Greetings 5C Community,
In UOI, We continue to look deeply into government and what it means to have power, whether it be in a clothing store, a bank or governing a country. The students met this week to help create the criteria for their summative assessment. This assessment will take the form of designing a governing body for an organisation of their choice. We will share our thinking next week in a presentation style of their choosing. We look forward to seeing where their creativity and time management will take them. In the meantime our National Assembly continues to govern our actions, and after much debate, our constitution was amended to include two-week term limits for the ministers. This satisfied the 5C citizens, and they returned to work.
For Math and Literacy, we took part in the International Schools Association testing. This testing looks at reading, writing and mathematical literacy. We were very proud of the students’ ability to focus and showcase their strengths as learners. In addition, students learned to create simple financial plans and gained understanding of GST (goods and services tax). They supported opinions with text from their books and completed discussion essays on a topic of choice.
With just one week left in our government unit, we are preparing for a culminating experience for your child as part of the Primary Years Program. Please read below to find out more.
G5 PYP Exhibition
- What are you passionate about?
- What issues exist in this world that need your attention?
- What are you going to do about it?
Our grade 5 students are about to launch into the culminating event of their time in the Primary Years Programme with the aim of answering all of these questions. Students and teachers have been busily preparing for this event all year. It is with great excitement that we are now ready to begin our G5 Exhibition otherwise known as PYPx.
PYPx is an opportunity for our oldest elementary school students to reflect on their time in the PYP and use the skills, knowledge and understandings that they have developed over the years to take action in an authentic and meaningful way.
This is very much a community project where we will involve students, teachers, parents and other members of the school community to support the G5 students work towards achieving their goals.
Parents and other community members are invited to join us for an information session on PYPx where we will share the Exhibition schedule, objectives and expectations.
Please join us on Friday, March 1st from 8:15 – 9:30am in the ES Creativity Space.
When? Friday, March 1st from 8:15 – 9:30am in the ES Creativity Space.
What? Parent Information session on PYPx
Who? All interested community members with a passion, skill or area of expertise to share with our students
- Have we collected our Blue Dragon money and returned it to school?
- What have you decided to govern for your final government project?
- What part of the ISA testing did you enjoy? What part did you find challenging?
- What was the topic of your discussion essay?
Important dates and announcements:
- February 18 Snack Sale – bring in 10,000 – 20,000VND
- February 18 – March 1 – Art Auction
- February 22 Blue Dragon money due
- February 23 SCO Fund Run
- March 1 PYPx Parent Coffee Morning
- March 3 Aquathlon – Sign Up here