The many and varied activities taking place in school have continued apace this week, including an amazing Year 4 Egyptian dress-up day (complete with embalming and weighing of a fish), Class 1T Eco Assembly, the ever popular Music Moments featuring our talented musicians as well as a PHSE workshop for Year 5 and 6 parents.
Over the next few weeks we have a range of educational trips planned. The first of those, a music trip to the Gamelan Music Festival in Indonesia, saw 30 of our musicians head off to the British International in Jakarta for four days of workshops to learn more about this genre of music. I am sure it will be a truly wonderful experience.
We have also been busy welcoming a host of visitors. On Wednesday, a group of KS2 students from Nexus International School visited our MFL department and participated in a series of language games as part of a cultural exchange. In Foundation Stage, as part of our artist-in-residence programme, Christine Yat, a visual artist, created some incredible sculptures out of sellotape.
It is always busy at Alice Smith and as we constantly strive to improve and develop, we can sometimes forget to stop and appreciate all that is going on. Showing people around the campus at Jalan Bellamy is always a rewarding experience. Each week we have scheduled tours for prospective parents. Comments almost always centre on how happy our children seem and the energy and professionalism of our staff. They are also impressed by the number of children who work independently and in such diverse way. Lessons show variety and our facilities and areas throughout the school are used creatively, providing clear evidence of our commitment to a rich and broad curriculum.
The idea of being a lifelong learner underpins much of what we do and over the week, a number of teachers attended professional development courses, both on and off site. Such opportunities ensure our students continue to receive the best possible teaching and learning experiences. In particular, over the weekend we hosted two FOBISIA Conferences, attended by over 50 delegates from other international schools.
Finally, I know many of our students are keen to support fundraising for the people of Nepal. As a campus we will be using our forthcoming Charity Days to raise money to help rebuild schools in the area. More information on this will be sent home next week.
Primary Campus Assistant Principal - Pastoral, Acting Principal for Term 3