The children’s public speaking experience really showed; they spoke with confidence, engaged their audience and put together well constructed arguments as to why the members of their house should vote for them. It made the job of choosing only two members of each house really difficult. In assembly this morning, the house captains were introduced to the rest of the school.
Our school did a great job in selecting an excellent team of house captains, so congratulations to:
Dalat – Suri and Yegor
Hue – Mei and Khanh Nhu
Saigon – Kevin and Thao My
Hanoi – Bao Van and Naomi
I look forward to working with them this term and beyond. They have a really important job to do as we look forward to the amalgamation of the An Phu and Tu Xuong Campuses.
Year 2 Trip to the Circus
If you recall, last week I referenced two IPC ‘Entry Points’ that took place at the An Phu. Children from TX and from the An Phu Primary campus began their topic work by working together on a joint project; the Year 5s at their NASA training camp and the Year 4s who had to come to terms with a natural disaster.
Last Friday, there was a third joint entry point when the children in Year 2 from both campuses met each other at the circus to enjoy performances from the clowns, the acrobats and the jugglers. These inspirational performances provide the stimulus for much of the work that will follow in the coming term.
Year 2 Trip to the Circus
Parent Teacher Student Conferences
Where there is a shared understanding of expectations, children are more likely to succeed. This is why at BIS this year we are asking the children to be part of the meetings with parents and teachers on Wednesday 13th September.
Thank you to everyone who has already signed-up. For those who have not yet made an appointment, the parents evening website will remain open until Sunday evening. If you cannot attend on Wednesday next week, please contact your child’s teacher to make an appointment on a different day.
BBGV Fun Run 2017
It is that time of year again to put on your running shoes and your BIS Union Jack running shirt and head over to District 7 for the annual BBGV Fun Run. The TX community has always been such a big supporter of this event, so make sure you register in the office, and I look forward to seeing you all there on Sunday 24th September.
Last week, I spoke to the children about our expectations regarding uniform. However, there are still a number of children who are wearing shoes and socks that are not part of our uniform policy:
Shoes: Sensible black leather shoes – this means that they should not have lights, or sports motifs (Adidas, Nike, etc.). If you are not sure if your child’s shoes conform to the uniform policy, please ask your child’s teacher, Ms Mary or myself.
Socks: White, black or grey ankle high socks.
CHQ Club Sign-up Term 1 2017-2018
There are still a number of clubs with spaces and it is not too late to sign up. Mr Ali emailed the list of available clubs and Ms Van in the office will be able to help if you would like your child to join one. If the club your child will be attending requires payment, please pay Ms Duong (office cashier) at your earliest convenience.
Remember: Clubs will begin on Monday 18th September.
Saturday Morning Football Club
Does your child love playing football, or would like to start? The Saturday morning football is a super opportunity to play in a friendly environment. The club is run on a voluntary basis by parents so if you would like to get involved or would like your child to participate, registration is tomorrow at the An Phu Primary Campus between 8am and 10am.
W/C 11/09 – EYFS Parent Meetings
13/09 – TX Parents’ Evening
18/09 – Term 1 clubs start
21/09 – Joint APP/TX PTG Social
24/09 – BBGV Fun Run
02/10 & 03/10 – Book Week
05/10 – EYFS Moon Festival
06/10 – Moon Festival Assembly
12/10 – Young Musician of the Year Semi-final
17/10 – Young Musician of the Year Final
23-27/10 – Half term holiday
23-26/11 – Phuket Football
24/11 – Coffee & Cake – Joint PTGs
25/11 – TX Leaving Party
28/11 – Year 4 & 6 Sports Day
29/11 – Year 3 & 5 Sports Day
30/11 – Year 1 & 2 Sports Day
1-4/12 – Nord Anglia Education Games
1/12 – EYFS Christmas Concert
3/12 – Clubs finish
4/12 – Student Council Cross Campus
6/12 – EYFS Superhero Bootcamp
7/12 – Whole School Music Concert
8/12 – MP1 Christmas Production
8/12 – Interim Reports sent home
8-11/12 – Bangkok Swim Meet
10/12 – Community Football Tournament @ APP
13/12 – TX Christmas Concert
14/12 – Parent Group Potluck Lunch
15/12 – Term 1 finishes @ 11.30am
The health and safety of our children is the number one priority at BIS. As I have mentioned in previous posts and at our Parents’ Information Evening, it is so important that you wear your child’s ID card in a lanyard around your neck. The lanyard and card are a sign to all BIS staff that you are a welcomed visitor to the campus and not an intruder.
Another element of safety is knowing how to evacuate the building in the event of a fire. On Wednesday morning we had a scheduled emergency evacuation procedure. Teachers had briefed the children about what they should do; this being especially important for our new children. I am pleased to inform you that the whole procedure was carried out in a calm and sensible manner, and that the building was cleared in 2 minutes and 36 seconds.
Have a relaxing and enjoyable weekend,
Ian Battersby/ Head of Tu Xuong Campus