Following on from our inaugural Year 3 camping trip in Nanjing, we had the Year 5 and 6 Academic Olympiad in Guangzhou. Mr Rutherford and Mrs Khan took a group of sixteen students to participate in this competitive and highly challenging competition that saw our Year 6 team reach second place, narrowly missing out to The British International School, Beijing Shunyi. Our Year 5 team were placed third, an excellent achievement and well done to all!
Our student leadership team continues to strengthen once again under Ms Caldwell’s guidance and we welcome to the team the new House Captains and Vice Captains who will look for ways in which we can make our house system even stronger. For the first time, we have invited Year 5 students to join the team and made the decision that they will hold the House Captain roles so that, moving forward, we have an even stronger leadership capacity. Yet again, this was an incredibly difficult decision to make and all followed a rigorous process including a letter of application and, for those shortlisted, an interview with me. Once again, I thoroughly enjoyed connecting with our students and was impressed by both their maturity and confidence.