It seems only a couple of weeks ago that I arrived in Chengdu, we have had such an action packed first part of the year. Since my first visit in February, I have been made to feel welcome and a member of the community at LIS. It is a real strength of our school, that the students, families and colleagues who are here have such an attitude and create the warmth that people feel when they arrive. It would take me too long to list all of our successes experienced so far, and I would be sure to miss something out - I know you will have your own personal favorite moments to look back on. So I will simply thank you all for your contributions, effort and support for us, and for creating this genuinely warm and welcoming community.
Have a wonderful winter break, wherever you spend it, and enjoy time with friends and family. For those of you who will leave our school this month, I wish you good luck in your move, and for everyone else I look forward to seeing you all in the new year.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!