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Activity Days

Students from both Sanlitun and Shunyi enjoy Activity Day! FS 3D shapes Secondary Residential Blogs

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Shunyi Open Day. Evening BBQ and chance for parents to meet and speak to Secondary Staff

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Shunyi Halloween Day at SY Primary School – dress up and class activity

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Sanlitun Parent Society Organised Halloween Party

November 1-3 ABRSM music exams 1-7 Secondary Readathon Week

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Treasure Hunt

Secondary reports back from their trips around China, with a full photo-blog of the Year 7 trip to Qingdao!

A win for BSB at Harrow!

Sanlitun Activity Days take them on a treasure hunt around Beijing!

From the Executive Principal

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With so much going on in and out of the school at the moment it’s hard to know where to begin. Primary school has been abuzz with activity week which has compensated for the absence of secondary school in Shunyi. 300 of our secondary school students are spread out over China at the moment in boats, hanging from ropes, contemplating temples, looking from mountaintops and growing in ways that classrooms cannot allow. These are not “extras” to the curriculum but are as important as Mathematics, English, French, Spanish, Mandarin or any other class. To challenge oneself, to push a little harder that one might have thought possible these are lessons that will stay with the students into adulthood and beyond. When I was young (around the time of the dinosaurs according to my children!) this would have been called “character building”. Personally I feel that this remains the case.

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Season 2 ASAs start

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SY Piano Competition 6pm theatre

The secondary school is now three times larger than it was when I first came to the British School. It is a strong and vibrant part of our school. So much so that they no longer fit in the new Theatre, the sixth form already need a second common room and many of the students are taller than me!

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SY PA Bonfire Night event

Examination success has followed of course and as you will know our external examination results were the best in Beijing. 71% of the grades awarded to our students were grade A which is remarkable. Universities have been visiting us regularly trying to entice this year’s graduating class.

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The University of Edinburgh Visit

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Sanlitun and Shunyi (Primary) Football Tournament

To have achieved all of this whilst maintaining the family atmosphere for which our school is right famous is no small accomplishment. For that we must thank the whole BSB community. From the Parent Advisory Board, The Parents association, the teachers, the students and the parents, everyone has played their part. So from “Character building” for the students in secondary school to building the character of the school, not such a different thing after all. Mike Embley

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ISAC Secondary Table Tennis

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It is almost that time of the year again, and our Christmas Fayre is approaching fast! The Fayre is a busy buzzing occasion, filled with Christmas carols, mince pie eating and mulled wine guzzling! If you are interested in being a vendor at the Fayre please contact lisa.li@ britishschool.org.cn We look forward to seeing you there!


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Secondary D ear Parents,

It has been a challenging and exciting week for all of the secondary students on the residential and adventure weeks. The chance for personal development over the week have been incredible and students have found out a great deal more about what they are actually capable of. The point of challenge is not to make everything easy, it is to explore what is possible in a safe and structured environment. If everything is easy then our students will not be equipped for those times when life presents them with challenge. It is more than this though, challenge met is success. Success when it has to be earned means personal growth and development and that is priceless. In life, business, diplomacy, relationships the ability to be a leader, to think on ones feet, to try something new, to deal with a failure and get back up again are personal qualities that can only be acquired through challenge. Of course…there has also been a very strong element of fun too! I have seen more laughter, more friendships cemented, more comic moments during this past week than during the rest of my time at the school. Most adults will remember their school “trips” long after their other lessons have been forgotten. These memories and the development that go with them place our students at the forefront of the next generation and equip them to deal with the uncertain future. The value of good manners and a “can do” outlook to life cannot be overvalued or overstated. Rob Hewett Head of Secondary BSB’s deadline to register for the December 4, 2010 SAT (the entrance exam for most US and many Canadian Schools) is this Friday, October 15. The exam will be given at the British School on Dec. 4th at 8am. Registration forms can be picked up in the Secondary Library.

The BSB Cinema of Dreams presents: The Halloween Cinema of Nightmares 4PM to 6PM Thursday October 29th Multi Purpose Room Strictly Secondary Students Only!


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International Day Secondary

International Day - Germany

Among many other nationalities Germany also did its best to represent herself. A wide range of detailed information on the economy, politics, education, climate, traditions, literature, and sports was offered. Traditional costumes could be seen and, with the help of German companies, typical products be experienced, both sensually and visually. The samples of the delicious “Brezen” were obviously enjoyed by everyone. Two German students even had the courage to stand on the school’ s stage and recite J.W. Goethe’s “Der Zauberlehrling”. Games on Germany at different levels were enjoyed by a great number of students who especially loved the prizes they won – gummy bears and sweat bands. After a while German colors were to be seen everywhere. The international day was thankfully received as an opportunity to show the great variety of our country and brought all of us a lot of fun. Christine Riedl (German Teacher)

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We arrived as schedu led in Qing huang da o for the first day of our sailing activ ity week. As you can see from the photos, the weather co uld not dampen our sp irits as one half of the group got str aight into sailing, learn ing some of the basics on ‘dry’ land before taking to the wa ter with their instructors, while the other group went to the safari park to get close to the wild animals. In the evening the whole year group came back together at the sailbas e for supper and some teambuildin g games, before going back to the hotel for some well ea rned rest.

