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Head of Primary Message Week 32

We welcome back our FOBISIA Under 11 squad members following a successful trip to Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ. We are really proud of Abdillaah, Annie, Ariel, Ayden, Cahaya, Charlie, Charlie, Damayantii, Erin, Hamzi, Jasmine, Jerrick, Joshua, Layla, Livvy, Luci, Mahekan, Maya, Oscar, Theo, Hattie and Yuvanth. You all did a great job and represented ISB with great sportsmanship. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ A huge thank you also to the staff who made it possible, Mr Davidson, Mr Russell, Mrs Venn and Mr Hick. ๐Ÿคฉ

We are almost ready to present the new Primary House Captains. Profiles for each candidate have been posted to the Primary Newsfeed ๐Ÿ‘‰ HERE ๐Ÿ‘ˆ.

๐Ÿ—ณ๏ธ We have invited the ISB community to vote on the applications they are most impressed by, but you don't have long. Voting closes very soon, with your feedback then being sent to the selection panel for final decisions to be made. It's going to be a really tough choice this year!

๐Ÿ’š On Monday 22nd May we will be recognising International Day of Biodiversity. Students have been invited to wear green for the day and requested to donate $1 for the school orangutang ๐Ÿฆง project. In assemblies this week, we took a closer look at why biodiversity is so important to our everyday lives and why we should continue to work to protect unique environments. We also shared details of the Year 3 biodiversity installation project, look out for this at the Friendship Circle soon...

Congratulations to Reception who hosted a great concert in the ISB Theatre. This year, it was Jack and the Beanstalk. Reception children performed with confidence and took to the stage in costumes to represent the different characters. The songs were great and the narration of the story was perfect - well done to all involved (that includes the parents who have also helped with learning lines and singing songs). Special recognition to the Reception staff team for putting the whole thing together. ๐Ÿ‘

In the coming weeks, we will be hosting various swim galas, it's great that all ISB students have the opportunity to learn and compete in the pool. Following the recent BJSL competition, we have posted some photos to the Primary Newsfeed here. ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ More details to follow and there is a full overview of all upcoming events ๐Ÿ‘‰ HERE ๐Ÿ‘ˆ.

This week, we shared some important information about our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) provision in Year 5 and Year 6. A full overview has been published to the Primary Newsfeed ๐Ÿ‘‰ HERE ๐Ÿ‘ˆ which I hope is useful for parents preparing their children for the final two years of Primary School and the transition to Secondary.

Thank you to Harmukh, Jai Singh and Aasha Kaur for submitting the latest story for the ISB Primary Podcast. Episode 83 chronicles their recent adventures in the UK. Click on the image above to access all episodes now. ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ

This week Pre Kindy prepared the ingredients for Mrs Nur to cook fried rice ๐Ÿ˜‹, Kindy have had a dance battle ๐Ÿ•บ and some have even been rocking new specs ๐Ÿ‘“, Reception have performed on stage and have been hanging around ๐Ÿ’ช, Year 1 have been learning about how to make a half and a quarter ยฝ ยผ, Year 2 have been building a super tall tower ๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™€๏ธ, Year 3 have been writing about dragons ๐Ÿ‰, Year 4 have been bringing their persuasive writing to life with digital media and green screen technology ๐ŸŽฌ, Year 5 have publishing biographies โœ๏ธ and Year 6 have been thinking scientifically to predict the brightness of a bulb within a circuit containing various lengths of wire ๐Ÿ’ก.

As always, I welcome any feedback or suggestions. Please feel free to send a message in Seesaw.

A reminder that school will be closed Monday 29th โ€“ Wednesday 31st May for half term.

Have a restful weekend.

Mr Michael Everett | Head of Primary

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