.   Xi’an Liangjiatan International School has always placed great emphasis on developing students’ reading habits. To continue enriching student’s cultural life, XLIS teachers have prepared a special list of books in different languages for their students to expand their minds. We hope each…

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EARCOS Membership

The XLIS application to The East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) was accepted. This organization is the leading professional development organization in Asia. All of our staff will now have access to a range of PD opportunities (www.earcos.org/professional_development.php). Only accredited schools whose mission aligns with the EARCOS mission are included in this organization and…

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XLIS Student Council

PYP Student Council   The PYP student council at XLIS started in 2018.The student council aims to provide opportunities for students in the upper primary, from P4-P6 to represent students’ voices, choices, interests, and concerns. The student council allows our young IB learners to express their values, perspectives, and opinions responsibly to be heard within…

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The 2023 XLIS Spring Concert

  The 2023 XLIS Spring Concert Welcoming the Year with a Message of Hope!   XLIS has undeniably set a high standard when it comes to the quality of its student performing art shows. Year after year, students practice persistently to deliver awe inspiring performances and showcase their talent to the delight of our community…

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MOVEMBER 2022-2023

MOVEMBER MOVEMBER started in 2003 in Australia. It is the only charity that focuses on men’s health worldwide. The initial idea came up between two friends, Travis Garone and Luke Slattery to bring back the fashion trends for men to grow their mustaches. They invited 30 men who took the challenge. Inspired by the success…

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Principal Email Week 20 – Primary Principal

Dear Parents,   Happy New Year! I wish you all a wonderful year ahead for 2023. In addition, the Year of the Rabbit is soon upon us. So, to add to my sentiments, Happy Chinese New Year as well!   I am happy to be writing this email to you from my office, with a…

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January Upcoming Events

Whole School Events   1. Semester 1 Reports – Friday, 13th January End of semester reports will be released to parents on Managebac.   2. Chang’an Cup · U19 International Basketball Tournament  Friday, 13th January – Saturday, 14th January On January 13th and 14th XLIS will host the third annual Chang’an Cup, a U19 basketball tournament…

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December Updated Events

Whole School Events   1. End of ECAs Our ECA program ended on December 15th, 2022. The new program will begin in February 2023. Thanks to all of you who supported us with this exciting endeavor!   2. PTA Core Member Meeting It was the last monthly PTA Core Member Meeting of this semester, major meeting…

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Stay connected; stay together

Dear XLIS Community Members,  According to the XLIS school calendar, our Christmas holiday will start from December 24th, 2022 and will conclude on January 8th, 2023. There will be no classes during this time, and students should not attend school on these days. We hope all of you have a peaceful and happy holiday. We…

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Performing Arts at XLIS

Xi ‘an Liangjiatan International School has always emphasized on offering its students atruly balanced education. Besides offering our students a rigorous academic curriculum, we cannot ignore the benefits that Physical and Artistic education represent for our learners. By doing so, we work toward one of our objectives which is to educate te child as a…

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Principal Email Week 19 – Deputy Head of School

Dear Parents,   First of all I would like to wish you and your family a very happy Christmas. May this holiday season be a special time for you all. I hope all of the XLIS community can grow in our love and care toward one another. Let me share some good news with you.…

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XLIS’ Extra Curricular Activities

XLIS’ Extra Curricular Activities(ECAs)Semester 1, 2022-2023   XLIS has completed the first semester of Extra Curricular Activities of the 2022-2023 Academic year! To promote the continuous development of our students’ physical attributes, artistic understanding, and academic knowledge, XLIS offered 40 ECA courses during this semester. Our students chose their activities according to their interests and…

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Season One of the Blue Dragons Athletics Program

Enjoying competitive sports and enhancing health fitness, we are learning and growing happily at XLIS.   The first season of team sports for the 2022-2023 school year has concluded at XLIS. Students across all divisions had the opportunity to become a Blue Dragon and represent XLIS in different sports competitions. Despite the disruptions caused by…

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Principal Email Week 17 – Head of School

Greetings!   Before I share the weekly message with you, I would like to clarify the incident of a staff member’s family member who tested positive for nucleic acid on Saturday. The staff member’s family returned to the dormitory room on the first floor at 00:00 am on Saturday and was transferred to the centralized…

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Professional Development at XLIS

