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Primary Weekly Update 10/03/2017 from Mr Nicholas West

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Last Sunday, our first student-initiated charity event was held in Eco Park.  Kelly, Le Phuong and Minh Anh from 5V and Nhu Y from 5B came up with the idea following a Christmas event held by the parents of Year 5. They have sought and received a huge amount of help from other children in their year group and also from their parents. It was an extremely enjoyable event with stalls selling items such as specially designed mugs and refreshments for all to enjoy. Performances entertained the large audience and other passersby who stopped to watch the amazing talent on show. Months of preparation and practice have gone into this event and an event review will happen very shortly for the children to reflect and learn more from their experience. The children also visited and presented to some businesses and managed to receive some substantial sponsorship. These girls and all of Year Five should be commended for their creativity, initiative and hard work to see their idea through to completion. They should all be very proud of their achievements and especially for the amount of money they have raised to add to the charity funds in school. Almost 26 million VND was raised by these children and they will all be part of choosing the charities that we would like to help, both monetary and with service. Thank you, Year 5!  I am sure you have, and will continue to, inspire others. You can watch the Vietnam+ News from this event and a video of photos from the day here.

It was sadly a very rainy Women’s Day this week but completely brightened up by the wonderful flowers that many children brought in to give to their teachers.   It is so kind and thoughtful on occasions like this that the hard working women of Vietnam are recognised. In Year 2, this celebration was made even more special. Thach Lam’s mum gave flowers to all the boys in 2V and 2S who in turn gave their roses to the girls. After discussions about respect and what being a gentleman is like, the boys spent the rest of the day opening doors for the girls, making them feel special, and even collectively singing a song for them.

Have a great weekend.

Mr Nicholas West – Head of Primary

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