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the day proved to be t as was forecast and jus e ov pr im to ed nu last morning of The weather conti ratures, perfect for the pe tem ing ris d an ze s. After a clear skies, gentle bree sport for the landlubber the to 22 OCTOBER 2010 on cti du ro int ever and an out on the water, taking sailing for the sailors ht aig str t go rs ilo sa beach, the ers. The whole gentle stroll along the en putting up spinnak ev d an s gie din g ilin e switching more control of the sa sk in the sunshine befor ba to e tim ch lun at e ilbas on at the group met up at the sa nity. It was an afterno rtu po op oto ph ct rfe us the pe wly marooned exover activities, giving s and bears, for the ne er tig , ns lio to se clo games. safari park getting up contest and other team ne pla ro ae r pe pa a by leisurely sailing group, followed p began the day with a ou gr e Th s. er bb dlu the lan r World, students It was all change too for . Entering the Underwate tel ho the ar ne e ntr ce s, huge catfish, stroll to the sea life tic friends: giant turtle ua aq of ty rie va ge ge tank and were greeted by a hu lking underneath a hu wa ter Af . als se ry ng ry hu opportunity to feed the creeping crabs and ve h, the students had the fis of es typ t en fer dif o learnt about waving to many with fish! The group als ne yo an to ly nd frie ry e heading seals – who were ve time on the beach befor ief br a t en sp d an rks wo st of the how diving equipment s an eye-opener for mo wa g ilin sa of on no er first aft lowering sails, and to the sailing club. The s, tacking, raising and ail ins ma s, jib t ou ab t and learn how students. They learn ance to steer the boat ch the d ha ne yo er Ev it. how to put on a wetsu the wind. ve sails around to catch mo to s pe to use the ro

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Light winds, grey skies and a slight chill in the air were the order of the day. Now that programm es have switched you’l l probably all know wh to expect – though no at t the children. So the ex-sailors went for the at the eastern extremi ir day ty of the Great Wall of China as it climbs out sea at the beginning of of the its journey of over 5,0 00 kilometres. Meanwh the ex-landlubbers fou ile, nd their sea-legs and set sail on BSC’s fleet Omega dingies. of On our last evening we ’re having a BBQ and the last of our games activities. We’ll also be and celebrating our succes sfu l week of sailing! Tomorrow we say good bye to all the staff wh o have been so grea Beijing Sailing Centre t at in QingHuangdao and head back home to Be We aim to leave at 12 ijin g. .00 which should have one bus back at Sanli campus and the other tun back at Shunyi campus by 16:30. Please ensu that someone is there re to collect your children on time. Splice the mainbrace and Beijing ahoy me he arties!

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Year 8 have proved themselves to Bear Grylls during their time in thankfully the most unusual things fresh pomelos and dates). Our act a nerve-wracking abseil out of a area’s world famous karst limesto ride across blooming ricefields, dod and stopping for a short boat taxi From the Executive Principal to the centre of the earth by boat i of our more intrepid students (an themselves covered head to toe in ear members of the British School of Beijing community, I recently had the pleasure of meeting with members of the Parent at forSociety for tranquility and reflection as the San Li Tun campus. They asked me a number of questions which have 010 River past water buffaloes and ha uo, 2community relevance afor the and I felt it would be appropriate to pass shwhole g n Y on my answers to the whole school via the newsletter. little changed over the last thousa in the Fuli Village eco camp has b I was asked if, in the coming years, the curriculum of the school would change and the school would no longer be a British School. I replied that this wasabout the enviromental imp learnt absolutely not the case and that the British School of Beijing would of course not to do in “The Red Funnel” (ask remain exactly what is now; a British school with all the traditions of the very know more!). Sitting around the ca best of British Education. contemplate the enviromental impa I was then asked if the tradition of having native English speaking teaching assistants would continue next year as some parents had heardseeing that this the pleasure and simplicity would change. I was very happy to reassure parents and tell them that this distractions. Many students comme was one of the many things that made the school special and will continue to stars shining as brightly and clearly be so for very many years to come. this, year 8 have just witnessed The British School of Beijing is going from strength to strength. I am proud laid on especially for us by our tou to be a small part of that process in conjunction with all members of the community. and are busy learning to be Kung waterclours inspired by the spect Of course we aim to constantly improve and reflect on what we do. Our aim is witnessing the fascinating ancient always to help our students thrive. In that regard the strengths of the school should be celebrated and acknowledged, and the two areas above, amongst Tomorrow we will be getting up bl Yangshareuovery many others, , 20great 10 assets in a very good school. nocturnal ascent of Moon Hill, jus Very warm regards across the peaks. By the time you through the clouds to Beijing,our he Michael Embley week, eager to tell you all the stori Executive Principal


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University News: How to Stand Out From the Crowd On 14 October, Lauren Murphy of University of Exeter conducted a University Application Seminar at the British

School: “Applying to UK Universities: How to stand out from the crowd!” Her seminar focused on how to get Admissions directors to notice your application apart from the thousands of others that they read. Here are some of her main points: • • •

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Use every part of your application strategically. If you describe a volunteer work experience in one part, don’t waste your few words of the personal statement describing it again. Personal Statements should focus at least 50% on the course of study you have chosen. Personal statements should Analyze not Describe, using active, enthusiastic words, not passive verbs. Avoid: “my interests include, participated in, involved with” and instead use words like “fascinated, innovated, inspired, redesigned”. Use words that 1. show passion for your chosen course of study and 2. analyze why it matters. Instead of saying that “history is important”, that you are “interested in history” and that you “have visited countless museums”, try words that captures an image and incorporates why you think history is important: ( taken from http://www.studential.com/bio/getps.asp?ps=544&view=subject ) History links us to the consequences of life in worlds gone by. Childhood visits to the inspiring Hadrian’s Wall and Stonehenge fuelled my curiosity in the subject as I wanted to explore and absorb these worlds. Start with a powerful statement, something that gets the readers’ attention and showcases your passion and commitment to your course of study.

