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PYP - Week 1

Friday, 26 August, 2016

Welcome to all our new students and families who are joining the Primary school this year. I hope that you will enjoy being in our school and that you also enjoy the excitement of living in Berlin.

What a wonderful week this has been! It is always so nice to see the students back in school, meeting their friends, making new friends and settling back into the routine of the school day. Seeing all the children in our Primary School assembly was a real pleasure and our Grade 5 students have made a terrific start to being the leaders of our school, and the role models for our younger students.

This week we had the ‘Einschulung’ of our Grade 1 students which is a German tradition and involves the students receiving a ‘Tute’ full of school goods. It is an important part of German culture and one which we all enjoy celebrating!

Many thanks to everyone who attended the ‘back to School Night’ for Grades 1-5 last night, I hope you found it useful. The ‘Back to School’ information session for Early Education will take place on September 1st at 1530. 

Next week the school photographers will be back at BBIS. All Students Grade 1 to 12 will have their picture taken (both individual and a class picture).  There will be an occasion for sibling photos taken on Tuesday, August 30th from 3 to 4:30pm.We are again working with a photo company from the UK  http://www.pret-a-portrait.net who will distribute personal log-in codes to every student. Families can thus see their child’s photos online and order photo packs that will be sent home. The Primary School will have photos taken on Wednesday 31st August.

Enjoy the weekend…I am sure your children will be very tired after their first week at school!

Angela Hollington
Primary Principal

Key Dates Coming Up

August 31st - School Photo day

September 1st - Early Education back to School Information session at 1530

September 8th - PYP Curriculum information morning for all parents in Aula at 0800 

September 23rd - Principal’s coffee morning in Haus 4 at 0800

September 26 – 30th - Grade 5 Trip Week