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Mr Nicholas West Weekly Update 16th October

It is hard to believe that this is the final week of the first half-term of the academic year 2015-16. An English idiom states that ‘Time flies when you’re having fun’ and this is so true for our teachers and your children over the last 8 weeks. 

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We have all got to know each other so quickly and the children have been making great progress. We are strong believers that children succeed and do well when they are enjoying themselves and that they can overcome barriers because they feel safe to take risks and challenge themselves, knowing full well that this moment of being stuck is just another learning opportunity.

For some children, these past 8 weeks have been the first weeks they have ever spent in school, the first weeks in our dual language school and of course there are those who are now into their third year with us. I think all would testify to what an amazing term they have had, the new friends they have made, and the more confident they now are in their surroundings. They have already experienced unique opportunities to learn from great teachers and be part of some amazing events, including some sporting opportunities that you can read about in Mr. Wild’s article. Many of you have attended your first International Primary Curriculum (IPC) exit points this week and enjoyed seeing how and what your children have been learning. These opportunities will continue for each unit of work in IPC and you will see just how much your children develop in confidence, knowledge, skills and understanding. They also become better presenters too. Thanks to all those who came along and helped make these exit points so meaningful for your children.

The first half-term is always a big learning curve for students and staff, new and old, and we always see learning and progress accelerate towards the end of the calendar year as routines and expectations have become firmly embedded. We hope you enjoy your break and return to school refreshed for the exciting remainder of this term.

Mr Nicholas West – Head of Primary

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