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December 1, 2010: UCAS Application deadline for all courses except those required to submit by October 15 (Oxbridge – Medicine and Veterinary Studies). Some art and design courses have a 24 March deadline. December 1, 2010: Register by mail for January 22, 2010 SAT (US university entrance exams) December 1, 2010: Book an LNAT test slot

Information for Parents: Keep informed on your university bound student’s options and deadlines. Sign up for parent news on course options,

financial aide and reminders: For UK: Sign up for parent emails at www.ucas.com/parents. For US Universities: http:// www.collegeboard.com/parents/

Useful Websites: • Student surveys on UK universities: http://unistats.direct.gov.uk • • • • • •

Overall information on admission and financial aid, scholarship, etc: http://www.collegeconfidential.com/ Student Reviews of US Universities: http://www.studentsreview.com UK Course Finder: http://ucas.com/students/coursesearch/ Self-Assessment/course choices: http://www.ucas.ac.uk/students/choosingcourses/choosingcourse/stamfordtest US University deadlines and requirements https://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/MemberRequirements.aspx The Times Top 200 Universities Worldwide: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/hybrid.asp?typeCode=144

Upcoming University Presentations: October: October 26; 11am. (pending) The American University of Paris October 28; 8:45 Oxford Brookes University at BSB November: November 5; 8:45 The University of Edinburgh at BSB November 10; 8:45 University of East Anglia at BSB SAT Test taking skills tutorial at BSB University of Aberdeen


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Sports update U19 Girls Volleyball The girls attended their end of season tournament last Saturday. They played two matches and were, at times, very competitive. While it was disappointing not to come away with a win, I am very pleased with the progress the squad has made in their first full season of volleyball. The highlight of the season for me was the mid-week game against IAB who went on to win the Division this year. Congratulations to all of the girls for the effort and improvement this season. The Squad; Silvia (c), Paula, Andrea, Rebekka, Katie, Samantha, Maiko, Cherrie, Gabrielle. Most Improved Player –Cherrie Most Valuable Player -Rebekka Coach –Julian Barnsley U19 Basketball –boys and girls Try-outs and first practice next Wednesday in the gym during ASA time. U12 Soccer Tournament Saturday October 23rd The U12 boys will be in action this Saturday at DCB. Games start at 10.00am. Good luck to the team. U14 Soccer Tournaments Saturday October 30th • The boys will travel to IST in Tianjin next Saturday for their end of season tournament. • The girls will play at DCB. For both tournaments, games start at 10.00am U19/U14 Table Tennis Tournament November 6th The tournament is being hosted by YCIS. Players that would like to participate should confirm this with on Wednesday during ASA time. Julian Barnsley Athletic Director & Activities Coordinator


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Sanlitun Campus (Years 1 to 6) Friday 29th October 8.30am – 10am Sanlitun Campus (Foundation Stage) Friday 19th November 10.30am – 12 noon

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Uniform Reminder Foundation Stage Summer BSB Polo Shirt. BSB Navy Shorts.

Winter

BSB Sweater. BSB Navy tracksuit trousers.

BSB Summer Hat (not pictured). Trainers/sneakers. No Crocs please.

Primary School - Summer Summer - Girls (Y1 - Y3) School Summer Dress.

Summer - Girls (Y4 - Y6)

Primary Scho Summer - Boys BSB Grey Shorts. BSB Short-sleeved white polo shirt.

BSB Skirt. BSB Short-sleeved white polo shirt. or School Summer Dress.

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Winter - Girls (Y1 - Y3)

Grey Shorts.

BSB pinafore dress

hort-sleeved te polo shirt.

BSB long-sleeved white blouse.

Winter - Girls (Y4 - Y6) BSB Blazer for formal occasions. BSB Skirt. BSB Navy Sweater or Cardigan. BSB long-sleeved white blouse.

Winter - Boys BSB Blazer for formal occasions. BSB grey trousers. BSB Navy Sweater or Cardigan. BSB long-sleeved white shirt. BSB blue tie.


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From the Headteacher, Sanlitun

Back to School! Dear Parents The children have certainly had a varied curriculum this week, with trips and activity days. Y1 enjoyed the Lama Temple and a big thank you to the parent helpers that came along to support the teachers. Y3.4.5.&6 children had their activity days and what I felt was the most important point to these days was that our children were all together and two different aged year groups worked as a team. This is a very important part of what BSB is about. We are a community that works together in harmony. Their behavior was exemplary and I was so proud of them. Mr Hubbard and Mr Bobby have been organising lots of fixtures for our girls and boys in football and we are all very proud of the fact that every team who have played this term, are unbeaten. This is a fabulous achievement and one the children are proud of as well. The feedback I continually get from my PE staff is that the children are so well behaved and such sportsmen on the field, that they are very proud to take them to these fixtures. The Parent Association Sanlitun is very busy at the moment organising events for our children and parents. They will be in school on 29th October setting up Halloween activities for our Foundation Stage children and a fancy dress party for our children in the main campus. Please remember also that between 8.30 and 10am we have Open Morning in the main campus for parents to spend time in their child’s class. Mr Harvey and Miss Spinks will be running Parent Workshops in maths for anyone who would like a clearer idea of how we teach maths at BSB and how you can support your child at home. If you have children in Y1 & 2 Miss Spinks will hold a session on Wednesday 3rd November at 3.45pm in her classroom. If you have children in Y3 to Y6 Mr Harvey will hold a session on Tuesday 9th November at 3.45pm in his classroom. It was lovely to see so many parents at the Foundation Stage consultation evenings and without exception they were all extremely happy with how their children have settled in and the progress already made in such a short time. Those that attended also received our new Chinese Foundation Stage songbook. Last year the Parent Association mentioned that parents really wanted to be able to help their child when singing in Chinese but didn’t know the songs. Our Chinese teachers spent many hours devising the book and CD and our talented marketing manager produced it. If you have a child in Foundation and didn’t receive the book then please ask your class teacher for one. Your child should have brought home the Month’s calendar for November. I hope you all find this calendar useful as it was one of the improvements we made when evaluating the best ways to communicate dates and events with parents. Enjoy the weekend Janet Brock

It is almost that time of the year again, and our Christmas Fayre is approaching fast! The Fayre is a busy buzzing occasion, filled with Christmas carols, mince pie eating and mulled wine guzzling! If you are interested in being a vendor at the Fayre please contact lisa.li@britishschool.org.cn We look forward to seeing you there!


