Middle and Senior Year residential to Dali. We are very pleased that we have had a good level of response for the Y7-9 trip to Dali. This has been moved to 2nd-6th June. This is because the take up from Y10-13 was much lower, so this is not able to go ahead as a separate trip. The issue of the cost was the main factor, mentioned by parents. The Y10-13s will cover other curricular aspects in place of going on a residential trip, so the programme will not be compromised. For those Y7-9 students who are not able to go on the residential there will be an alternate programme put on for them in school.
Y5 and 6 residential to Luoyang. There has been a gradually growing take up for the Luoyang trip. At a meeting last Thursday a number of questions were raised by parents. Some of these were able to be answered whilst others needed to wait till the trip was confirmed as going ahead. I am pleased to tell you that we are intending to go ahead with the trip. This means that the next stage of the planning can commence. A meeting will be held a little nearer the time of the trip so the final plans and details can be shared with parents.
We would very much like to make residential trips an integral part of our programme. We realise that we need to survey the views of the community more in order to make not only a robust trip to support the curriculum, but one that also meets parents’ expectations including on affordability. We are currently reviewing proposals on how this may be integrated into our programme next year.
Parent Liaison Team. We have gradually been enlarging our Parent Liaison team. You will find various members of this team communicating with you and handling initial enquiries on every aspect of school life. Depending on the nature of the question they will either deal with it directly themselves or pass it on to the relevant member of staff. Ms May Liu (email@example.com) continues to be our Liaison Manager. May is fluent in English and Chinese. Also in the team are Lucy Liu (firstname.lastname@example.org) whose main role is liaison in Korean. She speaks Korean and Chinese, but also speaks a growing amount of English. April Hu (email@example.com) is fluent in English, Korean and Chinese. April has rejoined us this week after completing her Masters degree in Educational Technology. Her role is as the main support for May Liu working with many nationalities. This team deals with all parent enquiries and initial contact for admissions. They also spend a lot of time translating various school communications and documents.
Exam Week. Following the completion of Exams and marking of scripts, parents should receive an email on Friday 4th, April containing the Grade Card for your son/daughter. If you require any further information or guidance, please contact our liaison manager, Ms May Liu, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone the school office, so that she can best direct your enquiry to the most suitable person.
Thursday, 3rd Buses leave at 3:45pm – no ECAs
Friday, 4th Football match (SY and MYs) at XIS
Friday, 4th Exam grade cards emailed to parents of MY and SY
Friday, 4th School closes for Qing Ming holiday
Monday, 14th School opens
Tuesday, 15th Extra Curricular Activities (ECAs) begin Block 4
Friday, 25th Sports Day