Thien Phuoc, one of our BIS community partners, was established in 2001 to care for disabled children and orphans. This residential centre provides healthcare, rehabilitation and education for children with Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome. Throughout the term, BIS students involved with the Helping Hands club have visited the children at Thien Phuoc and spent time playing together and getting to know each other. As the children at Thien Phuoc have various disabilities, this can make communicating and playing together very challenging.
Phin joined the Helping Hands Community Club at the beginning of this term, and his perseverance in showing care towards the community partner children was noted by the club leader, Ms. Deborah Spencer.
“I have especially been impressed with Phin who talked to me on his first visit about how the children were scary. We chatted through his feelings and he then proceeded to touch, play and do activities with all the children. Although he doesn’t speak much, he was really able to show his feelings and empathy in a myriad of different ways that you could tell the children appreciated. I am very proud of him.”
- Ms Deborah Spencer, Year 6 teacher and Helping Hands club leader
We would also like to applaud all the Juniors students who were recognised by their teachers and club leaders for excellence in Community Service in Term 1:
- Carolyn Y5
- Andrew (Hai An) Y5
- Kim Son Y6
- Thuy Y5
- Cat Y5
- Soo Y5
- JiWon Y4
Ms Rachel Pellham, Juniors EAL Teacher and Community Service Leader