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 all effort from PTA to make this meaningful event happen, we highly anticipate the next session.
2. 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). The XR Challenge aimed to promote immersive learning experiences and the use of virtual and augmented reality technologies to support traditional teaching methods. The students from XLIS were tasked to use their creativity and analytical skills to come up with innovative ideas and solutions to global issues, such as global warming, population, and other pressing concerns.
3. Earthquake Drill
A school earthquake drill is a practice exercise that XLIS conducts to prepare students, faculty, and staff for earthquakes. The drill usually involves a simulated earthquake scenario where everyone is required to quickly and calmly demonstrate what to do in the event of an earthquake. The importance of school emergency drills such as a fire or earthquake drill cannot be overstated. Earthquakes can strike suddenly and without warning, and the impact can be severe. By practicing earthquake drills, we can help students, faculty, and staff develop the necessary skills and knowledge to respond quickly and safely in the event of a real earthquake. This can help minimize the risk of injury or loss of life and increase the chances of a successful evacuation and recovery.
4. Open Day
In May, we continued to open up for all prospective families and students. On May 13th, we invited 42 groups of ECE kids aging from 3-6 years old and on May 27th, had the Weekend Camp and Sleepover Camp for 41 groups of students aging from 7-13 years old.
5. PTA Core Member Meeting
During this PTA meeting, we mainly went through agendas as below:
7. Summer Fair
8. Sleepover at XLIS
On May 27th and 28th, we had our XLIS second weekend camp. The theme of the weekend camp was ‘how we express ourselves’, which is one of the transdisciplinary themes of the IB PYP program. We chose this theme because we would like to give students opportunities to express themselves more confidently and develop their communication and social skills. We provided students Language, Visual Art, PSPE, Science classes, as well as basketball and swimming sessions.
9. Dormitory Camping Night
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. The high school students were sent off with a barbecue and birthday celebration. A number of students displayed the attribute of risk-taking by rapping, playing in a band and dancing. The school looks forward to welcoming more of our students to residential life in the future.
10. A Pre-school Visit
On May 29th we had a visit from ten staff members of a sister school. This is a school in the city, which has a similar philosophy to XLIS. The teachers visited a number of classes, in particular our early years department. Both schools had the opportunity to share best practices and learn from one another. We are looking forward to visiting them for a similar learning experience in September.
11. Almaty Mathematical and Linguistic School Samai Visit to XLIS
From May 22nd to May 26th, XLIS had the honor of hosting a delegation from Almaty Mathematical and Linguistic School Samai in Kazakhstan. The delegation consisted of six students, one teacher, and one parent. Dr. Liu, the Head of XLIS, and Mr. Brian Lalor, the Deputy Head of School, together with our educators extended a warm welcome to the Kazakhstani guests. During their one-week visit, the students from Kazakhstan and Xi’an Liangjiatan International School engaged in an enriching exchange and learning program. Furthermore, they had the opportunity to explore Xi’an, immersing themselves in the cultural heritage of the ancient Silk Road’s starting point.
Primary School Events
2. Student-Led Conferences
This was an exciting time of year, when our students had the chance to showcase their learning to their families! Students showed all the things they did in the classroom and around the school. Student Led Conferences are beneficial for reasons such as:
3. Jr. Chang’an Cup（The Third Annual Xi’an International Elementary Basketball Invitational）
4. Primary Parent Workshop
Secondary School Events
1. IBDP Exams
Our DP2 students started their exams on the 28th April and ran up to the 18th May. We wish them the best of luck.
2. Student Led Conferences
As is the case every year, at this time, all Secondary students reflected on their learning journey and made meaningful connections between the concepts in all the subjects. They used visual representation to show these connections, in the past they had produced excellent work of which their parents were proud. On the 5th parents from the Secondary came to school with the students and heard them talk about their leaning experiences. Middle school students talked to their parents in the morning and High School students did in the afternoon.
3. DP Graduation
4. MYP5 e-assessments
Students of MYP5 sat for their IB exams from 8th May till 19th May – it was the first time we had registered the students for this important part of the MYP. We wish them all the best.
5. MYP5 Work Experience
This year we added another important event for the students from MYP5. They had the opportunity to experience the environment of a work place. Students were given a work placement and they spent 4 days working as an employee of the chosen organization.
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