Over the last two weeks our Junior School students have been out and about in various locations on their annual residential trips. These are wonderful and unique experiences for our children and will give them lasting and long term memories. Residentials such as these are character building events which children need to experience. It takes them away from the comforts of their homes and family to spend time with their teachers and peers. They are challenged to become more independent and to do things that they would not normally do on family holidays. These trips are such an important part of education and I am grateful to all the teachers who gave up their own personal time with their families and friends to give our children these wonderful experiences.
Last night I attended the Secondary Spring concert at the auditorium and what a wonderful occasion it was. I was astounded at the quality of music that myself and the large audience experienced. We had around 150 students participating showing such a clever balance of String, Brass, Percussion, Guitar and Vocals all culminating in an extravaganza of music. The tone of the concert was set by with the opening act which was quite an outstanding drum solo by Phuc in Y13. What a wonderful way to spend a Thursday evening!
If Thursday evening was with the older students then Wednesday morning was spent with our very youngest as it was the Foundation 1 ‘Physical Development’ morning. It was so refreshing to spend a few hours at our Early Years and Infant Campus to observe and take part in F1 physical development activities. These activities took place in the sports hall, classrooms and outdoor areas. It was also very nice that we had such large numbers of parents with us participating and supporting our youngest children. Even our Fundinotots students and parents took part which is a credit to them. Once again what a great way to spend a Wednesday morning and I have to say it is really enjoyable being Principal of BIS HCMC.
I do hope that you all have a relaxing and pleasant weekend.
Anthony Rowlands, Principal