This term, students in Years 5 and 6 had the opportunity to join a brand-new club – Community Football Club, led by Mr Pete!
The BIS students were joined by students from Binh An School every Wednesday for a game of football and the chance to make some new friends.
The club was a great success, and now the students from both BIS and Binh An are looking forward to playing more football together at the upcoming Community Football Tournament. Check out with some of our BIS students had to say about their experience:
“We had fun playing with students of Binh An. There are some people from Binh An who played with us were very good at passing, skills, shooting and dribbling, like Dat. I learned how to shoot at the goal getting my knee over the ball so that it doesn’t go flying over the bar too high. I am really looking forward to the fun at the Community Football Tournament.” Written by Karthik - Year 6 Student
“The thing that I am looking forward to for the tournament is having FUN. Over the past few weeks in training the Community team have been really kind to each other. I really like playing with them because I might get new friends and I can compete against a new team.” Written by Malena - Year 6 Student
“What I liked about Community Football is that we got to play with other people and learn their culture playing with them. We had tons of fun playing together. I liked the fact that they were very competitive. We had fun and that is what I was expecting.” Written by James - Year 6 Student
“The thing that I am most looking forward to is teaming up with other people from different schools I am also curious to see who is in my team in the Community Football Tournament. I have learned that it is easy to communicate with other Vietnamese players when you're playing football and I really hope everyone has fun.” Written by Hannah - Year 6 Student
“I loved playing Community Football with the other school children because we didn't know them so we got to know more people. I liked the fact they played pretty good because it pushed up our level. I really enjoyed playing two-ball football and scoring lots of goals.” Written by Theophile - Year 5 Student
“Community Football is really fun because you get to score so many goals. It was the best time I ever had and there was amazing tackles it was so fun I loved it.” Written by Zach - Year 5 Student
“At the start, I was worried that I would not be able to communicate or coach football skills to the students from Binh An but Mr Dieu helped translate. I also learnt Vietnamese footballing words such as goalkeeper, referee, defend, pass, football and numbers to tell them the score when we were playing a game. I am really looking forward to Community Football next term. Our football skills got better, we had some brilliant high-scoring matches, we made good friendships and worked well as a team and there was some great passing yesterday during our last match. We also had a LOT of fun too! Thanks you guys and girls for all of your efforts. You were all SUPERB.” Written by Mr Pete Dulborough.
If you would like to get involved with our Community Football Tournament, please join us at AP1 on Sunday 13 December from 8am – 1pm. Registration is closed, but you can still come along to support the players and cheer for your favourite team!
Ms Samantha Baker / EAL Teacher and Community Service Leader