About one month ago our parent ambassadors agreed it may be a good idea to hold parent and child events in school. The emphasis on these events was purely for fun and building relationships between home and school. If they were a success, then perhaps they would become part of our normal calendar and enjoyed each term. If our first event this week is anything to go by then these events will definitely be part of what we regularly do. Children and parents from F3 and Year 1 combined to enjoy an event which also served as a transition activity to the primary school for our early years’ children. Some of the parents certainly enjoyed the competitive elements of the afternoon, especially the one who scored a fantastic goal in our football game.
It has been a busy week of trips too with Year 5 visiting Phu Vinh (a local village with rattan artisans) as part of their IPC topic and Year 2 watched ‘Deep’ in the cinema. I don’t remember such fun learning opportunities when I was a child! The integration and opportunities for children to learn both in and outside of the classroom enhances their progress and allows them to reflect and learn from different experiences.
Today you will have received your child’s report for the end of this academic year and over the next two weeks you will be able to discuss these with your child’s class teachers. It is a really valuable opportunity for you to understand just how much progress your children are making and what their next steps are. There may be things to practice over the summer, but only after a good rest of course. It is just as important for the mind and body to rest and relax, for us to reflect and contemplate and imagine the triumphs we have planned for the future, time to build some new ambitions maybe.
Have a great weekend and do say well-done to your children for the fantastic work they have done this year. We are proud of them and you should be too.
Mr Nicholas West – Head of Primary