Welcome to Term II! This is the part of the year where
the foundational skills for the grade start to become
apparent. We have eight weeks to practice these skills
and use the knowledge featured in our learning
objectives, before exams begin June 4-15th.
Part of learning is experience, which is gained as
students participate (or cheer on others as they
participate) in activities like the Innova Olympics, the
Festival Estudiantil de Arte, the Biology and Math
Olympics, the Blue Flag projects, community outreach,
the Cambridge Exams and the STEAM Fair Stage II –
the incubation and polishing of 12 of the projects
presented at the fair for Science, Technology,
Engineering, Math, Art, Math and Mandarin Fair.
Rather than see these opportunities as distractions from
the academics, see them as the public stage where
students trial the first three habits for highly effective
people in particular. Habit 1 helps them choose their
attitude as they step outside their comfort zones; Habit
2 aids them set goals and visualize results, and Habit 3
helps them work towards achievement.
Recognize these public events for how they make
students more independent, empowered and able to
connect skills to learning.
Value the powerful experience of supporting others –
learning often starts with watching others. Students who
cheer on classmates in the various olympics and contests
are broadening their own horizons.