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Foundation Stage, Sanlitun

Senses & Patterns Foundation Stage have been very busy with all of our activities. We have been learning our activities using all of our senses this week which has made it lots of fun. In Pre-Nursery this week we have been very busy looking at lots of different types of fruit. We have been printing with fruit and looking at the different shapes that they make. We have been sorting them into groups as well as tasting them. Our favourite fruit was the kiwi, it was very sweet. Nursery has been touching and feeling this week. We made some wibbly wobbly jelly and had fun squishing it up in the water tray. We also went on a touch walk around school and learnt lots of words to describe how things feel. We have continued with our work on Patterns this week in Reception. We looked at patterns from other cultures and made our own aboriginal patterns using cotton buds to make a dotted pattern. Come and have a look at the displays in our classrooms. We also made our own pattern by choosing colours and weaving in and out of slits of paper card. Sandi-Rae Keating Foundation Stage Coordinator Sanlitun


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Key Stage One, Sanlitun

Lama Temple & Pandas It has been a fun and busy week in Key Stage 1 this week. Year 1 have had their first trip of the school year visiting the Lama Temple on Wednesday morning. The children behaved very well and were a credit to the school. Also I must say thank you to all the parent helpers who gave up their mornings to come and assist all the teachers and TAs, it was greatly appreciated! In Literacy this week Year 1 wrote our ‘Have a go’ news about our weekends and were trying really hard to do this independently using all the sounds we have learned in Phonics and concentrating on grammer and punctuation. In some classes we decided to use our imagination and think about the things we would have really liked to be able to do at the weekend. Ideas like going to the beach, going on a spaceship to the moon and becoming a princess for the weekend were quite popular! Some Year 1 classes began reading the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and making ‘Wanted!’ posters for the Ogre also. On the trip, children asked and answered a number of questions. They had to work together to hunt out the answers by exploring the temple - really exciting! Year 2 have continued their work on Non-Fiction texts this week. They have done lots of group work, using their speaking and listening skills to research an aspect of China they are specifically interested in with their group. Popular topics of interest were Pandas, the Beijing Olympics and The Great Wall of China. They have been thinking of some really good questions and using a range of sources to answer them - reading lots of information books and surfing the internet. I cannot wait to see the finished products! In Numeracy Year 1 have been doing lots of grouping and sorting activities. They have been choosing criteria in order to sort objects by colour or shape or size etc. We have used fruit, 3D shapes, cars and animal toys. We looked at Venn Diagrams and realised sometimes it can be difficult to put things in specific groups, so sometimes we have to put them in the middle of the Venn Diagram! Money, money, money has been the theme in Year 2 for Numeracy this week! They have been looking at different amounts of money, and trying to decide what they can buy with a given amount. They have revised all the coins that can be used and would be ready to hit the shops if given the chance! Year 2 are also carrying on learning facts about 2D and 3D shapes. They have become shape hunters, searching the school for shapes they recognise. They designed some lovely, colourful tangram pictures too. Year 1 have had a busy week in topic! They visited the Lama Temple and looked at the structures of buildings and homes from the past and the present. The Year 1 classes have been very artistic and have done a mixture of drawing, painting and making clay models of Chinese buildings, paying really close attention to details like the patterns on the buildings, the shape of the roof and the way the rooms were set out. Some Year 1s enjoyed an interactive activity where they used speaking and listening skills and topic knowledge to try and decide which pictures of homes came from the past and which were present day homes. In Year 2, they have begun their new topic finding out all about Beijing. They have been playing some really fun memory games and they have spent time this week talking about what they already know about Beijing and what they would like to know by the end of the topic. Well done to all classes in Key Stage 1 for reaching their 200 marble rewards in class! Next week we will all have loads of fun getting our rewards!


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Key Stage Two, Sanlitun

Sanlitun KS2 Activity Days

On the 20th and 21st October Key Stage 2 held their Activity Days. This year we chose Ditan Park as our location and we couldn’t have wished for a better place. It is close to school saving travel time; it is enclosed making it safer for children; the local communities that frequent the park are kind, hospitable and welcoming and the park itself is absolutely beautiful. Each morning was filled with activities to improve children’s skills and introduce new skills. As we do lots of things at school with years 3 and 4 together, and 5 and 6 together we split the Key Stage into years 3 and 5 and 4 and 6. This gave children the opportunity to work with new people and build friendships across the Key Stage. Children were split into groups and had a leader assigned to them. The groups rotated around the activities to ensure that children got to experience every activity. We felt it was important that the children learnt and built on a number of skills throughout the day. Everyone had great fun! The morning activities included juggling, facepainting, a thinking challenge and an obstacle course. Juggling KS2 had a brilliant time learning how to juggle. Children started with 2 beanbags and once they had learnt the skills needed to be a successful juggler, they were promoted to 3 beanbags! It took concentration, co-ordination and throwing skills and I am proud to say we had quite a few good jugglers by the end of the session. The record for juggling the longest went to Joey Chng in Year 6 – a truly impressive performance. Thinking Challenge The children were set a very tricky challenge! One team member was blindfolded and set amongst the bombs (represented by boxes). The blindfolded team member had to carefully find the bombs and stack them on top of each other to remove the danger. But it gets harder! The person could only move when given an instruction by the communicator. It gets harder! The communicator couldn’t see the blindfolded team member and was facing the opposite direction. Hard enough? Not quite! The rest of the team (who could see the blindfolded team member) was only allowed to point and mime directions to the communicator. Anyone that spoke was out of the game. This challenge took thought, strategy, good communication and most of all excellent teamwork. The fastest team managed the task in under 8 minutes which was quite remarkable. Facepainting Most children have had their facepainted at some time; a fayre, a party or similar. Most children however have never painted a face. The children were taught the skills of facepainting and the ‘tricks of the trade’ before being set loose on each other. They created some great faces and the children looked fabulous running around the park with their painted faces. Just to finish the look the children got red noses to wear as well.


