Developing good partnerships between home and school is important to us and it is our vision that all parents will feel a sense of belonging to our BIS Hanoi’s community. There are many ways BIS staff are fostering the relationships this academic year.
Firstly, by teachers sharing some of the ways they teach and aspects of the curriculum covered, parents can work in partnership with the school to help their child’s learning. A series of Primary workshops on Reading, Maths and EAL were organised this year. The workshops were very well attended and provided a forum for parents to learn further about how to best support their children at home.
We also encouraged parents to join in and organise social events. For example, following our successful Christmas party at Mad Society celebrating the end of very busy term, we were delighted to host our BIS Family Spring Brunch at the Moose and Roo Smokehouse in March 2018. The location was perfect for our families as it offers lots of secure green space and great food. In addition to the exciting play areas there were fun activities that we hosted for our children such as face painting and balloon twisting. It was great to see over 100 members of the BIS community catching up and making new friends!
We also often hold our “Shared Learning” meetings for parents, children and class teachers. There is tremendous value in children having the opportunity to share their learning with their parents and teachers together, discussing work they have done, their achievements and the future learning targets they have been set.