Dear DCIS Parents and Guardians,
The end of term seems to have sprung upon us very quickly this time, bringing with it many fun and exciting activities.
After tiptoeing past the Cooper Hall for the last few weeks, trying not to peep inside and spoil the surprise, I was delighted to be invited to the Lower Primary nativity shows last week. Both EYFS and Years 1 and 2 performed beautifully for parents and family friends, both shows were to a highly polished standard and were an absolute treat to watch and be a part of. It was lovely to see so many parents (and a few grandparents) there and I know both shows were enjoyed by all who attended them. Well done to the Lower Primary children and thank you to the many teachers and teaching assistants who were involved in bringing together such great performances.
The last week was also a busy one for our children higher up the primary school. Our Year 5 students headed off to Telunas Beach Resort in Indonesia for a four day residential trip with their friends and teachers. I know the children had a great time and many have caught up with me this week to tell me snippets about their Indonesian adventures. The staff told me that the children behaved beautifully and made the most of each and every opportunity that came their way. We are very proud of the children and are immensely grateful to the staff for giving up their personal time to support the trip.
The smell of melted chocolate was well and truly in the air as well as on the hands of our Year 3 students! As part of their Chocolate Project Work, Year 3 designed, made, labeled and sold their very own chocolate, with money raised being donated to charity. It was hard not to be tempted up the stairs and along the corridor to the chocolate shops and I must say, I am glad I went. The chocolate I bought was delicious and I enjoyed it very much. Thank you, Year 3 children and staff!
This week has been business as usual in the primary school, albeit with a Christmassy flavour. I know the children are looking forward to their Christmas parties on Friday – thanks in advance to the parents for sending in some lovely (nut free) snacks for the children to share as they celebrate the end of a wonderful term.
For those families leaving us for new adventures at the end of the term I wish you well. We have loved having you at DCIS and hope the future is bright for you all. We are immensely sad to be saying goodbye to our lovely Mrs. Evetts in primary – we will miss you very much and hope the move to Hong Kong is a good one.
One final note – happy holidays to you all! I hope the break is restful and filled with family time; it is certainly well-deserved after such a busy term.
See you in 2018!
Ms Kara Lebihan
Head of Primary School