We extend a very warm welcome to the many new families who have joined the British Vietnamese International School this week. We hope your children have enjoyed their first few days with us and are beginning to settle in. Happy children learn, so we want your children to enjoy coming to school and to feel safe and secure here at BVIS. Please do contact your child’s class teachers if you have any concerns about them settling in.
Of course, we also welcome back our existing families to the BVIS Primary School. It was lovely to see many of you on Wednesday morning as I stood at Gate A. I felt a strong sense of community as I saw your family’s smiles when you returned to school looking refreshed after the summer break.
You may have seen on the BVIS Hub that the teachers have been hard at work since mid-August preparing for the new academic year. However, without exception, all of our Early Years and Primary teachers and their teaching assistants were looking forward to Wednesday morning when school opened and the children walked into their new classrooms.
Activities in all BVIS Primary classrooms this week have been organised to help the children settle back into routines for learning, remembering (or, in the case of new children, familiarising themselves) with our high expectations. Some assessments have already been carried out in order to group the children appropriately for learning and more will take place next week.
Learning at the British Vietnamese International School is not just academic learning. We also want our children to develop social and personal skills for life so some of the activities this week have been planned to develop an understanding of how we behave at BVIS, how we interact and collaborate with others.
Our specialist teachers will begin their full timetables next week, although this takes a little longer for F1, F2 and F3, our youngest children.
You may have noticed a “Guess the Teacher” photo display in the Primary Foyer this week. In assembly this morning, we revealed what the teachers like to do in their free time at the weekend or in the holidays. Ask your children if they can remember what they found out and have a go at guessing for yourself if you are in the school foyer area!
Next week, information about clubs will be available on the CHQ system so you can sign your child up for clubs this term. Also, we would like to invite all Y1 – Y6 parents to attend our “Meet the Teachers” evening on Thursday 3rd September starting at 17:30 in the Main Hall. This is an opportunity for you to meet your child’s classteachers for the year and visit the classrooms to find out more about the year ahead.
Please note that parents of Early Years children will be invited to separate meetings with their child’s teachers and information will soon be sent to you about this.
I hope your family has an enjoyable day on Wednesday 2nd September when BVIS is closed for the public holiday and I look forward to seeing many of you on Thursday evening.