We hope that you and your families are thoroughly enjoying the Christmas holidays and are looking forward to coming back to school on Monday, 6th January!
We only have two weeks of school during the month of January, but there are still a few events and activities occurring that we would like to make the entire XLIS community aware of. These are listed below and as usual are separated by Primary, Secondary and Whole School events.
Whole School January Events
Friday, 10th January – Semester 1 Reports – The semester 1 reports for all students will be released on ManageBac on this date, where they will be available for download.
For primary students, reports include information on the IB learner profile and the PYP. It will also detail scores for Transdisciplinary Skills and give a Summary of Achievement for the Units of Inquiry studied so far.
For secondary students, as well as a copy of the IB learner profile and information on the MYP or DP, there will also be a summary of achievement. This summary will include a detailed description for each subject and a score ranging from 1 to 7.
Tuesday, 14th January – Chinese New Year Celebrations – This year we will have an assortment of different activities. For the morning, these will be separated by primary and secondary:
Primary – Story Telling Competition
Secondary – Speech Contest with the theme, ‘My Story in XLIS’
In the afternoon, the whole school will get together for a collection of different dramas as part of a theater festival.
Saturday 18th January – Sunday, 2nd February – Chinese New Year Holiday– No classes will occur, and the school will be closed for Chinese New Year during these dates. We hope that everybody has a wonderful time celebrating with their families. For those travelling, have a safe trip and we will see you all on Monday, 3rd February for the beginning of the second semester of the 2019-2020 academic year!
Primary School January Events
Fridays throughout January – Primary Assemblies –Blue Dragon Theatre – Primary assemblies enable students to actively display what they have taken from their units of inquiry so far in the year. Students will have been working on a transdisciplinary theme that focusses on knowledge, concepts, ATLs, (Approaches to Learning), action and Learner Profile attributes.
P1B – Friday, 10th January, 2:40PM-3:20PM
Principal Assembly – Friday, 17th January, 2:40PM-3:20PM
Parents of P1B students are welcome to attend the P1B assembly. For the Principal Assembly, which will be hosted by our Primary Principal, Mr. Brian Lalor, all primary parents are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, 15th January – Parent Teacher Conferences – This day is one of the best opportunities to meet with your child’s homeroom and specialist teachers to find out how they are getting along in classes. More details related to this important event will be forthcoming from your child’s teacher closer to the time.
Secondary School January Events
Wednesday, 15th January – Three Way Conferences – These meetings will include teachers, parents and most importantly, students. The students will lead the conferences by sharing what they have learnt and their experiences at school, as well as their reflections on learning. This is a great opportunity for a discussion between the three core participants of your child’s education.
Saturday, 18th January – Basketball Tournament – 9:00AM – 1:00PM – XLIS has invited 3 other international schools from around Xi’an to participate in this basketball tournament, that will be played my M4 aged students and above. The games will be played in the newly decorated first and second floor gyms.