The boys and girls selected to play in the NAE Games in Phnom Penh, Cambodia over the last weekend should feel proud of their achievements. Their team spirit, unwavering effort and determination enabled them to produce some great performances. Congratulations to the children involved; they were excellent ambassadors for our school. Ours thanks goes to the staff members involved in supporting the students and Northbridge International School, for hosting this event.
More sports events occurred this week, as part of our House program. The children played competitive basketball and were set challenging races in order to determine the ‘most athletic’ teams. If the noise in the sports hall was a measure of the excitement felt by the competitors, we can safely say that the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Entries from our students for the NAE Global campus STEAM challenge ‘Hack the Tube’ were submitted at the end of last week. The children were given the following challenge:
“Brainstorm as many ideas as they could to hack a paper towel tube; select two ideas to move forward with and make a design; select a final design to submit; post an image or video of the design with an explanation of what the design is and why it was chosen as the best idea.”
Several of our student’s entries were submitted and we look forward to finding out how they got on in the near future.
Another Global Campus competition came to a close last week, the Creative Writing competition. After watching a presentation by the award winning author of ‘The Breadwinner’, Deborah Ellis, the children had to write their responses to some prompts that they were given. Again, several children submitted entries and we shall soon see if they have been selected for uploading on the NAE Global Campus site.
Thank you for your attendance at our Primary PTCs this week. It was good to see so many of you and the feedback received was very positive. We shall continue to make improvements to our service, in response to your suggestions.
“It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas” as the lines from the song by Johnny Mathis go. The Christmas trees are all up in school and the sounds of the children singing Christmas carols permeate the corridors. Festivities began with a lighting ceremony at the Melia Hotel, with a selection of our children from Year 3 to Year 6 performing an arrangement of carols and musical ensembles to the hotel guests. We were treated to individual musical performances by students in the ‘In2Music’ event on Thursday; then on Friday, more performances from all members of our school during the Winter Festival in the form of dance, singing and instrumental presentations. To complete the package of this creative week, we saw artwork that the children had produced over this term, displayed as part of our Art exhibition. Their pieces were impressive and reflective of their hard work. Thank you to all of the staff for assisting the children in their preparations for these activities.
I wish you all a restful weekend.