BIBS Infobyte: Sept 28, 2018

Whole School

Thank you all for another week of dedication, cooperation and contribution at BIBS! We wish you a very relaxing and wonderful National Day Holiday. Safe travels in the golden week! We will see you back at school on October 8th, Monday, 2018.

Upper East Side Campus

October Holiday- We wish everyone a safe and happy holidays; classes resume on the 8th October.

UES Select Teams– The UES Select Teams for Football (U9 and U11) participate in the JISAC competition on the 10th and 11th of October immediately after the October Holidays, we wish them all the best.

ASA Payments– thanks to all the parents that have completed the ASA payments in a timely manner. Unfortunately, 30% of the parents have not yet paid, it is a waste of office staff’s time and resources to check records and reissue invoices. Please make prompt payment the October break.

Scholastic– The Scholastic representatives had had trouble getting the catalogues distributed out to all the schools before the October Holiday; we expect to have them first week back. We will send out more information when we have it.

 Shunyi Campus

MSHS

Dear Parents,

It definitely needs to be said that the G6-8 CAMP WAS AWESOME! I think between the great photos, the stories and exhaustion, there were a lot of lasting memories made. For a lot of our students and staff there were first time experiences. Some had never built rafts, others never cooked outdoors or had to rely on their classmates quite so much. It was quite special to see the changes that happened just over the three days. On the first day the hike challenged some of our group and the screams when a millipede walked across a trail tested our ear drums. However, as the time flew by students got braver, more confident, and more caring.

For all of our group the camp exposed them to new activities and challenges and they are stronger mentally (and physically) for meeting the challenge. I would like to give a big thank you to all the parents who supported the camp, the staff who attended the camp and to Imagine who provided the safety and expertise to make it a fantastic experience.

On behalf of all the MSHS staff we would also like to wish you a safe and happy holiday. For those who are travelling we wish you a safe journey and look forward to seeing all of our students refreshed and back in class soon.

Kind regards,

Caleb Archer

Sports Update

Last week our Junior Boys Football team played against Springboard International School and secured a comfortable victory. This week our volley ball teams played against Hope International School. We will be putting out a schedule of sporting fixtures after the holiday and parents are welcome to come along and support our teams.

Congratulations to the U14 boys football team on their well deserved victory in a challenge match against Springboard International School. The scoreline was 8-0 to BIBS. A special mention to man of the match who scored 4 goals, and another one scored 2 and assisted 2. Both boys are in Grade 7.

The U19 volleyball girls team from BIBS played a tough game against the fierce opponent HIS Knights, the BIBS Titans won the 2nd set and the school lifted their voices and hands in the air in amazement! We look forward to playing HIS again in the end of season tournament. Great job girls !

Important Dates

1-5 October – National Holidays (School Closed)

12th October – Grade 10 Field trip to 798

12th October – HS & DP Drama and Visual Arts Field trips

15-19 October – Literacy and Book Week

29th October – 2nd November – Counselling Week

31st October – Chinese Debate competition

PTA Homeroom Representatives

Here are the PTA Homeroom Representatives selected according to the procedure.

Let’s support their work in the future.

