School-Wide Learning Outcomes Awards & The Giving Tree
Learner Profile——School-Wide Learning Outcomes Awards
Every semester the secondary school takes time out to honor students who exemplify the IB Learner Profile attributes. The learner profiles are also our Schoolwide Learning Outcomes (SLO’s). We integrate the SLO’s into every curriculum unit and our homeroom advisory program in meaningful ways. Each semester, teachers write detailed nominations for students who have demonstrated the attributes in their daily lives at school.
We honored seventy students at the assembly, one student for each profile in the MYP and DP year level. In addition to receiving certificates, our students received pins this year that we asked them to wear on their uniforms with pride. We celebrated students who are inquirers, risk-takers, knowledgeable, communicators, principled, balanced, thinkers, open-minded, caring and reflective.
In addition to honoring the Learner Profile wards recipients, our Middle School and High School student council members all received our brand-new Student Council pins. We have asked the council members to wear these pins, so people around the school recognize them as leaders and helpers. Our student council members are there to support fellow students and lead positively, and the pins will help people in the community to recognize them.
Chinese teacher and Assistant MYP Coordinator, Emma Yang said of the Learner Profile Awards: “Everyone has the opportunity to shine during the Learner Profile awards assembly.”——Emma Yang （MYP Chinese Assistant Coordinator, MYP/DP Language Acquisition Teacher）
The Giving Tree at XLIS
The secondary student council kicked off the season of giving with the Giving Tree Assembly. Once again this year, we are living our XLIS vision through our “community-driven approach,” supporting less financially able students in the Xi’an community. This is our third year running the Giving Tree project, where every homeroom will support one or two children (dependent on the size of the homeroom). Classes received a Christmas ornament, and inside was the name, age, shoe size, clothing size, hobbies, favorite color of the child. Every student is responsible for contributing to the gift package for the child. Last year, we rented a truck to carry the boxes of gifts to the Little Fish NGO. Little Fish is a charity that serves migrant children and students with cognitive and physical challenges. We love to support their work and connect with children who need support in our extended Xi’an community.
The student council is supporting the Giving Tree. Middle School and High School student councils joined forces to create and present a unique promotional video about our three-years of Giving Tree work in the secondary at XLIS. The students created two incredible dance numbers and a touching play about the Giving Tree, and Middle School and High School emcee kept the assembly flowing. Finally, our students from Uganda (Student Council Members) created a video and spoke to the community about the Learner Profile attributes. This was one of the most professional and well-executed student-led events at XLIS and a real show of student agency and “confident, open-minded students”. Congratulations to the Student Council.
We look forward to sending a whole truckload of gifts to the children at Little Fish. Thanks in advance to all the students and their families for the support. This year, our administration and logistics teams are also preparing packages for some children, and our primary student council is organizing gift packages for several children.
DP1 student Minsang Kim says of the assembly: “It was the most engaging assembly ever at XLIS.”——DP1 Minsang Kim
Bella Yang, the secondary secretary said that “This was the best assembly yet because it was an opportunity for students to show their talents and show caring for others in the community.”
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Author: Daun Yorke (Secondary Principal)