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Nord Anglia
09 December, 2022

Principal's update (5/12 - 9/12)

Principal's update (5/12 - 9/12) Highlight school news and sharing from Principal (December 5 to December 9)

Dear Parents,

Welcome to my Weekly updates.

Mr Paul Holyome Principal EN
1. Shrek Jr. Musical

I had the pleasure of attending the Secondary School performance last week, such an amazing show, please see pictures below:


2. PTCs (Parents & Teachers Conference)

PTCs have continued at a pace this week and thank you to all those parents who have attended it is greatly appreciated.

3. NAE internal audit

This week we received our feedback report from the NAE internal auditors who visited the school recently. They were incredibly impressed with the school, the ethos and the approach the school is taking to ensure the best experience for the children and staff. There were very few things they mentioned to improve and of those they were all minor items. This is great news for the school.


4. Duke of Edinburgh

This weekend, we look forward to hearing about the Practice Adventurous Journey that our Year 10 and 12 students are undertaking. They will be walking in both Mai Chau and Pu Luong and the students are all excited to practice their cooking and camp skills whilst being immersed within nature. The Adventurous Journey forms one quarter of their Duke of Edinburgh Award and although this weekend is only a practice expedition, it will give all the students the experience needed to ensure they pass the real expedition which they will do in March.


5.  Christmas Door Decoration

It is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas around the school site and it is great to see so many happy and smiley faces. The school has been decorated and we have a Christmas door design competition running across the school. I know the children are looking forward to the last week and all the celebrations we have in place.

6. OCLA - Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards

This week, CAIE (Cambridge Assessment International Education) has announced Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards - where they recognise exceptional learner achievement in Cambridge examinations around the world. I am delighted to announce that yet again our school and students have excelled. This year we have received 4 awards. Please join me to celebrate and recognise the amazing success of our high-performing students below.

7. Tet Appeal 2023

In the spirit of giving for Tet, BVIS Hanoi is yet again opening a Tet appeal to make Tet a lot easier for all the recipients of your generosity. We are going to support three groups of children; those with disabilities; children who have been rescued from human trafficking and exploitation; and children who live in poverty.   


In-kind voluntary donations:  

  • Hygiene products: masks, soaps of any kind, toothpaste and toothbrush, sanitary packs, nappies; anti-bacterial hygiene products.  
  • Children essentials: school supplies, stationaries, schoolbags, books  
  • Children toys  
  • Foods: Cooking oil, soy sauce (bottle), tin foods, dried foods, Rice  
  • Winter items: blankets; socks, scarfs, gloves, hats for children and adults  


  • Please donate items that are still in good condition.  Foods will need to be sealed and have a long expiry date.  
  • We are not asking for clothes to be donated on this occasion.   

Collection points:  

  • Primary/EYFS Building: Reception area - Ms. Huyen Vu (Receptionist)  
  • Secondary Building: Secondary Reception area – Ms. Phuong Nguyen (Community Service Officer)  

Collection date: Please bring items to the collection points anytime between 1st to 16th December 2022 during school working hours 

8. School holiday

Please be reminded that the school finishes for students at 12.30 on Friday 16th December. School reopens for children after the break on Wednesday January 4th.


I wish you all a very relaxing weekend.


Paul Holyome