Dear Parents,

12 January 2017

Newsletter 5





     The new Term has begun in seasonably cold conditions with 585 students on Roll. Over the holidays, there were some excellent achievements. In Shanghai, our Model UN group won 2 Best Delegates, 2 Outstanding Delegates and 1 Honorable Mention and also received an Award for the School as an Outstanding Delegation, Debating remains a strong ESM activity. The Girls U13 teams performed well at the Mongolian Football Federation Competition and UB Area Competition, going through the zonal rounds into the knockout stage. Over the weekend 90 of our students enjoyed the Nairamdal Camp.


This term is pretty single-minded about concentration on academic standards, as Internal Assessments, Mongolian State Exams and Cambridge IGCSE, and AS Papers loom. Our First IB Diploma Programme cohort sit their Exams in May. Grade 11 and 12 students have a range of University presentations: Russia, Japan and UK University Options in Malaysia.


However, there will be a competitive into school sports Programme for U19 and U15 boys and girls with Basketball as the main team sport for term 3. Cast and Crew, with strong Music and Dance back-up, are at work preparing for The Phantom of The Opera Performances in April at the State Drama Theatre in Ulaanbaatar. Japanese and Chinese Festivals are also on this Term`s Calendar.


For Junior School Parents, we are holding a Workshop on School-Home Balance for Students and, for Teachers and Admin Staff, a Professional Development and Training Weekend in February.


Some Parents have been asking about the shape of the Summer Term and an Outline follows the Newsletter; it is a long 11 week term, with a Break in the middle. As usual, our day to day activities are captured on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/esmsocials/



Kind Regards,

Graham Hill


The English School of Mongolia

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