As we enter Term 3, there is so much to look forward to. In addition to all the great learning opportunities for the children, there are a couple of events aimed specifically at parents that I hope you will be able to attend.
The first event I would like to draw your attention to is the Digital Citizenship workshop scheduled for next Thursday, May 9th. It will take place in the Junior Campus Gym, beginning at 8.30am and is open to all parents. It is extremely important that parents are vigilant about the online safety of their children and this workshop will guide you as to how to do this. A reminder letter with more details was sent to all parents yesterday.
The second event that is approaching is our PTG AGM taking place on Thursday May 16th. This event is for both the primary and secondary Parent Teacher Groups and the committee will share what events have been run this year, what monies have been raised and how this has been distributed. The PTG committee will need new volunteers next year so should you be interested in stepping up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to current committee members, Lily, Nicky G, Nandini, Eng Wan, Dawa and Ruchika to express your interest.
Classes for Next Year
Each year, we look collectively as teachers at the balance of students in each class and whether we need to mix the classes. This is done if we feel there is an imbalance of gender, nationality, ability, etc. Before the holiday, you will have received a letter explaining that this year, all the year groups at the Early Years and Infant Campus will be mixed. Our priority is always to have a healthy mix that will ensure the right environment is created to enable all pupils to maximise their learning. One part of that is trying to ensure that each child has at least one friend who they feel comfortable within their new class.
This week, you will have received a ‘friendship slip’ where you can identify four children, any of whom could be the friend that your child is paired with in their new class. These slips must be returned to your class teacher by Friday 10th May. Furthermore, if there is any educational information that you feel should be taken into account when putting together the new classes, it is essential that the class teacher is informed also by next Friday.
Putting together the classes for next year is a difficult task and we appreciate your support in this matter.
Managing our Traffic Together
Just prior to the holiday, I was contacted by a member of our local community asking about what was being done about the traffic situation in Thao Dien. I met with the gentleman in question, and showed him the procedures we have in place and how the school has invested in measures to help ensure the traffic keeps flowing, for example, creating the car park next to the Early Years and Infant Campus.
He was impressed with all that we have done. Thank you to everyone who has worked with their drivers to ensure that the code of conduct is followed. Unfortunately, there are still some drivers who insist on double parking near school and doing U-turns close to the drop-off area. Please speak to your drivers to remind them of what is expected.
Thank you – together we can make a difference.
For more information about how we can work together to improve traffic around our campuses, please access this post.