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Sep
16

Lower School Full STEAM Ahead

by Lee Shawver, Design Technology Teacher & Full School Tech Assistant The QAIS Design Department has expanded into the Lower School and is now serving students from Grade 1 to 12 (DP 2)! At QAIS, we are inquirers, investigators, and innovators; and now students have more opportunities to develop those skills with science, technology, engineering, […]

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Sep
16

THROUGH THE LENS OF THE STUDENT: PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB TAKES FLIGHT

The first-ever student-led photography club at Qingdao Amerasia International School develops creative talent and a sense of service among its members. Created by Ryoichi, a Grade 10 student, the club forms part of students’ Service as Action plan, whereby student’s volunteer their time and skills to a creative endeavour which benefits their community and themselves […]

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Sep
09

CREATING A CARING COMMUNITY

PARENT CONNECT HEADS HOW TO BECOME A PART OF PARENT CONNECT You already are! Once your child is enrolled, you automatically get a membership to Parent Connect. Wow! HOW CAN YOU HELP? 1 Be a Class Parents Representative – 2 class parents/class (build relationships with other parents, support class field trips/activities)  2. Attend and support […]

By Comine Howe | QAIS . QAIS life . Parent Association
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Sep
09

LITTLE SHOP – BIG CAST!

By Josh Hatt Auditions this week have delivered a fantastic cast of students ready to take to the stage in this year’s Secondary musical ‘Little Shop of Horrors’. More than 30 Upper School students from QAIS and AWS (Annie Wright High School) lined up in pairs hoping to score a role in this year’s MYP […]

By Comine Howe | QAIS . Uncategorized . Music & Art . QAIS life
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Sep
09

21st CENTURY COMMUNICATORS

By Comine Howe MYP 5 students were collaborative communicators, using smartphone photos to create their Photo Poetry. Hazel Lee, MYP English,  introduced the Korean trend ‘DiCa-Poetry’ to her MYP 5 (Grade 10 Class) and had students creatively thinking about poetry. DiCA Poetry is short for digital camera poetry; where personal photos are used to write […]

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Sep
09

“NOT-SO-ALIVE-LONG” LOVE OF LEARNING

By Comine Howe MMUN-electives (Montessori Model United Nations) have kicked off for MYP (grades 6 -10), and Humanities teachers, Bill Murray, Penelope James and Giovanni Romeo, are getting students excited about MMUN as students are faced with the task of preventing a Zombie Pandemic! Through the process of role-playing, each student becomes a delegate of […]

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Sep
02

A GLOBALLY ENGAGED ENVIRONMENT

What is International Mindedness? At QAIS it is a founding principle, a way of life and an ideal we strive for every single day. This paradigm shift requires of every single staff member, student and parent to remove their own cultural lens and look at the world with an international mind. A way of thinking, […]

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Jun
11

Parent-Teacher Association Sets the Bar High with Champagne & Canapé Evening

“This is what we want to achieve as the PTA moving forward; collaboration, connection, innovation, closer bonds and much more” – Parent-Teacher Association Heads This school year was a year of firsts. Last Saturday evening, QAIS saw its first parent-led Parent Teacher Association, headed by four dedicated moms, Aslene Kho, Kun Zhai, Alexandra Schroeter and […]

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Jun
06

Congratulations, Class of 2019!

Inspiring speech to the graduates by Alzbeta Springer – MYP-DP Teacher, Head of Humanities Dept. & MMUN Coordinator If you were a tree, what tree would you be? Would you be a high reaching Sitka spruce, a stout baobab, a majestic oak, a magical beech tree with paper-thin bark, a fragrant magnolia, or a Japanese […]

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May
27

QAIS’s Top Robotics Team travels to Silicon Valley

FIRST things first, robots are cool. The For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Competition 2019 in Silicon Valley, California, welcomed 15 000 students from across the globe to participate in what high school students have dubbed “the hardest fun you will ever have”. Four students from Qingdao Amerasia International School spent […]

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