International Day: 1st February

The whole-school celebration of our cultural diversity is just around the corner, with International Day taking place this Thursday 1st of February 2018.

Students are invited to come to school on this day dressed in a national costume or colours of the flag of their country.

We would like to share a reminder of the arrangements taking place in school:

11am – 11.30am: FS1 & FS2 students will parade in their costumes on the main field. Parents are invited to watch the parade, and can then collect your children from classrooms after 11.45am. When entering the school, we ask parents please do so through the Primary gates.

12.00 – 1.00pm: Y1 – 13 students will take part in the Parade Of Nations on the main field. Parents are invited to watch the parade, and can then collect their children from the field at 1pm to enjoy the PTA International Family Event. When entering the school, we ask parents please do so through the Primary gates.

1.00 – 3.00pm: PTA International Food Festival will be held, where stalls manned by parents will serve samples of food from their country. Students who are not collected by parents by 1pm will visit the stalls of each country with their class teacher.
All students will still need to bring a packed lunch to school on this day, as normal school lunches will not be available. Buses will leave as normal. Children who are not with their parents will return to their classrooms, where they can be collected at 2.45pm.

To make the PTA International Food Festival a memorable one, the PTA need your help in donating foods from your country.

There are two ways you can make a food contribution:

  1. Early morning Drop off: Trolleys will be located at the primary entrance and at the bus entrance for parents and students to drop off their food donations.

  2. At the event: Please click here to view a map, to see where to take your food directly to your countries station. This will be available from 10:30am – 1pm. (Before the beginning of the FS parade until the start of the event.)

Kindly note: If your country is not listed on the map, we have a stall named ‘others’ which will be labelled on the day with the food brought in from countries that have no parent volunteers to operate an individual table.

Please make sure your donations are clearly labelled with the name of the country along with a list of ingredients.

Keep in mind the school policy when deciding on your contribution:

  • Nut Free. We cannot accept or display donations that may contain nuts.
  • Pork Free. We cannot accept or display donations that may contain Pork.
  • Cold, savoury food is preferable, but all dishes will be gratefully received
  • No drinks please, refreshments can be purchased from Keita and the PTA Snack Shop.
  • Please send food in disposable containers or platters. Given the number of donations, we cannot guarantee return of any containers or platter
  • Please don’t send food that requires either heating or refrigeration.

If not correctly labelled, there is potential your contributions will not be displayed and more importantly, not tasted and enjoyed representing the correct country.

Performance and Activities:
So far, India, Indonesia, UK, UAE, Egyp, Brazil, Australia and Korea are running a mixture of performances and children’s games/activities. Make sure to pass by to show your support and enjoy.

Finally, we would like to remind you all, the success of the day is a result of you as parents, coming together to offer your time and cooking skills. The PTA would like to thank in advance, to everyone involved in this celebration of our multicultural community.

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