Celebrating Teachers’ Day in the Primary School
Today the whole of the Primary School, including Early Years, came together for our special “Teachers’ Day” assembly. This is an occasion which I love in Vietnam because there is such a sense of joy and respect for the important role that teachers play in our lives.
Over the past few weeks, the British Vietnamese International School Student Council have been secretly and excitedly planning for Teachers’ Day by taking photos of our teachers around the school carrying out their everyday tasks. The children have also spent many of their lunchtimes making paper flowers instead of playing with their friends so that every single teacher and Teaching Assistant would receive a handmade flower today.
Singing, dancing and a game of “Guess the Teacher” created a lovely assembly to celebrate this special day and I would like to thank Mr Franco, Co Tam, Co Nga, Co Tram and Co Ha for helping the children to prepare their surprise performance for the teachers.
We will be holding a Mufti Day on Friday 27th November and so we would like your support to help your child wear an item of red clothing (or perhaps all their clothes might be red) instead of school uniform!
Our Mufti Day next week is to help us focus on the Global Goal of Quality Education for all. This Global Goal is coloured red, hence our choice of red for clothing on Mufti Day. For the pleasure of wearing their own clothes, children will be asked to pay a small amount of money which we can use to help our link schools in the local community.
BVIS Primary School has been linked to An Ha School in Binh Chanh District for a number of years. In the past we have purchased helmets for An Ha children to wear when riding their family motorbike to school and some IT equipment to enhance learning in the school.
Links with An Ha have also provided valuable opportunities for our children to meet others who lead very different lives in order for BVIS students to develop as caring, reflective and respectful citizens.
More recently we have started to develop links with Chuyen Biet Rang Dong and will use the money raised on Mufti Day to help create a more stimulating learning environment at their school.
Chuyen Biet Rang Dong school visited us here at BVIS
If you as parents wish to join all the Primary children and staff by wearing red on Friday, please do!