Bonjour, Jambo, Konnichiwa, Hola, Salama Aleikum: five ways to say hello, five different languages, various locations around the world. These have been our greetings of the day as we celebrated International Week. We also learned goodbye in these languages and we will end this article with those. Do see if your children remember any of the phrases or where they originate.
Ms. Thu, our International Primary Curriculum (IPC) coordinator, supported by all our staff, have created an outstanding array of learning opportunities for your children that completely support our international-mindedness philosophy and definition. As you walk around the school, you can witness all kinds of games, dances, songs and art from around the world. We must also thank the parents who have been in to share their experiences with us including the parents of Quynh Phuong who helped 3B to cook some crème caramel from France; délicieux!
Our week ended with EYFS and Primary assembly celebrations, in which there was a mass of bright colours. Many children were dressed in the colours of the flag of the country they have studied, were dressed in traditional costumes or wearing the relevant sports kit. This afternoon, we were truly international in our appearance and our learning. Thank you so much to Ms. Thu, the staff, parents and children for participating so enthusiastically to give our internationalism such meaning.
Au revoir, kwaheri, sayonara, adios, maa salama. Have a great weekend.
Mr Nicholas West – Head of Primary