Keep on Learning and Seeking The Best Answer to Achieving High Quality Education   Bilingual and Multilingual Teaching and Learning PYP Virtual Workshop On November 14 & 15, 2022, the PYP team participated in a 2-day virtual workshop on Bilingual and Multilingual Teaching and Learning. In the context of IB education, all teachers are language…

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DP2 November – January 2023 Overview

Class Group: DP2  Period: November – January Homeroom Teachers: Mona Meng Shameek Ghosh In our homeroom, we discuss all the challenges that students face in the 2nd year of DP. We have talked about global competencies and tips for revising. We are also looking at decision-making skills and the need to have a healthy mind…

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DP1 November – January 2023 Overview

Class Group: DP1 Period: November – January Homeroom Teacher: Kelvin Tian Kate Yu Unit Title: Get Ready with Diploma Program Concept: Understanding DP ATL Skills: Thinking, Self-management Introduce ATL skills students need to do well in DP and in their future endeavours. Make connections with university applications and personal development. Do exercises in different contexts.…

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MYP5 November – January 2023 Overview

Class Group: M5 Period: November – January     English Language and Literature Teacher: Mr. Ridolfo   Unit Title: Through the Eyes of Maus: The Past & Present Intertwined Concepts: KC: Perspective RC: Character, Intertextuality, Point of view, Structure ATL skills: Communication, Research, Thinking Help your child by: Have them read a variety of texts.…

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MYP4 November – January 2023 Overview

Class Group: M4 Period: November – January Homeroom MYP4A & MYP4B Teachers: Sky Du, Keon Yang ATL skills: Self-Management—Affective Skills Self-Management—Reflection Skills Help your child by: encourage them to communicate more with people around and it’s a season of giving to the poor and the needed English Language and Literature Teacher: Mrs Challenor Unit Title:…

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MYP3 November – January Overview

Class Group: M3 A/B Period: November – January Homeroom MYP3A & MYP3B Teachers: M3A: Mr. Kyle, Ms. Tracy M3B: Mr. Jonathan Lee Ching, Ms. Jasmin ATL skills: Self-Management—Affective Skills Self-Management—Reflection Skills Communication skill—Email etiquette Social skills Help your child by: Checking that they use their school diaries and following up with the homework schedule to…

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MYP2 November – January 2023 Overview

Class Group: M2 A/B Period: November – January Homeroom MYP2A & MYP2B Teachers: M2A: Ms. Momo and Mr. Welch M2B: Ms. Challenor and Ms. Sunny ATL skills: Self-Management—Affective Skills Self-Management—Reflection Skills Communication skill—Email etiquette Help your child by: Checking their diaries every night so they are prepared for the next day. Also, make sure they…

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MYP1 November – January 2022 Overview

Class Group: M1 A/B Period: November – January Homeroom MYP1A Teachers: Michael Koran & Maggie Miao MYP1B Teachers: Zachary Dwyer & Matthew Lu   ATL skills: Self-Management—Affective Skills Self-Management—Reflection Skills Communication skill—Email etiquette Help your child by: Communicate with them about their self-management skills and ask to see their emails to teachers for proper etiquette.…

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December Upcoming Events

Whole School Events   1. End of ECAs -Thursday, 15th December Please be kindly reminded that Thursday the 15th of December 2022, marks the end of the first semester of our Extra Curricular Activities (ECA). From then onward, buses will depart the school at regular times on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A new and engaging ECA program…

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November Updated Events

Whole School Events   1. PTA Core Members Meeting In the third monthly PTA Core Members Meeting of this semester, the PTA Chairperson, together with PTA core members had a discussion with our Senior Leadership Team about the Barter Trade activity of XLIS community. Then Mr. Lalor, Deputy Head of School, shared teacher recruiting updates for…

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Principal Email Week 16 – Primary Principal

Dear Parents,   Greetings to our XLIS community! I was very happy to be getting lots of smiles and high 5’s from students as they made their way into the school today! You can genuinely feel the joy when we are all together.   Today I would like to take the time to highlight two…

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Child Protection at XLIS

Child Protection at XLIS Let every child grow healthily under the sunshine   One of my roles at XLIS is to serve as the Child Protection Officer. As part of this role I oversee that all staff and associates receive annual training, understand and sign the XLIS Code of Conduct and manage allegations. All cases…

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Conference of International Exchanges on Ethics Education

Conference of International Exchanges on Ethics Education in Primary and Secondary Schools in Xi’an was Held Successfully at XLIS   On the morning of Thursday, November 24th, 2022, XLIS set the stage for a unique international communication for educational experts. The conference of International Exchanges on Ethics Education in Primary and Secondary Schools in Xi’an…

