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Secondary Update – From Mr Simon Graves 04/03/2016

This week we launched Operation Undercover Penguin in secondary assembly, and students have been made award of Ms Lan’s incredible forthcoming journey to Antarctica. She leaves next Thursday, 10thMarch, accompanied by a melee of penguins on motorbikes, and we wish her every success on this exciting voyage.

This motorbike ride is creating much excitement – teachers, support staff and parents are travelling in convoy, dressed in penguin suits to raise awareness of Lan’s adventure but also of the danger posed to our environment and our planet. If we can get enough people to join us, there is a chance that we will be in the Guinness Book of Records, and with HTV and other media covering the event, we are sure to create quite a stir! We’d love for more people to sign up though, so if you haven’t already, please contact Ms Huong, our Events and Ofline Marketing Manager, at huongngo@bvisvietnam.com for more details and to give your penguin suit size..!

I began the week quite tired after flying back from Abu Dhabi where I was meeting with colleagues from over twenty Nord Anglia schools to discuss staff continuing professional development (CPD). We always strive for the very best at BVIS, and it is not our students who do the learning: their teachers are also constantly searching for new ways to improve their own practice, to deliver the very best to your children.

A lot of other people did a lot of travelling over the weekend, too, with two maths competitions taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Mr Blair and Ms Riley accompanied the year 7 and 8 students to the FOBISIA competition, where the students did incredibly well, including first place in a number of rounds.

FOBISIA Maths Competition 2016

Ms Ackroyd, meanwhile, took some of our older students for the SEAMC competition, travelling with our colleagues and peers from BIS.  Both sets of students were, as always, an absolute credit, so well done to all of them and a big thank you to the maths department for preparing the teams and giving up their weekend.

Closer to home, the PE department took a great many students to the City Athletics Championships. All of the students performed exceptionally well, but a special well done to the U19 girls’ team for an outstanding performance!

In the meantime, it would be great to see as many of you as possible at the VivoCity Mall in District 7 this Saturday, from 1 to 7pm, as we promote BVIS and Project Undercover Penguin through our Photo Lab. Come along and join in the fun!

Finally, students in years 9 and 11 have now received their sign up forms for their options next year. Please discuss these carefully with your child, and they will be discussing their choices with subject teachers and form tutors. Please do not hesitate to contact us for advice if you are at all worried.

Have a lovely weekend.

Headteacher’s Awards

NGUYEN Gia Thuy (Ivy) 12B

NGUYEN Minh Khang (Harry) 11I

PHAM Minh Anh (11I) All for leading assemblies across KS4 this week.

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