Throughout the year we focus on the different characteristics in the ‘aide memoire’ in assemblies, in PSHE lessons and at other times where it is appropriate in class or in the playground. This term we have been focusing on ‘care’, but we are constantly referring to the other areas when different situations arise.
For each of the characteristics, we have created a character and developed some ‘outstanding learner statements’, to help the children develop their understanding of what each one means.
Sa Rang (which means ‘love’ in Korean) is our character for care, and the statements at the Early Years and Infant Campus that we focus on are:
- I am a good friend.
- I think about the feelings of others.
- I care for my health, living things and the world around me.
As you can see from our statements, one area where we encourage the children to care is for the world around us, and as Ms Lauren Binnington explains joining us for World CleanUp Day which is happening tomorrow:
This weekend, on Saturday 19th September from 8.30-11.30am BIS HCMC will be cleaning up Thao Dien as part of World CleanUp Day! This is where all members of the community do their bit to help keep our part of the world tidy. And even better, you gain House Points for participation!
There are two ways that you can join our clean-up event: come along and join us on Saturday, or run your own clean-up in your local area.
To join us on Saturday at BIS please follow this link for sign-up and input this code: CL34NB1S
Please make sure that any primary students are accompanied by a supervising adult at all times; our staff will be joining the clean-up as participants and not as supervisors.
To carry out your own clean-up, pick a spot, grab a bag, gloves, tongs, and your friends and family and get outside! Please note, you will need to arrange collection of the rubbish yourself from your local authority. Cleaned plastic waste can be separated and brought into school for recycling.
Please take a photo of you cleaning up and either send to Ms Lauren Binnington (email@example.com) or post on social media with the following hashtags: #BISHCMC #worldcleanupday2020 #Irethinkplastic #BISCleanUpDay2020
To follow social distancing protocols and ensure the safety of everyone in our community we ask that you follow the safety guidelines as set out in the Secondary Campus Weekly Update.
We look forward to seeing which BIS House has the most participation at the weekend!
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
After one of the Parent Teacher Student Conferences this week, I was talking to a parent and his daughter, and the parent and I said how amazing it is that in Year 2, the daughter could speak 2 languages fluently. She corrected me, ‘I can speak four languages’. Working in an international school like BIS, this is not uncommon, however, the success we enjoy in this area is down to the hard work of our EAL department. Ms Shaheena, Our EAL leader explains more:
English as an Additional Language at BIS Primary
Drama Workshop: Explore Drama in the Primary Curriculum
This year our Director of Performing Arts Cat Molloy is working with our teachers and students on the Primary and Early Years campuses to develop our Drama provision. This workshop is a chance to find out how Drama is part of our exciting curriculum, where we are heading, alongside how it benefits your child in all areas of education.
Cat Molloy will also be explaining our unique link with The Juilliard performing Arts School.
The workshop will be a mix of presentation and practical exercises so that you can experience some of the activities your children are using in their lessons. Please wear flat shoes and clothes that you can move in comfortably.
Drama Workshop details
Date: Thursday 24th September 2020
Location: Black Box Theatre, Junior Campus
Numbers: This workshop will be strictly limited to 40 places only so signing up is essential. Please use this link to sign up
Drama workshop sign up
This week it was Year 2.