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Mr Simon Higham Weekly Update 13th March

13 March 2015

Many parents often ask me what makes BIS a special place for their children. Initially, my response is the outstanding teachers that we have in front of our outstanding children. Of course, this is a major contributing factor as to why all of our children are both challenged and happy in their learning and why they make outstanding progress.

However, last weekend it became very clear that great learning has to have one other outstanding factor - the community that it is delivered in. Over 750 children and parents attended our PTG Spring Fair last Sunday. With many activities on offer, delicious refreshments to be had and some great opportunities for conversation, events such as these ensure that our BIS community is second to none.

I would like to personally thank all of the parents from the PTG that contributed to the success of this event and in particular, the Spring Fair committee consisting of: Catherine Bledsoe, Ying Mckenzie, Neelam Patnik, Nikki Aurora, Marina Valberde, Aby Miguel and Myriam Helms. As always, your commitment to our school is very much appreciated. In addition to this, I would also like to thank all of our sponsors for generously donating some fantastic raffle and tombola prizes and also assisting in helping to ensure that all of our children enjoyed a varied array of activities throughout the morning. More details of the Spring Fair can be found on pages 11 and 12 of today’s newsletter. All proceeds from this event will go towards our many established BIS Community Projects.

I would like to remind you all about the forthcoming parent meetings on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th April. This week, you should have received your parent logins in both hard and soft copy for the online sign up that begins on Sunday 22nd March from 3.00pm.

Click here to access the introductory letter

containing step by step details in English on how to sign up.

Click here for the Vietnamese version


Click here for the Korean version.

If you have not yet received your login details, please contact

Ms Duyen


Look out for more information about our new BIS Website launch and the BIS Hub on page 3 of this week’s newsletter. On page 13, read about the soft opening of ‘The Terrace at AP1’ - a new on site coffee shop that will be serving quality coffees, teas, fresh juices and smoothies from Wednesday 18th March. I look forward to seeing you there. The opening times are 7.30am-9.00am and 2.00pm-4.00pm.

Watch out for the articles about the Y4 Long Hai and Y5 Hoi An residential trips next week. I hope that you enjoy reading the AP1 articles and I wish you a pleasant weekend.

Mr Simon Higham, Head Teacher of An Phu Primary