For parents, making sure children are in bed so they can get a good night’s sleep in order to be ready for school the next day can be a challenge. For our youngest children (and their parents), getting into the habit of saying goodbye to mummy and daddy in the morning can be difficult. Teachers know that the effort they make with routines in the first few weeks will build the foundation for a successful year of learning. In all these cases, the rules are established and must be followed, and must continue to be followed as time passes.
Digital Citizenship and iSAMS Parent Workshop
On Thursday morning, it was great to see so many parents from across the three BIS campuses coming together to consider the subject of Digital Citizenship. Mr Luke, who is responsible for ICT across the primary campuses and has a whole school role in leading STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths), led a workshop about the importance of establishing good routines with our children when it comes to using technology.
Enhancing and Supporting Digital Citizenship
Something New – Swimming Lessons for F3
As children enter a new year group, there are always new challenges that become available for them. In F1 and F2, the children regularly visit the splash pool where, amongst all the other learning opportunities, the children develop confidence in water. Moving into F3, the children continue to enjoy the splash pool, but they also begin having lessons in the big swimming pool:
Settling in Workshop
It is not only the children who have had new starts recently. It has been a pleasure to welcome many new families to BIS who are also new to Vietnam. Transitioning to a new country is also about establishing new routines; where you shop, what to do at weekends, how you cross the road. Individuals react in different ways, but there will be highs and lows until there is the feeling that Vietnam is now ‘home away from home’. On Wednesday morning, Ms Dee and Ms Meera (our new school counsellor) shared some thoughts about how to make the settling process a positive one:
Settling in Workshop
Co-Curricular Activity (Clubs)
By the end of this week, if your child has been allocated a club you will have received an allocation email. By logging into the CHQ homepage, you can also see updates and changes to your child’s approved activities. Please note, your child’s preferences may not always be allocated due to numbers.
Those who have been allocated a paid activity will be informed via email with an attached liability waiver. This waiver must be printed, signed and returned to reception by Friday 13th September – without the waiver, your child cannot join the club. Payment needs to be made through online bank transfer within the payment period, Monday 9th September to Friday 13th September. Details of making the bank transfer will be sent via email upon allocation. If payment is not made during this time, then the place will be offered to the children who have been placed on a waiting list.
For any questions regarding clubs, please visit Ms Van in the main office or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org,
Community Talks – September dates for your diary
Following on from the success of the first of our Community Talks, the second of our hands-on workshops focusing on First Aid will be given in collaboration with Family Medical Practice and will be run again in Vietnamese.
Wednesday 25th September- First Aid Workshop (Vietnamese)
If you would like to sign up for this workshop, please sign up via CHQ.
Watch out for further talks in English and Vietnamese planned in October, November and December.