A Magic Assembly

Mr Raw welcomed a special guest during his Primary School Assembly Zoom today. Mr Taika, a famous magician from Finland, joined him to entertain the Primary students with some mind blowing magic tricks. After borrowing a pencil from the Queen of Ickyea, he managed to divide the pencil into 3 pieces, while students and staff watched in astonishment. Other tricks involved a ferocious balloon animal and a set of cards.

Dear Mr Taika,

Thank you for your wonderful and entertaining performance. We would like to welcome you back next school year. I hope you can find time in your busy schedule to come to H.I.S. in the school year 2020-21.

yours,

the H.I.S. students and staff

Performing Arts – Grade 8 Murder Mystery

In Performing Arts this year the Grade 8’s have written their very own murder mystery!

HOUSE OF POISON 

One big happy family. One dreadful murder that ripped them apart.

When the head of the William’s household is found dead as a result of cyanide poisoning, suspicion naturally falls on his beautiful young widow, Angela. Everyone is keen to find out the truth… or so it appears. A young detective sets out to find the truth. Secrets are being spilt. Loyalties are being tested.  The detective is hard at work… but she might need some help. We tried to solve the murder…now it’s your turn: Who killed Walter Williams?

Coming Soon to a screen near you!

Poster Credit: Hanna; Introduction by Ella and Zara

 

Year Book Cover Contest Contributions

Many thanks to all those students that sent in ideas for the Yearbook Cover. Two contributions have been chosen, one for the front and one for the back cover of the H.I.S. Yearbook 2019-20. It was a tough decision as you can imagine by looking at all the beautiful artwork submitted. Find out who the two winners are, when the Yearbook gets published end of June.

Welcome back Grade 5

Grade 5 students had a great time exploring the playground at morning break.

They found it easy to think of games to play that would help them keep the required distance from each other. Thank you for being so mindful and caring – it’s lovely to have you back at school!

Too all those of you waiting patiently at home: We are thinking of you and we hope to welcome you back soon, too.

photos: AS

 

 

Woof (“Have a good weekend!”)

Konnie found a massive stick on our walk the other day.  He insisted on carrying it the whole way home!

Here he is listening to birds on this morning’s walk.

Only Konnie could find a football by the river.  He had great fun playing in the water and chasing the ball. He had a well-earned rest afterwards.

 

photos: KvG

 

“In the jungle, the mighty jungle….”

Luckily I did not come across any sleeping lions but a beautiful jungle full of wildlife and flowers. Take a peek:

…and find out what’s growing on the playground.

I’m sure you spotted where on the playground the photos were taken, right?!

As beautiful as the flowers are to look at – I cannot wait to hear the sound of you playing, meeting, chatting, climbing on the playground again!

 

photos: AS

 

 

 

 

The Sound of Science

Grade 7 students designed their own musical instruments and recorded a video performing a famous song with the musical instrument created. This was a part of their studies of Waves and Sound in Science. Their Science teacher had a lot of fun watching the students showcasing their instruments and listening to their musical performances.

text: MM

 

Foster Dogs

MYP Student Action

Dear students of  H.I.S.,

My name is Lucia and I am a student in Grade 8. I have been trying to find new ways to keep myself occupied in these lonely times. I have gardened, painted, cooked, and organised but that only distracted me for a few weeks. Back in January, I got my first rescue foster dog to take care of.

After taking care of my first foster dog, we had to wait with traveling plans but now, since trips got canceled and we had plenty of time on our hands, I am taking care of another dog. Two weeks ago I got my second foster dog named Pax!  He was very scared since he was rescued from Romania and was on the road to Germany for many hours.

All of the dogs have different stories of were they were rescued and Pax was found on the street with his siblings. After a few days of hiding, eating, and watching our own dog, Pax was following me everywhere and on the third day didn’t even need a leash. We found him a happy home.

I hope to see many other foster dogs in the future as a hobby and I am receiving a new dog this weekend named Bella. Stay happy, healthy, and occupied!

Lucia, Grade 8

 

Theory of Knowledge at A Distance

For their first Theory of Knowledge (TOK) lesson after their return to school, Grade 11 students enjoyed being together in one classroom.

The H.I.S. library was especially prepared for them to make sure they could sit far enough apart to meet the current distancing rules. Their teacher was zoomed in for the lesson via the electronic board in the library.

Many thanks to staff for making this possible and a huge thank you to Grade 11 for being very principled all through this week – stay safe and healthy and have a wonderful weekend.

photos & text: AS