Monday, November 16, 2015

Vietnamese Teacher's Day - November 20th

                                              "No one becomes successful without a teacher." 

Teachers' Day is celebrated in many countries to honor teachers for their contributions. The date of the holiday varies from country to country. In Vietnam, Teachers' Day is celebrated on November 20.

The history of Vietnamese Teachers' Day dates back to the late 1950s. In 1957, Vietnamese educators participated in a meeting for teachers from socialist countries held in Warsaw, Poland. The anniversary of the meeting was first celebrated in Vietnam in 1958 as the Day of the International Manifesto of Educators. In 1982, it was renamed Vietnamese Teachers' Day.

The forthcoming Vietnamese Teacher’s Day is an occasion for students to show their affection to those who always impart knowledge and educate them with all their heart. This day has become an annual festive day of teachers across the country. Vietnamese Teacher’s Day is not only the day for students who are studying in the school express their gratitude to their teachers, but also a good occasion for each people to meditate and recall unforgettable memories which they have ever had with their beloved teachers. In many schools, activities with various programs to celebrate Vietnamese Teacher’s Day have been planned in early October. 

The tradition of “Respecting the teacher and treasuring the morality” has been originated for long time and preserved until now. November 20 is the special day for people to show their love and respect to the teachers. Therefore, when this day is coming, all people who used to be students think of their teachers with their sincere love and respect. Beautiful flowers and meaningful postcards have been prepared to offer the beloved teachers. Former students visit their former teachers either at school or at home to thank them for their hard work and dedication. Vietnamese Teacher’s Day is considered as an annual festive day of all Vietnamese people who have ever been students.

Happy Vietnamese Teacher's Day! Wishing all Vietnamese teachers has great success and health.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Halloween Costumes Party 2015

We were overwhelmed by the effort that went into the costumes this year and we welcomed scary witches, action figures, a ghost, a penguin, a bumble bee, princesses, fairies, a dinosaur and a devil.

 Ms. Ken showed us how to carve a pumpkin with the eyes, nose and mouth and she placed a candle inside to give the full haunting effect. 

 The Young Explorers and Young Learners put on a lovely performance of their Halloween songs, complete with all the actions. 


The Children couldn’t wait any longer to trick or treat around the school and we sang our song ‘Knock Knock Trick or Treat’ with every door opening to put candy in the Children’s handmade bags. 


Our outdoor games were played eagerly and included sticking spiders on a web while blindfolded, a zombie 3 legged and 3 armed race and a joint apple eating contest.  

Once inside, we had ‘dress the Zombie’, ‘cross the web' and the piƱata outside was knocked down by the force of many of the Children with plenty of treats to go around.

After all the activities and games, we were so hungry and really enjoy the buffet lunch with a lot of foods.

A magical, creepy, haunting and extremely fun Halloween party was had by all!