There is a whole range of buildings on Tu Xuong Street, so as part of their IPC topic, ‘Buildings and Structures’, the children in Year 1 took a walk to the end of the road. They observed many things along the way (including an interesting bird), but the main focus of their trip was to draw the two buildings at the junction with Nam Ky Khoi Nghia. In one location, the children discussed both old and new architecture as they walked around the HCMC Children’s Cultural Hall and the Children’s House of Ho Chi Minh City.
Taking the learning outside of the classroom really helps to contextualise what is being taught; it was also a lot of fun. The children couldn’t wait to tell me about their experiences.
FOBISIA Word Mania Champions
Congratulations to the children in Year 1! In March they took part in the FOBISIA Word Mania Competition. The competition involved the children using letters to make as many words as they could in 3 minutes. From around the region our Year 1 children won the competition for their age category. Once again…congratulations, you are fantastic word builders!
Word Mania Competition 2017
This week we had two community events taking place. On Sunday, the annual community football tournament took place. It was great to see the event supported by so many TX families and teachers, and despite the heat, a great morning was had by all.
Communicating with someone who speaks a different language is difficult, but our Year 2 children really had their communication skills put to the test on Wednesday when they were joined by children from the Anh Minh School for the deaf and hearing impaired. It was great to see our children embracing this challenge; using body language and facial expressions to communicate as well as learning a little sign language.
Continuing to Care for our Community
EAL Conversation Club:
Introducing Our New Parent App:
Now available to download from the Apple Store: http://apple.co/2l6uMKg AND from Google Play:http://bit.ly/2knvOgs
Juilliard Summer School
Next summer, give your child the chance to explore their creative talents and work with renowned artists in one of the most beautiful cities in the world—Geneva, Switzerland. Applications for Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard 2017 will open in December, but interested students should register their interest now to receive the latest details.
Whether your child is an accomplished artist or taking their first steps in music, dance or drama,Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard immerses them in the world of the arts through an exciting programme designed by the world-renowned Juilliard School.
For further information please click on the link below
Juilliard Summer School
We have a lot of events coming up. Please make sure you make a note of when these events will be taking place:
1/5/17 & 2/5/17 – Labour Day Holiday
8/5/17 – Term 3 clubs start
10/5/17 – Vietnamese Language Lessons Coffee Morning with Ms Phuong (information about the extra Vietnamese language lessons that our Vietnamese children receive)
17/5/17 – Vietnamese Culture Coffee Morning for Parents led by Parents, 8am in the Multi-purpose Room
17/5 – 21/5/17 – FOBISIA Games
22/5 – 26/5/17 – Year 6 Trip
26/5/17 – MP1 Production
10/6/17 – Primary Aquathlon @ AP1
11/6/17 – Term 3 clubs finish
13/6/17 – MP3 Speech Contest
15/6/17 – Potluck lunch
15/6/17 – Summer concert
16/6/17 – EYFS Summer concert
22/2/17 – Leavers Assembly
23/6/17 – Term 3 ends @ 11.30am
The PDV project is moving forward swiftly with the Parent Group liaising with the Community Department. Read the Parent Corner this week to see the developments and learn about how you can help.
Parents’ Corner – 28/4/17
I would like to draw your attention to an attachment that went out with the Weekly Update email – NAE Fast Facts. As you know, the BIS Group of Schools merged with Nord Anglia Education 2 years ago. Since then we have seen many benefits from being part of an organization that invests in its member schools; visits from the Juilliard School alumni (When Juilliard alumni Nicole Jeong came to play), as part of our Global Campus work, sending two students to the United Nations headquarters in New York to present their Sustainable Development Action Plan (Selecting our UN Ambassadors…)
The NAE Fast Facts document provides you with a quick overview of Nord Anglia Education; I hope you find it useful.
A reminder that there is no school on Monday and Tuesday as we celebrate International Labour Day and Reunification Day in Vietnam. Because we have a short week, we have delayed the start of clubs until Monday 8th May although there will be Vietnamese Lessons on Friday.
Have a restful and enjoyable weekend, and I look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday.
Ian Battersby/ Head of Tu Xuong Campus