This Thursday, our middle school students will be leaving for their first ever GIN Conference, hosted by Hong Kong Academy. Global Issues Network(GIN) is a network of over 500 international schools working to empower youths to collaborate and take action in addressing global issues. Regional conferences are held annually by different host schools, and the conferences are usually student-led and student-organized.
This 2017 GIN Conference offers our students opportunities to participate in interactive workshops, share their passion, learn from others, and visit some of the local projects. Topics range from conservation of wetlands to organic farming to marine plastic pollution. The two-day conference promises to be packed with stimulating experiences.
Our middle school students will also enjoy the best of what Hong Kong has to offer. Highlights include a food tour, temple visits, science museum, the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade, and the famous harbor cruise.
The 2017 edition of the DAIS Science Fair was a tremendous success. The DAIS staff would like to congratulate all students from Pre-K to Grade 8 who participated in the event. The winning projects from the Middle School will now compete in the Virtual Round of the NESA Virtual Science Fair competition. We wish Atilla, Whit, Holly, Cassidy and Tanysha luck as their projects will now compete against the Virtual Qualifiers from other international schools around the globe. Of these, only 5 projects will be selected to compete in the Champions League. We wish them and their projects the best.
It’s February again! That means it’s Healthy Heart Month and it’s time to get moving. Dostyk American International School in Kazakhstan is challenging you to join our 28 Miles in 28 Days Run / Walk Challenge. This is the seventh year of our challenge and as with subsequent years we would like to increase the number of participants and of course surpass our total miles. In 2016 we were able to edge past our 2015 total of 8544 by 44 miles.
In support of Healthy Heart Month, Student Council will be holding the annual DAIS Lap-a-thon onSaturday, February 11, 2017. The theme of this year’s Lap-a-thon is an International Run. Please dress your child in country colors or add a flag to their clothing. The fundraiser will be held in the tennis court from 9:00-11:00am. This year the Student Council is asking for only flat rate pledges. Please see the following schedule for the running times and grade groups.
Please look for your child’s pledge forms to donate a fixed amount in support of the event. We hope to see you there.