Dear AST Families and Friends,
The End of a Very Busy Week
The big event for the week was TAIMUN XV. The 15th annual TAIMUN conference hosted 300 students from all over Taiwan who gathered to discuss, debate, and coordinate in this Model United Nations real world problems that can be found in the headlines every day. Taichung Mayor Lin, who attended United Nations University while pursuing his PhD in Sustainable Development spoke at the opening ceremony on Wednesday. Keynote speaker Rebecca Maxie from the United Nations Shot@Life Campaign inspired the delegates with her address on the Shot@Life program and grassroots strategy. The conference continues through Friday evening. All students from grades 8 through 12 play an important role in TAIMUN.
Elementary Hosts FaZhi Students
Once again, students from FaZhi elementary school spent Wednesday at our elementary school. Visitors shared parts of their Bunun Culture with us and performed at the opening of TAIMUN XV.
On Friday, ES students went on a field trip to the Flying Cow Ranch. One more event in a very busy week.
6th and 7th Grade Have Two Field Trips
Because TAIMUN XV involves virtually the entire campus, middle school students take advantage of that opportunity to go on two days of field grips. Thursday brought them to the science museum and some time to relax together at the bowling alley. Friday found them at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village.
Board Meeting Tuesday
As if all this was not enough, Tuesday was the final board meeting of the year. Budgets and plans for the future were discussed. Information on tuition for 2017-18 will be available within two weeks.