Community and Service Update
SISTER SCHOOL DENTAL PROGRAMME
By Amy Ki
GRADE 11 STUDENT
On the 18th of December a group of VIS girls were given the opportunity to visit our Sister School as the VIS Nurse Miss Moe Moe had organised for the children at the Sister School to get a dental check-up and our job was to go there and pass out little goodie dental bags and spend time with the students. We were first introduced to this Community and Service activity from two teachers during class, we thought it would be a great idea and decided to join. Some of the girls who joined hadn’t been to the School before and were interested in visiting the Sister School as we often associated with them through many Community and Service activities as well as a student based charity called The Girl Effect that raises and donates money to the School to help pay for students school fee’s.One afternoon after school we helped Miss Moe Moe fill individual bags with items such as tooth brushes, soaps, toys and biscuits, we were making the bags for Prep to Grade 5 so each bag contained different items for each grade. Filling the bags didn’t take very long as we had many willing helpers. Then at 1:15pm on Tuesday afternoon we travelled to the Sister School, we were welcomed and greeted by the teachers and student’s faces were full of smiles. We started by playing games with the students, afterwards we gathered in a room and sang songs and listened to the students sing to us and thanked us for coming. The visit was concluded with cake for the students and enjoying each other’s company and distributing the bags to the students who were delighted to receive their dental bag. We were all happy that we got the opportunity to experience this and help out at the school and I feel we all came away with a feeling of fulfilment for helping out with the Sister School.
THE GIRL EFFECT
By Mme Julia lachet
CURRICULUM COORDINATOR FOR LANGUAGES
Mesdames et Messieurs,
Le cours de Français langue maternelle a dédié quelques heures de cours à la création d’un projet en lien avec le Lycée Français Hoffet. Ce projet a pour but de créer un panneau qui sera affiché dans cet établissement. Ce panneau décrit les actions qui ont déjà été prises à VIS par les élèves du groupe extra-scolaire et comment chacun peut les aider à résoudre les inégalités que subissent les filles au Laos.
French Mother Tongue Grade 9 students created posters in French to invite the students of Ecole Hoffet to participate in the Girl Effect Community and Service activity. This is a great example of connections that can be made between subjects (interdisciplinary connections) and also to the real world.
Bon travail les enfants!