Nearly one hundred Year 7 and 8 students have been putting all their effort and determination into showcasing their sporting skills to obtain a place on the U13 FOBISIA squad, which will represent the school in the A Group Red Games to be held at Alice Smith School (KL) in March 2017.
It was wonderful to see so many students pushing themselves, and one another, to succeed, with the majority of students putting themselves forward for all four sports and completing the gruelling Multi Stage Fitness Test early on Friday morning. It will be a very tough selection process for the PE team and students will be informed of their selection in due course. We will be running a dedicated training programme leading up to the games against the very best sporting schools of the region.
Our sincere thanks go to all of the students who took part in the trials. The standard was incredibly high and the PE department were very impressed with the student’s attitude to the trials. Deposits will need to be paid by parents on or before Tuesday 24 October.
Mai Tam Tet party
Yesterday our Year 10 students celebrated Tet with the children from the Mai Tam Shelter, one of the school’s community service initiatives. The children had a wonderful time and were very excited to particpate in everything the Year 10 student’s had planned for the party.
Parent Teacher Group Events
Our Secondary Parent Teacher Group has once again been very busy this week. They started the week by hosting the Welcome Back Coffee for new and existing parents and this was quickly followed by running the lost property display, which is one of the ways we attempt to match students up with their lost items.
This was followed by the Bus Tour for new parents to the school which helps new parents to find their way around the city and highlights landmarks, possible shopping venues and an orientation of District 1 & 2. It also provides a valuable way for new parents to meet each other.
This morning saw our first PTG meeting of the year, which all parents are welcome to attend. I was able to again express my thanks to the PTG for the outstanding job they did with the BIS Christmas BISzaar and the fundraising for our community service projects which stems from that. I also gave parents an overview of new initiatives taking place at school and feedback on some of the previous topics raised by the PTG. We are in the process of trialling some changes to our girl’s uniforms which we hope to implement for the start of the new school year, again following input from PTG members. The work of the PTG is invaluable on so many fronts and I am very grateful to Lori Roman, Maaike Evers, Ella Martin, April Miller and their volunteers for their time and hard work.
A new PTG committee will be formed in April and we are looking for parents who would be interested in standing for positions on the committee. If you would like to put your name forward, or chat to any members of the PTG regarding what is involved in the position, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Tết collection runs from 9 January to 13 February. Please help us make Tết 2017 extra special for the children of nine of our community partners by donating high quality items such as stationery, toys, rice and noodles to our collection. Items can be donated at the Community Services Office in room 113 on the first floor of the new building.
Dates for the Diary
Monday 16th - Friday 20th January: Year 7-10 & 12 Trips Week / Year 11 & 13 Mock Exams
Wednesday 25th January - Friday 3rd February: Tet holiday, school closed
Monday 6th February: Term 2 ECAs Start
Monday 6th February, 6pm: University Information Evening - UK applications
Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th February: IB/IGCSE Performance Showcase Concert
Thursday 9th February, 6pm: University Information Evening - US applications
My best wishes to you all for a peaceful weekend.
Carl Mincher, Headteacher at An Phu Secondary