I firmly believe that education works best when there is a collaboration between school and home; teachers and parents working together for the benefit of the children. This is why we provide so many opportunities for parents to come into school to see and understand the learning process at BIS. If you would like to read the BSO Report in full, it can be found here:
British International School, HCMC – BSO Report May 2019
A Successful Second SPLAT Session in F1
In F1 (and F2) this week, we held our second Stay Play and Learn Altogether (SPLAT) sessions. It really backed up the comments in the BSO report, seeing so many parents engaging with their child’s learning and asking questions to gain a deeper understanding of the learning process in EYFS:
A Successful Second SPLAT Session in F1
Year 2 to 3 Transition Coffee Morning
As I referred to last week, our transition procedures are well underway. Some classes have been visiting the class where they will be learning next year, whilst others have been engaged in activities designed to prepare them for what lies ahead. On Thursday morning, a large group of parents attended the Year 2 to 3 Transition Coffee morning where Ms Dee and Mr Mike talked us through what our Year 2 children are to expect when they head to the Junior Campus in August.
Ms Fran has been involved in coordinating the Year 2 to 3 Transition and will be sending a post out early next week regarding the process. For now, to view the presentation shared on Thursday, please click on the link below:
Year 2 to 3 Transition Coffee Morning Presentation
On Monday 3rd June, your child will bring home a copy of their draft class list for the academic year 2019-2020. A great deal of time has gone into ensuring the classes have a good mix of gender, nationality, ability, EAL needs, and friendship choices. At this stage we will not be making changes to the new classes unless there is an excellent educational reason to do so.
In Memory Of Anne Broughan
Long-standing members of the BIS community will remember Anne Broughan. Anne was a popular primary teacher in AP1 amongst children, parents and staff from 2006 until 2013. Unfortunately, Anne passed away in the early hours of last Friday having succumbed to an aggressive form of cancer.
For Anne the suffering thankfully was relatively short and she was well supported by friends and family from New Zealand as well as staff from her school in Oman.
Her daughter Aliyya, now 18 has just finished her IB exams and will return to New Zealand with her aunt and her mum’s best friend.
Anne radiated an incredible warmth. She will always be remembered for her unique laugh, the way she brought people together as well as her direct, no-nonsense approach to life.
Roadworks Outside the Early Years and Infant Campus
As we are all aware, Thao Dien is presently undergoing some major roadworks which are now close to the main entrance of the EY&IC. As a school, we have tried very hard to communicate with the construction company to delay any work close to the school until the summer holidays. However, the work needs to be completed within a particular timescale and will carry on. I would ask for everybody’s patience and understanding whilst this work is ongoing. Hopefully, it will benefit everyone in District 2 in the future.
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.