On Saturday 11th March they were given the opportunity to develop their teamwork and leadership skills through a series of activities run by the Sixth Form and Head Student Teams. From being blindfolded and led through a maze to develop communication skills, to roleplaying difficult situations, our Prefects were put through their paces and given plenty to discuss and think about. They also reviewed their character strengths and talked about the potential pitfalls that leaders may face if they ignore these in themselves and in their team. Finally, Design Thinking was used as a tool to provide solutions for issues they may face within their role.
“We discovered new effective methods such as the Design Thinking method to initiate ideas within the school”
“The VIA character strength [activity] allowed us to discuss with people who had similar strengths (and hence weaknesses that come along with those strengths) about how to face certain situations and how to think more of our how we react, decide and interact with others”
“The leadership role play was a very fascinating activity - it allow[ed] us to step into the shoes of the character we are suppose represent, and...to think critically of how you would manage a similar situation.”
Following this training 7 students were invited to be interviewed for the role of Head Student, taking over from our current team of Haeon Yoon (Head Girl), Steven Vo (Head Boy), Steve Ko (Deputy Head Boy) and Saanya Mishra (Deputy Head Girl), who will be starting their examinations shortly after the Easter break. The outgoing team have been a driving force for change within the school, promoting developments in areas ranging from the food provided in the canteen to an update of the school uniform from 2017/18. We’re really proud of what they have achieved and are sure that the new team will take on the challenge of following in their footsteps with enthusiasm!
We are delighted to announce our new team of four Head Students as:
Having been at BIS HCMC for 15 years, Carl has seen the school grow and change. Involved in all aspects of school life, from Swimming to MUN to F1 in Schools to Jazz band, Carl is also tackling the Global Goals through Catering committee projects.
As part of the Events Committee Riona has been involved in many of the activities that we have enjoyed in school, particularly during the recent World Water Week. She is keen to promote student well-being and generally continue to improve the experiences of our community.
Rosa Heuveling Van Beek
As MUN President Rosa has shown strong leadership of the club. She is interested in supporting students to maintain a balanced approach to life at BIS, and Form Groups in all Years have benefited from her weekly news quizzes related to Global Issues.
Jun Won Hwang
An active member of MUN and a disciplined swimmer, Jun Won oozes enthusiasm for all of the activities that he gets involved in. His recent projects have been centred around the Global Goals through the Student Council and the Catering Committee.
We’ll find out more about the new team next term!
Ms Lauren Binnington, Assistant Head Teacher