#BCIS in FOCUS 聚焦BCIS#(2015-04-09 09:11:32)
After returning from the winter break, the atmosphere around school has been stellar. You can feel the intensity of engagement between the students in each grade level and the work they are doing. The Chinese New Year break is fast approaching, but thankfully we have had a decent amount of time between breaks where we have managed to accomplish a lot. Last week, the Secondary School opened a new art exhibition, which I hope you will take the time to visit, and appreciate what our young artists are creating. I was lucky enough to also catch the High School drama productions this past weekend. The students gave strong and thought-provoking performances. This week at the ECC, we are getting ready for the Open Day on February 12, where there is more wonderful artwork to see.
BCIS released the 2014-2015 Community Survey this past Monday in both English and Chinese, and I would suggest that you take 10 to 15 minutes to fill it out before you go away for Chinese New Year. You can find it by clicking here. Your opinions are very meaningful to us. We are constantly seeking to improve BCIS, and it is your input, as the parents of the students with whom we work, that will provide us with significant insight and important perspectives about our school. The Parent Survey is one of three that make up our annual Community Survey, which also includes a Faculty and Staff Survey and a Student Survey. This is an important way that your voice is heard. We used the analysis of last year’s Parent Survey as a starting point for the Strategic Planning Process last spring.
Everyone who works at the school was invited to a party that celebrated the Chinese New Year last Friday night. It is one of the best celebrations at BCIS because everyone in the school gets involved and spends time together eating, socializing and entertaining each other. I learn more and more about China every year and I was reminded of the importance of spending time with family as I surveyed the crowd about their plans for the coming holiday. Every single person I talked to mentioned that they were going to spend time with members of their immediate family. This is a thought and an action that I will take home with me. This is my last opportunity to wish all of you a joyful Chinese New Year. I wish all of you safe travels and we at BCIS look forward to working with your sons and daughters when we all return to school March 2.
Head of School
Superintendent of YueCheng Education