CTBC International Academy Newsletter_Week 10


Students Enjoy Outdoor Fun after Midterm Exams

As November draws to an end, the students of CIA took part in a scavenger hunt created by the foreign teachers. Students were assembled into teams and were given clues that lead them to places all around the CTBC campus. Some teachers created rhymes, others math questions, but all clues were designed to test the student’s English and problem solving skills. Boy’s dorm, girl’s dorm, the gymnasium, tennis court, golf practice range, high school building and the covered parking area were all fair game. The quickest team to find all seven clues would be crowned the winner and will enjoy a shopping spree at the Mitsukoshi mall. The event was slow to start but once it was underway the 6 teams bolted out of the main college building and began searching for their first clues. The weather was more than agreeable, the sun was shining and the wind was sparse.

“To solve this hunt, you must get, into the high school room wired to the net. Lots of machines filled with 0’s and 1’s, the teacher station is where to run.” This is one example of a clue the students had to solve. If you guessed computer lab, you’re right!

Alexis worked the students’ left brain and gave them some math problems.

Scavenger math sheet

If you can’t find the clues, feel free to drop by Jeff’s math class on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

After all was said and done, the fastest team was teacher Daniel’s. Congratulations goes to Sean, Francis, Sherry and Lily for solving their clues the quickest. However, a big shout out to all the students who participated. Your efforts and enthusiasm were detrimental to the success of the activity. Thank you!

It’s been one week since the official halfway point of the first semester in the inaugural year of the CIA. Students can start to feel the pressure ease off after the week of science and math midterms. However, they have the next two weeks to study for their English midterms. No rest for the weary as they say. Based on how quickly time has passed until this point, it’s safe to say final exam week will be here in a blink of an eye. Good luck to all students next week, and the rest of the semester.

Students Sean, Lily, Francis and Sherry contemplate their next move

Jeremy, Joanne and Amy scour the fields for their next clue

Brian sprinting to the finish!