Explore China Trip to Kangding and Tagong – Grade 11
Early April saw the culmination of the Grade 11’s preparations with their 4 day trip to the mountains at the edge of the Tibetan Plateau. Long before the trip the students and teachers were doing fund raising events and collecting much needed blankets, hats, mitts and other clothing items for the migrant school in Tagong. The Leman Family Association donated a great sum of money to help buy food to stock pile the schools kitchen.
The LIS students brought a lot of art supplies and sporting gear to the migrant school and spent a day with the Tibetan children. While the students could not speak to each other without translators they had a lot of fun and enjoyed each other’s company for the better part of a day.
The trip also included a nice long hike up the side of the mountain to reach a fantastic vista lookout where we had a 360 degree view of the Snow Mountains. The students ate their lunches in awe of the scenery and in fear of the long walk back to the valley floor.
Our last night was spent far outside Tagong at a fantastic Tibetan homestay where there was not a street light for miles. The students settled in and when night fell they were amazed by the sheer number of stars and the clarity of the sky. After stargazing for some time everyone went back into the homestay to sleep in the very chilly rooms.
In the morning the LIS students bid farewell to our hosts and headed into Tagong to experience the Tagong Monastery that was originally built in 1644. The monastery was amazing and after the history lesson we got from our Tibetan guides it was even more amazing.
While it was not a long trip it was full of great experiences, challenges that were met, teamwork, new and old friends and a lot of life-long learning.
ACAMIS & CISA Season 3 sports:
This week our teams played CMIS and had a lot of fun and good competition and won all the games played.
CISA U19 Soccer tournament is this Saturday and games will start at LIS at 0930. There are 5 boys teams and 3 girls teams so please come out and cheer on the teams. Thanks to Mr. Paul and Ms. Felicia for coaching. These two teams are off Thursday to represent Leman at the ACAMIS tournament in Dongguan… good luck everyone!
CISA U15 Basketball tournament will be played next Saturday, 21 April at Meishi. This will be an all day event and the schedule will come out soon. Hope to see you there.
Looks like we are ready for CISA swimming this Tuesday, 17 April in the LIS pool! We have 35 swimmers from 9 years old to U19 who will represent the school against 5 other CISA schools. We will have close to 200 swims. The first races will start at 12:00 and should be finished by 3:300.
It should be a great afternoon so please come out and support the kids.
CISA Poetry Slam:
The annual CISA Poetry slam will be held tonight, Friday 16 April starting at 6:00 pm hosted by “Imagine X City Zoo Coffee”. This year we will have 6 ES, 6 MS and 6 HS students participating. Please come and watch the kids and enjoy the event. Thanks to Ms. Elaine and Ms. Michel for organizing!
Please see the attached flier for details.
Important upcoming dates:
13 April CISA Poetry Slam (see attached flier)
14 April U19 Soccer CISA Tournament @ LIS
17 April CISA Swimming hosted by HS @ LIS
17 April U15 Basketball vs HS @ LIS
19 – 22 April U19 ACAMIS Soccer Tournament @ IS Dongguan
21 April U15 CISA Basketball Tournament @ MIS
27 April International Day @ LIS
4 May Inter-house swimming @ LIS
5 May CISA Track & Field @ CIEG (Anrhen)