It is everyone’s responsibility to care for the environment and even though we had to restrict numbers, it was great to see the enthusiasm of all those taking part, including those doing so in their own neighbourhoods, as well as in the area around school.
Ms Lauren Binnington, our deputy headteacher whole school, took the lead on this event and tells more below:
World CleanUp Day 2020
Year 12 Volunteers Reading Across Both Primary Campuses
It is always a pleasure to welcome students from the other BIS campuses to the Early Years and Infant Campus. In the past we have seen performances from Junior Campus children and had IB students paint murals and design equipment for our EYFS children as part of their design technology projects. This week, we have seen Year 12 students working with our children to support them with their reading development. Ms Sarah, our learning support leader, explains more in this post and gives some tips on how you can encourage your child to read more at home:
Y12 Volunteers Reading Across Both Primary Campuses
Introducing Some of our New Teachers:
Zoe Turner - Year 2 Class Teacher
I am very excited to have arrived back in Vietnam. I have missed travelling around the city, eating the delicious food and observing the busy streets.
Joining BIS has been a fantastic experience, the supportive community around BIS has helped ease the settling in process. It is lovely to work in a child oriented, friendly, supportive environment. It is great to see the wider opportunities that are available to the children here at BIS.
Having seen lots of pictures of the beautiful scenery in Vietnam, I am particularly looking forward to visiting Sapa and exploring the different walking trails. It looks stunning! I have joined a Gaelic football team, which has been a great way to stay fit and challenge myself to learn new skills.
Ellie Keen - Learning Support Teacher
Pick the first 3 words you think of when I say Vietnam:
What are your first impressions of BIS?
Everyone seems so lovely and friendly. The staff, children and parents have been very welcoming which has helped me to settle into my new lifestyle.
What new experience have you had since you arrived in Vietnam?
I’ve been on a motorbike! I’ve also eaten lots of new food and joined new sports teams.
If you were writing a postcard to friends back home, what would it say?
You have to visit Vietnam! The streets are vibrant and full of life, but there are also lots of places to relax and enjoy the hot weather. I can’t wait to explore more of the country; I hope that I can visit the beaches and the mountains – they look beautiful!
Working Together to Support Your Child’s Digital Journey
Over the course of the last few months, the amount of work that children, teachers and parents have been doing online has increased incredibly. Ensuring that the children are safe when working online has always been a priority at BIS, but now more than ever, it is essential that school and home work together to ensure that this is the case. Mr Luke, our STEAM leader, is joined by Mr Peter Cowan, the learning technologies integrator at the secondary campus in a podcast where they share how this can happen. Listen below:
Julliard Teacher Training
We are very lucky as a Nord Anglia School to have links to Third Level institutions such as Juilliard and MIT. Our teachers as well as students benefit from these collaborations and our teachers this week enjoyed some Julliard training. Also on Thursday our primary parents were afforded the opportunity to participate in a parent drama workshop run by Ms Cat Molloy, Performing Arts Director at BIS. Read more about it on the link below.
Juilliard Teacher Training