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Obstacle Course The obstacle course required physical fitness, co-ordination, teamwork and competition. Children had to throw things, walk on things, sprint, hula, pop a balloon and more. This activity attracted the most attention by far and had crowds of up to 30 watching in fascination at any given time. Children competing with their faces painted and red noses made it all the more fascinating to the park-goers! After a fun-filled morning we ate a hearty lunch at a huge 4 floor Chinese restaurant. We had our own private rooms on the top floor. Our tables were flowing with mouth-watering dishes. With full stomachs we were then ready for the challenge of the afternoon – a Treasure Hunt! 11 letters and symbols were hidden around the park. Armed with a map filled with clues we were challenged to find them in an hour and a half. They were hidden well - one was dangling in a drain; one in shrubbery; one behind a stone statue; one under a bench to name but a few of the hiding places! There was even a ‘bonus bonus symbol’ hidden in the park but there was no clue at all to help you find it. One team did actually manage to find it so a big congratulations to them. The overall winning team managed to get 13 points from a possible 14. There was a competitive spirit in the air and all the children worked hard to map read, communicate and work as a team. Well done to everyone in Key Stage 2. The children and adults in Key Stage 2 had a really fantastic day and we can’t wait to do it all again next year. Thank you to all the staff that made the Activity Days so amazing. Special thanks go to Tina Liu and Grant Avery. Christine Armstrong Key Stage 2 Co-ordinator


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Key Stage Two, Sanlitun

4W Assembly

Monday afternoon saw 4W perform their class assembly. We were all very excited and a little nervous as we entered the hall, as we had been practicing hard for over a week and we had also been busy creating our own props. The theme of assembly was the Life of Boudicca, the ferocious Celtic queen, who was played by Ruyi. As well as learning about the early life of the queen, we also acted out some of the battles between the Celts and the Romans, along with some highly energetic dancing. Unfortunately Boudicca was outwitted by a cunning Roman general, played by Tyler and decided to end her life! All the children learnt their lines and spoke clearly, and Miss watt was very proud of their performance.

Mums and Yoyo’s!

This week year 6 in Sanlitun have been missing their mums! As part of our study of world was 2 the children have been imagining what it would feel like to be a child evacuee during the war. Year 6 children researched what life was like for an evacuee and considered how their lives changed as a result. We all agreed that most of all we would miss our mums if we were sent to live with a stranger. We completed lots of exciting activities during the week including trying on a genuine World War 2 gas mask and playing with some of the toys that children back then might have enjoyed. No PSPs or Nintendo DSs sadly, but we found that marbles and yoyos were almost as enjoyable. After studying the events of the evacuation and discussing the feelings of the children involved, year 6 got the chance to imagine they had been evacuated. They were tasked with writing a letter home to their parents, describing their feelings and how their lives had changed. In addition to this we have been discussing the dreaded London blitz. In topic we investigated the different types of shelters used during air raids. While in art we have been producing some outstanding blitz pictures using a scratching technique. These look superb and many are displayed around the school.


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BSB Sanlitun Football matches

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Under 9 Girls after their first competitive fixture and win at BCIS!

Over the past few weeks, All our teams have been involved in football matches against other schools... and we still remain undefeated! The Under 9 girls won with a very impressive score 4-0 and played again scoring 1-0 agaisnst BCIS A and B teams. The matches were played in great spirit with the girls scoring at will in their impressive wins! It was a great team performance, helped with goals from Rachel, Dinah and Alyssa. The Under 9 boys also won with a margin of 4-0 against BCIS and then drew with a score of 3-3. Again, great all around team play set up the win, with goals from Tyler, Miles and Joe. Everyone showed good skills of teamwork, finding a space and making accurate passes. At the end of the game they remembered to thank the referee and congratulate the other team. In the U11 division, the Girls managed to draw 1-1 against a strong BIBS team - with Atu scoring in the very last minute! The boys have also won 6 out of 6 after defeating BIBS 2-0 thanks to an own goal and an excellent header from Kimbo. They also defeated YCIS 9-2 this Wednesday after another good team performance and goals from Jorge, Zhuna Ee, Howie, Aaron, Kimbo and Joey. WELL DONE ALL TEAMS!! Mr. Hubbard

ISAC Primary Cross-Country competition @ Harrow On Saturday 16th October, BSB Sanlitun took a team of students away to participate in the ISAC Primary Cross-country at Harrow International School. All of our students put in excellent performances, ran their hearts out and had an excellent day! The pick of our students was Jeffrey in Y5 who finished 10th in his race, and his younger sister Anna (pictured) who came in an incredible 2nd to win the Silver medal! Well done to everyone who took part. Team: Y3 - Mynn, Kelly, Charlotte, Matthew; Y4 - Anna, Julia; Y5 - Jisou, Gennie, Sydney, Annlinn, Naomi, Adrian, Jeffrey, Howie, Tomas, Ryan; Y6 - Jayhun, Kimbo, Zhuan Ee, Joey, Aaron, Gwennie.


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Golf ASA

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Golf ASA offers children the fantastic opportuynity to learn and develop their golf swing. Over the past few weeks we have learnt how to correctly hold the club, the correct stance and how to swing so that we connect with the ball. While at the start we had quite a few air balls, gradually over the course of the term every student has progressed and developed their technique so that we can all make solid contact with the ball (most of the time). We have a really wide range of abilities in golf ASA. Some children have been taking private lessons for a long time and can drive like Tiger Woods, while others are completely new to the sport and still picking up the basics. But regardless of ability levels, every week is filled with new challenges and competitions to ensure that everyone improves and most importantly has a great time.

