One area of comment from parents in the Parental Survey from earlier in the year was that of internationalism. As Nick West writes in his article the British Vietnamese International School celebrated International Week this week, with each morning his dulcet tones broadcast over the PA system reserved for announcements to every room in the school. Each morning, he has made announcements in different languages and introduced the theme of the day. The children have loved all of the activities and learning on offer as well as the wide the variety of foods provided by The Caterers. They have done a great job at giving the students a broad and balanced taste to the week’s event.
In addition, we have had outstanding news of the Secondary students from their involvement in Model United Nations events both in Taiwan and more locally in Hanoi, as well as the World Scholar’s Cup, also held in Hanoi. The students did so well that they are through to the next round of that competition. It is well worth investigating more generally what it is all about here and about the global round in Hanoi in late June here . There were a phenomenal range of special mentions for our students involved in these competitions and both the range of topics, the structure of the competitions and the venues themselves have given such a tremendous international feel to the past week or so.
Preparations are well under way too for the students involved in going to New York in the summer for the United Nations event on Sustainable Millennium Development Goals. This promises to be a tremendous occasion and one that will live in their memories for a long time to come.
Well done to all those taking part and grateful thanks to the staff members who have helped prepare the students and accompanied them on the trips. It involves a great deal of planning and extra time given up by all concerned.
Have a great weekend.
Mr. Mark Sayer - Principal