Across the primary campuses, on Thursday and Friday of this week, we celebrated ‘Earth Day’. Children came to school wearing blue, green and white as a symbol of their connection to the Earth. In class, each year group focused on a different endangered species and produced a large sculpture made from recycled materials which they shared in assembly. We enjoyed a vegetarian lunch, just to make us think about what we eat and the impact that has on the planet. Everyone also made an Earth day promise, many of which have been shared on Seesaw. Here are a few from Year 1:
- ‘To never put rubbish on the floor outside and on the street’
- ‘I won’t use plastic straws.’
- ‘I will turn off the tap and if I go out I will turn off the light.’
As well as developing a love of learning, we want our children to develop a love for nature, and a sense of social responsibility for our environment. What makes this event even more special is that it was the idea of our Student Council. On Earth Day, we saw our children from F1 to Year 6 making their voice heard, and thinking about how they could make a difference – with their determination to do so, there is hope for our planet.
To read more about Earth Day throughout Primary, please read this post:
BIS HCMC celebrates Earth Day 2019
Progress Update Reports and Specialist Parent Teacher Student Conferences (PTSCs)
Attached to the Weekly Update email last Friday, you were sent a letter about our upcoming Specialist and Vietnamese PTSCs. All the necessary details are within the letter or within the separate instructions that were sent on how to use the online sign up portal.
For parents at the Early Years and Infant Campus, this is an opportunity to speak to the teachers if your child receives learning support, English as an Additional Language (EAL) or studies Vietnamese after school.
Thank you to those parents who have already signed up; if you haven’t yet done so, sign up closes at 4pm on Sunday.
Our Term 2 Progress Update Reports were made available online for parents today, Friday 5th April. The login details for the SLG site to access your child’s report were sent to you today. For children that have recently joined the school, dependent on their time in school and year group, they will either receive a ‘Settling In Update’ on Seesaw or a ‘Term 2 Update’ via email.
If you have any questions or issues regarding either the Progress Update or PTSCs, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Mary firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Hats Off!’ to the Year 2 Production
The children in Year 2 have been working very hard learning songs and their lines for the Year 2 Production, ‘Hats Off!’ When Apple, the horse, finds a hat one Autumn, she is delighted, but as the year passes, will she be able to hold on to her hat? To find out, you will have to join us at 8.45am on Wednesday 10th April in the Sports Hall.
British Schools Overseas Inspection
In our last Headteachers’ Coffee Morning, Ms Dee and I spoke about the forthcoming British Schools Overseas (BSO) inspection. Why be inspected by BSO? This is what the UK Government says:
‘We have put in place a voluntary inspection scheme for overseas schools. This ensures schools provide their pupils with the skills and qualifications they need to enter or re-enter the British education system. The scheme helps to inform parents about how the standards in these schools measure up against the standards that apply to independent schools in England.’
British Schools Overseas Inspection Scheme
Led by Mr Mark Evans from Penta International, a team of seven inspectors will be visiting the three campuses from Sunday to Wednesday, next week. We look forward to welcoming them to BIS and to receiving their feedback on the quality of education that we provide.