Of course, it is not just a new year, but a new decade, and moments like these give us time to re-evaluate our lives and refocus on what is really important; to set targets for what we want to achieve.
It has been super to see so many parents attending our Parent Teacher Student Conferences this week. Before the holiday, you will have received your child’s interim report, highlighting their areas of development, but also pointing out targets in each of the core areas of the curriculum. Class teachers raised these again on Wednesday and Thursday after school; we know that as home and school continue to work together to achieve these targets, the children will continue to make great progress. Please remember though, if you have any concerns about your child’s progress, do come and speak to the teacher who will be able to provide guidance about how your child can be best supported.
The Tet holiday is very early this year, meaning that we only have twelve days in school before the break (we have already had five of them). We have a lot going on in this period, so please make sure that you read the learning letter for your child’s class on Seesaw this week and take a note of the following:
International Week: 13th – 17th January
We have many activities for the children taking place during the week including a trip to the global café and the international experience. One of the highlights of the week is the International Parade where we ask the children to come to school in their national dress or their country's colours. At the Early Years and Infant Campus, we have 2 parades on Thursday 16th January:
- Parade 1 - F1, F2 and F3 at 8.30am in the Sports Hall (parents to be seated by 8.20am)
- Parade 2 – Y1 and Y2 at 10.30am in the Sports Hall (parents to be seated by 10.20am)
Tet Celebrations: 20th-21st January
Celebrating with our host country is one of the privileges of working in an international school, and we are all looking forward to ushering in the Year of the Mouse in a few weeks’ time. At the Early Years and Infant Campus, we will be having two days of celebration:
Monday 20th January – the Tet Fair will be happening in the Sports Hall at school. This is an event just for the children and year groups will have the opportunity to enjoy many Tet related activities.
Tuesday 21st January – Children are to come to school wearing their ao dai and we will be having two assemblies to which parents are invited:
- 8.30am – 9.05am – F1, F2 and F3 Tet Assembly
- 1.45pm – 2.30pm – Year 1 and Year 2 Tet Assembly
We do hope that you will be able to join us in these two celebrations of our international community and the beginning of the new lunar year.
The community programme at BIS has been recognised time and time again as being a real strength of the school. At the end of each term, we like to recognise the children who have embraced the spirit of what we are trying to achieve. Mr Shane, our community leader at the Early Years and Infant Campus explains more:
Aidan awarded Hummingbird Medal for community service efforts
It has been wonderful meeting parents who are joining the BIS community this term. When a child joins BIS, we consider the parents a part of the PTG and the community as a whole. Joining in Term 2 provides many opportunities for parents to get involved in the life of the school. This week we had the welcome back coffee morning and the bus tour for new parents. Next week is International Week and it is not too late to help out, particularly at the Global Café and International Experience; it is such a great way to get to know other parents and meet many members of the school community.
All the details can be found in the PTG update.
Primary PTG Update: 10/01/2020