We finish our term following a multitude of events this week, as the curriculum topics come to a close. Event days are a wonderful way to open and close topic units as they enable the children to experience the relevance of the concepts they are studying. Of course, they are exciting hooks and closures which give us a chance to have you, our parents, engage with us too. Out of interest, we have held twenty-one different events this term and a staggering forty-seven since the start of the year.
This week, our Year 1 children enjoyed performing to their parents as part of their ‘Flowers and Insects’ topic and our Year 5 students closed their topic on ‘Climate Change”. The students in Year 2 had an exciting time at the aquarium as a close to their topic ‘Water World’, while the Year 4 children visited the Vietnamese Ethnology Museum; they have been studying ‘Inventions that changed the World’. Our students in Year 6 are preparing themselves for a busy schedule of rehearsals next term when they begin to work on their production of ‘Aladdin’ and in Year 3, the children had a sweet end to their unit ‘Chocolate’ which is a very appropriate way to launch the Easter break celebrations.
In House Matches this week, the Year 1 and 2 children focused on multi skills, the Year 3 and 4 swimming and the Year 5 and 6 students participated in Football competitions. Some of our Year 5 and 6 pupils were also selected to play in the HAC Rugby tournament at UNIS. Congratulations to all of our sportsmen and women on their successes and a big thank you to our sports staff for organising these events.
Congratulations to Thien Long, one of our Year 1 students; she won the ‘Potential Kid Model Award’ at the Kid Talent Vietnam. This is a competition designed by the Hanoi Municipal People's Committee and the Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Also, congratulations to our student Minh Duc in 6S. Over last weekend, he participated in the International History Bee and Bowl competition, taking first place in the individual section. He travels to Thailand in June for the next round and then if he continues to qualify, could be selected to go to a History Olympiad in 2020.
I am so proud of all of our students; we are privileged to work with them as they wholeheartedly embrace our ‘Be Ambitious’ motto. We look forward to more events and achievements as the children begin their new IPC units in May.
Enjoy your break and see you again on Thursday May 2nd.