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Nord Anglia
12 May, 2023

Principal's update (8/5 - 12/5)


Dear Families

I trust that you all had a very good holiday recently.


Mr Paul Holyome Principal EN


1. Our FOBISIA U11 completed their journey at the sports competition in Thailand

Last week, our U11 FOBISIA team came to Thailand to compete in U11 FOBISIA Sports Competition.

They put a lot of effort into every match and had amazing memories with their friends and teachers. Let's take a look at the photos below!


2. University Guidance Counselling workshop for Year 12

On Thursday, our Year 12 had a University Guidance Counselling session to learn more about the university pathway. They received advice on their university destinations and how to prepare for the application process.


3. Special visit from Nhan Chinh Deaf School

On Thursday, we welcomed teachers and students from Nhan Chinh Deaf School to our school. They had an amazing and fun time with our Year 5 students and teachers while learning and taking part in several activities together.

It was great to see our children warmly welcome their friends from Nhan Chinh Deaf School.


4. Our big achievements at the World Scholar's Cup 2023 - Regional Round

On May 6-7, the World Scholar's Cup - Hanoi round took place with the excitement of students from Hanoi and the northern provinces. BVIS Hanoi's students also attended and competed with nearly 500 other young scholars.

Our students have excelled in getting gold medals and cups, along with the achievement of 100% of the teams going straight to the World Round this summer. Let's take a look back at the proud achievements of our team!

  • 4 Team Silver Medals, 13 Individual Silver Medals

  • 6 Team Gold Medals, 21 Individual Gold Medals

  • 2 Gold Cups


5. Congratulation to our volleyball teams on winning HAC match

Congratulations to our boys and girls volleyball team for winning tonight's match against Reigate Grammar School Vietnam.

Match results:

  • Boys: BVIS 2 - Reigate 0

  • Girls: BVIS 2 - Reigate 0


6. Regular campus inspection

As you know we take the health and safety of your children very seriously and is our number one priority. I wanted to inform you about some of the things that happen that you would not necessarily know about. They include:

  • Weekly testing of our fire control systems

  • Monthly Health and Safety meetings in EYFS/Primary and Secondary

  • Monthly playground audits

  • Monthly kitchen audits

  • Regular swimming pool audits

  • Termly evacuation and lockdown drills

  • Annual NAE Health and Safety audit

More recently we have also had full in-depth inspections by the local authorities of our canteen facilities and fire systems. I am pleased to say that on all these audits and inspections the school has not only passed, but exceeded requirements in many areas. We will of course continue to monitor and improve to ensure we are doing the very best we can for the safety of your children.


7. ECA started this week

ECAs started again this week and it was great to see so many great activities for the students to engage in.


8. Music Specialist from Juilliard School will visit BVIS Hanoi next week

As you know we are the only school group in the world to have a collaboration with Juilliard School New York. Next week Erin Wright from the Juilliard School will be visiting our school to work with our teachers to offer further training and support to continue our drive to ensure your children are getting the very best provision we can provide.




9. Year 8 & 9's parent-student conference

Last week we had a really successful parent-student conference afternoon for year 8 and 9 where students spent time talking with their parents about the work they are doing, their successes and learning opportunities to promote independence and reflection in the students through formal structured conversations with their parents. It was a great event and very well attended.

I wish you all a very relaxing weekend.


Paul Holyome