Two visiting musicians, both talented Juilliard alumni, performed for us in an assembly this week; Jason Crimi, Associate Principal Trombone of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and Jeffrey Holbrook, Assistant Lead Trumpet of Seoul Philharmonic orchestra. They played a range of pieces which inspired the children and sound effects that made them laugh. One of their favorite effects, played by Jason on his trombone, sounded like a motorbike engine. This is yet another example of the advantages we glean through our powerful collaboration with Juilliard.
Over last weekend, ten of our families joined our staff and those from the 'Think Playground' project, to help construct a playground in Duong Nhan. Their work was vital to ensure the readiness of the playground for opening on June 1st, as a mark of International Children’s Day. It was an impressive effort; well done.
This week, some of our students have been selected to participate in a special STEAM event called Minecraft Hackathon Final, the Smart City event hosted by Creative Technology TEKY Academy, Central Council of Ho Chi Minh Pioneers' Organisation and Microsoft. These students were chosen because they developed complex computing code to instruct Probots to draw a variety of shapes. At the event, the children showcased their amazing outcomes. Congratulations to all involved.
Finally, our children are thoroughly enjoying their learning as we deliver the International Primary Curriculum units. Year 2 students found their visit to the cinema, as part of their unit 'Media Magic', very informative while all year groups happily engaged in the innovative IPC assessment process carried out this week. Our IPC Lead Teacher developed a challenging whole school interactive quiz entitled 'Ring the Golden Bell' and it was clear to see how hard the children had studied, in order to prepare for this event. I would like to thank the staff involved for their efforts; congratulations to all of the participants and year group winners.
I hope you have a restful weekend.