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Ms Deirdre Grimshaw: Weekly Update 17/01/2020

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Deirdre Grimshaw (83 posts) Head Teacher, Junior Campus View Profile

What a week it has been! Today’s ‘Parades of Nations’ at the Junior Campus, brought to a close another extremely successful International Week.

From our opening ceremony on Monday morning with a special guest appearance from our Indian Dancers, AKA the Mums! to the sights, sounds and delicious smells of the Global Café. Our classrooms have come to life as many and varied places across our globe and the range of facts, figures and brilliant information both gathered and presented has been amazing.  Sincere thanks to all involved in making this week so memorable for our students and we hope for you also the parents.  Thank you for joining us throughout the week and in particular for supporting our Global Café on Tuesday and Wednesday and the fabulous parades today. More details about each aspect of International Week can be found by clicking on this link to read more in this article by Mr Chris and Ms Mary.

Sincere thanks to both Mr Chris Mc Kelvie and Ms Mary McAloon for all their hard work in making sure International Week 2020 was such a success.  Along with the PTG and our fabulous support staff, they have coordinated a magical week for all.

Next week see our Tet Celebrations here at school.  Our Teaching Assistants have been organising both a wonderful assembly for the students and the fantastic Tet Fair. Details about both events are listed below.

Chuc mung nam moi

Tet Celebrations: 20th-21st January

Celebrating with our host country is one of the privileges of working in an International School. Details for our celebrations at the Junior Campus are;

TET Assemblies on Monday 20th January

Year 3 and Year 4 from 8:30am – 9:00am

Year 5, Year 6 from 1:45pm – 2:15pm

We would ask parents to please be seated 15 minutes before the assembly begins. All children are invited to come dressed in their Ao Dais.

TET Fair on Tuesday 21st January

 In the Gym from 8:15am to 11:30am. This event is for students only.

A busy few weeks ahead but plenty of exciting learning for the children!

Year 4 Language Learners

EAL Update 4

If you visit a Year 4 classroom you may see Ms Rachel or Ms Kate from our EAL department working with some very hard working students. They are just beginning a new unit and are already making great strides with their learning.  Find out more by clicking on this link.

Fitness for the family

PE 4

Our PE department would like to share some tips about the new year and fitness! Staying fit and healthy is extremely important, staying fit as a family can make this easier for everyone! Click here to find some top tips on what you can do and the positive impact that it can have.

Settling In Workshop for New Families

The ‘Settling In’ Workshop has been deferred to the February 13th due to a clash of events with International Week at Primary.

We look forward to welcoming all new families to the Early Years and Infant Campus on February 13th where our leadership team, counselling team and admissions team will give a short presentation to support your family’s transition to BISHCMC.

We look forward to seeing you there. A reminder will be sent nearer the time.

PTG Weekly Update

BISHCMC Junior International Week Wednesday-41

Our parent community have been extremely busy over the last few days.  Find out more about all things Global Café related and details of our upcoming events including the Parent Pot Luck Lunch by clicking here!

Health and Safety

Safeguarding at school – it’s everyone’s responsibility

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If, during your visit to school, you have any reason to be concerned about the safety of a young person, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Person.

Please note that CCTV cameras are in operation at all times across the campus.

Dates for your Diary...

Please take note of some upcoming important dates for the diary. 

Monday               January 20th 2020                                             Tet Assemblies at the Junior Campus

Tuesday               January 21st 2020                                              Tet Fai at the Junior Campus

Tuesday               January 21st 2020                                              Last Day of school before Tet holiday

Wednesday        January 22nd - Tuesday January 4th            Tet Holidays

Wednesday        February 5th 2020                                             School reopens for students

Monday 10th -   Friday 14th February 2020                              School Photos at Juniors

Thursday             February 13th 2020                                           Settling In Workshop @ EY&I

Thursday             February  13th 2020                                         PTG Parent Lunch

And Finally,

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our families but in particular our Vietnamese families and staff members a wonderful Tet Holiday.  School finishes (at the normal time) on Tuesday 21st

January 2020 and we look forward to welcoming all students back to school on Wednesday 5th February 2020.  We wish you all the very best for a prosperous Year of the Rat!

Chúc Mừng Năm Mới 2020

Warmest wishes,

Ms Deirdre Grimshaw, Headteacher of Junior Campus