The past few weeks have been full of excitement for the Early Years and Primary children due to our Book Week and Moon Festival celebrations here at the British Vietnamese International School. So, this week, we have ensured that there has been a return to a more calm and focussed week of learning.
You may be interested to know that this week some Early Years and Primary teachers, along with Mr Oliver and I, have been carrying out one of our regular monitoring exercises called a “learning walk.” At BVIS we welcome visits from inspectors, auditors and other Headteachers or Principals which provide us with valuable feedback. But we also conduct internal professional monitoring to check on the quality of our provision. This week’s “learning walk” was one form of monitoring whereby teachers made observations of lessons in every classroom across the school, gathering specific information about teaching and learning. The information will be collated and will help us plan for our future developments.
Also this week we have continued with our coffee morning programme. We welcomed a large number of parents into school on Thursday for a session about learning vocabulary led by our Language Learning Coordinator, Mr Preston Rybacki, and on Friday for a workshop led by Ms Catherine, our Early Years Coordinator, and Mr Oliver, our Assistant Headteacher, on a piece of software called “blogger” which is used by the teachers to create each child’s “learning journey” in the F1, F2 and F3 classes.
We receive very positive feedback about our coffee mornings so we try to ensure that the topics are interesting and supportive for parents. The information we provide is grounded in research and demonstrates excellent, up to date educational practice. I would like to thank this week’s presenters for the time they took to prepare the coffee mornings:
Thursday’s coffee morning – Ms Gillie, Ms Mai and Mr Preston
Friday’s coffee morning – Ms Uyen, Ms Catherine and Mr Oliver
Thank you to all the parents who attended these coffee mornings. We hope you enjoyed them!
Congratulations to Ms Huyen and her husband!
BVIS is delighted to announce that Year 5 teacher Ms Huyen recently gave birth to baby Dau Tay. Mum and baby are well and we look forward to Ms Huyen’s return to school in early 2016.
A true BVIS baby!
Year 1 and Learning Support teacher, Ms Thuy, joined BVIS in 2011 where she met Mr Dinh, one of our IT members of staff. They married in December 2012 and now we are delighted to announce the recent birth of their baby.
How fitting that the happy couple have named their baby Anh Viet (UK-Vietnam)!