Mr. Simon Higham, Principal
Thank you for your continued support as we move into the final week of Term 3 and this academic year. The enrichment of learning at BVIS have continued this week across the whole school with students engaged and challenged to think differently in a variety of events.
Transition Day – Year 6 to Year 7
On Tuesday this week, our Year 6 students took part in a transition day that allowed them to fully experience what life in Year 7 will bring next year. There was great excitement, motivation and positivity as the students look to say farewell to their primary years and embrace all that the secondary phase will bring.
Our warmest congratulations to all of the Year 6’s and my personal thanks to all of the parents that supported in attending the Transition presentation and our secondary teachers that helped to make this such an enriching experience – bring on Year 7!
SEA Dance collaboration
This year, we have begun to embed dance into our curriculum and through the use of our specilaised dance teacher, Ms Danielle and our collaboration with Juilliard, these factors have not only raised the standard of dance performances, it has allowed our children to express themselves through the power of this medium.
We have also been collaborating with other NAE schools across our South east Asia region and we would like to share with you some of their amazing work:
Uniform - Collection Information
As mentioned in last week’s Highlights, from Monday 5th August to Tuesday 20th August, your child’s new uniform for the forthcoming academic year will be able to be collected from the Uniform Shop between the following times:
- 8.00am – 12.00pm
- 1.00pm – 3.30pm
Please note that I will be sending reminders to all parents via email and hard copy letter to help ensure that the collection details are both understood and followed.
Updated Swipe Cards – 2019/20
As part of our ongoing commitment to the safeguarding of all our students, and in line with school procedure, we regularly replace all swipe cards to ensure that the details on the front of each card are up to date. All new swipe cards will be available for collection from the Uniform Shop at the same time as when you collect your child’s new uniform.
In order for new cards to be issued, old cards must be handed back to school so that for security reasons, we can control the number of cards in circulation.
Once collected, the new swipe cards can be used immediately. All old swipe cards will be deactivated from 21st August; therefore they will not be able to be used to gain access to the school site from the beginning of Term 1.
A newly updated lanyard and plastic wallet will also be issued with each swipe card. From the beginning of the new academic year, it is expected that all parents wear their lanyard and swipe card when entering the school. This will allow us to visually identify designated parents who are on site, by means of the blue lanyard.
As part of our commitment to the safety of everyone within our BVIS community, I would like to remind you of the following people who you can contact if you have a concern about the welfare of any child within our school.
Ms Rosy Clark, Head of Primary
Opportunities for parental engagement in Primary at the end of the year
As the end of the academic year is fast approaching, we feel this is a particularly important time for BVIS families. There are inevitably mixed feelings as the children come to the end of one year and anticipate the next in their learning journey, but here are some ways you can support your children and engage with school at this time:
Attend our end of year events
Actually there are many events to choose from at this time of the year! We are always grateful when busy, hardworking parents take the time to pop into school even if it just for a short time to support their child at a particular event.
This week we saw a fantastic turnout of family members at our annual swim galas. The children had such a fun time at these events and showed their growing confidence and swimming skills to everyone watching and cheering them on.