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Secondary Update – Mr Simon Graves – 10/02/2017

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Secondary Update

A very happy Year of the Rooster to you all, and I trust that you had an enjoyable Tet holiday. We now begin our final drive towards the major examinations, and our IGCSE and A level students will be working hard to achieve the very best grades.

Thank you to all the parents and families who turned up to the year 13 and 10 parents’ evenings this week. Once again the turnout was great. It’s so important to take these opportunities to discuss the students’ progress.  Please be aware as well that if you feel you have not received your child’s school report, you can contact us at any time to get a copy directly emailed to you.

We are not just about academic achievement of course, and our popular Life Skills programme for the Year 13s began this week. In preparation for university life, over the next seven weeks the students will be learning cooking skills, first aid, financial management and ironing. Feel free to get them to practise some of these for you at home!

Some great sports achievements this week as well: the U14s football teams played EIS with the boys drawing 4-4 and the girls narrowly losing 2-1. The U19 boys fared slightly better, annihilating ISHMC 14-1, including three goals by Le Huynh Chanh Tin inside the first two minutes. Tougher games to come, I think…

We also hosted the U19 boys’ basketball City Championships on Thursday. 

Moving away from sport, two of our students have been shortlisted for the Nord Anglia Creative Writing Competitions. Click here to read more, including their shortlisted stories. 

Over 30 of our year 10-12 students have gone away this weekend to Cat Tien National Park to do their overnight camping expeditions for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. We wish them safe walking and look forward to hearing all about their adventures when they come home.

And in a different kind of walk, our Tanzania Team, heading off very soon to Africa, are taking part in a 10km sponsored walk next Friday in District 1 to raise money for the community projects they will be supporting whilst there. If you would like to support this worthy cause, please pass donations onto the cashier.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Headteacher’s Awards

Tran Trinh Minh An (Vincent), 7I – showing kindness to a new student in the class.

Le Huynh Chanh Tin, 10B – fastest hattrick in history for the U19s football team.

Nguyen Hai Yen-9B for her  recent excellent piece of creative writing on Vietnamese legends.

Nguyen Lam Nhat Minh, 7B & Tran Ai Cao Khoa, 10V – being shortlisted for the Nord Anglia Creative Writing Competition.

Nguyen Xuan Hoang Duy, Lam Thuy Hien (Mia), Nguyen Bang Linh (Jane) & PHAM Thanh Trung (Henry), 11I – a wonderful presentation to staff about the forthcoming Tanzania trip and their fundraising efforts.

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