10 May 2019

Thank you Jutta (Simon’s mum), Annika (Elena’s mum) and Avihai (Yaara’s dad) for being our Mystery Readers this week! If you would like to be a Mystery Reader, please sign up HERE or email me with your preferred time.

This week we have been exploring different ways of expressing our ideas and emotions.


  • Snack Sale on Monday, May 13th. Please send 20 000 VND to school with your child to buy some yummy snacks.
  • Thursday, May 23rd: K2/G1 Music Concert.
  • Friday, June 7th: K2 End of Year Celebration. Parents invited to join K2 from 11am – 12 noon in the ECC Gym for shared ‘party’ lunch (More details soon).
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26 April 2019

Happy birthday Julian (and Sophia)! They turned 6 on Monday, 22 April.

Thank you Ha (Katie’s mum), Kellie (Jimmy’s mum) and Abigail (Grade 1 student) for being our mystery readers this week!! Still need to sign up? Do it HERE!!

Here are some pictures of K2B at the PYPx on Thursday.

We are thinking of ways to stay in the GREEN ZONE. This week we have been talking about the following three strategies with Ms. Kris. At home, ask your child to explain these strategies to you.


  • No school on Monday, April 29th, Tuesday, April 30th and Wednesday, May 1st.
  • Book Week: May 2nd and 3rd.
  • Character Dress up Day and Parade: Thursday, May 2nd.
  • SCO Book Sale: Friday, May 3rd.

Save travels and have a great long weekend! We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Thursday, May 2nd dressed up as their favourite book character!

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19 April 2019

Thank you so much for coming to your child’s student led conference today! We hope you feel as proud as we do of all the progress made this year.

Thank you to Hiromi (Luna’s mum) for being our mystery reader this week! Also, thank you to all the parents who have signed up…Our spots are filling up 🙂 If you have not yet signed up…Do it HERE!

It’s Earth Day on Monday!! Please send your child to school wearing GREEN 🙂

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12 April 2019

Thank you to Mary Helen (Calliope’s grandmother) for being our mystery reader this week!

We don’t have many weeks left in K2B…If you have not signed up to be a mystery reader yet, please do it now. Here’s the link. It would be great if we can get a member of each child’s family come before the end of the school year.

Happy birthday Maddison! Maddison turned 6 on Wednesday, 10 April.

UNIS is hosting the APAC Soccer Tournament this weekend. Here is K2B cheering on our UNIS team on Thursday at the Opening Ceremony as well as their first game of the tournament.

Some reminders:

  • No school on Monday, 15 April – Celebration of Hung King Day
  • Student Led Conferences: Friday, 19 April
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29 March 2019

Market Day was a huge success!!!

Have a look at this video that Ms. Cathie made…

Thank you Brad (Isis’s dad) and Liat (Yaara’s mum) for being our mystery readers this week!

We also had some mystery readers from Grade 1…

Happy Birthday Calliope!! Calliope turned 6 on Tuesday, 26 March.

This week we did some work on finding equal number sentences with Ms. Beth.

Some photos from today’s Sports Morning…

Have a wonderful Spring Break! See you back at school on April 8th.

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22 March 2019

The K2 children have been learning about goods and services as part of their How We Organize Ourselves unit of inquiry. As a culminating project, they will be hosting an ECC Market on Tuesday, March 26th. Children will be selling goods they have made themselves, including robots, paper airplanes, cookies and beverages. As well as providing services such as a nail salon, face painting and games for the Discovery and K1 classes.

Please send 20,000 VND to school with your child on Tuesday so s/he can enjoy shopping at the K2 market (If there’s anything left).

Check out K2B’s ad for the K2 Market Day!

 Swimming Starts Next Week
Starting on Tuesday, March 25th K2B will be swimming twice a week (Tuesdays and Fridays) during their PE lessons. Swimming will continue until the end of the school year.

Please make sure your child is ready to swim by sending to school:

  • swimming costume (not bikinis, swim-suits with hoods, rash vests- see this blog post on why rash vests hinder rather than help: Rash Vests 
  • goggles
  • swim cap (if hair is below shoulders)
  • towel

For more details on Swimming Expectations and the Swimming Schedule please read the Aquatics blog.  

If there are any special requirements for, or exclusions from swimming, please inform Martin Hamilton as well as Ms. Nikki (PE teacher).


Friday March 29th will be our Elementary Sports Morning so make sure to come cheer your child on! All students from Discovery to Grade 5 will be participating in various games and sporting activities.

Discovery and K1: Animal Antics Activities Day
Time: 8:40-10:45 am
Location: Covered courts in front of the Sports Centre

K2 to Grade 5: Fun Sports Morning
Time: 8:10- 11:15
Location: Large field behind the Sports Centre

Lunch for Grades 1 and 2 will be 11:40am, and Grades 3,4,5 will be 12:05. ECC (Discovery to K2 lunch) will remain at the regular time.

Please make sure your child comes to school with the following:

Don’t forget to sign up for MYSTERY READER!

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15 March 2019

On Tuesday, we started our day with a mystery reader…

And we ended our day with a mystery reader.

Thank you Wendy (Hugo’s mum) and Lindsey (Calliope’s mum) for being our mystery readers this week! Please don’t miss out on your chance to be a mystery reader…Sign up HERE!

Thank you to all the parents who made it to Open Classrooms on Thursday and Friday. The children really enjoyed sharing their learning with you and we hope you enjoyed it too!

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8 March 2019

In K2B, we have been thinking about goods and services for our ECC community. Each child came up with a yes/no question to find out if their ideas are something our community might need or want, in preparation for our own Market Day (more info to follow).

Thank you to Maria (Suria’s mum) for being our mystery reader this week. Don’t forget to sign up HERE to be a mystery reader!

We had lots of fun with Ms. Michelle and Blue-Bots this week. If you want to know more about Blue-Bots, come to our Open Classrooms on Thursday 🙂

Next week:

Monday 11th March: No School for students (Staff Professional Development day)

Open Classrooms – 14th and 15th March

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1 March 2019

As part of our ‘How we organise ourselves’ unit, we visited the UNIS canteen on Monday. The canteen is a good example of how people organise themselves through a process to create goods and services for the community. After our visit, K2B made flowcharts to show the process of getting lunch from the canteen.

We had our first Mystery Reader this week!! Thank you to Maddi’s dad, Dylan!! If you have not signed up yet….sign up HERE!

On Wednesday we celebrated Jimmy’s 6th birthday. Happy birthday, Jimmy!!!

We also followed a process to make pizza bread 🙂

We have another new friend. Jai had his first day in K2B today!


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