CONCORDIA June NEWS 2014
Swimming in PE class gets students ready for some fun this summer. 2 THANK YOU, TEACHERS!
3 JUST KEEP SWIMMING
Concordia teachers deserve to be celebrated for their hard work all year and parents had a special surprise just for the occasion.
Big smiles and lots of waves being made this year during our Concordia PE Swim Unit. Students in all grades had a chance to splash around and even compete as they took to the pool.
FIRST-EVER GLOBAL CODE-A-THON Students from Concordia Hanoi joined elementary students from fourteen schools from across seven different countries and four continents to come together for the first-ever Global Code-A-Thon. Spinning off the success of the “Hour of Code” event held in Hanoi, students had received a thirst for learning more about coding and interacting with their peers on a virtual and real-time level. This Code-A-Thon linked classrooms around the world in order to teach students a little more about coding, how to create their own games, meet other student coders, as well as compete for the title of Global Code-A-Thon Champion. THANK YOU, CONCORDIA TEACHERS FROM PARENTS
As part of Teacher Appreciation Day, parents put on a wonderful ‘thank you’ event where they brought in lovely desserts, created a fantastic lunchroom with decorations, and watched the classes so that teachers could enjoy their lunch.
SWIM COMPETITION FOR GRADES 5-9
The Concordia Swim Team has grown and incorporated our Grade 4 and 5 athletes this year as they faced competitors from around Hanoi in this community swim meet. From 50-meter butterfly to the 100-meter individual medal, Concordia students made their school and parents proud. There was definitely no lack of enthusiasm and as one parent from an opposing school commented, “Well, out of all the schools, Concordia certainly wins the team spirit award today.” Way to go, Concordia!
CONCORDIA SWIM GALA SWIMMING THROUGH HOOPS When the Hanoi heat turns up, you know it is time for the swim unit in PE for all students and this year was no different. Students in Grades preschool all the way to High School had a chance to splash in the cool waters of the National Aquatic Center and work on their marine athletic skills. This year, however, students in grades 3-9 ended the school year with Concordiaâ€™s very first Swim Gala. Students were challenged with a series of fun competitions and games that ranged from beach ball relay to underwater swimming through hoops. A great day was had by all and what a way to get ready for summer vacation! CONCORDIA NEWS JUNE 2014 concordiahanoi.org
Middle & High School students pose in front of their work at the Concordia art show exhibit.
CONCORDIA STUDENTS GET ARTSY Grades Preschool through Grade 2 in the musical “Too Much Noise!”- a story of a farming family and their many noisy animals and how they learned to be happy.
RECEPTION IN “ THE THREE PIGGIES OPERA “
The Middle and High School choir and band performed a mixture of pop favorites.
Grades 3-5 in the African folktale favorite “Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears.” 4
Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Not anyone in Reception class!
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YEARBOOK ORDERS FROM THE PSO! Make sure to order your Concordia 2013-2014 yearbook from the Parent Support Organization (PSO) for only 500, 000 VND. Books will be printed by the PSO (not the school) and will be available to pick up around the end of June.
PARENT APPRECIATION AFTERNOON TEA- THURSDAY, JUNE 5 AT 2PM Involved parents make such a difference in schooling for their kids and we love our Concordia Parents! Every one of our parents are invited to this small afternoon celebration at 2pm at Concordia to say THANK YOU for all you have done on campus and with the students throughout the school year.
1 Happy International Childrenâ€™s Day!
21 Official First Day of Summer
2 All School Group Photo
26 Concordia Summer Movie (Every Thursday at 1pm- free popcorn!)
4 Preschool Cooking Field trip to The Kitchen on To Ngoc Van
JULY 3 Concordia Summer Movie- The LEGO Movie
5 PARENT Appreciation Afternoon Tea @ 2pm on campus
10 Concordia Summer Movie- Where the Wild Things Are
8 Concordia at the AmCham Independence Day Picnic
17 Concordia Summer Movie- HUGO
11 8th Grade Promotion to High School @ 2pm
12 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! (Early Dismissal at 11:30am)
31 Concordia Summer Movie- Iron Will
Concordia Summer Movie- Mary Poppins