Issue 28 - 1st April 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians,
A common theme over these last few weeks has been the appreciation that we as a Section have had for all our families and children during this very challenging time. Many changes have been required from both sides of the 'fence' to ensure that high quality learning continues, and again, I must thank all members of the school team for this. As you are aware, the practice that is currently taking place in the British Primary Section is being mirrored in other leading schools across Asia, and we are again proud to support all children in all schools whilst we are in the midst of this current global pandemic.
On Monday, we were visited by Parenting Magazine, one of the biggest and most reputable on and off-line media platforms which focuses on education and parenting support, catering to the Chinese population https://www.parenting.com.tw/about/. They were overwhelmed by the continuity of learning that we are providing during this period, and will be showcasing TES efforts, which will further be disseminated globally.
Finally, I would like to share with you our continuing plan to mitigate all risk when children return to school. Firstly, I would like to share that until the end of the academic year, children will continue to receive high quality Chinese Language and Culture lessons, however, these will be taught discretely in sections. This will not impact the quality of learning, but a further measure to ensure that we put plans into place to limit movement around the campus. As you are aware, our number one priority is to ensure the health and wellbeing of all our students, and I would like to thank you in advance for your understanding.
Finally, I would like to wish you all a restful and safe Spring break, and look forward to seeing you all return very soon.
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We’re Getting Ready to Celebrate World Book Day - by Mr Michael Norris
We’re excited to announce that despite our current school closure, we’re actively planning for an exciting World Book Day celebration. World Book Day is on Thursday, 23rd April and has as its main purpose to develop and nurture the love for reading - reading in ANY language. Against this backdrop, The BPS will be hosting a number of competitions and events leading up to World Book Day and on the day itself. These are as follows:
Years 1 to 6: An Extreme Reader competition - see the flyer for this here. This involves children finding unusual places to read, being photographed and this sent to their teacher. The more unusual the place, the better (without of course compromising safety). Great prizes to be won!
Nursery to 6: My Classroom Door Became a Book Cover competition - the flyer for this can be found here too. This is an exciting, school-wide competition to transform classroom doors into a book cover representing a book that children know and enjoy. This competition allows children to generate some ideas around the design of these door book covers (only Year 1 to 6 children will be invited to participate - although Nursery and Reception will still decorate their doors). Again, great prizes will be on offer for this too.
The library will be hosting a number of activities during lunch times, the week beginning 20th April. In addition, during class library times our wonderful librarians will run exciting World Book Day activities with children.
On Thursday, 23rd April, all children are asked to come to school dressed as their favourite book character. Please start chatting to your child about this and generate some ideas at home. Remember, the idea is for your child to be involved in the creation of their costume. What a wonderful holiday activity! We also ask that your child bring in their favourite book on this day to share with other children. It can be in any language!
On this day, we ask that children bring a minimum of NT$100 in an envelope and hand it to their class teacher. All donations will be given to Room to Read. Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education (https://www.roomtoread.org/)
Interactive multimedia music technologies and Friday Music Corners from Home Videos by Ms Patricia Lin
British Primary Home Workout Challenge
IMPORTANT REMINDER BY MR LUKE CHAETER
Refined Morning Drop Off and Afternoon Pick-up Procedures
In our efforts to continually ensure that we mitigate all risk, and that the EPC is as safe as possible, please see the below changes to the morning drop off and afternoon pick up procedures.
EPC Morning Parent Drop-Off
All students will now be dropped off outside of the glass tube. Parents will not be permitted on site during this period. Please be rest assured that we have provision in place for children who are in Y1 and below classes. After 8:20am, parents will have to call the section secretary's office to arrange a pick up of their children at the front gate.
EPC Afternoon Parent Pick-Up
All students will now be picked up outside of the glass tube from the designated zone at the following schedule:
Nursery, Reception and Y1: 2:55~3:10
Y2 and above: 3:15~3:30
Any students not picked up after 3:10 and 3:30pm respectively will be taken to the cafeteria to wait for collection.
As previous practice, there will be a designated area between the campus gate and the glass tube for parents to pick up the students. Students will be ready for pick up in the class-specific designated zone at the specified time. We ask that parents pick up their child with the acknowledgment of their classroom teacher/learning assistants. All students may only be picked up from the designated zone.
The health and safety of our students is our number one priority, and we kindly request parents to be on time and patient.
上課時段，所有學生只能送到Glass Tube 外。所有家長禁止進入校園。二年級及二年級以上的流程跟放假前一樣，並沒有受影響。一年級和一年級以下只能送到指定接送區。孩子們須交給老師或助教，由他們接送到教室。一年級和一年級以上在這段時間可以照常到操場活動。8時20分後才到校的，家長必須致電至辦公室，由部門秘書安排至大門接學生進入校園。