As term 2 draws to a close we cannot believe how much we have done so far this year. There is a buzz of learning around the school and our children and staff have been working incredibly hard. As we near Songkran I would like to take the opportunity to share some recent highlights as well as things still to come this academic year.
Day Trips for Students
It has been great to see that every year-group has been on a day trip this year, or has one coming up soon. Wider opportunities for learning outside of school are an important part of our student’s education and we embrace such opportunities to further develop and grow. Our final trips of the term are the Y6 trip to Art in Paradise and the Y2 trip to Ayutthaya.
Primary FOBISIA Maths, FOBISIA Golf and FOBISIA Games
In March we have our first ever FOBISIA Maths team competing against other students across the region. Our 4 representatives from Year 6: Victoria, Bei Bei, Toya and Hip Hop went to Vietnam this month to compete. We had 4 Primary children – Pat, Poom, Putter and Bun Bun – compete in the FOBISIA Golf competition in Hua Hin against children from across asia; 36 holes across 2 days. We were incredibly proud of them and their success in the tournament. In May we have 29 students across year 4 – 6 going to Phuket to compete in athletics, swimming, tee-ball and football. Like our maths representative we hope the sports team show good sportsmanship and make us all proud. I am sure they will.
International Singapore Maths Competition
A number of our children across Primary participated in the Singapore maths competition last weekend. It was a tricky paper with lots of mind-straining problems for them to work out. We are very proud of all of our mathematicians that took part.
Last of the ‘Residentials’
Following successful residential trips to Khao Yai, Suphan Buri and Ayuthaya earlier this year, our year 3s are the last year-group to spend time away from home. After Songkran we look forward to them spending a night at school and enjoying the ‘Year 3 Big Sleepover’.
We always enjoy opportunities to see our parents; especially when it is a chance to share how well their child is doing and celebrate their success. The second of our parent consultations this academic year allows our teachers and TAs the opportunity to do just that.
TISAC Choral Day, TISAC Arts Day and TISAC Sports
Some of our older children had the opportunity to join schools from around the city for a day of singing that will culminate in a show for parents and community. Throughout this year some children from year 1 to year 4 have been fortunate enough to join other children across the city to share in their creativity across the performing arts. And finally, children from year 3 to year 6 have been competing in football matches and tournaments across the city. They always demonstrate excellent sportsmanship and are a credit to their parents and the school.
Chinese New Year
Primary had a wonderful day to celebrate Chinese New Year this term. It started with an epic Lion Dance, and the children worked on both traditional and modern Chinese crafts and activities throughout the day. We had the big House Dumpling Making Competition which everyone got to share after they were cooked. It was a fantastic day for everyone involved.
Battle of the Bands
Bromsgrove hosted the TISAC Battle of the Bands competition this year and there were over 37 bands taking part. We entered a Primary band who did and incredible job and performed brilliantly.
A letter went home recently about our Songkran celebrations on the last day of term. We look forward to it very much and look forward to getting a little bit wet!
I wish you all a wonderful Songkran and hope you and your children have a well-deserved break and enjoy many festive celebrations. We look forward to the final term and all the opportunities it will bring.