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Mr Nicholas West Weekly Update 15/1/2016

15 January 2016

There was such a lovely feeling throughout the school on Tuesday when all of the children from F3 to Year 6 got together in their respective Houses and celebrated Art House Day.

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It is the second year of the event now, first conceived last year by Miss. Katie and organised brilliantly again this year by her. The day was organised last year in an attempt to support all the Vietnamese staff, particularly our Teaching Assistants (TAs), in their preparations for Tet, and in particular the Tet Fair. There are a large number of booths to be decorated and readied for this amazing day of celebration, taking place this year on Sunday 24th January. Our children and overseas staff really wanted to help and be part of these preparations.

So, on Tuesday, the children split into their Houses and coloured, painted, stuck and cut out a multitude of different decorations. The school was filled with colour and classrooms filled with hard working children all cooperating together. Our Aide Memoire speaks of caring and respect and these were clearly on display. Our school always feels a good place to be but this week, it became even more special and your children proved just how truly extraordinary they are.  It reminded all of our teachers just how lucky they are to be teaching, guiding and nurturing your children. These children are the future leaders in Vietnam and we know they will become great ones with the attributes they possess and are developing.

In the afternoon, the children placed their wishes and decorations onto the Tet trees and Mr. McMullen from Marketing and Ms. Thuy from Admissions judged the artistic balance and appearance of each of the trees, one for each House. It was a close competition but I think when you see them in school you will agree with the choice made; congratulations to Dalat. The children celebrated, of course, but what came across was just how proud each House was of their tree and the wonderful team work that went in to producing them.

Watch the House Art Day slideshow

This week, Mr. Sutton also organised and started a Bench Ball house competition, beginning with Year 5 who were all keen to participate. In fact, nearly the whole year group brought in their kit to compete!  We will let you know the winners at the conclusion of the tournament.

Wednesday morning saw the playground filled with all kinds of different vehicles as Year 2 began their IPC topic named ‘From A to B’ transport being one of its focal points. Children had rides around the playground on the back of Miss. Jennifer’s bike and they loved sitting in Mr Sayer’s car and pressing the horn, repeatedly!

There are so many varied and rich experiences for your children in school and we look forward to the rest of the term and reporting each week on all of the events as they happen.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mr Nicholas West – Head of Primary