Education is not simply what happens at school, but it is the entire learning process that a child will go through as they head towards adulthood. We know that children continue to learn outside the classroom which is why it is so important that we have this shared understanding. Where this partnership is strong the research shows us clearly that children make greater progress and are more confident in their learning.
We call these meetings Parent Teacher Student Conferences (PTSCs). The reason for that is we are recognising that when the children, teachers and parents all have a clear understanding of where a child has strengths and areas to develop, steps can be put in place to ensure that the child makes continued progress. Furthermore, they provided the teacher with an opportunity to explain in more detail the comments and information provided in the end of Term 1 report.
I would like to express my thanks to all parents who took this opportunity to come into school and for recognising the hard work of our teachers and teaching assistants, and I sincerely hope that you found these meetings useful and are more prepared to support your child at home. If you have any feedback about the new style of reports or about the increased length of time of the PTSCs please let me know. If you are having any difficulties accessing your child’s report please email Ms Sarah (email@example.com).
F3 in the Rooftop Garden
When designing the new Early Years and Infant Campus, we wanted to make the most of every space we had available. It was our priority to give outdoor space to the F1 and F2 classes; being the youngest children it was important that they could access these spaces straight from the classroom. The next best space for our F3 children, being situated on the 1st floor, was the great space on the roof of the building. In the time that we have been in our new campus, the space on the roof has evolved and Ms Rachel explains in this post some of the changes, and what the benefits are of using this space.
F3 in the Rooftop Garden
Parent Satisfaction Survey: What do you think about BIS?
We are constantly looking for ways to improve our school and your feedback is vital to this process. Our annual parent satisfaction survey helps us better understand how we are performing in key areas, including what we are doing well and any opportunities for improvement, and we use these results to inform our strategy. Therefore, the more parents we hear from, the more confident we can be that our action plans respond to your views and allows us to continue providing the best possible educational experience for your child.
The 2020-21 Parent Satisfaction Survey is now live and will remain open until Friday 31st January 2021.
We are once again aiming for a good response rate and need your help to do so. Please follow the link that has been emailed to you. If you can not find the link please email the office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
BIS HCMC School Photos in January 2021
Our annual school photography sessions for each campus will take place over the next few weeks. Further details for the EY&I Campus will be sent to you next week, and please look out for the day of your child’s class photo on Seesaw. . Please can we ask for your support in ensuring that all children wear the correct uniform, including footwear for the photographs and indeed every day when they come to school.
We are happy to advise that we will be partnering with Picture Day, a Hanoi based photography company, this year for school photos. To find out more about Picture Day please follow the link here.
The Picture Day team will visiting each campus on the following dates.
- Early Years & Infant Campus – 18-22/01/2021
- Secondary Campus – 25-29/01/2021
Plans have been underway for the Primary International Week which is the week beginning 25th January 2021. Children will experience the Global Cafe and will be learning about different countries. One of the highlights is the ‘International Parade’ on Thursday 28th January 2021. Unfortunately we will not be able to invite all parents to watch it live but we will live stream the event for everyone to enjoy; more details will come next week. All children are invited to dress in their country’s national dress, sporting kits or costumes that represent their culture.
One Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning children will go to the Sports Hall (on the 3rd floor) for an ‘international experience’. If you would like to volunteer some time and supervise one of the activities please contact Ms Sarah (email@example.com).