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22 April, 2024

Primary Campus Weekly Update

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Dear Parents,

It is my pleasure to write the Parent Update this week. Did you know that World Book Day is not celebrated on this day in England so that it doesn’t clash with St. George’s Day celebrations? Happy St George’s Day to all our English families.

World Book Day – Tue, 30th April
Created by UNESCO on 23rd April 1995, this is a worldwide celebration of books and reading. A symbolic date in which several prominent authors such as William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes or Inca Garcilaso de la Vega died, it’s a day to promote a love of reading, and to inspire and encourage children to become future authors or illustrators. Mr Beaumont led a launch assembly and sent an email to all parents today; we will be celebrating with a full day of activities next week.

Year 2 Trips
Year 2's enrichment week was a whirlwind of excitement and learning. From thrilling hiking adventures, shelter building, water filtration and tricky treasure hunts to beachside water safety lessons, the children embraced new challenges with resilience and enthusiasm. Through hands-on activities and interactions with peers they may never have worked with before, they formed lasting memories and developed a deeper appreciation for the world around them.

World Earth Day
The Primary Pupil Council have been particularly passionate about working towards the UN'S Global Goals for Sustainable Development, cleaning up our school and making it more eco-friendly. As part of our Earth Day celebrations on Monday 22nd April, they hosted a whole school assembly addressing the need to look after the environment and identifying ways to be more green. The highlight of the assembly was the Earth Day House quiz, where Windsor were crowned the champions!

Primary Codeathon April 2024 – NAIS HK Champions
Four Year 6 students took part in a Codeathon competition this weekend organised by NAE China and hosted at The British School of Beijing, Shunyi. They were joined by teams from BSB Shunyi, The British School of Guangzhou, The British School of Beijing Sanlitun and Léman International School Chengdu. This regional coding competition challenged the students to design a sustainable city that combined SDG 11, Sustainable Cities and Communities, with writing code. The children programmed a bioluminescent city with algae-inspired buildings. They coded a working dam, an automatic plant and meat farming machine, using python code, command blocks as well as creating NPC’s in order to be successful. All this hard-work then had to be presented and shared with the audience, showcasing collaboration, creativity and critical thinking.

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Edward, Ezra, Preston and Mark spent many weeks preparing for this event under the expert guidance of Mr Denham, Computing and Ed Tech Coordinator, and I am so pleased that they came back with the winning trophy.

Kind regards,

Raquel Thomson

Deputy Head of Primary