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Tu Xuong Parent Group - 17/6/16

Who says nothing is happening at TX?  With kittens falling from the sky (at least from the false ceiling), TX meeting APs, planning next year's events with Ms Mary and potluck lunch with funny and serious questions, this week was again a busy one which we will tell you all about it in this week's post. 


Have a lovely weekend and come back ready for the last week of Term 3.


Anne on behalf of the parent group.


One down…a few (class) parties to go before wrapping 2015/16 academic year


We are getting close to the end of the academic year.  Yesterday it was time to share a great lunch, to say thank you to the teachers and goodbye to Ms Gemma, Ms Sara, Ms Heather and Ms Gurvinder.  We wish them all the best on their new adventures. 


We also have some parents moving on to AP2 or moving out of Vietnam, we’ll miss you too.  Thank you for the energy and time you have dedicated to the group activities.  Don’t forget if you stay in Saigon, you are always welcome to join our future gatherings :)


Tomoko is the winner of the "Banana Cake" competition and won the "TX Banana Cake Award".  She baked a Japanese/Vietnamese version which was a success.  Well done to her. 


The question box received around 100 questions.  We must say TX children and parents are quite creative!  So here are a few answers :



  • Mr Mike's deepest secret is: he is Peppa Pig's number one’s fan.

  • Mr Ali would choose to be a bird so he can fly anywhere.

  • Ms Mary wasn’t sure about why we all have to wear clothes.

  • If Mr Ian could be a woman for a day, he would be Adele and enjoy singing.

  • Ms Jess stated that things change overtime to get better.

  • Ms Hayley hasn’t seen any chickens in the school yet.

  • Mr Rob had a good weekend and a black hole is as big as you want it to be.

  • Mr Jon said we are living happily thanks to music and that the world was created for music.

  • Ms Michelle is pretty sure the cats let the dogs out.

  • Ms Grace's secret to make her child waking up at 6am is to promise that she can watch Peppa Pig.


….and we are still waiting for Mr Matthew’s answer on "What would happen if President Obama was a frog?"  Maybe we will get an answer before the end of the year.


Thanks again for joining the potluck and bringing delicious food from Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Japan, UK,  Korea, Italy and France.  A special thank you also to Minori who made the beautiful cards for the leaving teachers.



"Nonsense, there is no cat in school"


Well it seems that TX is also attractive to our furry friends!  On Tuesday morning during the first break time, Y6T heard some distress sounds coming from the false ceiling in the canteen restrooms.  They soon alerted their teacher who didn’t believe them.  A cat in the school?  Nonsense.  Nevertheless, they didn’t give up and at lunch time, they asked Mr James to check the bathrooms. Surprise: a kitten was on the floor, he had fallen and the rest of his siblings were still a few meters up.  TX's very own super rescue cat hero, Mr Ian, then took his ladder and caught the rest of the family.  They were brought to Dr Nghia pet’s clinic in D2.  Hopefully they all are safe now.


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AP1/2 and TX lunch:


35 parents  of Y6 and Y7 children met on Tuesday.  Organized by AP2 PTG, this lunch is a way to welcome parents to secondary and give them the opportunity to make new connections.  The feedback from TX parents was very positive.  They could ask questions regarding secondary and also exchanged with Mr Ben, Y7 head. 


Quoting Florence: "We feel welcomed to AP2 and I could see the PTG from AP2 is working very hard. I appreciated it"


Mapping Next Year:


On Wednesday, a group of parents met Ms Mary in order to plan next year's events.  Term 1 was finalized and it will be  a busy one as usual.  Term 2 and 3 will be planned during the upcoming year.  Christmas and the year end potluck lunches, morning coffees, parent lunches, the school fete and the Y6 leavers' party will return as long as we have enough volunteers. 


Ms Alicia, who is taking over Ms Heather's role as community service project leader for TX joined the meeting.  Hopefully next academic year, we'll also be able to help more of the school's partners. 


We'll need a few more class reps for next year.  The list of classes, which have not yet been a assigned a class rep, will soon be given out.  Among the new ideas for next year, a flyer regarding PTG activities will be created in Vietnamese and English. It will be distributed to our newcomers. 


One date for your agenda: Wednesday 24th  August, our first day of school and also the "Welcome and welcome back breakfast" in the foyer. 


What’s on?


Nado outdoor is only open on Saturdays and Sundays.  They have kids workshops (yoga, crafts, story telling /150 000VND), but you can also take them there just to use the playground (100 000 VND) while you relax. 


More details: https://www.facebook.com/nado270outdoor/timeline  


Reptile zone is both a pet store and a coffee shop.  You can enjoy your smoothie or coffee with snakes, lizards etc…The brave ones can also touch them.  Unlike the other Reptile café, which is closed now, this one is very clean.  However, the recommendation is for you to wash your hands carefully after touching the reptiles. 


https://www.facebook.com/reptilezonecoffee/?fref=ts 


ICHI cat’s café opened a few months ago in D1.  This is a place for cat lovers.  The place is cleaner and better maintained than Ailu, which closed in March.


http://www.ichicatcafe.com


Vegetarian options are limited in the city, but here is another place: Kay Vegan Bistro. It’s a tiny place, with a nice atmosphere and a delicious vegan/vegetarian home made cooking.  The detox tea is brilliant, all main dishes are tasty (they change a lot depending on season and arrival) and the desserts such as, the coconut cake or the "peach stew in coconut milk" are to die for. 


https://www.facebook.com/kayvegan/?fref=ts


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Starting Thursday 23rd June, the factory art centre is hosting an exhibition of Bui Cong Khan showcasing jackfruits wood sculptures and installations. 


http://factoryartscentre.com/calendar-and-events/?tribe_paged=1&tribe_event_display=list&tribe_eventcategory=207

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