Key Stage 2 House Sports This week saw the start of our eagerly-anticipated House sports competition. The sports which we began with this term were Football and ‘Jailball’, which is a modified version of Dodgeball. As ever, the children went at all competitions 100% and gave their all in what was, two fantastic afternoons of sport. The highlights of the day were Mr. Thomas’ ultra-jailball and the Y4 final between Blue and Red which was decided with the last kick of the game! Well done to everyone who took part and the teachers who helped out. Here are the results of the combined scores for Football and Jailball.

YEAR 3 POINTS RED 68 BLUE 52 GREEN 47 YELLOW 42 YEAR 4 POINTS RED 43 BLUE 36 GREEN 25 YELLOW 24 YEAR 5 POINTS GREEN 60 YELLOW 55 RED 52 BLUE 30 YEAR 6 POINTS GREEN 52 BLUE 48 YELLOW 44 RED 44


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Construction Club

In construction club last week the children enjoyed making glasses out of stickle bricks and straws, so this week they set to work to make some spectacular spectacles that they could take home with them. First they drew the shape of the frames on card, and there were some very creative ideas, with everything from princess glasses to spy glasses being designed. Then the children decorated the frames and finally added the arms. Next time you want a new pair of glasses maybe you should try visiting the opticians in Key Stage 1!

Hockey ASA

Hockey ASA has really started with a bang this year with many new faces and plenty of old ones to make the club really competitive. Reminding ourselves how to hold the stick was the first order of the day and after this there has been no turning back. The children were then thrown straight into dribbling to try and get used to turning the stick and using only one face of the stick. From here we have concentrated on our passing skills and improving our accuracy when passing to a teammate. There have been some great improvements with some quality team play in the competitive games that have finished the session. We are looking forward to honing our skills and continuing to have some very fierce competitions. Mr. Harvey Year 4 Teacher Hockey Coach

EAL

What a great week of EAL we had at Sanlitun! All students continue to impress us with their enthusiasm for learning, and we are so proud of how much improvement everyone has made so far. Our intensive students spent the week talking about their daily routines, describing faces and hairstyles, and asking for help. Our in-class support helped encourage many students to actively take part in their main curriculum lessons. Here’s a tip for our intensive students: Use the weekend to practice what you learned during the week! Ask people at home the questions that you learned in school! Mr. Fromer and Mr. Michalak


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Sanlitun Music

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We have had a very busy week with the little recorder players in Year 1! We have been practising our B-s and A-s and all the songs we can play on those notes, like ‘Thinking’, ‘Wet and Windy’ and our favourite ‘B Groovy’. They sounded so lovely that we decided to perform them to our class teachers who enjoyed our performance a lot and rewarded us with lots of house points! We are now ready to learn a new note, ‘G’, which will give us opportunity to explore a lot more pretty tunes. Hopefully we can share our knowledge with our parents later on the year performing on our class assemblies! Vera Mitford

Sanlitun Chinese

This week children in SLT Chinese classrooms had a lot of fun during the Chinese lessons. Year2 children in Group A learnt many animals and made a mini zoo by themselves with Chinese characters. In Group B, all children in year 4 made a pretty Chinese Manu and all food sounds delicious. In the heritage group, year 5 children played the cards game to creat words as many as they can.


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A Message from the Head of Primary, Shunyi

Activity, Learning and Independence The Key Stage 2 Activity Days have just finished after 2 days of intense action. The aim of the days was to allow children to experience new and unknown activities – to broaden their minds and interests. The children signed up for dumpling making (which was very popular with children new to China), Hapkido martial arts, guitar, break-dancing, sweetie making, gardening, photography and many others, which were led by our talented and enthusiastic teachers and TAs. The gardening team dug up the Primary School’s crop of vegetables and delivered them to the Cookery group who then used the fresh carrots and coriander from the garden to make the most delicious soup. The children saw for themselves the work and processes needed to grow veggies and make a tasty dish. The energy the children put into these and all their new endeavours was an example to us all – they demonstrated determination and a ‘have a go’ attitude which meant all were successful. The hikes took some children into the countryside for a walk for the every first time, which is why we have hikes as part of the calendar each year. Bug were spotted, falling leaves were caught, streams were crossed and packed lunches were eaten on the bank of a secluded pool. An energising day in the mountains, from which the children have returned from, tired but refreshed. KS1 and KS2 also had their House sports competitions this week. The KS1 winners were the Greens and the Blues won in the KS2 athletics competition. They were days of good, healthy competition within the supportive environment of BSB. Great fun and great sport! Many thanks to the Foundation Stage parents who came in for the Parent Consultation Meetings with staff. KS1 and KS2 reports are sent home on the 16th November with Parent Consultation meeting the following week on the Tuesday and Wednesday (23rd and 24th). Details will be published soon. A huge thanks to the parents who have already signed up to help hear readers, help with cookery and art in the Primary School. If you would like to help out, please contact me. We are also looking for Class Representatives for each Primary class and if that sounds appealing please do get in touch. We have a new Receptionist and Academic Secretary in the Primary School. Mrs Ella Zhao. Please do come and say hello to her at her desk in the PS foyer. She is learning about our lovely school very quickly and would be delighted to meet some more friendly parents and children, and help you with your questions. Ella will assist me and be the first port-of-call for parents’ queries. Have a lovely weekend. Jane Smith

Winter Clothes and Boots

As the winter now seems to be headed this way, I would ask that parents send their children into school dressed warmly for the outdoors. A heavy warm coat and hat is now needed. As the temperatures drop a scarf, warm boots and black tights for KS1 and KS2 girls are advisable. Foundation Stage children now also have the option of a long sleeved polo shirt which the Uniform Shop now stocks. It is blue with navy collar and will be snug and warm under the new navy FS sweatshirt or the original green FS sweatshirt. Winter boots are a good idea for all pupils, but children should also bring along indoor shoes to change into as boots are not permitted in class. Please name ALL clothing items clearly as named lost items are returned to children and un-named items will go into Lost Property on the 1st floor of the Primary School.


