Mr. Simon Higham, Principal
On Monday next week, we celebrate Children’s Day and it is befitting that this day falls on the day that our school becomes complete again with our F1 students.
In talking with colleagues across our Nord Anglia Education family and helping them to prepare for their school opening, I have described to them that having children back in school is like our heart starting to fully beat again. With the return of F1 students on Monday and the start of Fundinotots on Tuesday, our school heart is now beating stronger than ever across the whole of our community.
Again, I would like to thank all parents for your support during our campus closure and phased return to school. We will continue to practice social distancing across the school and control our drop off and pick up procedures. All students are still expected to wear masks in open areas and continue to wash their hands regularly and use hand sanitizer when entering school, our classrooms and during lunch and break times.
Please be reminded that school will continue to finish at 4.05pm on Monday to Thursday each week and on Friday, school will finish at 3.05pm as normal.
The development of the whole child is something that we are proud of across our school
As you will read in Ms Rosy’s Highlights, this week our Year 6 students were the first to have their ‘Big Day in With Sleepover’ to give additional opportunities for learning following their return to school. Year 5, 4 and 3 children will be given similar experiences over the coming weeks. In addition, our Year 1 and 2 students are looking forward to their teddy bear’s picnics to again, give opportunities that go further than our published curriculum.
It is important to note that on Saturday 13th June, we will be saying farewell and ‘good luck’ to our Year 13 students at their Graduation Ceremony that will be held at school. This is an important event that celebrates the achievements of every student and helps to draw a line under what has been a challenging year for this cohort of examination students.
Events such as these (with more to come between now and the end of the year) should be seen as ‘moments in time’. Together with the content and skills that we learn, events such as these are engrained in our memories and help to further define who are children are and allow each and every one of us to reflect upon what we want to become.
Looking back, other experiences this year have included the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, the EYFS Sports Morning, the NAE Games and many more.
This weekend, please find time to talk with your child(ren) about their ‘moments in time’ and ask them what they want to achieve next. This will encourage reflection and enquiry and allow each child to look back with fondness whilst also looking forward with anticipation and determination.
It would be great if you would share these reflections with myself and your child’s class teacher.
Please be reminded that for all parents whose children were in school during the w/b 13th January 2020, you can still order photographs by following the instructions below:
Go to www.pret-a-portrait.net (choose the Vietnamese option for translation in the top right-hand corner).
Enter your unique Sitting ID (sent to you via email on 03rd March) in the box labelled ‘Please enter your sitting ID’ to view.
Register an account by clicking on the “customer login” tab before you can place your order.
If you do not wish to make payment using the online method, please contact Ms. Chi Nguyen - Vietnamese Representative of Pret-A-Portrait directly by:
Please note: Requests for specific retouching of selected photos can be made at the point of payment. Photos will not be retouched when you view them online.
Orders will be shipped to school within 28 working days after paid and your order(s) can be collected directly from school.
If you have any questions or want to arrange appointments in school, please do not hesitate to contact us using the following numbers:
(028) 3758 0709 / ext. 111
(028) 3758 0717 / ext. 211
- Enquiries linked to Admissions:
(028) 3758 8033
I wish you all a very relaxing weekend ahead. Take care and continue to stay safe.
Ms Rosy Clark, Head of Primary
This week in the Primary School
At BVIS, we are constantly looking at ways in which we can go the extra mile and give our children the enriched learning opportunities that they deserve. During the school closure, it is important to note that although our school and learning remained open to all, our children did not have the chance to socialise face to face with their friends and be able enjoy the company of others that children both seek and thrive upon. Therefore, BVIS is providing a themed “Big day in with sleepover” at school for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.
We began our series of sleepovers this week with Year 6. Their theme was “Go Green” and all children were given a special “Go Green” T-shirt as a souvenir of this event. The evening began with swimming and cooking. Later on, after dinner, a talent show took place in the school’s theatre before bedtime in the sports hall.