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Mr Simon Higham – Weekly Update: 11th December

11 December 2015

Dear Parents

This week at An Phu Primary Campus, Christmas has really taken full flight. Productions have entertained us all, presents are under the tree and impending parties are being prepared for next week.

It was a real pleasure to attend the whole school Seasonal Spectacular at Ben Thanh theatre on Thursday with over 300 children from across the 3 BIS campuses taking part in this celebration of all things musical and all things Christmas. It was lovely to see how all of the children had grown in both their stature on stage and in their musical abilities as they continue their journey through BIS.

Read more information about this Musical extravaganza in the post by Ms Beth Bown, Music Leader at AP1 

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Year 1 & 2 Christmas Concert - Santa’s On Strike!

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Following the Christmas theme, on Wednesday all of our Year 1 and Year 2 children took part in their Christmas concert, 'Santa’s On Strike'.

Read more information about this truly entertaining event full of song, dance and drama through the post by Ms Nicole McKelvie, Year 1 Class Teacher.

EYFS Christmas Concert - 'Robin's so Excited!'


There were lots of excited children (and robins) for the F3 Christmas production on Friday. For many of these children, it was the very first time that they had performed on stage to such a big audience and as always, they did us proud.

Read more about this event and view some memorable pictures by reading the post prepared by Gemma Gotting, F3 classteacher.

F2 Children Visit the Secondary Science Labs

F2 Visit to the Science Labs at AP2

One of the great advantages of being part of a school such as ours is the ability to share expertise and experiences across both the primary and secondary phases. Recently, our F2 children have been discovering the wonders of Science by venturing over the bridge and taking part in some amazing scientific experiments. Thank you to Ms Smith for allowing this to happen.

Read more about all of the classes and their adventures in this post by Sarah Curran, F2 classteacher and Assistant Headteacher (EYFS)

Year 1 & Year 2 Sports Day

As promised and following our Sport's Day post last week, here are some more photos of our Milepost 1 children being ambitious in their running, jumping and throwing events.

Year 3 Rainforest Juice Sale

Rainforest Juice and Cake Sale

As part of the Year 3 IPC (International Primary Curriculum) topic 'Rainforests', Year 3 designed and made their own Rainforest juices to sell this week. Additional sweet treats were also on offer with all of the profits going towards the adoption of an orang utan through the World Wildlife Fund.

Read more about how this the sale went and view the pictures of this very popular event by reading the post by Jonathan Phillips, Year 3 classteacher and Assistant Milepost 2 Leader. 

What Makes the Perfect School? - Year 6 Dream School Projects

Year 6 IPC Unit- My Dream School!

What would make a 'perfect' school? If you could build a 'dream' school, what would it look like and what would be taught there? These are just some of the questions that our Year 6 children were asked at the beginning of their 'Dream School' project.

Find out the ideas that they came up with in this post by Chris McKelvie, Y6 classteacher and Milepost 3 Leader.

Developing Leadership

Following another very successful term of Extra Curricular Clubs, one new club under the heading of 'Community' has really caught our eye. Teaching a new language to children requires expertise, patience and creativity. Expecting this of our Year 5 and Year 6 children to other children from our community partners is a huge challenge. The English Leadership club requires our children to take charge of the learning of others and has been very successful in developing essential leadership skills that are required in our modern world.

Read the children's reflections of what they have learned this term in the post by Samantha Baker, EAL teacher and Community Service Leader. 

Term 2 Clubs Sign Up

Monday 14th December – CHQ goes live for sign up at 5.00pm. 

Friday 18th December – CHQ live sign up closes at 12.00pm.

All parents will be able to sign their child(ren) up for clubs at any time during the sign up week and be assured that every child has the same chance of being accepted for their club choice options. There will be no need or advantage in rushing to sign up when the club sign up begins, as all of our selections are randomly chosen by the system.  

Access the Term 2 Club Booklet here
Access the Term 2 Extra Curricular Clubs letter (sent out on 4th December) here

BIS Christmas Holiday Programme / New Year 2015 – 2016

If you would like your child(ren) to take part in the sporting Christmas holiday programme, please refer to the table below that outlines dates, times and costs of each programme. To secure a place, all fees should be paid to the AP1 Cashier.

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New! Worldwide Summer Learning Opportunities

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The end of the school year doesn't have to be the end of your child's learning. Through our Global Campus, Nord Anglia schools around the world offer a wide variety of summer programmes to inspire, challenge and excite your child.

Is your child a budding musician, dancer or actor? Our two-week immersive performing summer programme in collaboration with the world-renowned Juilliard School is the perfect opportunity. The programme will be held at Collège du Léman, our prestigious boarding school situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland. Your child will be inspired to explore and cultivate their creative talent through a unique programme designed by The Juilliard School and taught by Juilliard-affiliated artists.

Click on this link for further information about how your child can get involved.

BIS Baby And Toddler Group

For more details on how to join this vibrant community, contact Ms Hanh in the Main Office or visit the School Website.


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2015 – 2016 Early Years and Primary Parent Handbook
AP1 Parent Calendar
Weekly Canteen Menus - (Next week is Menu 4)

Class Blogs - (Find out about what has been happening in your child’s class, access homework links and also the weekly Learning Letter)
2016 – 2017 Term Dates

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 And finally…………

Bangkok Swimming

Good luck to our swimming Squad who are taking part in the 'Feeding Frenzy' in Bangkok this weekend. To follow the progress of the trip, all information can be found on the AP1 Residential Blog

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I would like to wish you all, a very pleasant weekend.

Simon Higham, Headteacher