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Activity Days

Primary Music We have had a very busy week with the little recorder players in Year 1! We have been practising our B-s and A-s and all the songs we can play on those notes, like ‘Thinking’, ‘Wet and Windy’ and our favourite ‘B Groovy’. They sounded so lovely that we decided to perform them to our class teachers who enjoyed our performance a lot and rewarded us with lots of house points! We are now ready to learn a new note, ‘G’, which will give us opportunity to explore a lot more pretty tunes. Hopefully we can share our knowledge with our parents later on the year performing on our class assemblies! Vera Mitford


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PANDA BOOK AWARDS PANDA BOOK AWARDS 2010-2011

Younger Readers Category

Read them all to vote for your favorite.

2010-2011 Older Readers Category

Read them all to vote for your favorite.


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Foundation Stage, Shunyi

Light, Dark & Safety

Teddies Teddies have been continuing to enjoy exploring their outdoors environment. They have had to wrap up warmly as the weather has suddenly got chilly and autumn is in the air. In the classroom the children have been singing ‘pat a cake’ and had fun finger painting and making models out of play dough. Teddies Pre-School Teddies 2 have had a busy week continuing with their topic about ‘clothes’. Party clothes were one of the focuses and the children sang ‘Happy Birthday’ as they pretended to have a party. They also tried on lots of different hats and then had fun looking in the mirror. The children particularly enjoyed their hot chocolate whilst listening to a bed time story all cosy and warm wearing their pyjamas! Nursery Nursery began a new topic this week, ‘Light and Dark’. They discussed different objects that made light and talked about areas that might be dark. In the home corner the children were able to pretend to use a variety of electrical appliances and then on Friday they were able to bring items in from home to talk to the class about. All the time their teachers reminded them about how to ’be safe’ when near electrical items. With November 5th approaching quickly they enjoyed making firework pictures and seeing how all the colours lit up the dark night sky. Reception Reception is finishing their 4 week topic about ‘patterns’. They have been finding out about animals, by looking in non-fiction books, to see their different patterns and how they are able to camouflage themselves. They continue to practise their phonics and have now started to take home ‘key words’ to read. In Maths they are focusing on recognising numbers and counting accurately. The children are continuing to enjoy sharing their readers at home and then with their teachers in school.


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Key Stage One , Shunyi

House Sports & Winnie the Witch! Year 1 and Year 2 had a very energetic start to their week by participating in House Sports Day. The event took place first thing on Tuesday morning where the children, once allocated to their house teams worked hard to score points. The children showed off their sporty sides shooting goals trying hockey and basketball dribble. Congratulations to the Green House who were our Sports winners! In Numeracy, Year 1 we have been continuing to learn about measure. We have introduced the concept of measuring mass and capacity. The children had many opportunities for ‘hands on’ activities estimating measurements and then recording their results. In Literacy, the children have carried on with our ‘traditional tales’ theme where we have read Big Books of all our old favourites, Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and the three bears and the little red hen to name just a few. The children have explored different characters and have come up with lots of describing words when making up their own ‘bad’ characters and ‘hero’s. We have continued to learn about ’ourselves’ in our Science topic, discussing and categorising animals and non animals. We have also introduced the idea of a lifecycle by introducing the lifecycle of a frog in our ICT class where we researched information on the internet and then used interactive quiz sites to test what we have learned. This week Year 2 have been reading Winnie the Witch as part of their literacy focus, which is stories written by the same author. The children have researched other books written by the same author and discussed questions they would like to ask the author. In Numeracy the children have been learning different approaches to solve money problems in a café setting strengthening addition and subtraction applications. They have been ordering food, adding up to 3 items at a time and then working out their change. The children have enjoyed the role play activity and have been hard working out their numbers. Year 2 have also just started a new topic on Xinchang. The children have been using an Atlas to find the country they were born in and to find China on a world map. They have also been looking at Google Earth to find Beijing.


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Key Stage Two , Shunyi

3D & Treasure Island Maps Year 3 In their Literacy topic of non-chronological reports, Year 3 have been diving further into all things ocean-based by answering questions about marine animals using a range of non-fiction information books. They had to use the features of glossaries, contents and indexes to help them to find the correct information they needed to answer these questions. The children worked collaboratively in doing so and were able to discuss any unfamiliar technical words they came across during their research.

In Numeracy, Year 3 have been revising basic 2D shape descriptions by playing shape-naming games whereby they had to guess the hidden shapes and explain their answers using the correct mathematical vocabulary. They had to complete shape challenges by identifying different 2D shapes and say if they were ‘regular’ or ‘irregular’. The next step on the shape challenge mission is symmetry! Following on from Treasure Island maps, Year 3 have been further applying their mapping skills by mapping out the school grounds. They discussed the layout of the campus and the main landmarks that can be seen from a birds-eye view. They then walked around the grounds to take a closer look and talked about the shape and size of the buildings. Back in class, the children were then set the task of drawing their own birds-eye view maps of the school from memory. They will be going on to comparing their drawn-out maps with printed birds-eye view maps of the school. Year 3’s huge collaborative 3D Treasure Map planning is also still under way! Year 4 If you spot any Year 4 pupils around the school, be sure to ask them for an explanation! They have been continuing their Literacy topic of explanation texts by explaining how Roman Baths work in collaboration with their topic work. Using the information they gathered last week, they had to ensure that they included the main features of an explanation text. These included an introduction, causal and time connectives, a conclusion and chronological order. In Numeracy Year 4 classes have reviewed their learning about shape, problem-solving and multiples before ending the unit with a test. They will be moving onto the next unit which will focus on data collection and interpreting charts and graphs. Continuing with their exciting Romans topic, Year 4 have been finding out what the Romans liked to do in their leisure time and how the Roman baths worked. They found out that the Romans used to host a lot of dinner parties and also enjoyed socialising with each other whilst visiting a bath house! They then used this research to assist in the writing of their Literacy explanations.


