Our Dot Day celebration was a great success! Thanks for helping your child(ren) with their dotty outfits. We hope the message of The Dot continues to inspire creativity all year long. If you aren’t familiar with the story, your child should be able to show you how to watch it on TumbleBooks* and you can also practice singing The Dot Song.
If you have any of the following could you please send them to school for Grade 2:
* egg cartons
The typhoon last week forced us to reschedule the conferences originally planned for Friday. However, everything went smoothly and the Homeroom teachers really appreciated the opportunity to learn more about your children and your hopes and dreams for the year. Thank you for coming.
Social Emotional Counselor
Introduction of Services
Busan International Foreign School is committed to providing quality education to its students. In an effort to achieve this goal, school staff or parents/guardians may refer students for counseling, or students may request counseling. The aim of the school counseling services is to help students have more effective education and socialization within the school community. Possible counseling topics are coping with changes, transition, self-esteem, friendship and relationship issues, study skills, stress management, fears or worries, academic progress, conflict resolution, social skills, adjustment to school or culture, etc. These services are available at no cost. However, these services are not intended as a substitute for medication, or psychological diagnosis, which are not the responsibility of the school.
Mr. Joey Dekens, the Whole School Social Emotional Counselor, may see students for one-time visits or for a longer term of sessions (usually up to 10) according to a student’s need. He will be in contact with a student’s parent(s) if he feels the student may benefit from further sessions after initial drop-in visit, to discuss the student’s needs and to gain signed informed consent (form attached) to counseling . The school counselor may also see students in groups for various issues. Further, he is always available to speak to parents regarding any concern that they may have regarding their children. The school counselor will be available for secondary secondary students on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, while his availability for elementary students will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please do not hesitate to contact him at email@example.com or by phone at (0)51-720-1151 (Elementary) and (0)51-720-1139 (Secondary). Please see the attached private referral form to refer your child and please sign and return the consent form to school should your child need to see the counselor.
Here is the direct PDF Link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8C341qrEVJuYUNQREo0SWJWbWpsS2NYZnRUSHZheGZ5T3NV
The Elementary School Roots&Shoots Club is holding a book sale to raise funds to support Animals Asia with their Moon Bear rescue efforts. The event will be held on Wednesday the 20th of September from 09:45-10:30 under the bridge on the BIFS campus. There are all kinds of books, ranging from children’s picture books to young adult and adult books. Each book will be sold for 1000 KRW only. Please join us for this fun event!