The Eco Park was awash with red, white and blue last Sunday. This could only mean one thing, the annual BBGV (The British Business Group Vietnam) Fun Run. It was lovely to see the tremendous support from our BIS families, all wearing the Union Jack t-shirts and having fun with their friends and family as they made their way around the 5km course.
Next week is our highly anticipated International Week. So many parents from our 20 BIS nationalities have shown enthusiasm and dedication in the planning and preparation stage so we are really looking forward to getting the event under way!
On Monday, the week will be officially opened at 8:50 am. This year’s theme is ‘The Alternative Olympics’ which can only mean one thing, the carrying of the BIS Olympic torch to the stage, with a procession of children carrying the flags of all countries represented in our school. The children will then start to learn about their allocated country for the week. I have seen some of the plans and know that the week promises visitors, dance, scrumptious food, trips, crafts and learning languages. In addition to link ups with children across the world and oodles of information helping us to gain a true respect for others and become better global citizens.
On Friday, we will end the week with on a spectacular note. The day will be full of food in our International Buffets and games from around the world played in the Auditorium. None of these games would make the Olympics however, hence our theme of the ‘alternative Olympics’! Our community of parents will be working in partnership with our teachers to make this event bigger and better than ever before. Regarding food for the buffets, I hope everyone received the email which provided a link to a short questionnaire for parents, who are able to bring in food, to complete. We have a delicious mix of food already but it’s not too late for you to agree to send in a dish for the buffet!
The International Festival on Saturday is crammed full of entertainment with the chance for children of all year groups across the school to showcase dance and performing arts. I am sure we will have an amazing turn-out and hope the date is firmly in your diaries.
Other Important Dates:
Our EYC teachers are offering three workshops for parents on Tuesday 22nd November from 3:30pm until 5pm. The topics being covered are all essential areas of the curriculum for Foundation Stage and Year 1: Messy Play, Phonics and Maths.
We would love to see parents attending the workshops as we believe that, if parents have a better understanding of how the children are learning then they will be able to further support learning at home. Please see your child’s class teacher or Ms. Cat, the Phase 1 Leader for further details or confirm your place on the workshop by contacting Ms. Hung in the Primary Office.
Ms Sue Hill, Head of Primary
Congratulations to our fine diners this week:
- Fizz 6S
- May 6B
- Vova 6S
- Minh Vuong 6S
- Mai Van 6S
- Thuc Anh 6S
- Jae Hee 6S
- Hazu 6S