Welcome, 5B Community,
It’s all on as we prepare for next week’s Exhibition Presentations.
Students spent all day Friday working on their PYPx presentation displays. Many thanks to parents who came and assisted their child and their child’s group.
A reminder for parents to complete the G5 PYP Exhibition After School Information Form to assist G5 teachers with planning for next Thursday’s Evening PYPx event.
A range of activities was had this week.
Back to Buddies
5B shared their “Dream Home” models and challenged G2 students to build houses out of playing cards. In return, G2 students shared the math games they had in store to share with their parents during student-led conferences.
5B Blue Dragon Field Trip
5B were invited to visit Blue Dragon this week to talk about human trafficking. Students were told that there are two main types of human trafficking in Vietnam and they are trafficking or labour and trafficking for marriage. Students were shocked to find out children as young as 12 are enticed away from their homes by skilled conversationalists who mislead families into thinking their child will be well looked after, given on the job training and returned home with a pocket full of money. Often these children are made to work 14-17 hour days with no pay, cut off from communicating with family and are kept in poor living conditions.
Girls as young as 16 are tricked into relationships with both boys and older women who promise to give them better lives. After a time they are taken to other destinations such as China to be sold as brides. These children are often unaware of where they are and as they don’t speak or read Chinese, can spend months trying to explain to Vietnamese authorities where they are.
The simple act of raising money for a walk-a-thon, to wanting to know more about the Blue Dragon Foundation has taken 5B on a remarkable journey of inquiry, knowledge, humility and understanding.
Short Animation Film Exploration
5B has been exploring short animation films as a way of expressing and experiencing issues and people’s life stories. One of these was about destiny and what can happen if get caught up in our own existence.
Working with G3
5B visited Ms Chris and her class on Wednesday to teach her students how to create graffiti art pieces. It is always a pleasure to see 5B students sharing their acquired skills in a way that develops the skills of younger students. Mentors in the making.
We look forward to seeing you next Thursday evening at your child’s PYP Exhibition Presentation.
- 22nd April – Earth Day – Wear Green
- 25th April – Eventing PYPx Presentations
- 29th & 30th April – No school – Vietnamese Victory Days
- 1st May – No school – International Labour Day
- 2nd May – Book Week Character Parade!! 8:10 am in the Sports Centre
- 3rd May – MRISA assembly. Wear your UNIS gear to support our Volleyball teams.