Recently we held our leadership assembly for the new school leaders in Year 12. The following is an extract from my speech to the students. Recently I saw Avengers: Endgame. As I watched it, it had me thinking about leadership. The Avengers – especially Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, were all leaders in their own right, but they all had flaws. They may have had amazing powers or abilities, but they were not perfect. They needed to work together. One of the statements in the movie is that the Avengers will do “whatever it takes’’ to make the world better.
A bare, multi-color back slips into a river made with dollops of vivid blues and greens. A striking red horizon enjambs the soothing water, suggesting turmoil. “I drew myself trapped in a river, where past and present coexist, constantly collid[ing with] each other and confus[ing] me,” explains artist Hyun Jin. She painted 11 works which were displayed alongside those of 10 other students as part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Australia International School (AIS). By focusing on more than simply the technical aspects of art, the IB program develops artists who can “tell their own story,” Hyun Jin
The AIS Primary Years Programme Exhibition is a unique feature of learning for our Year 6 students. It encourages them in their final year of PYP, to carry out individual/group research in order to engage in real-life issues. Students inquire into many different interests, which result in different actions that will benefit the AIS community and beyond. This year the PYP Exhibition will take place on 29 – 30 May. We look forward to sharing our students’ learning journey in their attempts to make the world a better place.
Friday 26 April 2019, marked the official graduation of the class of 2018-2019 at a formal school assembly attended by their fellow students, family and friends. Graduation is one of life’s great rites of passage – it marks the end of a thirteen-year journey through primary, middle and secondary school and the beginning of tertiary study or work. Like most rites of passage, there were elements of ritual and celebration in what has become AIS tradition: the students processing into the Auditorium; the series of speeches, farewell messages, and musical items; and their departure to a standing ovation from their