Term one as a Student Council Rep in the Primary School has been very busy!
It feels like term one started such a long time ago with the election of class representatives. Once selected, we were working to make BVIS better for everyone. Projects started this term include our first BVIS Teacher’s Day assembly, which took many, many hours of preparation. Gathering photos of our teachers, as part of a top secret mission and making individual flowers for every teacher and teaching assistant, we had made a flower factory! This was a challenge which saw us all working every lunchtime to make over 90 beautiful flowers, each one made with love and care. We were lucky to have help from the marvellous Ms Tam, who helped us to make them all look really beautiful.
We also started what has become a long journey, to improve snack time for all the children. We carried out surveys, asking almost all the children in the Primary School if they liked the snacks at play time. Do you remember seeing the results to the questionnaire? Many liked them, but many also asked for some new ones. The challenge was then to speak to Ms Huong in the dining room and, with some examples, ask her to make them so we could test them. We wanted to see if we (and our friends) would like them. One day we tried over twenty different things. We were so full. Ms Huong listened to our ideas and then went away to make some more changes!
Finally, after trying them again and again, we are ready to let our friends try them. This will happen in January, straight after the holiday. We hope that they like them! There will be more news from Ms Rosy about this in January.
These were only two projects! But wait, there’s more! The outside stage area in the playground will be bursting into life soon. Mr Tri, our lovely maintenance man has put in two fans so that the children playing there won’t get so hot. Ms Anna is going to help us by having some scenery made so that when the Key Stage 1 children play, they can pretend that they are somewhere fun like the moon or in a farmer’s field!
This term, another favourite memory was the chance to meet up with the children from An Phu and TX – BIS campuses in HCMC. The children were so proud to share their school with the visitors and learn about what happens in BIS. Some good ideas were exchanged and we are certain these will form projects later this year or next!
I am very proud when I was voted to be a Student Councillor. During this term, I recognise that the Student Council does a lot of fun things. Student Council is like a big family for me. We work together, we play together and learn from each other! – Peter, Year 6.
As a Student Council rep, we have lots of fun, sometimes it’s serious, but that’s ok! I am sure that all Student Council reps are proud of themself and the work they do – Julia, Year 6.
Being a Student Council Rep is a lot of responsibility. We can make lots of nice things to make people happy. We once thought that being a Student Council rep will be very tiring, but actually, it was relaxing and serious at the same time – Susan, Bao An, BQ, Bao Khanh and Sofia, Year 2 and Year 3.