This Saturday on June 9th between 10am-4pm, we look forward to having you with us at the BIBS Shunyi Summer Fair! In the meantime, we wish you all a very relaxing weekend.
Upper East Side Campus：
Performance Assessments- Thanks to all the students, teachers and parents that participated in the performance assessments as this end of unit event for the final PYP UOI.
Grade 4 completed their final unit on the market economy this week; as part of their inquiry into consumer patterns and trends, supply and demand they have created their own hand-made crafts and services to sell at their marketplace for their performance assessment. G4 had researched and surveyed consumers at the school, created advertisements to promote the event, designed and generated the currency to be used at the marketplace. On Wednesday morning, the cafeteria was transformed into a vibrant bazaar/marketplace with the constant chatter of transactions between competitive sellers trying to attract consumers to buy their products. Smiles were evident on all the faces of the students, parents and teachers; many walking out of the cafeteria with hands filled with items. This was a fund-raising event; all profit raised is to go to the Migrant Workers’ School- this year’s G4 have raised 41,000RMB form tis event. What an amazing feat – well done to all our G4 entrepreneurs!
Lost & Found- At this time of year the Lost & Found is full of items: school uniform, coats, and additional clothing, water bottles, snack and lunch boxes, books, sporting items and much more. Please remind your child to check this area for any of their own personal items in the next few weeks. Parents if you are at school, please check this area. We will dispose of all items at the end of school.
Graduation– The Graduation for the G5 students is on Thursday morning- this is an important event to celebrate the educational milestone of these students ending their elementary school and leaving UES. More than half of the G5 have been at UES since GK and G1. The lobby and cafeteria are used for this event, so we ask that parents and students are not in the lobby area after 08:30 on Thursday. Due to the event ending at 11:00, we have a packed lunch for the GK and G1 on this day. Thank you for your understanding.
Leaving Students Survey– Thanks to all the parents that have taken the time to complete the Leaving/Exit Survey. We appreciate the comments you have given us regarding our strengths and areas needing improvement. We invite all leaving parents to complete this online survey. The reception staff have an iPad available to complete this.
Transcript Documentation– Many parents requesting transcripts have been in contact with Linda Zhang (LindaXinYuZhang@bibs.com.cn) and are waiting for the publication of the final Unit 5 & Unit 6 Report 2017-8, so that the transcript is completed for the full school year 2017-18. Reports will be generated on the 15th June, and due to the current work load, Linda will not be able to have completed transcripts until Friday 21st June. We appreciate your understanding.
Last Day of School- the last day of school, the 15th June is a half day. Dismissal is at 12:00. No lunch is served on this day.
2018 Summer Camp is coming
2018 Summer Camp: Summer Camp can be one of the most rewarding and unforgettable experiences for children.
English·Arts·Swimming·Table Tennis·Music·Field Trips
Duration: 19th June 2018-July 13th 2018
Location: UES Campus, Shunyi Campus
Registration Deadline: June 1st 2018
Admissions: (8610) 5130-7951-UES
(8610) 6456-0618 – Shunyi
Contact Person: Secret Mi – firstname.lastname@example.org/6456-0618-121
This week at the BIBS Shunyi Campus we have been reflecting on and celebrating our learning;
- On Monday the staff met to go over the documentation that needs to be completed by the end of this academic year and make the preparations for the start of the 2018-19 year of learning. They discussed the programme of inquiry planners, unit of inquiry planners, pass-up files, class lists and report cards. The Head of School also explained the new tutoring and pastoral systems for next year that will help us to enhance our classroom management strategies, and identify and address the needs of all our students. Our mission for next year is to continue to enhance our academic achievements and also to instill a greater sense of pastoral care within the whole school community.
- On Wednesday we had our ES Summer Concert. The theme was “Where dreams come true” based on Disney Movies; Frozen, Moana, The Lion King, Song of the South, Brave, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Coco, Fantasyland, Zootopia, Teen Beach Movie, and the Finale. The Head of School made the opening remarks and the ES Principal delivered the closing remarks. As a result of the event the ES Student Council raised over five thousand RMB for the Hope Foundation. They will visit them next week along with some students to hand over the collection.
