The new term has got off to a great start. Children arrived with smiles and lots of enthusiasm on Monday and have charged into their new topics with gusto. I would like to extend a special welcome to our new families who have joined us from other international schools as well as local schools. We now have 16 nationalities represented at BIS.
Our focus from the BIS Aide Memoire this half term is ‘integrity’. This morning, in assembly, the true story of the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Malala Yousafzai, was shared with Year 3 to Year 6 pupils. Malala shows many of the characteristics we value here at the BIS; she is certainly a global citizen who is persevering to achieve world peace and education for all children, no matter which country they live in. She acts with integrity and cares deeply about others.
We have an exciting term ahead of us! January 25th will be a week to look forward to as, not only do the ECAs start, it is the beginning of our International Week. Ms Tong sent a letter through the Primary Office to all parents however I would like to outline the main points below:
Friday 29th January
- Classes have been allocated a country to research and your child will be asked to dress in a costume of that country on Friday 29th January, in the Parade of Nations. Further details will be provided by the class teacher.
- All parents are invited to watch the Parade of Nations at 13:15 pm and to browse our exhibition of work done over the week
- Parents are invited to come and demonstrate a cooking activity, an art activity, cultural game etc from their own country between 10:45 am and 12:15 pm Monday 11th January
- There will be a meeting for any parents who are interested in helping to make our international week even better, on
Monday 18th January at 3:15 pm in the Primary Meeting Room
Ms Sue Hill, Head of Primary
Congratulation to our fine diners this week:
- Anh Khoa 4I
- Minh Quyen 4I
- Romy 5B
- Julia 5B
- Jun Woo 5B
- Robert 6I