Huge congratulations to the AIS Primary school students for raising 7 million VND for Loreto Vietnam (http://www.loretovietnam.org/). The children purchased popcorn and drinks during the recent Wizard of Oz and the proceeds will help underprivileged children and families in the Tra Vinh Province which is located in the Mekong Delta Region of Vietnam. The Primary students have got the fundraising efforts off to an excellent start! To families and teachers and to student’s congratulations once again for a job well done. Watch this space for updates on our Loreto Vietnam fundraising efforts. Sincerely, The Wizard of OZ Production Team
87 Year 8 students spent last week on their annual school camp in Hoi An, Da Nang and Hue. Students did a number of educational, team building, and personal growth activities. Over the four days, students attended a local orphanage to visit the children and learn meditation techniques, walked around Hoi An Ancient Town, climbed Marble Mountain took in the sights of Hai Van Pass, cleaned up section of beach and learnt the importance of recycling, tested their courage on zip lines and high wire courses and finally walked around the Ancient City in Hue, discovering more about Vietnam¹s history.
(Ronni) Waiting, waiting, waiting to catch the bus so we can go to camp! What attitude are we showing here? Any ideas?………………. (tolerance) (Ryu) On the bus heading to the beach! Which attitude can you see on our faces? (Enthusiasm) (MyLinh) At the beach, we split into house groups and played a game called beach trains. We had to try not to break apart. Not easy, but super fun! Which attitude are we showing here? (co-operation) (Zoe) Sand castle competition in our house groups. We are being creative and open minded. (Bill) I decided to create a house team flag
AIS has created its first concert band. We performed as part of the Wizard of Oz school production. Our is concert band is made up of flutes, clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, piano, percussion/ drum kit, guitar and bass guitar. In the Wizard of Oz production, we performed many standard Broadway songs such as ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’, ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, ‘Ding Dong the Witch is Dead’, ‘Wake me up Before You Go Go’ and ‘Emerald City Green’ by the famous musician/composer, Quincey Jones. This song is a rhythmically difficult song to perform and it featured our talented bass