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Dear Parents,

29 April 2017

Newsletter 8

 

         

 

   

 

   

   We are now into the mainstream of the Summer Term: The grass is greening and the temperature is 20 degrees. A warm and sunny accompaniment to the Exams Season, with the Assembly Hall set up for public Cambridge and IB Exams from 1 May.

  Some memorable recent days for the school, including the wonderful win in the final by our Girls Under 13 Football team so that ESM`s name is now inscribed on the Trophy as National Champions for 2017. Our Teams continue to prosper in the UBAC Football Tournaments. The ESMUN Conference was a brilliant success, student led and highly organized, with many very articulate and intelligent contributions from the cream of the UB student body. Thoughts are turning to an International Version possibly FOBISIA to be hosted by ESM in September. At the same time in April, our students brought home a sack of medals from the International Scholars` Meeting, another very popular Inter-schools event which showed our Debating Skills to good advantage.

 

  The Junior School, with Mrs Naadia new in post, is working hard at developing policies and documents for student assessment and organising transfer sessions for 5+ to Grade 1 and Grade 5 to Middle School pupils moving up this August. A Junior Parents` Coffee Morning will be held on 19 May.

 

  Some full houses at recent Productions, including at the Black Box for Dr. Andy Fisher`s remarkable Mongolian Folktales Part 1 all composed and staged in under two weeks. Meanwhile at the State Drama Theatre, the 4 performances of The Phantom of The Opera earned admiring comment across town, with two successful Charity evenings.

 

  Our Calendar for the remaining six weeks of term includes Pre School Graduation Day, as well as the Senior Prize Giving and Graduation Day on 26 May, when our Chief Guest is U Sun, Korean Ambassador to Mongolia. We also have a Grade 1 Play an Informal concert and an outdoors Showing of an abridged version of Hector Mc Donald.

 

  Our run of DofE silver and Bronze Medal outings continues in the spring weather and various Middle School Terelj-days are planned for the last three weeks of term. We are also planning for a Nairamdal-based Inter-schools sporting event (inviting international schools guests) early next year. We have another major Chess Congress on 6 May.

 

  Final details for the International Scholars` Trip to Hanoi in July and the ESM Players Tour (with 2 Shows) to Cornwall and London in England in June are in process. Our usual summer school in July/August is announced next week.

 So business as usual at ESM with a lot on: see our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/esmsocials) for day-to-day news.

We very much hope to see you at many of the occasions outlined in this note.

 

 

Kind Regards,

Graham Hill

Director

The English School of Mongolia

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