Visit from Busan Education Training Institute
We had 26 teachers from Korean schools in Ulsan and Busan spend the afternoon with us on Monday. They visited many classes and observed both students and teachers interacting. The focus of their visit was twofold – on developing an understanding of how International Schools operate as well as the how the IB framework, MYP and DP works in a school.
PTA Cookbook Fundraiser
Personal Project 2019
Tuesday 25 February, 9.30am-5.00pm, MHS Hall
The grade 10 students are nearing the end of their Personal Projects. The students have been working on their Projects for approximately 4 months. Please join us for their Showcase. It really is a tremendous achievement for the students and their supervisors.
Canadian Math Contests
Dear Parents of students in Grades 8, 9, 10, and 11,
On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, The University of Waterloo is hosting their annual math contests for students in grades 9, 10, and 11. The contests are listed below.
Pascal Contest – Grade 9 and below
Cayley Contest – Grade 10 and below
Fermat Contest – Grade 11 and below
Students will be given 60 minutes to complete 25 multiple choice questions. Rather than testing content, most of the contest problems test logical thinking and mathematical problem-solving skills. These contests provide great opportunities to inspire students who already have a strong interest in mathematics and also help to increase confidence and ability in mathematics for other students. These contests are designed to be accessible to a large number of students, and they also challenge very strong students. Past contest questions can be found http://cemc.uwaterloo.ca/
Interested students and parents can contact Ms. Suh at [email protected] by Thursday, February 7, 2019, 4 pm to register to write these contests. The school will cover the entrance fees. The contests run 70 minutes (60 minutes to write, 10 minutes to prepare) and will be conducted after school on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, from 3:40 pm in C2.1.
We believe that our students will benefit from and enjoy the experience of writing these contests as well as benefit from the rigour and challenge that this opportunity provides.
DP/MYP Mathematics Teacher
Joon wins 3 GOLD!
Hosted by the Superintendents of the Busan Ministry of Education, Joon Park recently competed in the Busan city ski competition where he was extremely successful. He competed in three individual races and managed to win all three of them – an amazing achievement. Not only is his family very proud of him, as a School, we are also very proud of this outstanding achievement! Well done Joon.
He was interviewed by the local Busan newspaper – please read the article below.
Common Winter Illness
With school back in session, we have already had several ill students. As you may already know, proper hand
hygiene is most important in decreasing communicable illness. Please encourage your child to wash his/her hands
after using the restroom and before eating. Here are some of the most common winter illnesses.
Children usually get 6 to 10 colds every year, primarily during winter. Colds are caused by a virus that infects the
nose, sinuses, throat, and airways and they are often spread through contact with mucus. Symptoms include
sneezing, a stuffy or a runny nose, coughing, sore throat, chill, ache, a mild fever and swollen lymph glands.
Between 10% and 20% of the population contracts the flu each year. Children are two or three times more likely to get
the illness than a healthy adult. The flu is caused by a virus that infects the lungs and airways and can be spread
through direct contact or airborne droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze. The CDC recommends a 3-
1. Get a Flu Vaccine – It’s not too late!
2. Stop the spread: Wash hands often; avoid touching eyes, nose & mouth; clean frequently touched items; cover coughs &
3. Take antiviral medications if prescribed by your doctor
** Students should stay home until fever free for a Full 24-hours and able to fully participate in school activities. **
Often caused by Norovirus, stomach “flu” or “bug” is highly contagious. Common norovirus symptoms are nausea,
vomiting, abdominal pain, watery or loose diarrhea, low grade fever and malaise. Prevention include frequent hand
washing and cleaning contaminated surfaces and laundry.
** Students must remain home for a minimum of 24 hours after vomiting, diarrhea and/or fever stops. They should be
able to tolerate normal meals before returning to school. **
More than 30 people national wide has been confirmed to have contracted the measles which is a highly infectious
disease over the past one month. Measles is caught through direct contact with an infected person through droplets
when an infected person speaks, coughs, or sneezes. Measles usually begins with a high fever, runny nose,
cough and sore red eyes, followed by a rash starting behind the ears and spreading to the body a few days later.
The best way to prevent measles is two doses of MMR vaccine which is usually given at 12~15months and 4~6
years of age as well as maintaining good general hygiene.
** Measles is most infectious from 4 days before the appearance of rash until 4 days after. So, Students should be
kept off school for 5 days after the onset of the rash. **
The CDC recommends washing hand frequently as the easiest way to prevent the spread of any of the illness.
Help us maintain a healthy school environment by reminding students to follow Healthy Hygiene Habits.
Fun Assembly Yesterday
Arthur – telling jokes and dancing at the same time!
Chris – cracking some ‘one liners’!
Daniel and Zach – “The Water Bottle Toss” competition!
Trying to make each other laugh!
House Activities this Friday.