Dear Parents and Guardians,
It has been a busy week at Tesla as we welcomed quite a few students of middle school age who came to experience some learning opportunities that we put on for them as we prepare for enrolling students in the New Year.
It is also Halloween and the school had a nice ‘treat’ this week as we did receive news that Tesla is now officially an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) candidate school. This sets our students on route of an IB continuum education.
For your information each programme that the International Baccalaureate offers PYP, MYP and DP is separate and requires detailed information on the Tesla plans that will be checked and verified the school goes through its authorization process by the International Baccalaureate. Each programme we offer requires to visits by IB personnel to check our progress and commitment.
As I mentioned in last week’s newsletter the MYP requires that we offer eight subjects from Grades 6 to 10.
The subjects are listed below and lead with:
A student must receive a minimum of at least 50 hours of instruction in all eight subject groups every year. Perhaps one of the most significant aspects of the MYP is the equality IB requires between the 8 subject areas which means that students get strong learning in those areas that are sometimes neglected or reduced such as Music, Art and Design.
The MYP was chosen by Tesla since it does allow us to teach those subject that we see as being crucial and central in our society and the world.
In addition to those eight subjects students are required to take part in service learning and support others through student led community and school projects. The final year of the MYP requires students to sit a series of online tests/ e-assessments that evaluates how students can apply their skills and knowledge to new situations.We are preparing some detailed documentation for both our current parents and new families that will be joining the school over the next year.
Director of Studies
Welcome students from Lac Hong Secondary Schoolto visit and experience at Tesla again.They are all grade 8 students specializing in English at the school.
The students had a memorable Halloween.
Pioneers students practice tearing paper to stick pictures of the Bitexco building.
Discoverers students learn to color the Pumpkin Candy Basket with their teacher.
Adventurers students decorate the classroom Halloween.
Grade 1 students have together to draw special decorations to make the first grade Halloween gate. As a result, they excellently won the first prize in the Classroom Door Decoration contest in Halloween season.
Grade 2 learned to make a paper Pumpkin lantern to decorate a Halloween gate.
The 3rd class classroom door is a bit more ghostly with the Doll Mummy outside and the hand poking out from the door.
Grade 4 is also excited to make their own special Haloween classroom door.
Some cases of Hand-Foot and Mouth Disease has been reported in many places in the city. It is quite serious and we need to have quick action. We already sent parents a letter with information about this disease. Please aware of this situation and protect our children.
Early Years Students: Parents kindly send your child(ren) to school early for the following reasons:
Primary students: Mid-Term Test of Semester 1 of Grade 4 (MOET)