Hai Hai Thompson, Mandarin Specialist

Ms. Haihai is a native Chinese (Mandarin) speaker. She is an experienced Chinese language instructor with a focus on children’s education. Her strong cross culture experiences, having lived and worked in both China and the U.S. for many years, benefits her students in relating to and appreciating the language.

Haihai was born in Shanghai and later grew up in Beijing where she earned a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Law from Beijing University. She started one of the first private law firms in China and then later came to the U.S. to attend the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird). Haihai met her American husband there and moved to the U.S. permanently. She has lived in the U.S. for 25 years and the Austin area for the past 18 years. She has two daughters ages 19 and 14.

Haihai has ten years of Mandarin teaching experience. In 2006, she started her Mandarin teaching career at the Austin Great Wall Chinese School where she earned her Mandarin teaching certification. In 2011, she joined the staff at Austin-area international school where she established and developed the Mandarin curriculum under the IB program criteria. She also completed the IB certification.

Haihai is very excited to join the staff at International School of Texas. She brings an enthusiasm and energy to the classroom that is contagious and inspiring. In her spare time, she likes to read, travel and practice yoga.

Email address:​ h.thompson@ISTexas.org

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Saturday, February 10th @ 9:30 am

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IST Trailblazer Speaker Series: William Kamkwamba

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Check out our Grade 2 trailblazers most recent collaborative project!

While exploring the IB transdiciplinary theme of "How We Organize Ourselves", students are inquiring into how people use measurement systems as organizational tools. During this engineering project, students were tasked with designing, measuring, building and improving a dream home for one of their stuffed animals.

Take a look at these trailblazers demonstrating the IB Learner Profile Attributes of "Inquirer, Thinker, and Communicator" as they built their dream homes!

*Don't forget to RSVP for our last Saturday Open House of the year! Saturday, February 10th @ 9:30 am
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Read all about our IST Grade 1 Student Scientists!

Our Grade 1 inquirers have been discovering the properties of gas using the IB key concepts as an exploration guide. Asking questions like "What is it like?" (form), "How does it change?" (change), and "What does it do?" (function).

Unlike liquid and solid matter, gas is quite tricky to find and investigate. The students' first task was to make gas to collect.
Students created gas by swirling mixtures together to form a bubbly reaction. A balloon was placed on top of the bottle to collect the gas. Students explored the properties of gas by adding varied amounts of mixtures together to increase the size of their balloons.

This incredible inquiry required students to utilize all of our IB approaches to learning (Research, Self-management, Communication,Thinking, and Social Skills).

Take a look at our students BUBBLING with excitement during this activity!
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International School of Texas , an IB World School, is offering limited placements to students in Early Childhood-Grade 5.

For more information about IST, we invite you to attend our upcoming Open House and Information Session on Wednesday, January 17th @ 9:30.

RSVP today by visiting istexas.org or email our admissions office at admissions@istexas.org
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Meet Mace Massingill - Hunger Fighter. An incredible kid who is making a lasting impression on those in need... one can at a time. #DaybreakAllStar with International School of Texas #NoHunger

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Austin, TX 78734
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