Dear Parents, Staff, Students and Friends of BST,
As the adage goes, “time flies when you are having fun," and this term has positively flown by.
As we head into the last week of term, there has been no time for slowing down with a cavalcade of brilliant events taking place across the school. During the week, sporting competition has maintained its strong profile with BST students competing in various hockey, basketball, volleyball and football competitions. The creative and expressive arts have also been a significant feature of school life with an outstanding Primary Winter Show and a superb Nine Lessons and Carol Service taking place. Thank you to all the students, staff and parents for their contribution to the array of activities and events which have taken place over the last week and the entire action-packed term.
I also wanted to acknowledge the generosity and kindness of all the students and adults contributing to the Second Harvest and United World Schools projects. As I have written before, our school has a strong community at its core and modeling compassion, care and responsibility through our individual and collective actions is so important.
A big thank you to all the parents and staff involved in this week’s traditional Christmas events at the Shibuya and Showa campuses. I know the Winter Wonderland and school discos will have been a great success. Much gratitude in particular to our outstanding PTA Committee members for their continued commitment to all things BST. Having such a supportive group of parents is fantastic. However, I know the Committee would appreciate even more volunteers. Please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the PTA Committee if you are in a position to help.
This week the Board of Trustees met at Showa, where a variety of areas including staffing, finance, facilities and education were discussed. The new School Advisory Committee (SAC) also met last night for the first time and I’m grateful to all the staff and parents in attendance for contributing to the lively discussion. Please do let me or another member of the SAC know if you have any proposals or questions for discussion at our monthly meetings next term.
We are now looking forward to next week’s annual Whole School Christmas Concert. The concert has become a real highlight of the school calendar as it provides us with an opportunity to celebrate the joy of Christmas through music and song with the broader BST community.
Best wishes for the weekend ahead.