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The Weekly BSB - Issue 3

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"The Weekly BSB" is a weekly newspaper presented by our Young Journalist Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) which is made up of 22 students in Years 5 and 6. Students report on events and what's going on around school, conduct interviews and take their own pictures. Visit The Weekly BSB webpage to read previous issues!

“The Weekly BSB – Issue 3”

In this issue

  • Bake Sale Brilliance for Roots and Shoots!
  • Calendar Competition for Charity!
  • CCA Highlight: Global STEAMers
  • Teacher Profile: Ms. Melissa Manning
  • Teaching Assistant Profile: Ms. Nora Xing
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Bake Sale Brilliance for Roots and Shoots!

On Friday 19th November, Years 4, 5 and 6 held a bake sale during Period 6 in the Global Campus area. The purpose of the bake sale was to raise money to build and maintain a nature garden beside the pirate ship on the primary playground.

Members of the Roots and Shoots CCA sacrificed their Golden Time to sell delicious cakes, cookies, brownies, as well as some scrumptious desserts baked by some very kind teachers! Ms. Nonie, Ms. Kicker, Ms. Warman, Ms. Gasser, Ms. Thomas and Ms. Morgathaler all contributed and had their food eaten up by hungry children.

Altogether, Roots and Shoots CCA were able to raise just under 4,000RMB - a very successful bake sale! Thanks to all of the students and teachers who donated money to help fund our nature garden.

By Suri, Paul and Patrick

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Calendar Competition for Charity!

Over the past few weeks, all students across BSB (from Early Years to Year 13) have been busy designing, sketching, drawing and even painting their own animal artwork at home to be featured in our school's 2022 BSB Charity Calendar. The Student Council are set to pick the twelve best pieces of artwork to use for the 12 months and many other artworks will also be featured throughout the calendar. Parents and staff will then be able to purchase these calendars, with the money being donated to the Dew Drops charity. As well as this, all of the students are able to take their artwork home!

One of our Young Journalists, Xuan, interviewed many students on their thoughts about the competition, with one stating, "I am extremely excited about the calendar competition. I think we have all put in a lot of effort!" There have been some incredible entries and great efforts from all students. It will be a difficult decision for the Student Council!

By Tiffany, Xuan and Sean

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A Lovely ‘Legally Blonde’ Performance!

On Thursday 18th of November, Year 6 and 5 went to watch a preview of the secondary production, ‘Legally Blonde’ so they could celebrate their hard work and get other students inspired about drama!

We found out that the secondary students had to attend a lot of rehearsals and practice singing at home. Their hard work can be clearly seen as all the students danced and performed marvelously. As well as those on stage, the BSB orchestra put on an amazing soundtrack too!

Some Young Journalists were very lucky to interview certain members of the cast. When asked about the challenges of their roles, one cast member replied, “It’s really difficult to remember both the singing and dancing at the same time. It needs to go well on the day! Some aspects were harder to learn than others but we think we have done a great job!”

We would like to thank Ms. Clark and all other members of staff involved, the students who took the time to perform for us, as well as the students working behind the scenes on lighting and sound and the cast members who gave us their time for interviews.

Everybody liked this show and we definitely would give it a 10/10!

By Aditi, Sophie, Lucas and Nico

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CCA Highlight: Global STEAMers

Every Thursday, children from across the primary school (known as the Global STEAMers) group up to work with Mr. Casey at BSB Shunyi and complete STEAM activities for the Global Campus. So far, they have been working on some great activities such as making a paintbrush using dead branches so we can reuse materials and save the environment.

Queena, of our Young Journalists was able to speak to Mr. Casey and get some information about the Global STEAMers. Asking how he felt when creating the new Co-Curricular Activity (CCA), Mr. Casey replied, "I felt excited because children can be involved with STEAM activities and Global Campus. I wanted more and more children to get on a computer, sign up on the Global Campus page and get involved with the great activities on there." He also added, "It’s the best subject to teach children. You can really see the happiness on their faces when they solve a problem."

Thank you very much to Mr. Casey for taking the time to be interviewed and we can't wait to see what the Global STEAMers get up to next!

By Queena, Ryan and Henry

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Teacher Profile: Ms. Melissa Manning

On Friday 24th November, we interviewed Ms. Melissa Manning, Head of Year 5. We asked her a series of questions in the hopes of learning something new about her!

  • When did you start working at BSB? - August 2020.
  • What subject do you enjoy teaching most? - Topic because there are lots of opportunities to be creative and we use other areas of the curriculum to explore our unit of work.
  • Why choose teaching? - It’s an incredibly rewarding job and I love working with kids!
  • What is your favourite colour? - Red because it’s a strong and happy colour!
  • Do you have pets? – I have two! I own a terrapin called Severus and a dog called Bane.
  • What hobbies do you enjoy outside of school? - Reading, cooking, running and watching movies.
  • What makes you stand out compared to other teachers? - My excellent sense of humour.
  • What do you enjoy about working with children at BSB? - I like how enthusiastic and inquisitive they are towards learning.

We hope you learned something about our Head of Year!

By Milan, Selena, Vera and Lena


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Teaching Assistant Profile: Ms. Nora Xing

On Tuesday 23rd November we interviewed Ms. Nora Xing, a Teaching Assistant in Year 6. We asked her a series of questions in the hopes of learning something new about her.

  • When did you join BSB? - January 2019.
  • Why did you want to be a TA? - Because I have the chance to help the children and teachers.
  • What is your favourite food? - My favourite food is chips!
  • How many children do you have? - I have one daughter who is 8 years old.
  • What is your favourite subject? - My favourite subject is Maths and English; when I was in secondary, I was good at Maths.
  • How long did you work in Beijing? - I worked in Beijing for 10 years and I am not going back to my hometown now!
  • What is your favourite sport? - I like swimming and volleyball; I learnt volleyball for 4 years but I rarely play now.
  • What is your favourite colour? - My favourite colour is brown.
  • What are some fun facts about you? - I have an iPad mini; it is 8 years old and still works!! I also love to read history books.

We hope you learned something about our wonderful Year 6 Teaching Assistant!

By Amy, XiYi, Emily and Hamin

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