What a fabulous celebration we had on Tuesday with our Moon Festival! The colours, the music, the dancing, and once more bringing the whole school together. The students’ performances – from all year groups – were, as always, wonderful to behold. The teachers’ were, well… let’s say we were put in the shade a little by our younger counterparts!
Thank you to all the staff, students and parents who turned up bright and early (and it was very bright, and very early!) for the BBGV Fun Run last Sunday. Despite the heat, it was great to see not just the numbers of people in attendance for such a worthy cause, but also the smiles on everyone’s faces as they crossed the finishing line. Whether you ran, walked or skated the 4km, thank you.
This week our focus in secondary has been on what we can do to make our world, our home, a better place. Project Everyone was launched when world leaders signed a pledge last Saturday to end extreme poverty, corruption and climate change over the next 15 years. In assembly we spoke about what we as individuals as well as an organisation can do [link to World’s Largest Lesson]. Much of it, though, is about raising awareness, even through the daftest of activities, such as the Under 19 boys’ Dizzy Goals!
These aren’t things we should be thinking about only this week, though. Throughout this year, PSHE lessons will constantly link back to the 17 goals. We have also asked form groups to choose a goal that they will specifically focus on this year.
Next week the iGCSE geography class will be undertaking both a day trip locally, and then heading off to Mui Ne for their field trip. Opportunities like these give students real-life experiences in which to contextualise their classroom studies, and are vital for their achievement. A big thank you in advance to Mr Cryan for organising both visits.
Finally, a reminder please that students should go home directly after school at 3.05pm or after clubs are finished at 4.15pm (unless otherwise stated). Students are not supervised after these times and it is vital that they are collected or make their own way home straight away.
Thank you, and have a wonderful weekend.
Students of the Week
Pham Ngoc Bao, 10I – mentoring U14 and U11 basketball.
Ou Tuong Khanh Vy (Victoria), 10V – mentoring U14 and U11 basketball.
Luu Anh Thu, 9I– great attitude and hard work in Vietnamese
Nguyen Minh Vinh Ky (7V) –always so positive and eager to learn, and had some excellent answers in class about cubist sculpture!
Chu Huu Duc, 11B – 100% on a reading assessment.