KA Zachary’s mom, Morris’s  Scarlet

KB Ethan’s mom Wang Dan , Daniel ‘s mom Yang Jingjing

1A Brian’s mom Amy, Aruna’s mom Dina

1B Carson’s mom  Cynthia, Kerin’s dad Joe

2A Snow ‘s mom Wang Yang , Cindy’s mom Sun He

2B Ethan’s mom  Tina, Ian’s mom Yan Yan

3A Eirca ‘s mom Ellen, Angela ‘s mom Tan Yang

3B Eric ‘s mom Zhang Wen, Leo’s mom Xiao Hong

4A Bryan ‘s mom Angela, Sarah’s dad Mr. Xie

4B Mabel ‘s mom Liao Yadong, Kevin’s mom Nancy

5A Willson’s mom Wu Yan, Gary’s mom Sophie

5B John’s mom Ma Qunying , Tim’s mom Inna

G6.1:Feifei’s mom Sun Sulei , Judy’s mom Bella

G6.2:Sylvia ‘s mom Peng Wen, Dulan’s mom Echo

G6.3: Yomi’s mom Kelly

G6.4:Tina’s mom Wang Xiangjing, Sam’s dad  Charlie

G7.1:Jacob’s mom Annie,Jiajia’s mom Jiang Wei

G7.2:Pearl’s mom Liu Fang

G7.4:Teresa’s mom Tracy

G8.1:Frank’s mom

G8.2:Oscar’s mom  Lucy Grace

G8.3:Tiger’s mom  Catherine

G9.3:Lisa’s dad Gao Xiang、Andy’s mom

G10.2:Harry’s mom Serena

G11.1:Harry’s dad  Black

ES

Dear Readers;

We hope that you all had a wonderful time with your family, relatives and friends on Monday while you were celebrating the Mid–Autumn Festival. The weather was very pleasant and the air quality was exceptional for this time of the year.

On Tuesday the school was blessed to have a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet a real life hero.  Barbara Morgan a NASA Astronaut met with the ES students from Shunyi and Dongrun and some of our Shunyi MSHS students. Barbara talked about her preparation experiences in the lead up to her trip into space. She shared some wonderful pictures taken while onboard the spaceship Endeavour and talked about life on a spaceship in outer space. After her presentation she took and answered questions from the student body.

On Wednesday the ES Chinese staff witnessed the results of their efforts with the ES students to put together the ES Mid-Autumn Festival celebration in the Shunyi gym. The students put on a two-hour schedule of activities, which included readings, poems, singing and dancing. There was a wonderful turn out from the parents and senior staff from within the school as well. A special thank you to our ES Chinese Department and all the other staff members who helped to make this wonderful event possible and successful.

The BIBS Shunyi Campus ES team would like to wish you all the very best during the upcoming National Holiday from school. May your celebrations and travels be fun and safe ones.

Dates for your diary;

October 10th ES Principal Parent Coffee Morning in the ES Canteen from 08:30-09:30am.

October 15th to 19th ES Literacy week.

October 23rd ES Open House for new parents.

October 24th to 26th Obido books will be present in the school.

BIBS Shunyi ES Team.

Dongrun Campus

NATIONAL DAY HOLIDAY

We would like to wish all families a very happy National Day for next Monday and also a great holiday for next week. We hope all families are able to spend some quality time as a family and enjoy a very happy time together celebrating. If you are travelling, we wish you safe travels and look forward to seeing everyone return safely after the holiday and ready to start again with renewed energy and focus.

PTA ANNOUNCEMENT

On Tuesday, the PTA met for the first time this year to select their new President. On behalf of the whole schosol we wish to congratulate Fu Fan (Grade 4A parent) who has been selected by the PTA as the new PTA President. We wish her and all of the new PTA members the very best as they seek to serve the best interests of the school this year.

SCHOOL PHOTOS

On Wednesday, class and individual photos were taken for all students. Details about how to purchase school photos will be provided after the holidays. We thank parents for their ongoing support of sending students in their required school uniform.

PARENT MORNING TEAS

Over the past 5 weeks the Principal has hosted a morning tea for all of the various grades in our school. The aim of these morning teas was to take the time to get to know each other better, get to know the school leaders and have an opportunity to ask questions about their child’s Grade and any other general school information. The Principal wishes to thank all those parents who took the time to attend these morning teas and we look forward to developing ongoing positive relationships in our school community.

IPC PARENT PRESENTATION

On Wednesday, October 24 at 6:30-7:30pm we will be providing a presentation for any parent interested in finding our more information about the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) here at Dongrun. This presentation will be particularly helpful to those parents that are new to the school and would like to find out more information about the IPC.