Welcome back. It was wonderful to see the students and staff return looking refreshed and energised for the weeks ahead after a relaxing mid-term break.
Our focus for this half term is Respect; this will be the theme of our assemblies, the focus of our PSHE in class and will be linked to the children’s certificates for Star of Week. Our Aide Memoire represents the core values of BIS Hanoi and is for everyone, not just students but all members of our school community. It is wonderful to see, week in week out, how the students in our Primary school understand our Aide Memoire and how it has become part of the language of our school from Year 6 students in the House Captain interviews to our young Early Years children being superheroes.
Early Years workshops
This week has seen the beginning of a series of workshops for Early Years. Research shows the importance of early childhood development and how it has a direct effect on the overall development of the adult children will become. The progress and development of students in the Early Years is incredible to watch, as I am sure you will have seen with your own children.
Our Early Years staff this week started the first of three workshops for parents with ‘On your marks, get set, go!’ which was about how our youngest students develop from mark marking in Foundation 1 to writing stories in Year 1. Parents learned about the progression of skills and how to support their children, but also had the opportunity to have a go at some mark making themselves which was extremely good fun.
It was wonderful to see so many parents. Thank you for your support and we look forward to welcoming you back for ‘Funky Phonics’ and ‘Magic Maths’ in the coming weeks.
Over the last few weeks the students have been creating a class piece of art work. The inspiration for this came from Mr. Harrison, our Secondary Art Teacher, who set a challenge to all our Primary Students. Big Draw is a Campaign for Drawing in the UK that encourages everyone to get involved in drawing and creating artwork regardless of their age or ability. It aims to promote the importance of art in education and the creative industries.
Today in assembly Mr. Harrison celebrated the work done by Primary students over the last few weeks and looked at how they collaborated as class groups. The finished pieces look incredible and they are going to be displayed for all to see. There will also be an Art Auction on Saturday 18th November at our International Fair where you will have the opportunity to bid for these fantastic paintings.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and look forward to seeing you at the Fun Run on Sunday at the Eco Park.
Mrs Rebecca Carroll, Head of Primary
Congratulations to our fine diners this week:
- Ngoc Linh 5B
- Rinai 5B
- Quoc Huy 6B
- Le Minh 6B
- Ayane 6I
- Minh An 6I
- Ayumi 6S
- Suzune 6I