Newsletter 11

7 June 2019 Dear Parents,             May was full of promises, as the Carousel song told us, but could not keep them up for long. However, the leaves are in full green at last and June is busting out all over. The Summer Term has come to an end in strong voice.             The Graduations (several in number from Pre-School and yesterday taking in Grade 5) were very well attended, with the class of 2019 – Grade 12 the centre of attention at the Main Prizegiving on 24 May. Our Chief Guest, Garrett Wilson, COO of the Gerege Sustainable Development NGO spoke winningly to our students about Value. His themes were impressive and of the moment and (good news) he has also agreed to return to talk at greater length to our…
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ESM Cooking Club: Visit to Batbaigal Bakery

ESM cooking club children visited Batbaigal bakery, one of the prestigious bakery company of the country. It our fourth visit and we would like to thank Mrs. Baigalmaa, the Founder and Director of Batbaigal Bakery company for her ongoing support for our cooking club.
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7th Confucius Institute Cup

The award ceremony of the 7th Confucius Institute Cup College and Middle School Students' Hard pen Calligraphy Competition was successfully held in No.2 building of Mongolian National University in an afternoon 10th of May. The competition is divided into two groups: college group and middle school group, with preliminary competition and final competition. A total of more than 500 calligraphy works were received during the preliminary competition, and 40 contestants from each group of universities and middle schools were selected to advance to the final after the anonymous evaluation by the experts and jury. After the final competition, 24 contestants won awards, in which three students from the English school of Mongolia advanced to the competition. In the end, ANRUI, a student of Grade 11, won the "excellence" award.
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Newsletter 9

Newsletter 9

15 April 2019 Dear Parents, April has brought warm weather this week and much to report in the School Calendar. Last Friday and Saturday were our Open Days, complete with Fencing and Archery demonstrations outside, and nearly 200 signed up as visitors and interested parties during the two days. A Presentation, given 8 times, highlighted the special qualities of ESM, the Curriculum from Pre-School to Grade 12, our 20:20 Vision for the next eighteen months and, finally, details of Registration. The 2 night Kharkhorin Exhibition last week was adjudged a great success and a new experience for many of the Grade 5 participants who had never spent a night in a Ger or indeed away from parents before. Meanwhile, our Sports Department were everywhere: mopping up two silver and three…
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Newsletter 8

19 March 2019 Dear Parents,           The Summer Term has started its 12 week run with news of a most successful ESMUN Conference held at the School last weekend involving delegates from the top international schools in UB and plenty of medals in the World Scholars’ Cup held yesterday. Prior to that, ESM Players returned from its Thailand Tour after 4 Performances of Carousel on 4 very different stages at FOBISIA Schools and our Gymnasts took very creditable Sixth and Eleventh places in an International Open Competition in Ulan Ude, Russia. We are already into a run of assessments and preparations ahead of IGCSE, IB diploma and Mongolian State Exams in late April and May. The Junior School has a full term underway too, with highlights including the Kharkhorin Trip…
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GMIT

We were blessed with an exciting opportunity for Years 11 and 12 to spend two weeks using the facilities at the German Mongolian Institute for Resources and Technology University in Nailakh. Staff here at ESM produced an Intensive Study Program for our students to make the most of the facilities offered by the university; turning what could be a slow January into a very productive and intensive two weeks. “The weekly schedule guides us to be balanced with work and leisure, noise and silence” -Second Blog, Yesui (Year 11), Yalguun (Year 12). Students were encouraged to become young adults, independent learners and to have a decent balanced life whilst at the University. The lesson time was increased and the days were long, full of academics, stretching students to make decent…
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Newsletter 7

13 February 2019 Dear Parents,             All Sections of the School are back at full speed after our enforced absence and there is a crowded timetable for the (now) 4 weeks ahead. The Break allowed opportunities for two staff get-togethers to discuss ambitions for ESM and the 20:20 Vision Project and for 30 of our Teachers and Admin to update skills and knowledge on First Aid Courses at the School.             We were also able to complete the GMIT Study Course at Nalaikh for Grades 11 and 12 Students, a very positive development in the view of teachers and pupils. And food for thought as to how we might further resist the likely challenge of winter disruption in 2020.             Lots of welcomes for our Grade 12 University Entrants over…
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Newsletter 6

10 January 2019 Dear Parents,             Term 3 is underway with a full Calendar (the Draft of which is attached and on our website) and much to do over the next 8 weeks.             We are already into a series of Meetings for Parents, Students and Teachers centered on Grade 10 and the upcoming Cambridge IGCSE Exams. Next week, Grades 11 and 12 embark on the 2 week Nalaikh Intensive Study Programme. The Junior School is engaged in a series of Primary Years Programme (PYP) Workshops as we move towards introducing the IB in these Classes. Please see the Calendar for this Term’s Parents’ Evenings, running for every Grade in the School on February 20 and 21.             A Pleasure to welcome a Volleyball Team from Irkutsk to take part…
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Newsletter 5

Dear Parents,           Christmas week for ESM – with some tidings of comfort and joy. The School has been full of music in these last days. Imaginative, well-rehearsed and polished shows – with all dialogue in English of course – and presentations from Pre-School (an hour long extravaganza) to Grade 1’s Big Cast offering and Grade 2C’s Snow White. Then the Songs Finals with the 12 Best Songs whittled down to 3 by the Judges, 2 Singers from the Opera House, and to the Best Overall Song – Class 9B’s “Alexander Hamilton”.           Many of these numbers were reprised in the two end of Term Concerts, attended by big audiences in the Dining Hall. The Junior Concert took in Carols, Piano and Violin performances, the Junior Orchestra and Dances of…
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