- On Friday the Kindergarten students and staff in conjunction with the ES Student Council held the final ES Assembly for this academic year. They shared their celebrations unit of inquiry learning with the rest of the elementary school. In addition the teachers gave out awards to students who had demonstrated attributes of the IB Learner Profile during the past few weeks.
- Also on Friday the ES Semester Two Report Cards were send home to the parents via e-mail. If a parent wishes to talk with the teachers about the content of their child’s report card they can arrange an appointment directly with the relevant member of staff.
****Next week there will be a number of Chinese activities taking place in the ES;
To help our students to be more brave and expressive in front of a crowd, the ES Chinese department is organizing a themed presentation activity from june 11th—june15th.
Grade 1：“l love reading” presentation activity
Grade 2：“We are all readers” reading activity
Grade 3：”Go into the world of myth“ presentation about Chinese myth stories
Grade 4：”My favorite writer“ presentation activity
Grade 5：”Let’s talk about history“ presentation, showcase activity.
All the teachers responsible have made the rules and arrangements for the activity, the more specific to be followed by Chinese department teachers, we’ll keep parents informed. Please encourage your child to be apart of this. Looking forward to the wonderful performance by our students.
****Please note that school will end at 11:50am next Friday June 15th. There will be no lunches provided for the students.
Upcoming dates to note;
June 9th is the BIBS Shunyi Summer Fair for Families and Friends from 10 am at the BIBS Shunyi Campus.
June 12th is the end of year parties for all the ES classes from 13:30-15:30pm.
June 14th will be our Water Fun day in the afternoon from 14:00-15:30.
June 15th schools out for the summer break (half day; finishing at 11:50am)
June 19th to July 13th is our Summer Camp.
BIBS Shunyi Campus Elementary School team.
Final week of school
During our Final week students will continue to prepare for their next academic year in their subjects. We will also be launching next years Service action groups so attendance is very important.
The Dreamtime Celebration of Learning
The Dreamtime Celebration of Learning was a great success. Students really enjoyed it and all the cool things they created. The Celebration of Learning Awards ceremony was held yesterday at BIBS Shunyi campus to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our students. Congratulations to our Grade 6, 7, 8 and 9 students for their achievements and remarkable works. Check out all the winners below.
Most Creative: Mubinabonu Abdumalikova
Most Liked: Teresa, Grace, Julie, Sule, Angela and Abella
Most Challenging: Miko Huang
The Best Dreamtime Project (Grade 6): Pearl Peng and Jia Jia Chen
The Best Dreamtime Project (Grade 7): Mike Lu, Chealsea Li and Aaron San
The Best Dreamtime Project (Grade 8): Tony Zhao
The Best Dreamtime Project (Grade 9): Madeline Gray
The Best Overall: Andy Gong
Service Action Groups for Next Year
In our efforts to promote responsible action within and beyond our school community we are revamping our service action groups. The plan is to have a dedicated portion of our school year committed to service action. As well, students have an opportunity to join a pre-determined group.
This Wednesday, June 14th, students begin the process of joining their group for the next academic year. Should any parents wish to join or wish to be a part of the groups we are always interested in volunteers. The following is a partial list of the groups:
- Bye Bye Plastic Bags
Dedicated to eradicating plastic bags
Students would act as mentors and tutors for other BIBS students.
Global Issues Network group.
- League of Paws
Work with local animal shelters to help with the stray animal population.
Helps to promote going green at BIBS by reducing paper and food waste, composting, or creating a school garden.
- Elderly Friends
Provide company and support to elderly in the community.
- Roots and Shoots
Jane Goodall’s wildlife preservation organization.
- School Newspaper
- This group will document our scholastic activities
- Yearbook Staff
A year-long project to produce our yearbook.
A reflection on the G12’s completion of the DP core
This year’s cohort of graduating students have been an inspiration when completing their core requirements.
