I am writing to you this week from Tanzania. As many of you will be aware, our school has strong links here with students visiting last February and another group of Year 10 and 12 students doing so in February 2015. I have had the privilege yesterday of visiting the orphanage and Primary school that we are linked with and to see the impact our students are having on this community is truly inspirational.
When our students visited last year with others from across Nord Anglia Education, their efforts were focused on renovating the school. I can see the benefits this is already having and also the opportunities for further development for the next group that comes here. One of our Promises as a school is to Make a Difference. BISS Pudong students are making that difference in an under-resourced community thousands of miles away and the relationship developed here mean this will be a sustainable project for many years to come that can vastly improve the lives of others.
The other note I wanted to touch upon is one of thanks to all members of our community who are involved in preparations for International Week which runs from October 20th to 24th. There are 57 nationalities here at present and we are very much a global community. The celebration of our different nationalities alongside our joint endeavours as an international society is a key part of education here. Such events as the International Food Fair and the Parade of Nations are a great success because of the efforts of our Community Group and families across the school. Sincere thanks to everyone for what I know will be a very special week in our calendar.