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Mr. Ian Battersby – Weekly Update 16th October

Dates for Your Diary


18/10 – 24/10 School Closed for Half-term Holiday


26/10 – School re-opens


28/10 - International Celebration Coffee Morning 2


29/10 – Young Musician of the Year Final in the AP2 Theatre @ 6pm


4/11 - EYFS and Year 1 Phonics Coffee Morning


18-20/11 - International Celebration


On the Tu Xuong BIS Hub this week:


TX PE Activities - Swimming and Basketball


Young Musician of the Year Semi-Finals


Masters Of Learning -  Care and Integrity


MP3 Exit Points - Blast Off and Brainwave


The Gentlest Giant


TX Parents’ Corner


What a fantastic half term!


Dear Parents,


At TX, we pride ourselves on providing an education that enables all children to develop in so many different ways.  The children's learning is always going to be our priority, but in assembly this morning, we celebrated many achievements from a wide range of activities across the school.  Ms Gemma, our ICT teacher awarded a number of children certificates for their progress in ICT this term, as always the house captains came up with a novel way of revealing which team had the most house points this week, and Ms Mary announced who our finer diners were today.  But there were three special celebrations that I would like to highlight:


1) TX PE Activities - Swimming and Basketball 


2) Young Musician of the Year Semi-final


3) Masters of Learning - Care and Integrity


Please click on the above links to read more about these events and to see some great photos.


Masters of learning - Integrity and Care


 


Finer Diners - Friday 16th October


Finer Diners this week were chosen from MP1.  Congratulations to the children for having their names written in the Golden Book for displaying impeccable behaviour and making healthy choices during lunchtimes!

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 International Week Coffee Morning


Our thoughts turned to our International Celebration on Wednesday morning.  Thank you to all the parents who joined Ms Mary and me as we thought about last year's event and ways in which we can improve the way we celebrate our different countries and cultures.  The theme this year will be 'How We Live', so in nationality groups, we brainstormed some ideas of activities, crafts and games that the children could enjoy around this theme.   We will be having another coffee morning on Wednesday 28th October, led by Mr James, when we will finalise arrangements, so please put that date in your diary and join us in helping this to be the best International Celebration ever.



MP3 Exit Points - Blast Off and Brainwave


As the half-term draws to a close, many year groups will be finishing off a topic; in the International Primary Curriculum, the last activity is referred to as the 'Exit Point'.  In Year 5, the children have been learning about 'Space' and the exit point was a challenge to build a rocket that could be launched at school today.  There were many amazing rockets on display, but a particular well done to Tri and David, whose rockets went 30 or 40 metres into the air.  


In Year 6, the children have been following a topic called 'Brainwave'.  Parents were invited in on Thursday to join the children in a number of brain-engaging challenges.  The children have been finding out about the different ways our brains work and were able to apply their learning by working as a team and stretching their memory power.  


Please click here for more information and photos of the MP3 Exit Points - Blast Off and Brainwave


Y5 Blast off


 


The Gentlest Giant


To round of our half term today, the children from Year 2 upwards were treated to a performance of the 'Gentlest Giant' by the Performance Exchange Theatre Company.  The children really enjoyed the show and the messages that ran through the story. 


TX Parents' Corner


Halloween Party


If you love dressing up as something spooky, then you will be pleased to hear that the TX Parents' Group are planning to hold a Halloween party on October 31st at Imperia, An Phu. Please follow link to Parents' Corner to find out all the details and how you can register to join in.


Community Service Rep


As you know, every year group at BIS has a community partner and the children learn so much by getting involved with these projects. Year 3 were joined by the children from the Thien Phuoc orphanage this week - there are photos on 3T's blog which you can see here.  We need a volunteer from our TX parents who is willing to get more involved with the planning and development of the community projects.  This job will involve meeting every half-term, and gives the rep the opportunity to get to work with parents and staff from the other BIS campuses as we look to improve our community service.  Please contact me or Ms Heather (heatherrobinson@bisvietnam.com) for more details.  I can say that those parents who have held this position previously have found it a rewarding and enjoyable role.


Parent Reps


We also have several classes without class reps.  Please see the 'Parents' Corner' post for more details about this position and upcoming events for the second half of Term 1.


TX Parents' Corner 


Have a safe, relaxing and enjoyable holiday, and I look forward to seeing everyone back at TX on Monday 26th October.


Ian Battersby, Head of Tu Xuong Campus

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