Students were very successful when completing their CAS with a range of creative, active and service experiences over their two years in the diploma programme. As part of the CAS programme they were leading MYP service action groups to ensure their success and were great role models for the MYP students to look up too. Their creative skills knew no bounds and some of the activities they tried demonstrated their ability to push themselves to get out of their comfort zone and be willing to try new things.
Students also demonstrated commitment and perseverance when completing their Extended Essays. The Extended Essay prepares students for the research projects they will do in further education and their future careers. It is a yearlong process involving little interaction with their supervisor and develops students’ research, self-management and communication skills. Their supervisors were universally impressed with the dedication of the students and the school community enjoyed seeing the students grow as individuals during the process.
In TOK grade 12 students completed their insight into a range of areas of knowledge and ways of knowing. These learning experiences have helped them to produce a presentation and essay which displayed their ability to think about important topics and ask difficult questions to get to a decision they have made. These skills are developed over all of the IB programmes and it’s been a pleasure to see the current cohort become successful independent learners.
Completion of the DP Core gives our grade 12 students not only excellent preparation for further education but gives them the skills to be lifelong learners. As a DP team we would like to say it has been our pleasure to watch the graduating DP cohort grow into the wonderful human beings they have become and wish all of you the very best for your future.
2018/19 CLASSES & HOMEROOM TEACHERS
We wish to confirm with all parents that the 2018/19 classes and homeroom teachers will be communicated to all parents in the week prior the student’s return at start of the new school year, which is the 2nd week of August. Your positive support and understanding in this matter is greatly appreciated. We ask that parents respect the need and importance of communicating decisions at the stated time. In the meantime, parents are encouraged to enjoy the upcoming summer break with their children, trusting that the school will do its best on behalf of all students and parents.
We can confirm that at this stage we will be having 2 classes per grade (except Grade 5). Our Executive Leadership team is very confident that all students will be placed in a homeroom class that is best suited to their personal and individual learning needs. Our 2018/19 teacher recruitment has been very positive and we will welcome a very strong teaching team to join Dongrun campus in the new year. Details and introductions of new teachers will be released to all parents at the same time as the homeroom class details.
CHINESE LANGUAGE WEEK & EXAMINATIONS
Next week, the Chinese Language and Mathematics examinations will take place on Monday and Tuesday. Our Chinese teaching staff have been diligently preparing all students for these examinations and we are confident that the students will do well.
END OF YEAR REPORTS
The Semester 2 English reports will be available from today and the remaining Chinese and specialist reports will be distributed to all parents next Wednesday after the Chinese examinations. Please take time to go through the report with your child so they understand about their achievement and gently encourage them to keep striving to achieve more in the new year.
Next week all parents will be given the opportunity to discuss their child’s reports and achievement with their teacher. All teaching staff will be making themselves available for parents each afternoon (Monday – Thursday only) during the normal ASA time or at other individually arranged convenient times. Parents will need to personally contact teachers directly for interviews. There will be no arrangements made by admissions staff for parent/teacher interviews.
AYI APPRECIATION DAY
There will be a special presentation next Monday to our valued Ayi’s during the last assembly of the year. Special notes and messages have been prepared by students and staff to express their appreciation and respect for the wonderful work that is completed every day to ensure our school is in clean and in order. Also, students will be given the chance to experience and appreciate some of the important work that our Ayi’s do on a daily basis as they help clean their classrooms on Wednesday.
We were very pleased to witness the graduation ceremony of all Kindergarten students this week on Wednesday. It was a special occasion and the children gave many beautiful performances before being presented with their graduation certificates. Thanks to all parents who attended and we wish all families the very best in Grade 1.
There will be an IPC graduation for all Grade 2, 3 and 4 students who have successfully participated and completed their IPC studies in Milepost 1 of the IPC on June 11 during the Monday assembly time at 3:00pm. Next year these students will participate in the IPC Milepost 2, which will involve new units of work and a greater in-depth of study in the IPC’s personal learning goals.
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
This is a reminder for all parents that the last day of school, being Friday June 15 will be a half day of school for all students. Students will depart school at 12:00pm.