However, this year in Secondary, we have been inviting parents to spend a morning with us. Firstly, parents are introduced to various school issues which may be related to key policies and routines. After the information session, parents are invited to move freely around the school and spend time in lessons. This way, parents are able to experience the school as it is operates on a daily basis. The feedback has been extremely positive: parents have truly appreciated the opportunity to experience first-hand the quality learning that goes on at BIS HCMC.
I have sent out a detailed email to the school community this week regarding the school’s plans over the next two years with regards to accreditation. We are currently seeking :
- Reaccreditation with the Council of International Schools (CIS)
- Reaccreditation with the International Baccalaureate (IB)
- Accreditation with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
- A British Schools Overseas (BSO) Inspection
As a school, we feel it is very important that we align ourselves and hold ourselves accountable to the high standards of the best accrediting organisations globally.
Last night (Thursday) we saw the annual ‘Battle of the Bands’ which was a wonderful event enjoyed by a large group of students. There were eight bands performing and the whole event was organised by the Music Department, led by Mr Alexander and his large team of helpers. We were treated to outstanding performances by all participants and the winning bands were:
- KS3: Band-45
- KS4/5: Tone Deaf
- Overall: Mad Friday
On Thursday, I spent time reading to four different Year 3 classes which I thoroughly enjoyed. Spending time in the classroom with the children is the most enjoyable part of my role. The Year 3 students were delightful as I read a story called ‘Dinosaur Time’. I picked this story as they have been studying Dinosaurs this term and the amount of knowledge that they have about dinosaurs is quite amazing! Thank you Year 3 students and teachers for making my week - you are such a credit to the school.
Finally, I would like to draw your attention to some contagious diseases that are making the rounds in HCMC. As ever, please be vigilant if your children are not feeling well and please see below an attachment containing some advice from Family Medical Practice.
I do hope that you all have a wonderful (and healthy) weekend!
Anthony Rowlands, Principal