There was also a community service experience for all new BIS Primary teachers and teaching assistants this week. Community Service is central to BIS culture and its accordingly integral to new teachers' induction program. Coinciding with the Mid-Autumn festival celebrations, 21 members of staff visited the Year 4 Community Partner, Huynh Van Ngoi primary school, for a community service INSET. The aims of this visit were to give our staff an opportunity to meet one of our partner schools and broaden their understanding of the importance of community service experiences and events for all involved. Across 5 classes, our staff supported children in making a lantern for the Mid-Autumn Festival, which they could then take home. It was an enjoyable afternoon for our new staff but also for our local community partner school. The students at Huynh Van Ngoi school enjoyed the activity and also liked practicing their English language with BIS teachers. Teachers at Huynh Van Ngoi also appreciated the exposure and the exchange.
This week, BIS clubs also begin. We have a great range of community clubs running at the Primary campuses, including; Helping Hands, Community Swimming Club and Community Chess club. We look forward to more community service engagement throughout the rest of this term and thank you in advance for all your support.
Luke Neville, EAL Teacher and Community Service Leader