We celebrated our International Day event on February 23, with booths from dozens of different countries that offered food, artifacts and information. The event is held annually in conjunction with the Tsagaan Sar holiday. It originally featured Mongolian culture but later expanded to highlight the multicultural nature of our school community. Students, staff and parents hosted and visited different tables during the morning celebration, and in the afternoon, we were treated to the annual performance from our sister school, School 60.
Congratulations to our Principal Dr Kate Sutton Jones on being elected to serve on the Board of the Association of Chinese and Mongolian Schools (ACAMIS) this past weekend in Nanjing, China. ACAMIS has a membership of over 70 schools ranging in size from less than 300 pupils to over 2,500 in Mongolia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. In addition to connections for students through sports tournaments and cultural events, ACAMIS also helps school staff through professional development programs and networking opportunities.
Congratulations to our U15 Boys Basketball team who came third at last weekends UBAC Basketball tournament. The boys had a great season and fought hard to hold their position in the league, to the end. We look forward to continued success next year. Well done!
ASU CAREER FAIR
The American School of Ulaanbaatar, hosted its very first Career Fair day for students in both Middle & High school on the 3rd February 2017. This event was initiated by High school students and was led by Ms Ariun Zorigt, (Guidance Counselor), with support from Mr. Williams (College Prep tutor) & Ms Eunju (Guidance Assist). Guest speakers from a wide variety of different organizations were invited to speak to our young people about their careers with the aim that students would be better equipped to make informed choices with regards to their postsecondary studies and pathways to prospective careers. Each workshop consisted of 3 guest speakers with a maximum of 15 students. The workshop session lasted for approximately 30 minutes and the students had the opportunity to attend 3 different workshops during the Career Fair.
Fulfilling our Mission:
Our mission as a school is to prepare students to succeed and acquire the skills and attitudes necessary to be intellectually reflective, lead a lifetime of meaningful work, and to become caring and ethical citizens. Thus we are committed to the development and growth of the whole child by providing stimulating academic and co-curricular programs that prepare students to achieve success in an ever changing global society.
We had our first Art Workshop for parents on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at the Elementary school. Our art teacher, Ms. Ziimaa, did a sample art lesson for parents and discussed different lines and the colour wheel. Parents were engaged in a hands-on activity where they were given the opportunity to create their own work of art. The parents were diligent and focused while working on their painting, and they got a little taste of the kinds of things their children do in art class.