It’s that time in the term when we look forward to Term 2 and start thinking about ECA selection.
At BIS HCMC we have an extensive activities programme, in which I hope you will become actively involved. Whether you enjoy music, drama, various sports or being involved in our local community there are many activities to choose from. However, if you prefer coding or solving crossword puzzles, learning to cook or just want to try something different, it’s as simple as getting online and making your selection: <<HERE>>
Here at the An Phu Secondary Campus, BIS there are over one hundred ECA’s to choose from, including several new activities such as Kung Fu, Contemporary Dance, World Drumming Club with a welcome return of The Garden Project and even a new Climbing venue, right here in An Phu.
Students are eager to start their own ECAs and with support from teachers we will have clubs focusing on journalism, coding and film starting next term, with KPop, All things animals, Mai Tam visits and Fandom continuing on. If there is an activity which isn’t catered for already in the programme and you would like the school to introduce it, please get in touch and we will do our best to facilitate it.
Important Dates & Times for Term 2:
Start: Monday 18th January 2016
Trips & Mock Exams Week: Monday 25th to Sunday 31st January 2016 (No activities will run)
TET Holiday: Saturday 6th to Sunday 14th February 2016 (No activities will run)
End: Sunday 3rd April 2016
ECAs can run before lessons and during lunchtimes, with the majority scheduled after lessons. There are two sessions each afternoon with a five minute change-over period (2:50 – 3:50pm & 3:55 – 4:55pm). However, some activities finish beyond these times but are clearly stated. Any students selecting ECAs from 3:55 will need to arrange their own transport home and should consider this before selecting.
On-line ECA Selection – using CHQ
Activities need to be selected using the online CHQ system. Please see the next page for further instructions.
You will be able to see updates and changes to your approved activities through your on-line CHQ homepage. You/parents will also receive notification if you have been accepted onto an ECA.
For the majority of ECAs, the online system (CHQ) will randomly allocate students to each ECA. It is no longer first come first served, but this can mean that you may not always get your first choice activity.
Mr Ian Wilson /Activities & Trips Coordinator