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Literacy and Culture Week at XLIS

Literacy Week in Primary   The Literacy and Culture Week is one of the significant events held in the Primary School, starting several years ago. The goals of this event are to promote a love of reading, to highlight a variety of fun and engaging ways to approach language teaching and learning, and to educate…

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November Upcoming Events

Whole School Events   01. PTA Core Member Meeting – Tuesday, 8th November The third monthly PTA core meeting of the school year will be held on Tuesday, November 8, and we will notify all PTA members by email later on.   02. School Bus Safety Drill – Tuesday, 8th November All of the students who…

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October Updated Events

Whole School Events   01. PTA Core Members Online Meeting In the second monthly PTA Core Members Meeting of this semester, the Senior Leadership Team and PTA representatives reflected on the organization of the International Day of Peace event held in September and took this opportunity to make positive suggestions for whole school events preparation, family-school…

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DP2 August – October 2022 Overview

Class Group: DP2 Period: August-October Homeroom Teacher: Mona meng Shameek Ghosh In our homeroom, we discuss all the challenges that students face in the 2nd year of DP. We have talked about global competencies and tips for revising. We are also looking at decision-making skills and the need to have a healthy mind and body…

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DP1 August – October 2022 Overview

Class Group: DP1 Period: August-October Homeroom Teacher: Kelvin Tian, Kate Yu Unit Title: Get Ready with Diploma Program Concept: Understanding DP ATL Skills: Thinking, Self-management Introduce ATL skills students need to do well in DP and in their future endeavours. Make connections with university applications and personal development. Do exercises in different contexts. Help Your…

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MYP5 August – October 2022 Overview

Class Group: M5 Period: August-October Homeroom MYP5A Teachers: Sophia Suo, Tanapat (Ice) Treyanurak MYP5B Teacher: Nathan Kim, Emma Yang MYP5 Homeroom marks the beginning of the end of our MYP journey. Students have kick-started the year with an introduction to the Personal Project led by Ms. Emma. Additionally, we are placing heavy emphasis on living…

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MYP4 August – October 2022 Overview

Class Group: M4 Period: Aug-Oct Homeroom MYP4A & MYP4B Teachers: Sky Du, Keon Yang, Jane Feng, Scott ATL skills: Self-Management—Affective Skills Self-Management—Reflection Skills Communication skill—Email etiquette Help your child by: Schedule weekly or monthly talk with your kids, make sure they are emotionally healthy and academically on target. Help them plan time wisely at home…

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MYP3 August – October 2022 Overview

Class Group: M3 A/B Period: August – October Homeroom Teachers: MYP3A Kyle Jooste & Tracy Shi Teachers: MYP3B Jonathon Lee & Jasmin Sun Unit Title: Getting to Know Each Other ATL skills: Self-Management—Affective Skills Self-Management—Reflection Skills Communication skill—Email etiquette Help your child by: Reminding them to use their diaries to write in their homework and…

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MYP2 August – October 2022 Overview

Class Group: M2 A/B Period: August – October Homeroom MYP2A & MYP2B Teachers: M2A: Ms. Momo and Mr. Welch M2B: Mrs Challenor and Ms. Sunny ATL skills: Self-Management—Affective Skills Self-Management—Reflection Skills Communication skill—Email etiquette Help your child by: Encouraging your child to use their XLIS diary daily at school every week. English Language and Literature…

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MYP1 August – October 2022 Overview

Class Group: M1 A/B Period: August – October Homeroom MYP1A Teachers: Michael Koran & Maggie Miao MYP1B Teachers: Randy Welch & Momo Li ATL skills: Self-Management—Affective Skills Self-Management—Reflection Skills Communication skill—Email etiquette Help your child by: Reminding your child to use their diary and to keep track of their homework. Also, remind them to view…

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October Upcoming Events

Whole School Events   1. National Holiday Saturday,1st October – Sunday, 9th October Our school’s National Holiday is observed from the 1st to the 9th of October, 2022. We kindly remind you there is no school during these dates. School will begin again on Monday the 10th of October 2022.   2. PTA Core Member Meeting – Wednesday, 12th…

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September Updated Events

Whole School Events   1. Start of ECAs ECAs began on Thursday September 1st, 2022. Each ECA that we offer is structured to provide experiences designed to enrich the intellectual, social, physical and emotional growth of the students. Opportunities for learning and enrichment are prepared in accordance with students’grade level and interests in mind. There are…

