Let your picture be the voice of the ocean. Congratulation winners!
Day 2 of celebrating our culture and international mindedness through a cultural food festival while the Middle and High School students organised a "kari niu" scrapping coconut competition. Scrapping coconut is a daily chore in a i taukei household. "The International Baccalaureate aim to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.”" IB Mission Statement.
Enjoy a glimpse of our celebration today!
This week, we celebrate Harmony week & Library Information Week across Oceania. To celebrate books, libraries and reading, ISS Library signed up for the ALIA National Simultaneous storytime where one million children will read simultaneously on 22 May, 2019 at 11 am by sharing Alpacas with Maracas written and illustrated by Matt Cosgrove. We held part of our reading a day before with ECH2W and had so much fun dancing to the alpacas music and creating our alpaca mask. By facilitating NSS we aim to:
Cultural diversity is an integral part our IB/PYP school. Given the diversity of our school, today we recognized and acknowledged the different cultures and backgrounds of our students and families by celebrating #Yearofthepig through performances from the Chinese Cultural group.Children are influenced and molded by the culture and area in which they live. They identify with the values, norms, and traditions that are part of their family and the countries they're from which helps to define how we interact with one another.