ISTP Students Excel in 39th Annual Mandarin Speech Contest

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The Mandarin Speech Contest, sponsored by the Chinese Language Teachers Association of California, is an annual ISTP tradition. The contest, held in San Francisco each year, is always a fun challenge for our Chinese Program students, giving them the opportunity … Read More

Guest Blogger Suzanne O’Brien: Trustee Education

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One of the five planks in the ISTP 2011-16 Strategic Plan is Board Governance & Leadership.  Trustee education is an important ingredient to sustaining a superior Board that supports the school’s mission through it’s leadership, financial support, and long-term planning.  The … Read More

4th/5th Grade Cultural Exchange Trip to China: Exploring Shanghai, Learning at Qiu Shi Elementary

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For the past week, Chinese Program teachers Shu-Chun, ChuHsi and I have accompanied a wonderful group of 4th and 5th graders on a cultural exchange trip to Hangzhou, China. We began our journey in Shanghai, where we ventured to the … Read More

4th/5th Grade Cultural Exchange Trip to Taiwan: Update from Gaoyuan Elementary School

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This is the first year that ISTP’s Chinese Program students are visiting Taiwan on our cultural exchange program. With this blog, I am excited to share their adventures with you! Day 4: Today students started their classes at Gaoyuan Elementary School with … Read More

Update from Fumel: Ropes Course, Visiting Rocamadour, Cahors, and Paris!

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The French Program 4th Graders are in Fumel, France, for a 10-day cultural exchange trip. Here is another update on their adventures! Days 4-5: Saturday was an adventurous day all about pushing our boundaries. In the morning, we learned how to do a ropes course … Read More

4th/5th Grade Cultural Exchange Trip to Taiwan: Touring Taipei, Attending Gaoyuan Elementary School

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This is the first year that ISTP’s Chinese Program students are visiting Taiwan on our cultural exchange program. The children are quite excited, and with this blog, I hope to share their adventure with you, and offer some insight into … Read More