87 Year 8 students spent last week on their annual school camp in Hoi An, Da Nang and Hue. Students did a number of educational, team building, and personal growth activities. Over the four days, students attended a local orphanage to visit the children and learn meditation techniques, walked around Hoi An Ancient Town, climbed Marble Mountain took in the sights of Hai Van Pass, cleaned up section of beach and learnt the importance of recycling, tested their courage on zip lines and high wire courses and finally walked around the Ancient City in Hue, discovering more about Vietnam¹s history.
(Ronni) Waiting, waiting, waiting to catch the bus so we can go to camp! What attitude are we showing here? Any ideas?………………. (tolerance) (Ryu) On the bus heading to the beach! Which attitude can you see on our faces? (Enthusiasm) (MyLinh) At the beach, we split into house groups and played a game called beach trains. We had to try not to break apart. Not easy, but super fun! Which attitude are we showing here? (co-operation) (Zoe) Sand castle competition in our house groups. We are being creative and open minded. (Bill) I decided to create a house team flag
AIS has created its first concert band. We performed as part of the Wizard of Oz school production. Our is concert band is made up of flutes, clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, piano, percussion/ drum kit, guitar and bass guitar. In the Wizard of Oz production, we performed many standard Broadway songs such as ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’, ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, ‘Ding Dong the Witch is Dead’, ‘Wake me up Before You Go Go’ and ‘Emerald City Green’ by the famous musician/composer, Quincey Jones. This song is a rhythmically difficult song to perform and it featured our talented bass
“Fantastic work!”, “I had no idea what we could do in CAS”, “the Extended Essay scares me” are just some of the comments heard recently at our Core Celebration afternoon. Arguably, what distinguishes the IB Diploma Programme from other post- 16 courses is the Core: the Theory of Knowledge (ToK) lessons, CAS (Creativity, Activity and Service) and the completion of an Extended Essay (EE). Our Year 13 students have recently completed their 4,000 word EEs, as well as their ToK oral presentations, and are approaching the end of their 18-month CAS programme. To celebrate their achievements in these areas, AIS