It is the end of another amazing year of great learning and personal growth for all our students. They have developed friendships, had many exciting experiences, and each child has been nurtured to progress and be ambitious with their learning. Our amazing student body have time and time again shown such enthusiasm for learning and brought energy, passion, determination and a positive mind-set to every challenge.
As we wave goodbye to the school year, we must celebrate the success of our students and thank our skilled and motivated staff who have tirelessly provided support, direction, inspiration and great learning experiences. We also acknowledge our fantastic parent body who work in partnership to support and compliment the work of school and to make BISS Puxi such a special place to learn. Together we have created fabulous memories of a fabulous year at BISS Puxi!
Sadly, however, the celebration is tinged with sadness as we also navigate the inevitable goodbyes of students, families and staff leaving the BISS Puxi family for new adventures beyond Shanghai. While this can be a sad and anxious time, we also have to remember that endings lead to new beginnings and lots exciting new experiences lie ahead. Learning is a life-long journey for us all and we need to embrace with confidence and curiosity all that the world has to offer us. We are fortunate to lead such exciting lives and live in times when the paths of a truly international community can cross to form strong bonds, wonderful shared memories, and lifelong friendships. Doors may close but many new doors open as we move forward.
A special goodbye of course must go to our esteemed Principal Kevin Foyle who is leaving us after 7 years for pastures new in Switzerland. Throughout the last week, staff and students have shown their appreciation and thanks to Kevin in a series of presentations and events – each showing just how highly regarded he is by everyone. He has been a strong leader who has grown BISS Puxi into an excellent school. He has engendered the loyalty and trust of an excellent staff team whom he has supported and guided well, ensuring that BISS Puxi provides the very best education to each and every child who is lucky enough to attend BISS Puxi. Bonne Voyage and Bonne Chance Mr Foyle.
For our leaving students and families we say goodbye and wish you well as you move on to new adventures. Likewise for the staff who are leaving BISS Puxi for new challenges at home or abroad – we thank you for your commitment and contribution during your time at BISS Puxi. For returning students, families and staff, we look forward to welcoming you back after the summer for an exciting new school year packed with new opportunities and ambitious challenges to help us all think more, achieve more & be more.
Happy Summer Break.
Niki Meehan Vice Principal