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Primary PE News X-Country On Saturday the Shunyi X-Country team attended an event hosted at Harrow. The team raced very well in all age catagories and produced good results. Their conduct throughout the event was excellent, it was pleasing to see them congratulate fellow runners and thank the staff organising the event. We had plenty of parent support to help the runners get through their courses and there was a wonderful team atmosphere within our tent. All runners completed their races and special congratulations go to our three medal winners; Nathan Bell, U10 Boys, 1st Lily Despain, U8 Girls, 3rd Erin Cassidy, U12 Girls, 3rd Full Results U9 Boys Sedric Lin 11th Jun Barnsley 25th U9 Girls Georgie Cassidy 19th Bella Heal 32nd Sharone Vidinyu 36th U10 Girls Mako Barnsley 34th U10 Boys Nathan Turner 7th Danny Yang 36th Jin Tao Ma 40th U11 Boys Alexis Brunel 36th Key Stage 1 House Skills On Tuesday KS1 had a morning of friendly house competition. The children were able to show off the skills they have learnt in PE whilst earning points for their house. Every child competed in 8 events over the morning with points building up during this time. Eventual winners of the event were the NORMANS. Key Stage 2 House Athletics On Wednesday morning KS2 enjoyed a morning of Athletics events. Every child participated in 6 field events, using the skills they had been learning in their recent PE lessons, they aquired points for their house. More points were scored on the track with every child running at least two races. Key Stage 2 joined together at the end of the morning to run some very close shuttle relays to earn vital points for their houses. Eventual winners of the event were the ROMANS. Katie Robinson Head of Primary School PE


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ASA

3D Art ASA

We have been making Chinese kites in 3D-Art. We have been learning to make kite frames and decorate our kites with different materials. We made 3D scales, feathers and tails, and then pasted them onto the frames to create our 3D-Kites.

Our kites are based on Chinese designs. Tortoises, cranes and peaches signify long life, bats are a sign of good luck, butterflies and flowers represent harmony and a dragon design represents power and prosperity.

BSB TV

BSB TV provides children with an exciting opportunity to become TV reporters and to report on a variety of events that happen in school. They learn new skills such as using the camera, framing and organizing shot, scripting and delivering short pieces to camera. In addition to this, they have the opportunity to use Windows Movie Maker to edit the clips shot by the group into longer, more polished films, complete with titles, transitions and background music.

Women’s Handball at BSB At BSB, there is not only handball for the little ones but also for all the mothers, female staff members and other women interested in playing this fast and fun game. Please feel invited to join our free weekly sessions on Tuesdays at 8pm at the BSB gym (Shun Yi campus). All levels are welcome!


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EAL

EAL

Key stage 1 The EAL children in Key Stage 1 this week have focused on ‘the family’ and how to describe different family members using a wider variety of adjectives. The children did very well and we hope to see their confidence grow as they enrich their vocabulary. Key Stage 2 This week Key Stage 2 has started to look at ‘preferences’. The children brainstormed as many different ways as possible to say ‘like’ and ‘dislike’. The students did very well in forming new sentences using their new vocabulary. Key Stage 2 also moved on to looking at the rooms in the house. We started by naming each room to gauge their prior knowledge and proceeded to cover more technical words for household items. A great week for the EAL children Mr. Jonathan chatters & Miss. Shelley Simpson.

Chinese

Nursery Children in Chinese has been through a terrific past few weeks of learning about themselves and their families. We started to learn the names family members inspired by the Simpson’s family. Children had enjoyed identifying and saying “I love my daddy, mummy, big brother, big sister” in the Simpson story. We also spent enjoyable time to sing Chinese rhyme “I love my family” with interesting actions to help us remember the family names. At last, everyone had brought their family photos the class and they were delighted to tell and hear from the rest of class about their family! Dongjie Chen


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NORMANS

SAXONS

Sanlitun House Points

VIKINGS

ROMANS

Secondary Merit Awards

Shunyi House Points

Normans

365

Normans

715

Saxons

306

Saxons

800

Vikings

229

Vikings

700

Romans

250

Romans

788

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Key Stage 3 Erik Melander

24

Mina Shin

22

Amelie Auvray

19

Lawrence Greco

19

Key Stage 4

Well done Normans!

Well done Saxons!

JiEun Kang

10

Randy Zhang

9

Prateek Pandey

8

Silvia Vininyu

8

Parents Page BSB is pleased to widen the scope of our newsletter by including a parents’ page, items for this page should be in keeping with the ethos of the School and should be submitted to our Publications and Liaison Officer on newsletter@ britishschool.org.cn before 4pm Wednesday on the week in which they are to appear. Please note we cannot advertise businesses, the aim is to promote charitable events and personal ads.

It is almost that time of the year again, and our Christmas Fayre is approaching fast! The Fayre is a busy buzzing occasion, filled with Christmas carols, mince pie eating and mulled wine guzzling! If you are interested in being a vendor at the Fayre please contact lisa.li@britishschool.org.cn We look forward to seeing you there!

Halloween is quickly approaching--have costumes for your children? Shop from the world’s largest online Halloween store--HalloweenExpress.com--and have Dong-Xi.com ship it to you. Even better, to save on shipping costs, Dong-Xi.com is organizing a special GroupShip for the costumes, to save on shipping costs for British School families.” Three easy steps:1. Send the link of the costume/items you want to order@dong-xi.com 2. Pay through Dong-Xi.com 3. Receive costumes one week before Halloween William Heathershaw


22 OCTOBER 2010

UN World Food Programme Gala Fundraising Dinner 7pm Friday 29 October Swissotel Tickets RMB 900 each, include dinner, drinks and live entertainment Reservations essential. Call 13911298741 or email seda.sengul@swissotel.com

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