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Mr Carl Mincher: Weekly Update 10/03/2017

This morning we held our last Parent Teacher Group meeting before the final Annual General Meeting to be held on 26th April. Our current committee is stepping down and so we are looking for four parents to take up the reins of the PTG. Each committee does so much to support the school and the students and we are very grateful to parents who put in so much time to support us. Please do consider taking on a role on the PTG - each committee brings their own unique approach but the one thing they all have in common is enthusiasm. If you would like to find out more about taking on a role in the committee please contact our PTG on bisptgap2@gmail.com and they will be delighted to hear from you.

Whatever The Weather - Spring Music Concert

Photos and an overview of the Spring Music Concert held at Ben Thanh Theatre are now available on the school website. A wonderful music event which I hope you all enjoyed as much as we did! This morning at the PTG meeting I had an interesting discussion with parents regarding the importance of music in the learning and life of students at BIS and the role that some of our Secondary students are playing in helping to develop an appreciation for music among some of our very talented Primary musicians too.

 

Drama FOBISIA Festival 2017

Our 19 students who attended the FOBISIA Drama Festival last weekend, together with teachers from our drama department, are back from their trip with a renewed enthusiasm and passion for drama. Miss Cat Sargent, Head of Drama, gives us an overview of their participation in the largest FOBISIA drama festival held to date.

 

Year 12 Geography Student’s Coursework in Dalat

Our intrepid Year 12 Geography students and teachers headed off to Dalat last week to collect river data for their Internal Assessment. The visit also enabled the students to develop the way in which they think critically and reflect upon the interrelationships between people and their environment.

In the words of Mr Mark Hadley, Head of Geography ‘ It was not only a delight to see the students rise to this challenge during the trip, but we are also able to see how their mindset has changed back in the classroom’.

UNISMUN IX

Congratulations to our excellent team of MUN students and teachers who attended the Model United Nations event at UNIS in Hanoi last week. We were delighted that four of our students won Best Delegate in the 9 different councils of the conference. Jun Won Hwang, Year 12,  and Ashley Krairojananan, Year 11, report on the event.

Mai Am Community Club: Update

As part of our long term partnership with the Mai Am Shelter our students help to teach English to the boys from the shelter. Khanh Do from Year 12 tells us about his experience of the club.

PTG Social

In a very well attended event last night parents and teachers met up to socialise at the Boathouse restaurant over drinks and snacks. Events such as these help to bond our school community and also provide a school social event for our working parents who are at times unable to attend events held during the school day.

Details of the PTG year group lunches which take place during the week of 24th April will be announced later in the term.

Lost Property Display - Monday 13 March

Please encourage your children to attend the lost property display which will be held in the undercroft at lunchtime on Monday 13th March. As always we have a collection of lost property which has no name on it, as well as watches, glasses and lots of trainers and school shoes. We also have an ever growing supply of lost water bottles!

Easter Holiday Sports Camps

An e-mail was sent to all parents on Tuesday 7 March detailing the BIS Holiday Sports Camps which take place over the April holidays (3-7 April and 10-14 April), with the most action packed programme to date. The Secondary Campus is offering the following activities:

Richard Soriano Basketball and Volleyball
SSA Football and Basketball
FOX Football

Full details and costs are available on the document attached to this week’s newsletter, as well as in the letter sent to parents. Payments and bookings may be made with the Secondary Campus cashier.

SISAC – U14B Girls Football Tournament 2016-17

Mr Steve Porter, Coach of the U14B Girls Football team, gives us a report on the matches which led to the BIS girls achieving third place in the tournament following a nail biting penalty shoot out. Well played girls!

 

Key Upcoming Dates for your Diary

 

Saturday 11th March: Prefect Training for Year 12 prefects

Monday 13th March, 12.30pm: PTG Lost Property Display in the Undercroft, all welcome

Wednesday 15th March: U19 Football Fixture @ SSIS. 4 pm kick off. Supporters welcome

Thursday 16th - Friday 17th March: Author Visit Marcus Alexander

Tuesday 21st March: Year 10 Parent Teacher Student Conference

Thursday 23rd March: Year 12 Short Report

Friday 24th March: Year 9 Full Report

 

I wish you all a wonderful weekend with your family.

 

Kind regards,

Carl Mincher, Headteacher at An Phu Secondary

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