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Secondary Update – Mr Simon Graves – 18/11/2016

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Secondary Update

Thank you for those of you who turned up to the coffee mornings and trips meetings this week. Although we know how busy you are, it is of course vital to keep up the face to face communication between home and school. Next Wednesday, Mr Gunn will be hosting the Key Stage 3 coffee morning and this will also be a chance for parents to come along to an assembly, as well as find out about the early part of secondary school. In addition, you will also get to meet Mr Curran, our University and College Guidance Counsellor.

Over the next week or so, Year 11 and Key Stage 5 students should be busy revising for their mock examinations. These are really important, as they give us – and universities in the case of Year 13s – and early indication of expected end of year grade. Do ensure your son or daughter is spending plenty of time revising and preparing properly, with plenty of sleep and a good, healthy diet.

Some of our student council members have been extremely busy this week. As well as preparing another wonderful Teachers Day assembly, some of them also turned the tables on the teachers on Tuesday, delivering a training session for them on what makes a great BVIS teacher. You can read more about it here.

Students have also been doing some amazing fund raising recently: the Poppy Appeal, raising money for those who have given their lives in conflicts over the years, raised over 4,000,000VND, and out Mufti Day this week, to support children and their education in Tanzania, where some of our students are visiting next March, raised an incredible 17,000,000VND! Thank you to everyone for their immense generosity and kindness.

Finally, a very happy Teachers’ Day for all of my colleagues at BVIS – their fantastic work every day, their generosity in terms of time, their caring for your children, their coming into work even when they are feeling unwell, everything they do beyond the classroom… the impact they have is immeasurable and I am sure you will join me in thanking them for all they do.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Headteacher’s Awards

Nguyen Linh Bang (Jane), 11I -  for her excellent fundraising efforts for the Tanzania trip.

NGUYEN Thien Tien (Tony), 7I - consistently thinking/analysing the science lessons & experiments and asking really sensible questions about the topic being studied.

Quach Kim Hao, 12B - for her excellent poetry commentary in class showing not only her efficient analytical skills but also her deep personal response and most importantly, her great effort in preparing for this assignment.

Hồ Châu Kiệt-9B - for being excellent in working on the learning texts with new techniques of Talk 4 Write both in classwork and homework.

TRAN Anh Khoa – 8V & PHAM Ngoc Van Ha (Kelly) – 8B - both of these students hand in consistently excellent homework in maths. They spend a lot of time on it and clearly take pride in their work. Very high standards.

Tran Bao An (Alex), 7S  - for showing kindness to others for the school trip.

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