NES Japan and PHIS Collaboration

an inspiring exhibit of international collaboration unfolded as Nihonbashi Elementary School Japan and Pledge Harbor International School came together in the virtual world.

For the second consecutive year on 7th March 2024, an inspiring exhibit of international collaboration unfolded as Nihonbashi Elementary School Japan and Pledge Harbor International School came together in the virtual world. NES Japan dazzled with a captivating dance performance while PHIS enriched the cultural exchange with vibrant Bangla song presentations. The event served as a bridge fostering deeper cultural understanding and a shared passion for learning.
Students from both schools took center stage, sharing insights into various aspects of their lives. They delved into topics ranging from the latest anime trends to popular foods, beloved animals, music preferences, and the daily routines at their respective schools. Through lively discussions, students exchanged details about their during and after-school activities, offering glimpses into the fun and educational experiences unique to each institution.
Our students were enthralled by the opportunity to learn about Japanese culture, with the panthers from PHIS providing a vivid portrayal of typical village scenes and countryside life. It was a fun day of learning about Japanese culture and making new friends from afar. As we progress through our school journey, we rejoice in each step we take!

Annual MYP Exhibition!

Pledge Harbor International School MYP students successfully organized the Annual MYP Exhibition yesterday, Saturday, 2 March 2024. They showcased a range of skills that involved various subjects.

Pledge Harbor International School MYP students successfully organized the Annual MYP Exhibition yesterday, Saturday, 2 March 2024. They showcased a range of skills that involved various subjects. These flexible skills feature academic abilities that go beyond the classrooms. Among the highlights of the programme includes a lively performance of a Spanish song, Alvaro Soler’s Mira Sofia by MYP 2 students, a humorous Bangla skit, Sukumar Ray’s Jiboner Hisab by MYP 3 students, and a heart-wrenching English musical performance by the MYP 4 students based on The Epic Musical by Jorge Rivera-Herrans that is inspired by Homer’s Odysseus. There were also a slew of original poetry and song performances from MYP 3-5 students, showing the students’ creativity and imagination.
It was also a show of modernity as students created and showcased short films that synthesize their learnings in Design as well as how they are taking part in global conversations to reduce climate change in Individuals & Societies. Students showcased each grade’s Service As Action activities and MYP 5 Personal Projects. These projects were testaments to their ability to integrate all the ATL Skills into their curriculum. At the end of the event, parents and visitors were encouraged to participate in a quiz on Mentimeter to choose the right solutions to the real world problems related to global warming and climate change. Students also demonstrated a remarkable display of skills and creativity in presenting engaging Science, Math, and Sports activities in their classrooms.
The event was graced by the presence of Head of School, Mrs. Kaniz Zareen, members of the Senior Management Team, parents, teachers, and students.

Pledge-A-Thon!

Sports day is one of the most important events in the academic calendar of PHIS since the beginning. At Pledge Harbor International School it is called “Pledge-A-thon”.

Sports day is one of the most important events in the academic calendar of PHIS since the beginning. At Pledge Harbor International School it is called “Pledge-A-thon”. PHIS strongly believes that physical activities and sports not only compliment academic performance but also help to develop leadership qualities, determination, mental resilience, communication and social skills. PHIS employ this as an opportunity to bring the entire PHIS community under one umbrella and display their athletic excellence.
This academic year’s Pledge-A-thon has been competed on 22nd of February, 2024 in a befitting manner. As usual there were different track and field events for the students of K-12. It had events for the parents, all the staff (teachers, dorm masters & admin staff) and support staff of PHIS as well. One of the highlight of this year’s Pledge-A-Thon was the PT display by the students of PYP. This year’s fastest runner (the Best Athlete) award was won by Sadiq Bin Muzahid of grade 12 and the fastest girl was won by Zara Khan of grade 12. Tug of war trophy was won by Pluto House and the March past trophy was won the Mars house. The most coveted Champion House trophy was won by the point table topper house Pluto. Congratulations to the entire PHIS community. Bye, bye till the next Pledge-A-thon.

PHIFT’ 2023

The Pledge Harbor Inter School Football Tournament 2023 got underway with a bang on February 9th! With tight security and excitement in the air, 13 schools brought 24 teams to compete.

