Happy New Year! It has been lovely to welcome families back to BIS this week and also to meet those who are new to our school. Seventeen new primary students have joined us from a range of countries including Bulgaria, Japan, Sri Lanka, Korea, New Zealand and Vietnam.
I wonder how many of you have eaten too much and exercised too little over the festive holidays? Next week we will be having a Keep Healthy, Stay Safe focus which will involve children and staff in an active programme highlighting the importance of exercise and making healthy choices. Learning will focus on the importance of wearing a helmet when cycling or riding on a motorbike; washing hands and brushing teeth; wearing seatbelts and internet safety. Morning warm-ups will take place so all children will be exercising daily and hopefully having lots of fun at the same time. The week will culminate in a huge Zumba session for all primary children in the sports hall. Please encourage your child by reinforcing healthy habits with them at home.
Parents of children in Year 2 to 6 should hopefully have received a letter this week inviting them to join us next Thursday for a sports team event. Parents are very welcome to come along, either to watch or to get involved in a game of T-ball. There will also be a BBQ at lunch time for parents and teachers here at the BIS. If you would like to come, please respond on the form sent from the Primary Office then we will know how many to cater for.
Members of the Primary Student Council have launched their annual Shoebox Appeal in assembly this afternoon. We have already received donations of rice and a few shoeboxes however we would welcome far more! The shoe boxes are for the SOS Village and Rice Scholarships, two organisations which support local children here in Vietnam. Please remember that the contents of the box should be new and boxes should be brought to school by January 20th.
Ms Sue Hill, Head of Primary
Congratulations to our fine diners this week:
- Coco 5I
- Thai Anh 5I
- Min Chae 6I
- Hye In 6I
- Huong Giang 6S
- Ye Jin 6S