What an incredible few weeks we have had. The year 5’s have experienced some amazing things and learnt some valuable lessons.
Head Boy & Head Girl 2018
We had 20 students who put their names forward to try to become Head or Deputy Head Boy, or Head or Deputy Head Girl for 2018. What an amazing number of students, and I can assure you, every one of them had some great qualities and ideas to improve our School.
Preliminary thoughts were asked of the Year 5 students as to who they felt had leadership skills within our Year Group – not their best friends, but who they would admire and look up to as role models. The 20 applicants all had interviews (which they did extremely well at, I might add), then a shortlist was formed.
It was a very proud moment when 7 girls and 6 boys took to the stage in the auditorium Wednesday a week ago. Each person had 2 minutes to explain why they would be best as a leader in the Primary School in front of the whole Primary School, which I would estimate to be around 400 students and 40 adults, including parents who could be there. And what a wonderful job they did! We heard ideas about the environment, helping others, options for the canteen and many other ideas. Although nervous, these students did a fine job at overcoming their nerves and everyone in the audience felt inspired.
“I want to publicly thank and congratulate every student who put themselves forward and tell them that they are leaders in their own rights, with or without a title. Although the Year 5 students have been told of the final results, I will leave it to Mr. Shirley to make a public announcement of our “official” leaders for next year, but I can promise you that with the enthusiasm and helpfulness of all of our students, we are indeed blessed at AISHK.”
Suzanne Sinclair | Head of Year 5
Students had their first ever transition session last week; whereby they were able to get a taste of the year to come. Our Year 5 students visited some of the Year 6 classrooms and got to hear from the current students first-hand about their experiences of Beijing. It was a wonderful way for students to ease into 2018.
Another major event involved a stroll over to Festival Walk Cinemas, where students were able to watch the newly released ‘Wonder.’ A movie that explored and demonstrated the importance of accepting those who are different and learning to love unique qualities that we all possess. A lovely heart felt movie that had many of our students and teachers tearing up.
Last Friday was the ultimate test to see who had designed and made the car that would travel the furthest distance in our annual “Year 5 Car Championships.”
Each class had representatives from in the three categories.
- Original-Rubber band/balloon/straw
Congratulations to all students for their creativity, determination and innovation throughout this unit!
As another year comes to an end, we would like to send out our heartfelt thanks to you all. What an amazing year we have had together. From all the teachers in Year 5, we wish all our students the very best in Year 6. Have a safe break and a wonderful Christmas!
From Ms. Ashton, Mrs. Clarke, Mr. Sheahan and Mrs. Sinclair