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Secondary Weekly Update 02/06/2017 from Mr. Nick Lee

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World Scholar's Cup round up

I am very pleased to share with you the final results for the World Scholar's Cup Hanoi Regional

Round 2017, which took place at the VinSchool in Times City two weeks ago. Ms Bower and Mr Anderson, who accompanied the teams wrote:

“We had a total of 92 honourable mentions here in this results list, which represents a major achievement for our first BVIS Hanoi WSC team and a haul of medals! Hoseong Nam and Duc Minh Nguyen in Year 9 deserve special mention as our top BVIS Hanoi scholars.

We competed as a team of 22 students in both the Junior and Senior team competitions. Our students

were a pleasure to accompany and worked extremely hard over what turned out to be 2, 12 hour long days. In the wider competition, they had great fun joining in with the talent show (Tran Van Nguyen Dang's dancing and Quynh Ngoc Sasu Do's DJing) and learning the key phrases and dance moves associated with the World Scholar's Cup. Academically they participated in the Team Debate, Collaborative Writing, Scholar's Challenge and Scholar's Bowl events enthusiastically and maturely and have developed excellent communication skills and teamwork.

We are now awaiting official certificates for our students, with six students having qualified automatically for the Global Round that takes place in Hanoi at the end of June.” We wish them all the very best of luck.

We also participated in our first international MUN event, in Taipei, last week. Once again, our students equipped themselves really well and took part in many high level debates and committees representing their given country.

BYOD

We were delighted to welcome so many parents to our first Bring Your Own Device workshop this week. It was a chance for us all to ask as many questions as possible about the nature of teaching and learning, the development of 21st century skills with a greater amount of technology in the classroom.

I was joined by Mr Sayer who spoke of the reasons behind us moving to a bring your own device policy, and by Mr Waldron, Head of Computing, who demonstrated several ways that the devices would be used in the classroom.

This was the first of what we plan to be several parent workshops on this topic which will continue in the new academic year. These further workshops will deal with topics such as “Digital Distractions”’ “Online Safety” and “Digital Learning Skills”, all of which are topics that parents have told us they are keen to know more about.

I hope you all have a great week ahead.

Nick Lee

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