03.31 Family & Student Update
Dear Families and Students,
On behalf of the Leadership Team, I wish you all a wonderful Spring Break. It’s exciting to hear about all of the travel plans so many families have, especially since, for most of us, it’s the first time we’ve been able to travel during Spring Break in three years! Know that we wish you all a safe and enjoyable holiday whether you are traveling or enjoying all this beautiful city has to offer.
School Year Calendar
I am happy to confirm that our 2023-2024 Family Calendar is now finalized. Please take a look to see what next year looks like.
On behalf of AIS Faculty, Staff, and Administration, we are extremely proud to share that Aishani Chauduri, Class of 2023, has been accepted to the University of Oxford. Aishani is one of many students who have garnered admissions to many prestigious universities from around the world this year, and this significant achievement is a testament to the quality of instruction at AIS.
This EAGLE-i Blog Post interview offers a unique and insightful window into this truly well-rounded student and remarkable young woman. It is definitely well worth the read. She is a powerful reminder of our WHY we do what we do. Thank you to Mr. Jeremy Green, our Learning Activator for preparing this interview and to Charmian Liang, our Designer, for creating the blog!
The Elementary School students and faculty had so much fun seeing the amazing animals that were brought to campus this week. We’re so lucky to have parents in our community who are willing to share their expertise with us and who make sure that our students benefit from this extraordinary experience each year.
Our students are pretty brave, and I was fascinated by how many were eager to hold, touch, and interact with the spiders, snakes, and frogs that came to visit. Their faces say it all!
Generative Artificial Intelligence
Thanks to our Director of Learning Innovation, Ms. Kathy Abel, and to our Director of Educational Technology, Mr. Matt Wise, we hosted parents online and on campus Monday morning to share our learning about Generative AI. I am especially grateful to our students and faculty who also joined and provided us with excellent examples of how they use these applications.
Ms. Victoria Lo shared samples from her Grade 7 Science lessons, and three of our Techsperts – Avery Cheung, Grade 11; Rian Mehta, Grade 11; and, Nago Chau, Grade 11 – made the morning memorable when they offered creative ideas about how they use the tools to support their learning. My sincere thanks go out to Mr. Jeremy Green, our Learning Activator, for establishing this amazing student leadership group!
For more information about AIS’s Position Statement on Generative AI, please follow this LINK.
Our students have absolutely excelled this year in their first sports season in many years. On Tuesday, 28 March, they made us proud once again at the ISSFHK. Oliver Lam took 1st place in the U12 Long Jump, and Natalie Ip took home two 1st place gold medals for the U14 100 and 200 metre races. Our students performed extremely well at the Senior Championships on Thursday, 30 March as well.
All of our AIS athletes have demonstrated excellent athletic prowess all year long, and they are to be commended for their commitment, passion, and determination. Our coaches, PE teachers, and PE Team have been instrumental in achieving these outcomes and we owe them our sincere thanks. You have to watch these two short videos to see how easily Natalie captured her gold medals!! Just click on the images to play them.
Oliver Lam, U12
1st Place Long Jump
Our amazing Physical Education (PE) Team!
Report Cards went out on Tuesday, 28 March. We hope you are as proud of your students’ achievements as we are. Your children are working so hard, and it is important for us all to stop and take a moment to reflect on their success. Of course there is always more to learn and more work to be done, but there is also so much to celebrate!
Enjoy the break, everyone!
Head of School