I have been proof- reading with great enjoyment some of the accounts of the many ‘exciting experiences’ that have gone on throughout the year.
Our teachers are so lucky to have so many different opportunities to write about; our children are so lucky to have so many wonderful events to remember.
I have particularly enjoyed looking at the many photographs that are also included, and marvelled at the way the children are growing so quickly. It is lovely to have this record of them at this particular stage of their life, all looking so happy and confident; their love of learning so evident.
What a busy year it has been so far! How many of this random selection do you remember….
· The parade, the costumes and the food provided by our ever willing team of our amazing mums at International Week
· Our Shanghai Dutch School children meeting the King of the Netherlands and how they made celebrities of themselves in the media
· The production of ‘Annie’ where we could watch the familiar story being told by familiar faces and marvel at the talent and confidence growing at each performance
· The charming Early Years Cubs Christmas Plays that gave us all a lump in our throat, and the fun when the parents who were crammed into Stage One impressed us all with their rendition of the Christmas carols
· Our recent Science Week which began with a bang that surprised us all, adults and children alike
· Magical Fairy Tale Day in Year 1 and who can forget Mr Webb dressed as Snow White?
· The success of our FOBISIA stars returning loaded with medals from the games in Bangkok
· The ‘Touch of Shakespeare’ Garden Party where, undaunted, the show and the fun went on in spite of the rain
….and there are many, many more to choose from.
It has been a spectacularly busy and successful year which is well documented in the forthcoming yearbook. Reading it gives such pleasure at the memories it evokes and I strongly recommend that you order a copy. Information about how to do this will be available soon.
However, the year is not over yet! There is still more learning to come and who knows what other memories will yet be made. Every day brings more precious memories!
Eleanor Jess, Head of Primary