On the morning of May 8, Boston International School welcomed a group of guests who came to Wuxi to attend the 2019 Summit of Overseas High-level talents. They are representatives of the Chinese Entrepreneurs Association of New England, the British High Level Talents Association, the Singapore Bureau of Science and Technology Research and the Association of French Incubators. Ms. Sue Su, Executive President, Mr. Rob Stewart, Executive Principal and Mr. Michael Wagner, Student Services Director, warmly welcomed and showed them around the campus. Delegates highly recognized our school and said that only a high-quality international school can truly solve the worries of overseas talents’ concerns about their children’s education and bring more high-level talents together in Xinwu District.
In Oct 2018 the International Baccalaureate released the long-awaited Primary Years Programme (PYP) Principles into Practice. To help parents better understand these Enhancements, our MYP Coordinator Neil Westcott gave a presentation on PYP Enhancements on the morning of 8th May.
Last Friday May 10th the Early Years children from EY3 to KG welcomed their parents to show their progress and shared with them their most meaningful learning experiences. This Student-led conference was a great opportunity for kids to express themselves about their own learning process. The use of English and mother tongue play an important role in increasing children confidence. Therefore, communication skills are highly promoted from a young age. It was a pleasure to see the joy in all of the children’s faces. They were proud of their work. Parents and teachers could proudly observe how much the children have grown up.
On 10th May, P2 students visited the Wuxi Civil Defense Museum to learn more about natural disasters, how they effect us and how we can stay safe. They learned that there are bunkers like this all over Wuxi where people can hide in the event of an attack or some natural disasters. They also experienced the inside of several different disasters in a 360 degree cinema, practiced how to walk if near a fallen power cable and much more besides. For many students, the most exciting experience was trying the earthquake simulator. The P2s will now be using what they have learned to make connections and draw their final conclusions about our current unit of inquiry (Photos credit to Matthew’s Mum).
On 11th May, some of our MYP students attended MUN conference in Suzhou. The MUN is an academic simulation of the UN whose purpose is to understand international diplomacy and encourage future leaders to enact change. Each student was assigned a country and a current issue where they had to write a resolution and rebuttal other opposing resolutions. Every delegate’s debate skills were challenged in front of students from multiple other schools under intense pressure. During the closing ceremony at the end of the day, M2 Claire Hou and M2 Bernice Habarugira were acknowledged by the host school for their outstanding contributions to the conference. We are incredibly proud of our team’s achievements and we greatly look forward to attending several more MUN conferences next year!
In the evening of 11th May, BPA (Boston Parent Association) organized an entertaining night of Boston Spring Charity Gala in Crown Plaza Hotel, Wuxi. International artist Daphne Tuesday gave her amazing performance during the Gala. BPA has collaborated with Half the Sky Foundation (China) and Village of Animals Rescue Shelter (Wuxi) to gather a fund of donation.