On Thursday, at the Early Years and Infant Campus, we held a Community Service event, “Coffee and Cakes” aimed to raise funds for cancer awareness and support in Vietnam. Parents and staff produced some amazing cakes which were sold in order to raise these funds. Over 250 people attended to support the event and we were all touched by one of our parents, Mr Chris Lee, giving us a personal account of how he had lost one of his own children to cancer. His brave account of a personal tragedy brought home the reason why we were all there. I am pleased to say that the event raised over 122,000,000 VND which will go towards cancer support and awareness in Vietnam.
This morning (Friday), I thoroughly enjoyed participating at the Early Years and Infant Campus assembly. I had the opportunity to speak on the subject ‘All about me’ and it was a lovely experience speaking to such wonderful students and staff. I then attended the Secondary assembly when, amongst other things, we formally said goodbye to our Year 13 students who now undertake their study leave to prepare for the IB Examinations in May. Our Year 11 students are also taking their study leave in preparation for their IGCSE examinations. Good luck to both sets of students as these formal examinations approach. I also spent some time at the Junior Assembly where they celebrated the end of their very successful term.
Finally, I had the opportunity this week to observe interviews to appoint Head Students to take over from this year’s Y13 Head Students. Eight Year 12 students were shortlisted and interviewed. In the end, four were chosen and it was an incredibly difficult decision for the Secondary selection panel to make as each candidate was excellent. My sincere congratulations to Oliver Clarke, Marwin Keeratibunharn, Ji Min Oh and Ana Samudio who were chosen as the new Head Students.
It just remains for me to wish you all an enjoyable holiday and we look forward to welcoming our students back to school on the 2nd May.
Anthony Rowlands, Principal