WELCOME BACK EVERYONE!
Students are fully enjoying the swimming time in the pool!
This is the last newsletter from us this term. I hope we have shared some interesting times and experiences together. We will definitely share more during the year as it unfolds!
We will come to the end of this term next Friday 8 April with a blast. It is the tradition of the school that we end our school term with a concert where the teachers and children/students showcase what they have learned together. They share this experience with their parents and guardians. I can assure you that you will have fun and perhaps you may even learn a thing or two!
SOME IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. SCHOOL FEES:
2ND INSTALMENTS – Invoices have been given out. These must be settled before Term Two starts on Tuesday 19 April.
2. TERM 1 ENDS:
FRIDAY 8 APRIL – 10 Weeks Duration.
3. END OF TERM CONCERT:
Also on the same day, Friday 8 April. 9.45am seating to start at 10am to 12 noon. *After a shared lunch the children must all be taken home. Please ensure this happens so there is no child hanging around after the concert. Teachers will be in their training so no child minding will be available.
4. SHARED LUNCH:
WE WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST ALL CHILDREN TO BRING A SHARED DISH FOR LUNCH. Thank you.
5. TERM REPORT:
Completed but will not be handed out until the end of the second term. Those parents who wish to update on progress/know what is on the reports may arrange an interview with Mrs. Tione. Interviews will be held during the holiday week.
6. TEACHER IN-SERVICE:
This occurs during the term break so book your interviews accordingly.
7. TERM 1 HOLIDAY:
April 11-15 including Good Friday & 18 April Easter Monday (Public Holiday). Hence, the school will resume on Tuesday 19 the following day as usual.
8. THE SWIMMING POOL:
Is now open and the children had fun last week and will continue to do so next term. I expect the new liner will arrive from Australia soon so we can replace/repair the pool properly so the children can enjoy it more fully!
9. THE UNIFORMS:
Are on their way from overseas and are expected to arrive anytime soon! We are all happy that finally, these two important projects are soon to be realised. *Thank you for your understanding.
10. COVID-19 IS REAL:
So please do not let your guard down. Wear your masks and continue to take care of yourself. Protection is more to do with personal health and hygiene and our own lives are at stake. Please take heed of our school gate and entry rules by following and respecting them to protect our loved ones. We can only do this with your support!
With that said let me take you inside the school to share their news and stories.
*Become friends and like our Facebook Page so you can share more of their news more regularly! Thank you.
Students looking smart and attentive at assembly
One of the students leads the assembly while staff look on
11. PLAYSCHOOL Class – Ms Matui:
The Playschoolers are all well and good. We have completed our topics and the children are practicing and preparing for their term concert. They have been practicing very hard to put on a good show for their lovely parents. Please continue to help them practice their scripts at home.
Their portfolios will be ready for taking home on Thursday. The children’s assessments and report cards are done but will not be handed out. *Any parent wishing to discuss anything for your child, please make an appointment with the front desk for the holiday break.
- Blue T-shirt round neck
- Black shorts boys/Black leggings for girls
These costumes will be worn on concert day next Friday 8th April. *PLEASE LET CHILDREN COME ON THIS DAY IN FULL SCHOOL UNIFORM BUT KINDLY PACK THEIR COSTUMES/CHANGE OF CLOTHES IN A BAG. THANKS!
Please bring the costumes this week by Friday 1st April 2022.
Some little stories about your little ones. The children have all settled in well, with just a few still trying like Lester and Nelson – both came crying in the morning but after that both have settled in fine. Jason, Roman, Tyler, and Princeton have settled in school. The other day Princeton did not want to go home with his mum because he had so much fun with his friends in school. Maurice has become a good boy in school and his favourite song every morning is “Good Morning Mr. Sun.” Theissen, Micaiah and Tyler are our energetic boys in class. Our humble boys Talon and Benjamin are always listening to the Teacher.
