The campus was alive with the sound of beating drums, children’s gasps and excited roars as our dragon dance crew weaved their way around the field. Later on we were treated to two fantastic assemblies that captured some of the amazing traditional Vietnamese culture such as dance, song and of course food in the form of moon cakes! Well done to all our Vietnamese Teaching staff that have worked so hard to put this wonderful event together. There will be a post next week with more details and some great photos of all the action from today.
Communication was the key message for our teachers at the beginning of the term and with parents also. One of our most important tools for communication has just been launched and we are delighted to have seen so many parents engage already with ‘Seesaw’.
Please click on this link to a great article written by Mr Chris, Deputy Head Teacher to find out how ‘Seesaw’ has been working across the school and what you can do to interact successfully with your child’s learning.
Another wonderful element of our school that supports communication between home and school is our PTG - Parent Teacher Group. This year the PTG has a committee made up of Lily Gutuerrez, Nicky Green, Nandini Varma, Dawa Anh, Ruchika Rao and Eng Wan Ng. They work closely and lead some of the subcommittees for various events. Huge thanks to all for being such a valuable element of our school community and we are very grateful for all that they do.
On behalf of the PTG committee, I would like to ask for your help and support in filling the last few spots for class reps and country reps. With International Week now scheduled for the week beginning 21st January at the 2 primary campuses, we will need to ensure all country reps are in place. Currently we need reps for Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, New Zealand, Pakistan, Poland, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Please click on the link below if you would be willing to be a country rep for any of the countries listed.
Parent Country Representative Sign up Link
We hope that many of you will consider signing up to help.
Book Week at Primary!
Book week will soon be upon us and we are excited to welcome back Mr Adam Bushnell, author extraordinaire, to our school. This week you will have received a letter with details of the events planned and the children will hear more next week in class and from our English Leaders. In the meantime, check out the letter for more details and in the section below for key dates during the week.
MFL at the Junior Campus
There is always some amazing activity going on in MFL lessons. Be it singing or dancing, acting or puzzle solving, our students are taught in a variety of ways that engages them and makes learning fun! In this article by Ms. Sophie, our MFL Leader, she has some great suggestions for ways to help your child at home with learning a language.
U11 Football Match Fixtures
The football season has begun and what a great start BIS have had! Read about our U11 Boys and Girls A and B Teams who have been in action this week both at home and away in this post from our PE department.
BIS Young Musician of the Year 2018
One of the loveliest events for our students is fast approaching. We encourage all budding musicians to take part in our Young Musician of the Year competition. For more details, please see Ms Frances Amos at the Junior Campus
BIS Learning Challenge - Week 4
It’s Week 4! How many challenges have you solved already? The teachers are finding them tricky, are you? Find out what’s in store for you this week by accessing this post by Mr James Chandler, STEAM Coordinator and Teacher of Design and Technology.
Nam Phong F1 Team Success!
Our Nam Phong F1 team have arrived back from their very successful trip to Singapore. They have had the experience of their lives and have inspired others to take an active role in STEAM projects. Read about their experiences here.
World Clean Up Day
I was delighted to be part of the BIS World Clean Up Day last Saturday. With over 200 people participating, it was a wonderful collective effort to improve our local area and raise awareness of our responsibility to the environment. Please read more about this great event in this post by Ms Lauren Binnington, Assistant Head Teacher, Secondary Campus.