As Term 4 is wrapping up, students in the art classroom are updating their websites with all of the work they've made. Here are a few examples of some really amazing websites made by CDS students- click the link above the image to learn about the artist, and the work they've made here at CDS.
The Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) of 2018 has successfully ended. Total 65 high school students have participated and here we have the winners for Pascal, Cayley and Fermat Contests. The winner of the Pasal Contest is Sanghoon Shin (G9). We have two winners for Cayley Contest: Suhin Shin (G10) and Tammy Lee (G10). The winner of the Fermat Contest is Minsuh Lee (G11). Congratulations to all. Certificates of Distinction will be awarded to students who got in top 25%. Great work everyone and we hope to see you all again next year!
World Language Department is glad to announce that HS Spanish Speech Contest will take place on Monday April 30th at the Small Theater during CC time 14:50-16:00. We are sure that this event will promote the development of students’ communication, creativity and critical thinking skills.
The general theme of the contest is Tourism in the Spanish speaking countries. Presentations are linked with Term #4 Project, in which students had the opportunity to (1) deepen their knowledge about the 21 countries that have Spanish as an official language, (2) use Spanish as a mean to acquire knowledge by searching information in Spanish in the Internet, (3) foster their oracy and leadership skills and (4) reflect on the social, economic and culture effects of tourism in these countries. We can´t wait to see all your great work and to listen you practicing your Spanish! #En español
Many thanks to Mr. Burton for this video of sports day. Expect a lot move videos and photos to follow next week as they are processed. Hopefully nobody got too sunburnt on what was a great day at CDS!
Last Friday at 4:05pm after Parent-Teacher Conferences the 5th Annual Silent Art Auction ended once again with all pieces sold! In total this year we raised over ₩930,000 for the TNKR (Teach North Korean Refugees) charity- with over ₩600,000 coming from work bought in the Middle School and High School collectively.
This annual event really is one major way our students and staff CDS show that we live up to our motto- "Pioneering to Serve.” Participation and donation of work is 100% voluntary, yet every students turn out, choose to frame and prepare the art to be given up and sold to raise money for charity. Even those who do not submit show their support in bidding on the work of their peers, although they are often outbid by their teachers! And, for the last two year High School volunteers have been stationed at the FP and MS/HS locations in the event to promote and assist parents in making bids.
Throughout this and next artwork is being retrieved and paid for, after which 100% of the proceeds will be handed over to TNKR. Ms. Kim, Ms. Koteje, and Ms. Pantano would like to once again thank the CDS community for helping support us (and TNKR) in another successful auction year. See you next year for the 6th!
Throughout this year CDS students have been involved in collaborations with other international schools in dance performances. These are all student led activities that truly demonstrate the power of personalizable education where students are choosing to develop their own passions and working unbelievably hard to do so. The videos below feature Jungbae Park Jiin Jung and Youjin Lee, but many others are involved in this movement that is bringing exposure to CDS across the international school world in Korea. Thanks to all involved for spreading the Phoenix spirit and bringing entertainment to many.
For Term 4, each of the 11th grade Korean classes put together a short play. Of all the classes, 11A was the first to perform their final product in front of the school. Unlike the other Korean classes, 11A created their play from scratch, which allowed the students to add unique elements of their interest. In their preparation process, the students divided themselves into three groups: the main actors, the production team, and the props team. Each group worked on their specific tasks, and their collective efforts created for a successful final product.
11A’s play revolved around the issue of school bullying. In the play, a new student named Gyuri becomes the subject of school bullying by a gang of girls. Unable to get along with girls, Gyuri surrounds herself with boys. As time progresses, Gyuri is subjected to more intense bullying. The play ends with the narrator questioning the audience after a fight breaks out between the students in the school.
11A’s play was filled with humor, delivering the audience bursts of sporadic laughters. Especially in their opening scene, two boys dressed up as girls became the major source of entertainment for the audience. However, the serious scenes really set the tone of the play, and allowed the actors to deliver the intended message of the play. The well-planned development of the scenes and the impressive acting by the students made clear the problems of school bullying and why we must work together to prevent it. All students in 11A are very happy that their play was able to bring people joy but teach them a lesson at the same time.
After the play, the students shared their experience and how they felt about the play. They said that they learned to take extra responsibility for their specific tasks because the combined efforts of each individual is what makes the whole play successful. Just like a puzzle that can’t be completed without a missing piece, a play requires all members to do their well on their respective jobs. In addition, the students learned that communication is key in obtaining harmony in decision-making processes. To make sure that the decisions made are beneficial for everybody, communication must take place. If they had the chance to perform their play again, the students expressed desire to make it a smoother one. This requires more practice on transitions, lighting, music, which all relate back to the idea of communication between individual students.
This week we will holding AP exam orientations for all students taking AP exams this year. You should bring a 2B pencil and your address in English to 3rd floor Library at the following times.
10th Grade Tuesday 12:10
11th Grade Wednesday
12th Grade Thursday
The full AP Exam Schedule is
On Wednesday evening the National Honor Society gathered in the small theatre to introduce CDS High School to next years 9th grade. It was a productive evening with lots of questions answered and tips given. Thanks to our outstanding NHS for taking part and representing the High School so well.
Here you will find announcements from the Director of High School
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