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PYP Coordinator

Welcome Back

Dear XLIS Families and Friends,   First, I want to extend my warm welcome to all our returning and new families and staff joining our XLIS Community!   Please allow me to introduce myself briefly for all the families joining us this year. My name is Maria Zialcita and I am from the Philippines. I…

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Primary Support Team

EAL & Support Team

Michelle Taylor – Whole School Counselor Mrs. Taylor is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with over 20 years of experience in mental health care. The Whole School counselor works to support students’ well-being. In secondary, she facilitates sessions on emotional health, meeting with a student individually and listening to their concerns or collaborating with parents…

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Primary Mandarin

Welcome Back

Unit of Inquiry   Throughout this unit, we will inquire into How We Express Ourselves. Student will explore the pronunciation and writing rules of Pinyin initials, finals and whole recognition syllables by play-based learning that will enrich the learning content of Pinyin and enhance students’ interest in learning Chinese. They will use Pinyin as a…

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Visual Art Upper Primary

Welcome Back Upper Primary

Unit of Inquiry   We will learn about the elements of art and use it to create artwork. During this unit, we will learn about abstract art by using line, shape, color, texture, and form to create abstract paper sculpture art that reflects personality. We will also follow Frank Stella’s art style to do our…

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Visual Art Lower Primary

Welcome Back Lower Primary

Unit of Inquiry   Art is one of the earliest forms of communication for children. The creative arts are activities that engage a child’s imagination. Through painting, drawing, and sculpting, students can express feelings. Sharing art with others can create feelings of empathy and unity, which helps students understand that art is also a way…

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PSPE Upper Primary

Welcome Back Upper Primary

Unit of Inquiry   For this 1st unit, students will go to the swimming pool to learn basic skills, swimming styles and games under water. They will understand the importance of safety in sports and develop their swimming ability under the well-designed training. Some specific games and activities have been selected to give out to…

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PSPE Lower Primary

Welcome Back Lower Primary

Unit of Inquiry   Welcome to lower primary PSPE. This first unit will deal with the interconnectedness of skills, strategies and safety measures found within the activity of swimming. Students through practice will begin to eliminate the psychological aspect of fear in relation to water and water sports activities. Students will learn a multitude of…

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Performing Arts Upper Primary

Welcome Back Upper Primary

Unit of Inquiry   In this unit, students will look at how music is notated and will work on their ability to respond to written music to create what is intended. We will work on our reading and writing skills in music notation. Students will practice playing xylophones and other percussion instruments with the correct…

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Performing Arts Lower Primary

Welcome Back Lower Primary

Unit of Inquiry   Throughout this unit, students will be experiencing what beat and rhythm are, and we will talk about how beat and rhythm are used in music. Students will play various beat and rhythm with instruments which help them understand how beat and rhythm works in music. We will also talk about where…

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Primary Six Homeroom

Welcome Back P6

Unit of Inquiry   In this unit, students will be inquiring into the reasons why people migrate by looking at human migration throughout history and different types of migration. Students will investigate into how migration shapes the community and contributes to culture diversity.   Transdisciplinary Theme: Where We Are in Place and Time   Central Idea:…

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Primary Five Homeroom

Welcome Back P5

Unit of Inquiry   Our first unit of inquiry is under the transdisciplinary theme Who We Are.  This unit is focused on Personal, Social, and Emotional Changes & Well-being. Students will explore this through the central idea: Changes during adolescence can affect our behavior and emotions. Throughout this unit students will learn to identify various…

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Primary Four Homeroom

Welcome Back P4

Unit of Inquiry   The transdisciplinary theme of our current unit of inquiry is ‘How We Express Ourselves’. In this unit, students will inquire into how we can express our feelings, experiences, and values through writing. Students will investigate the different themes and structures of a variety of texts and the different perspectives within them.…

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Primary Three Homeroom

Welcome Back P3

Unit of Inquiry   Students will learn about the origins of money and examine and compare different types of money from around the world. Students will also learn about how people earn and spend money. They will learn about jobs people do to earn money and how people make plans to spend the money they…

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Primary Two Homeroom

Welcome Back P2

Unit of Inquiry   The transdisciplinary theme of our new unit of inquiry is ‘Who We Are’. Students will be investigating the function of communities and the responsibilities of its members. They will also inquire into how people’s actions affect their community. The focus will be placed on developing students’ understanding of their own roles…

