The Harmony Choir from APP sang several carols and put everyone in a joyful mood! Everyone was singing along, even some of the children from Thien Phuoc! Students from Helping Hands Club at both APP and APS came along to see their friends at Thien Phuoc one more time before the Christmas holidays.
The highlight of the afternoon was a big delivery of gifts from Santa! This year, the staff at Thien Phuoc asked the children what they would like for Christmas, and the wish list was passed along to the Year 1 students at BIS HCMC. Year 1 have a long partnership with Thien Phuoc, where the children come to school every week to play with our students in the soft play room.
BIS HCMC students were excited to buy and wrap presents for their friends at Thien Phuoc. Helping Hands Club students from APS also joined in to buy gifts from the list, adding to the delight of the children at Thien Phuoc.
There was such a generous response from Year 1 students and APS Helping Hands Club that each Thien Phuoc resident received a Christmas gift, with some to spare! That’s over 70 presents! Everyone enjoyed helping to pass out the presents and the Christmas cheer.
We look forward to another great year of fun and friendship with the children at Thien Phuoc Foster Home!
Ms Samantha Baker, EAL Teacher and Community Service Leader