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Do you remember your first day in school?

Whether your first school day, or your first day in a new school, it is likely to have been an emotional and significantly memorable moment for both you and your family. For the adults among us, it has probably been retold by your parents, lovingly and frequently, and accompanied by photos of you looking smart in a new uniform. These, in turn, may well have been posted on social media, inviting wider family and friends to become part of this special moment in time.

Primary First Day

My own mother has a box, inside of which is a label in the shape of a brown paper fish with my name carefully printed on it. When I joined my infant school, every new child was given such a label so that all the teachers, not only their class teachers, could greet them by name. A lovely idea but one that apparently baffled me as a 4-year-old, as I adamantly declared, “But I know who I am!” Still, my mother loves to share this story!

At BISS Puxi, we enjoy welcoming new students and their families into our school community and we always endeavour to provide a warm and supportive start to their new adventure. We understand that this can be a time of excitement and anxiety, and our entire team is committed to making it a positive and memorably meaningful experience. This has never been truer than over the past few weeks when we have welcomed new students through our NAVSE.

Our teachers have found many creative solutions to the challenge of new friends not actually being able to meet classmates in person. Year 5, having recently welcomed Xavier and his family, invited Xavier to make a short PowerPoint and video all about his likes and interests. Mr Riley was then able to share this with 5R so that they were able to welcome him in true BISS style, with students sharing their own interests through a flurry of encouraging online messages, and a whole-class video chat.

At BISS Puxi, we enjoy welcoming new students and their families into our school community and we always endeavour to provide a warm and supportive start to their new adventure.

Xavier’s younger brother Louis has also recently joined Y4, with Mr Osborne. Like Mr Riley, after initially reaching out to the family, Mr Osborne introduced Louis to his new friends via TEAMs and encouraged him to share work that he was proud of in their live learning sessions. Mr Osbourne and the class are continuing to get to know their new classmate through sharing their learning, and Louis continues to share highlights from his life outside of school as well as through, what Mr Osborne describes as, ‘gradual, friendly check-ins!’

Joining an English-speaking school often comes with additional challenges for many of our students who are new to learning English. This is daunting for students at the best of times but even more so if you are joining school during our NAVSE. Ms Wai in Y3 welcomed a new student recently who is very new to speaking English. After initially reaching out to both the student and his family Ms Wai introduced him to another Korean student in her class to be his ‘class buddy’. Both boys are now developing a friendship that supports both leaning and socialising, helped initially by a charming video created by the class buddy, encompassing much giggling!

As a school community, we are all looking forward to the time when we can be together again, in our school building, with each other in person. At this time, we also look forward to meeting our new friends who have joined the school over the past few weeks. Of course, I have only mentioned a few of our new students when there are, in fact, several such families that we have welcomed since Chinese New Year. Like all of us at BISS, I am looking forward greatly to the time when such ‘virtual welcomes’ can be extended to new students enjoying all of our school facilities, and to their being able to meet the full BISS Puxi family face to face.

To all of our new BISS families, a very warm welcome to you all!


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金光路111号华漕镇上海市 闵行区201107

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