NEW SWIPE CARDS
Your existing cards will be deactivated from Saturday 7th November 2020.
If you have not exchanged your cards you will be given a visitors pass and escorted to Reception where you will be able to exchange your card.
At this time of year there is often an increased prevalence of influenza (flu) and other respiratory viruses within the community. We want to let you know how to prevent the spread of flu to keep our school healthy and how you can help.
Influenza is a respiratory illness and commonly has a sudden onset. Cases are infectious 1 day before to 3 to 5 days after symptoms appear.
Flu symptoms include:
- a sudden fever – a temperature of 38C or above
- an aching body feeling tired or exhausted
- dry cough
- sore throat
- difficulty sleeping
- loss of appetite
- diarrhoea or tummy pain
- feeling sick and being sick
How to avoid spreading the flu:
Flu is very infectious and easily spread to other people. You're more likely to give it to others in the first 5 days. Flu is spread by germs from coughs and sneezes, which can live on hands and surfaces for 24 hours.
To reduce the risk of spreading flu:
Encourage children and staff with flu-like symptoms to stay at home until recovered. Ask children to cover their noses and mouths with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and discard tissues after use. Ensure regular hand washing with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing.
How to prevent flu:
The flu vaccine reduces the risk of catching flu, as well as spreading it to others.
For further information, please refer to this NHS article and the Gov UK article.
Should you have any questions, please contact the school nurse.
Love Condes, RN
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
The community choir rehearsals are back this week. Rehearsals are at 7am on Thursdays in the Secondary Theatre and at 1.15pm in the Junior Campus Multi-purpose room. All staff and parents welcome. Here is a link to the website with details of forthcoming performances and music we will sing.
PTG Christmas BISzaar 2020 - Saturday 5th December
The Secondary PTG are happy to advise that we will have a Christmas BISzaar to celebrate the festive season.
This year the BISzaar will look a little different; as most of us will not be able to travel this year for Christmas, the PTG would like to bring the Christmas Spirit to you.
It will be an evening event with Christmas Lights, Hot Chocolate, Santa, Live Performances and other Christmas traditions. Stay tuned for more details next week.
Date: Saturday 5th December
Time: 4pm to 8pm
Location: Secondary Campus
Entry: Limited to ticket holders only. Tickets will be on sale across all BIS Campuses soon.
WIthout doubt, one of the highlights of the year, for the whole BIS community, is International Week. This takes place in January and preparations are already well underway. Its success depends upon the support of our fabulous parent community, and we want every nation to be represented and celebrated during this time. This is where you come in. Find out more in the PTG Update.
Primary PTG Update: 06/11/2020
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
As I mentioned earlier, it was super to see so many parents coming into school this week and engaging with their children’s learning. Next week, it will be the turn of parents of children in F3 as they begin their week of SPLAT sessions. If you have not done so already, please check Seesaw and follow the links to sign up for your child’s class SPLAT. I look forward to seeing you there.
Wishing you a relaxing and enjoyable weekend,
Head of the Early Years and Infant Campus,