The playschool girls are doing well. Christine is one of the big girls in class and leads her friends in singing and saying Poems. Arcenciel has become one of the outspoken ones in the class and Hennelle with Renette love their favorite song “Daddy’s finger.” Our shy girl in class Kimni trying her best to speak up. These are some short stories of the Playschoolers. I hope this puts a smile on your face.
Ms Matui – Class Teachers
12. PRESCHOOL – MS HEAGI:
Hello once again from the Preschool class. Again we have completed all our class lessons and assessments. We are now doing revisions on the theme for this term: Me Myself and I.
The students are progressing well with their revisions given in class and most have done well. Now they are practicing their scripts given for their concert items.
For this week and next week, we will be doing arts and crafts related to the theme for Term 1. Most students are excited and are looking forward to the end-of-term concert to showcase their items.
- Yellow round neck T-shirts
- Black trousers.
**Please bring them this week.
Concert Scripts – please continue to help your child to study his/her script in time for the concert on Friday 8th April.
Ms Heagi – Class Teacher
Joining in the pledge even from afar
Playtime in the front playground - please note late pickup fees apply
13. PREP & GRADE 1 CLASS – Mrs Mea:
We have some updates which we would like to share.
- Assessable Tasks – all done and ready for portfolio file for handing out.
- Reports are completed but will not be issued this term.
- Parent-teacher interviews may be conducted to know your child’s progress/performance in class.
- Concert costumes/scripts – a note was given to your child. Please assist him/her. We are ready and excited.
- Some children have done extremely well this term namely, Jaylanie, Jemimah, Faith, Randi, Agaru and Teiona.
- These children have never stopped trying their best in participating in all activities namely, Christopher, Carlos, Savannah, Keisiva and Ethan.
So far this term has been challenging but satisfying. See you all on the concert day.
Thank you and God bless.
Mrs Mea – Class Teacher
14. UPPER GRADES CLASS – Mr Mea:
Our class insights.
It is coming to the end of the Term and we are summing up our Topics for each Unit.
- We are also doing revision exercises for each subject.
- Holiday work shall be given next week for children to complete over their holidays.
- All Assessments have been completed for Term 1.
- Reports/notices to parents for any teacher/parent interviews needed during the holidays. Please make a note in your child’s home link if you need this service.
- Preparing for Term 1 Concert. Check your child’s Home Link book for the costumes list for each child. Please ensure that your child brings his/her costume by Monday 4th April. To practice in beforehand.
Mr Mea – Class Teacher
Lovely smiles from the boys while they are painting decorations
The pool is a lovely inviting shade of blue and a favourite with the children!
15. Library Corner – Ms Rutera:
Firstly, thank you to those parents who brought your child’s library bag! Home reading is vital and it is my concern as the library teacher that every child must have a chance to borrow books to read at home or at school.
Please always do write a comment about your child’s progress so that I will know and assist them in whichever areas they need help. Home Reading is about helping your child.
Ms Rutera – Library Teacher
12. Registrar – Mrs Tione:
Thank you all for giving us the opportunity to share with you all. With a week left before we go for a break, I would like to say thank you so much for sending your lovely children to Bava International School. Bava is a family school as we always have been.
- The 2nd Instalment school fee invoices have been issued. Please kindly confirm if you have not received yours. Fees must be paid before Term 2 starts.
- Late Pick-up Fees cost K20 and apply from 3.30pm Monday to Thursday, Fridays from 1.30pm.
Thanks for your cooperation.
Mrs Tione – Registrar
I hope you have taken the time to read the contents of this letter because there are some very important expectations or requests the teachers have made of you as parents/guardians for the CONCERT next Friday 8 April at 10am sharp! Please do not be late.
Due to the Covid-19 Protocol Rules, we will only be inviting 1 parent to attend. No little children please as we will be recording the event. I am sure you will be yourselves! It is a time to give attention to your children to witness their head start. This will help you to assess their progress as the year unravels. I look forward to meeting with those coming to attend and thank you for your understanding and support.
Peace and Trust,