International Day: Information Letter

Dear Parents,

On Thursday 7th February 2019, we will be celebrating our annual International Day and the wonderful cultural diversity of our school.

Students will be invited to take part in our very own ‘Taste of BIS Abu Dhabi’ hosted by the PTA, as well as a Parade of Nations. You will also have the opportunity to come to school to enjoy some entertainment from our students. This is a great opportunity to experience the different cultures of many of the countries represented at our school. If you would like to volunteer to be part of a country's stall, please contact the PTA on bisadpta@gmail.com. Please note that all students will need a normal school or packed lunch that day. All parents are invited to watch the Parade of Nations.

In order for our event to run smoothly, it is important that we obtain some vital information from you. Please see below the planned schedule of events for Thursday 7th February.

When your child participates in the parade, we will be grouping students in their country groups. For some students the country they wish to represent may be different from their passport. Please click here if you would like your child to represent a different country.

8am : Students go straight to normal classrooms
Students can come to school dressed in their country's costumes or colours of their flag.

8.15am : FS1 & FS2 students will parade in their costumes on the main field
Parents can make their way to the field to watch the FS1 & FS2 parade. At the end of the parade, the students will experience an International Day with their teachers in their classrooms.

9am – 12.30pm : Taste of BIS Abu Dhabi
Year groups will be given a time to visit stalls with their teachers. They will be able to have tasters and find out information about each country.

12.30pm – 1.30pm : Show and food for parents
Parents are invited to come in for a cultural show run by the students. There will be a PTA and an ADNH Compass stall selling food and refreshments. From 1.30pm, the parade will begin on the main field.

1:30pm : Students from Y1 – 13 will take part in the Parade of Nations
After the parade, the students will return to their classrooms where their parents can collect them.

2.30pm : FS1 & FS2 students to be collected as normal
Parents to collect children from their classrooms.

2.45pm : Buses and pick up as normal
Parents to collect children, who do not catch the school bus, from their classrooms

Thank you,
BIS Abu Dhabi PTA

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