The PYP Exhibition was wrapped up over the 2-Day presentation. It went exceptionally well. Students, teachers and parents enjoyed talking and listening to Year 6 students, sharing their actions. Through their reflections, Year 6 students shared how they have become more confident in public speaking, competent in organising their time and effective in expressing their points of view. Visiting teachers and students from other schools commented on how they were very articulate in sharing their passions and influencing others to also make a difference. The students are to be congratulated for their perseverance, commitment and positive attitude towards their learning.
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.