Health and Safety
Hand, Foot and Mouth
At this time of year, we often see a rise in the number of cases of hand, foot and mouth disease. Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common childhood illness that can affect adults. It usually clears up by itself in 7 to 10 days.
Symptoms can include:
· Mouth sores
· red spots/blisters on the hands and feet that may blister
· Fever (37.8 and above)
· Sore throat
· Loss of appetite (not wanting to eat)
Take steps to keep from getting sick:
· Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
· Clean and disinfect dirty surfaces and soiled items.
· Avoid close contact with sick people, like hugging or kissing.
· Use tissues to trap germs when you cough or sneeze
· Bin used tissues as quickly as possible
Staying off school:
Keep your child off school while they're feeling unwell.
Please refer to our Parent Handbook.
For more information about Hand Foot and Mouth Disease please click on the following cdc.gov article and NHS article.
If for any reason your child is absent from school, we ask for you to inform the class teacher and email reception email@example.com. You can also inform the receptionists via telephone from 7:30am on the morning of absence. If your child usually takes the school bus, we would also ask for you to also inform Ms Trang, our bus manager, via email at Trang.Pham@bisvietnam.com
When calling reception please use the telephone number:
• Early Years and Infants (EY&I) – 028 3636 0055
Primary Music Concert – Our Christmas Carol
We have some very exciting events coming up in the coming weeks as we approach the end of term. Not least is our Primary Music Concert – Our Christmas Carol. This year, to allow for social distancing and limiting numbers, we will have 2 concerts, both will be held in the auditorium at the secondary campus. An important letter has gone to all students involved in the concert today including a link to reserving the tickets. Please read this letter carefully.
Last Friday 20th November we celebrated Teacher’s Day in Vietnam and the PTG organised a wonderful lunch for all the teachers, teaching assistants and other staff in primary. I know I speak on behalf of everyone at BIS when I say thank you for giving us such a delicious treat and lovely gift.
You can find out more about Friday’s Potluck Lunch in this week’s PTG post:
Primary PTG Update: 27/11/2020
For more information about the PTG, to connect with us personally, or if you would like to support as a volunteer, please email us directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your continued support!
Primary PTG Coordinators
We will have our Primary Headteacher’s Coffee Morning here at the Junior Campus on December 8th. This is an opportunity for you to hear how we approach Feedback and Marking and how we have also updated our reports. We look forward to welcoming you to the campus. Details are on the poster above.
Thursday 26th November was a special day for our American families, and I would like to extend my best wishes and hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!
Wishing you a relaxing and enjoyable weekend,
Head of the Early Years and Infant Campus