One of our community after-school clubs is the construction club where children from BIS play with the children of Binh Tho. As well as this, our Year 2 community partner is Anh Minh School for the Hearing Impaired. Over the course of the academic year, the children have weekly visits with the Anh Minh children where they share their classroom and learning. On alternate weeks, BIS and Anh Minh visit each other’s campuses and spend time doing activities typical for their school.
“Aidan always has such a positive and caring attitude towards our community partner children despite the language barriers. He is always making sure other children are happy and okay. He was very new to the school when we worked with Anh Minh but he was kind and engaged with the other children on the first meeting. Before the second visit he asked lots of questions. He played well with the other children and showed how they could share the Lego they were playing with.” - Mr. Luke Neville, EAL Assistant Leader and Construction Club Teacher and Zoe Turner, Year 2 Teacher
We would also like to applaud all the students from BIS Primary who were recognised by their teachers and club leaders for excellence in Community Service in Term 1: Ryan, Lou Anh, Hani, Cappy, Timothee, Keira, Nana, Vi Khang, Thien Y, Jayden, Eddie, Harry Ho, Suboi, Kin, Alexander and Aiden.
Shane Gallagher, Primary Learning Support Teacher and Community Leader