This week saw the Year 5 children go on their residential trip and by all accounts they have had a wonderful time at the Mekong. Here at BVIS, we see these residential trips as an essential part of the curriculum. These trips help to nurture the children and support their continual development into young adulthood. As well as the education they receive on these trips, they are also able to further develop their skills in teambuilding, independence, problem solving, managing risk and confidence building to name a few. It is also great for the children to work with teachers in a different environment outside of the classroom.
I would like to congratulate all the students who took part in the FOBISIA and SEAMC competitions last week. Yet again our students performed exceptionally well and were a real credit to you as parents and us as a school. They beat many top international schools in individual rounds, paired rounds and team competitions. Well done to all. I would also like to thank all the staff in the maths department who prepared and supported our students throughout, leading to great success. We are still awaiting the full results of both competitions and I will update you on the final results next week.
I have received communication recently with regard to road safety. As you know we take road safety very seriously and do spend time here in the school talking to the children and staff about this issue. In support of this important issue, I would be grateful if parents and family drivers could be mindful of road safety particularly around the roads leading to the school. Please can you support the school in ensuring the following:
1. You drive safely and within the speed limits at all times
2. You abide by the traffic regulations and laws
3. You remind children to wear seatbelts when travelling in cars or on buses
4. You are considerate to other drivers and the local community and particularly to those who are travelling on motorbikes
We will be immensely grateful for your consideration and careful thought on this important safety issue.
You will have received a letter from me this week outlining the progress we are making on our ground breaking environmental awareness campaign ‘Project Penguin’. Much is happening in and out of school and with our sister school in Hanoi and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved for their support and efforts on this vital global concern. Please pop along to Vivo City on Saturday between 12.00 and 8pm for a penguin photograph opportunity.
I wish you a very relaxing weekend
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