The Pledge Harbor Inter School Football Tournament 2023 got underway with a bang on February 9th! With tight security and excitement in the air, 13 schools brought 24 teams to compete. Inaugurated by Mr. Ahsan Kabir Khan, Vice Chairman of Viyellatex Group, the event was nothing short of spectacular. Simultaneously, our chief guest unveiled the PHIS Yearbook commemorating the decade-long odyssey of Pledge Harbor.
The tournament atmosphere bore a resemblance to the excitement of ‘The Triwizard Tournament’ from the ‘Harry Potter’ series. Matches unfolded across various categories, including U-12, U-16, Girls U-18, and U-19, showcasing both skill and sportsmanship with some being easy victories and others fiercely contested. U-12 made their tournament debut and reached the finals, a moment of immense pride for everyone involved!
As day 2 unfolded, the competition intensified, with teams displaying resilience amidst victories and defeats. One of the most intense and thrilling encounters of the event was the U-19 match between PHIS and Manarat Dhaka School & College. PHIS clinched the U-19 title, while Masco Kanchan’s U-16, Delhi Public School, Dhaka’s U-12, and PHIS’s Girls U-18 teams emerged champions in their respective categories.
The runner-up positions were filled by the Manarat Dhaka School & College U-19 team and Masco Kanchan’s U-18 girls team, alongside PHIS’s U-16 and U-12 teams. Our Chief Guest, Mr. Amir Hasanat, Director of Viyellatex Group, presented the medals and trophies and officially concluded the tournament.
As PHIFT 2023 draws to a close, it is important to commend the dedication and sportsmanship displayed by all the participating teams. Looking ahead, we anticipate another thrilling tournament next year, where teams will once again gather to celebrate the essence of sports and camaraderie.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our sponsors for their invaluable contributions in making this tournament an unforgettable experience.

IB Multiprogramme Evaluation

The International Baccalaureate Organization has a unique approach to evaluating schools, focusing on progress and development rather than the pass-or-fail concept.

Tranquillity, excitement, and diligence characterized the atmosphere at Pledge Harbor International School for a year and a half leading up to the conclusion of the Multiprogramme Evaluation in January 2024.
The International Baccalaureate Organization has a unique approach to evaluating schools, focusing on progress and development rather than the pass-or-fail concept. A comprehensive three-day evaluation of the Diploma Programme, Middle Years Programme, and Primary Years Programme not only observed the advancement of our school but also garnered praise for every member of our community. We were honoured to host Ms Suman Sethi, a Senior IB World Schools Manager, and Mr Patrick Ong, an MYP Programme and Team Leader, along with Evaluation Leaders for all three programmes. Under the guidance of our Head of School, Ms. Kaniz Zareen, our DP Coordinator led the evaluation process in collaboration with MYP and PYP Coordinators and a planning committee made up of educators and administrators, with contributions from our parent body and community.
The preliminary report submitted in September 2023 met all IB expectations, boosting morale for the final IB visit in January 2024. Surveys and orientations were conducted to gather feedback from stakeholders, and action plans were developed based on the findings to enhance alignment between programmes, ensure consistency in teaching practices, and improve student learning outcomes.
Professional development sessions were held to share findings and promote collaboration among educators. Through focused efforts and strategic planning, coherence across programmes was improved. We take pride in meeting the requirements and expectations of the IBO and remain committed to ongoing evaluation and improvement at Pledge Harbor International School in Bangladesh.
All’s Well That Ends Well; the evaluation team was impressed by our school’s execution of all three programmes and the dedication shown by our students and teachers. They also noted our school’s significant community service efforts, recognizing PHIS as an exceptional IB school.

CAS visit to Upo Anushanik Primary School

Students from Pledge Harbor International School participated in a CAS visit to Upo Anushanik Primary School, a local institution for underprivileged children.

Students from Pledge Harbor International School participated in a CAS visit to Upo Anushanik Primary School, a local institution for underprivileged children. The primary goal of the visit was to bring awareness about the significance of handwashing among the students of Upo Anushanik Primary School, aligning with their CAS service objectives. Demonstrating the commitment to IB CAS goals, our students actively engaged in activities, including creating a Bangla song that conveyed the proper handwashing steps. This interactive approach not only facilitated understanding but also made the learning experience enjoyable for the Upo Anushanik Primary School students. Our students designed vibrant and informative posters illustrating handwashing steps and their health implications, serving as visual aids to reinforce the importance of this hygiene practice. As a gesture of compassion, PHIS students provided hand wash and hand towels to their peers at Upo Anushanik Primary School, contributing essential resources for proper hand hygiene. The day was filled with productivity and valuable experiences.