HJIS Blog

Yesterday, students in Grades 2-10 took their first MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) Tests. MAP assessments are adaptive, which means that every student gets a unique set of questions based on responses to previous questions. As the student answers correctly, the questions get harder; if the student answers incorrectly, the questions get easier. The purpose of the MAP Test is to determine what the student knows and is ready to...
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be...
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Our teachers had a busy weekend between taking the IB Approaches to Learning (ATL) Skills workshop and attending the Portside Park Festival! ATL are deliberate strategies, skills, and attitudes that permeate the teaching and learning environment. ATL skills empower students to succeed in meeting the challenging objectives of MYP subject groups and prepare them for further success in rigorous academic programmes like the Diploma Programme. You can learn more on...
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Weekly PYP collaborative meetings is scheduled at HJIS for all PYP teachers in order to address all essential elements to strengthen the transdisciplinary nature of the programme.
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Students in the Mindfulness ASP learned breathing techniques and strategies to manage stress throughout the school day. One student shared how he used the Rollercoaster breathing technique they learned last week to calm his nerves before his gymnastics competition. We are proud of our students who take care to be balanced people and learners.
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