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Ms Sue Hill Weekly Update: 19th June

19 June 2015

Dates for Your Diary

24/6 - Potluck Lunch for teachers @ 11.30am in the MPR

25/6 - Year 6 Leavers' Assembly @ 8.15am in the Sports Hall

26/6 - Term finishes @ 11.30am


On the Tu Xuong BIS Hub this week:
- Tu Xuong Milepost 1 Speech Contest
- Tu Xuong Milepost 3 Speech Contest
- Tu Xuong Year 3 Visit Thien Phuoc Orphanage
- Tu Xuong F2 Visit Tiniworld
- Tu Xuong Raises Over 130million VND for Nepal
- Tu Xuong PE Update 19/06/15
- Parents’ Corner – June 19th 2015
- Nord Anglia Education Introductory Video
- Dancenter Summer Dance Camp


Ms Sue Hill Weekly Update: 19th June

Dear Parents,

Speech competitions were the focus at TX this week. I had the very difficult job of judging the MP1 competition on Monday morning. The standard was really high as the 8 finalists presented on a range of topics such as burgers, octopi and spiders. Sy Anh, Kyu Won and Bella were awarded first, second and third prize as they were incredibly confident in their delivery and engaged well with the audience.

On Tuesday evening, our MP3 children showed us how accomplished they are at public speaking. 10 finalists spoke in front of their peers, parents and teachers. Over the 6 years of TX Speech Competitions, I have seen a gradual increase in standards achieved by our finalists who are becoming masters of speaking with clarity, using gestures and getting eye contact with their audience. In addition, what I saw on Tuesday was passion and delivery of a genuine message. The very best speeches centre on a worthy theme and change the hearts and minds of the audience; I feel that our finalists did just that with their well-researched facts and cleverly structured speeches. Congratulations to all our finalists, including Andrew, Moksh and Susu who came first, second and third and to Theresa, Annie, John, Calvin, Yu Gyeong, Minh and Bach who were very close runners up.

Leavers at TX

At this time of year it is always sad to say goodbye to members of staff and this year is no exception.

The TX community will certainly miss Ms Kris who will be retiring after a dedicated 8 years teaching in Year 5 at TX. Ms Kris will be returning to the UK with her husband Terry who has been working at the An Phu secondary campus as a lab technician. We all wish them a well-deserved and very happy retirement!

Ms Beth has been a highly professional and dedicated member of our community who has taught in Year 1 and Year 3 at TX, for the past 4 years. She will be leaving to take up a new teaching position at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in the UK.

Beth and Kris

Ms Emma started life teaching at An Phu Primary then moved to the TX Campus to take up the position of Milepost Leader and Year 4 teacher. Emma will return to the UK in July to explore opportunities at home and I would like to thank her for her enthusiasm and contributions to the TX Leadership team.

Ms Alice is moving to Milan to further her international teaching career after teaching at TX in Year 5 and Reception for 3 years. Ms Alice has added a wonderful sense of fun and energy to our campus. Ms Michelle is also leaving after 3 years at the TX Campus, teaching in Year 1 and Year 3. I would like to thank Ms Michelle for her input in our Masters of Learning and for leading our development team at TX.

Michelle, Alice and Emma

We are also saying goodbye to Ms Nicola, Ms Charlie, Mr Robbie and Mr Richard after 2 years at TX. Ms Nicola has worked in Learning Support and also added a great deal to our whole school events such as TX’s Got Talent. Mr Robbie’s amazing musical concerts and productions will certainly be remembered for years to come. Ms Charlie is moving to the UK with her husband after a very productive time as our PE Leader and has added many new opportunities for our children. Mr Richard not only teaches information literacy but has also led various initiatives, most recently, Mr Richard directed our MP3 Production of Charlie.

Charlie, Robbie, Richard and Nicola

Ms Alexea has been supporting our Foundation Stage children with their EAL programme part-time for the past year. Our parents have also benefited from Ms Alexea’s skills in our weekly parents' EAL sessions.

Finally, we wish all the best to Ms Sophie who is moving with her family to Brunei. Ms Sophie has been teaching MFL across the two primary campuses for the past year.

Alexea and Sophie

I would like to say a personal thank you to all our leavers; I have enjoyed working with such amazing professionals and know that our children have benefitted too.

Sue Hill, Head of Tu Xuong Campus