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Primary One Homeroom

Welcome Back P1

Unit of Inquiry   An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human   Transdisciplinary Theme:  Who We Are   Central Idea: As citizens, we can contribute to our community…

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Early Years B

Welcome Back ECEB

Unit of Inquiry   Our first theme this year is Who We Are. We will begin by discussing our personal preferences, things we find important, and how we take care of ourselves. We will expand this to include our families and compare what our families enjoy, find important, and take care of one another. Finally,…

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Early Years A

Welcome Back ECEA

Unit of Inquiry   We have had a great start to the school year in ECE A. The students have settled well and are finding their way in day-to-day early years life. Some friendships have begun to form, and students are growing in confidence. I look forward to seeing the continued growth in this coming…

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Staff Well-being @ XLIS

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” ——Anne Lamott   This year, I have the opportunity to take on another role as Head of Staff Well-being while continuing as the PYP Coordinator. The Staff Well-being at XLIS is not new. Our HR department, under the leadership of…

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September Upcoming Events

Whole School Events   1. Start of ECAs – Thursday,1st September XLIS proudly announces the start of its exciting ECAs on September 1st, 2022! The ECA booklet and registration code have been sent to you by email. Please contact our Head of ECAs, Mr. Lee Li, at xlis.eca@xalis.com if you have any questions about the program.…

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August Updated Events

Whole School Events   1. Staff Orientation Week  During the week before school started our teachers returned and began to build community. Staff took a look at our schoolwide goals and planned how they would implement them in their departments. Staff also looked at the XLIS professional standards for teachers. Staff were introduced to our systems…

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XLIS Students Excel at COP15 MUN Conference

Before returning to start a new semester at Xi’an Liangjiatan International School, twenty-four XLIS students spent nearly a month preparing for and participating in the COP15 Model United Nations Environment Assembly Organized by The China National Children’s Center and Center for Environment Education and The Ministry of Ecology and Environment. Through the conference theme, Ecological…

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August Upcoming Events

On August 15th, 2022, students and staff returned to Xi’an Liangjiatan International School for a brand new 2022-2023 school year! With this new beginning, not only do we welcome new international students from different countries joining our family, but we are also fortunate to have a number of experienced experts in international education field working…

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Blessings from Former XLIS Graduates

May you always be on the path to your dreams.    With our graduates receiving the results of their Diploma Programme, XLIS DP2 students’ high school life finally came to an end. The summer vacation of this year has seen an important role transition in this batch of graduates from teenagers to amazing young adults,…

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XLIS ACS WASC Accreditation

On July 16th, 2022, Xi’an Liangjiatan International School was successfully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and has become one of the few WASC-accredited member schools in China. This official six-year WASC accreditation manifests not only a recognition of XLIS’s excellent operational management, but also an encouragement to the future development…

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June Updated Events

Whole School Events   1. Summer Holiday Duration Friday June 17th, 2022 marked the last day of the 2021-2022 academic year. The academic year of 2022-2023 starts on Monday August 15th, 2022, at regular times.   2. End of ECAs Our ECA program ended on June 2nd, 2022. The new program starts on September 1st, 2022.…

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Think deeply, Go further

Think deeply, Go further-Strengthen cultural confidence & Create an enabling learning community   Xi’an Liangjiatan International School is located in Xi’an Hi-Tech Development Zone, and the campus is between the iconic Qinling Mountain range and the historic Feng River. From June 25th to 26th, the Chinese Conference of the Association of China and Mongolia International…

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XLIS Spring Triathlon

As of Monday 23rd May, 49 triathletes walked the XLIS corridors. 25 students from M1 – DP, 23 members of staff and 1 P6 student (who’s mother is a teacher and complete it with him) all achieved this magnificent feat. A triathlon is a race that consists of a swim then cycling and finishes off…

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The Unforgettable Day

The Jr. Chang’an Cup The 2nd Annual Xi’an International Elementary Basketball Invitational   Saturday, May 14th was one of the most unforgettable days in my life. Excitement, joy, and happiness surrounded me after winning the Jr. Chang’an Cup championship by only one point. The thing is we won against Kangchiao, a school with big and…

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XLIS New Faculties for 2022-2023 School Year

“The ultimate end of education is not a perfection in the accomplishments of the school, but fitness for life; not the acquirement of habits of blind obedience, and of prescribed diligence, but a preparation for independent action.”———  Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi   Teachers play an important role in children’s critical period of growth. Xi’an Liangjiatan International…