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Mr Simon Higham Weekly Update 8th May

08 May 2015

I would like to wish everyone a warm welcome back to school after our end of Term 2 holiday. I sincerely hope that all of your batteries have been recharged ready for a very busy Term 3 of learning.

Welcome to all of our new families that have started BIS this term. Please do not hesitate to approach any member of our staff if you have any questions, queries or feedback. We very much value what you have to say and I look forward to meeting with you all, if I already have not done so, over the coming term.

In the final newsletter of Term 2, I outlined an update to the new Standard Operating Procedures that will take effect from this Monday. Please refer to the information below:

Beginning from Monday 11th May, any parents that do not have a valid swipe card to enter our campus or any non-parent who is a visitor to our school must follow the procedure that is outlined below:

  •  A form of photographic ID (driver’s license or ID card) will be requested from you by the security guard

  • The ID will be exchanged for a visitors’ badge with a red lanyard

  • Each visitor will be required to sign in and complete all sections in an updated visitors’ book

  • On leaving the campus, each visitor must sign out with the visitor’s badge exchanged for their photographic ID

Please note:

  • If you do not have either a valid swipe card or any form of photographic ID, the security guard will escort you to the Main Office where you will be met by a member of the school staff.

  • No entry to the campus as a ‘visitor’ will be allowed through Gates B or C. All visitor badges will be issued at Gate A only.

  • From Monday 11th May, all parents and visitors that are on site will be expected to wear their swipe card / visitors’ badge around their necks using the blue/red lanyards provided. This aims to give enhanced visibility of all adults that are on our site at any given time.

Click here to view full version of this letter with the Vietnamese translation.

Your support in this matter is very much appreciated.

Well done to all of our Year 6 children from both An Phu Primary Campus and Tu Xuong Primary Campus who sampled what life is going to be like in Secondary school next year. On Thursday morning, all these children took part in our annual Transition Day, led by An Phu Secondary Campus. The children all experienced many different subject areas to ensure that they moved a step closer to being secondary ready in August. I look forward to hearing the many stories that will be told about this exciting experience. A big thanks to all of my secondary colleagues that made this morning possible.

Recently, I have noticed an increased number of children using the Main Office as a place to wait before pick up. Please can I remind all parents to collect your children from their classrooms at 2.30pm. If children are not picked up by 2.40pm, they will be taken, as per the procedure, to our Late Room in the library. All late pick ups are recorded.

Do you want to beat the traffic before drop off and pick up? Why not consider the following options below:

1. Come to school at 7.30am for drop off and 2.00pm for pick up and try our new Terrace Café. Tea, coffee and fruit drinks are available together with a cool, shaded seating area.

2. Consider accessing AP1 using Gate C or via the school bridge. This entrance/exit is currently under utilised and you will not be stuck in heavy traffic between Gate B and Gate A at peak times.

3. Please talk to your drivers about not U Turning and stopping on Pedestrian Crossings. This will ensure that the traffic keeps flowing and our BIS Community is safer on the roads.

4. After drop off and pick up, follow Nguyen Van Huong around the loop past The Village and out of the school - it may be a little longer in distance but it will again, keep the traffic flowing for everyone.

By working together, we can improve the traffic flow outside school - it only takes one driver to stop this though so please ensure that you do your little bit to help.

Have a lovely weekend.