HIST PRIMARY CAMPUS NEWS and INFORMATION
Bulletin 29, Week 13, Semester 2, 2017
Dear parents and families,
Welcome back everybody from your week-long May holiday. I know everybody had a great time! Some students travelled, others enjoyed spending time with their families and friends, whilst many of our students enjoyed some downtime at home. Our teachers continually work, but they also managed to find time to relax and enjoy doing those things not possible during the school semester. It was a refreshing time for all. Everybody has returned excited, eager and enthused to complete the remainder of the school year. It will be a busy one, which includes many exciting planned whole school events. Stay tuned for more information about these.
At the end of our last term we celebrated the ‘Reading Bug’ theme. During this theme, teachers encouraged and shared with their students their love for reading. Our students enjoyed learning more about English and Chinese literature. Reading is a very important skill to master in all cultures. Through reading, students learn more about their worlds: people, customs and histories. We learn in many ways, but reading and engaging within good literature is very important. During our last assembly we celebrated the ‘Reading Bug.’ Every student performed using English. Some of our most avid readers were rewarded with special awards. We also viewed a special video, which showed some of our parents reading with their children. Let’s continue to enjoy and share a love for reading.
This week twenty-five of our students began their first round of the CCTV Star of Outlook English Competition. At the time of writing this bulletin I have no news on our students’ success. However, during the holidays and this week our competition entrants worked hard on perfecting their introductory speeches. The international teachers and Academic Support Specialists worked hard with individual students to critique and provide positive feedback on the students’ work. The students’ homeroom teachers also provided the students with time to practise and tinker with their speeches before the first round. We wish all our entrants the best of luck.
Preparations are now underway for our Children’s Day Carnival. Prior to the week-long May holiday, Primary Principal Zhang began discussions with parents about their needs and wants for these exciting carnivals during a Parent Teacher Advisory committee meeting. The Children’s Day Carnival will be celebrated on the 27th May. The exact details of these events are still being negotiated between Primary Leadership, staff and parents. As parents, if you would like to contribute your ideas to our discussions, please work through our Parent Teacher Advisory Committee. If you are not sure who to contact, please ask your child’s homeroom teacher.
Again, thank you for the wonderful contributions you make to our growing primary school. We received some positive feedback from you through our parent teacher meetings, which made us feel very proud and happy about the work we are doing with your children. We always have a lot of work to do, but with your help and support, we can continue to create and build a highly supportive and engaging learning community for your children. Please feel free to contact me at the school if there is anything you would like to talk further about.
At Haileybury, every child matters, every day.
Mr Greg Alksne
Academic Director Primary
Tianjin Haileybury International School