Building Mental Toughness in the Pursuit of Academic Excellence

  • British International School Hanoi Secondary
  • BIS Hanoi Secondary Tanzania
  • BIS Hanoi Secondary  Valentine

Dear Parents

Welcome back after the Tet holiday. We have lots of good news for you to start the new year. The Year 11 and Year 13 students had clearly worked hard for their trial exam results (mocks), as they were very promising. There is still a lot of work to be done between now and the final exams but the students have given themselves a great opportunity to surpass the efforts of last year’s hard working exam students.

Building Mental Toughness in the Pursuit of Academic Excellence

The staff training days on the 25 and 26 of January were good opportunities to reflect and further refine our secondary school strategy. We did some terrific work with the positive wellbeing coach, Clive Leach. His character strengths seminar has fed into our vision for the future. We are determined to focus on attaining excellent academic results driven by improved EAL (English as a Second Language teaching) and assessment strategies. This academic focus will be underpinned by outstanding pastoral care. Furthermore, our pastoral care will be bolstered by character developing opportunities in sport, performing arts and the international award.  

21 February 9am Secondary Parent Information Morning Number 3

I will be expanding on the British International School Hanoi secondary school strategy for improvement at the above event. It would be great to see as many parents there as possible, as I will also be responding to previous questions about Key Stage 3 assessment, school reporting, homework and entry into US schools and universities.

Can you sponsor our Tanzania volunteers?

In Mr Rowland’s assembly, we heard how volunteers from Year 10 and 12 aim to help communities in Tanzania by raising funds. Fund raising efforts include the sale of Valentine gifts and an ambitious sponsored run and climb using treadmills and stepper machines. To find out more you can visit the student designed website here.

Tim Webb - Head of Secondary

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