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17 November, 2023

Weekly Updates on 17/11/2023

Every week, BVIS Hanoi's Senior Leadership Team sends out an article to parents to highlight news of the week. The article includes four sections: updates from our Principal, Head of Primary, Head of Secondary and upcoming events announcement.

  • Duke Of Edinburgh Silver

Our students continue to excel outside of the classroom and last weekend a group of secondary students took part in a Duke Of Edinburgh Silver weekend. Well done to all involved.

See more photos on our Facebook page: Photo album

  • Thank-you gift package to each family

Today you will be receiving a special gift from the school to say thank you for your support and trust you have place in me and the school. We hope you enjoy it.

  • 10 years anniversary celebration

Next weekend we will be celebrating our 10 years anniversary with a special event. I hope many of you will be able to join us. Don’t forget to register using the QR code on the invitation to attend the event latest by next Tuesday, 21 November 2023 (the invitation goes with the Thank-you gift which is sent out from today).

In keeping with our 10 year anniversary, each week we will be sharing 10 good reasons why our school is great. Today I am sharing the Secondary good reasons, read here: 10 Good Reasons To Be In Secondary Of BVIS Hanoi.


  • IGCSE certificate presentation ceremony

Next week we will be celebrating your amazing IGCSE results with our current Year 12 students at a very special event. I am looking forward to what promises to be an amazing evening ahead.


  • School Value: Caring - Celebrating Friendship

Kindness is probably one of the most important personality traits. When you are kind to someone, it also makes you feel happy yourself. The children participated in Friendship Week by celebrating their friendships this week. But being kind, being polite and being grateful is something the children in Early Years are encouraged to be every day.  The children in F1, F2 and F3 have talked about how they can help a friend, what makes a good friend and what they can do at home to be kind to their family.  





  • School Value: Caring - How can we show kindness?

As part of ‘Friendship’ and ‘Anti-Bullying’ week, Year 2 linked up with Year 5 to discuss ways we can show kindness to others. Both classes enjoyed meeting and showed great communication skills and teamwork in creating a ‘kindness chain’. It was a lovely and meaningful event in which they shared great ideas about how we can make our school an even kinder place. 



  • School Value: Caring - What does it mean to be a good friend?

Years 3 and 6 had a fantastic time working together. They discussed what it means to be a good friend and came up with some ideas together. Each student chose a buddy to work with and then used their discussion ideas to make a huge paper chain. The classes now have a beautiful decoration each, which are hanging on the classroom doors! They were looking forward to some more activities together later in the week. 







5 ways to wellbeing- Keep learning!

Learning new things is a great way to meet new people and boost our self-confidence, which, in turn, improves our mental health and well-being. Every Wednesday morning in Year 1, the children spend time participating in various activities to acquire new skills. One of their favourite activities is using QR Codes. The children collaborate with a friend to scan the QR codes and listen to stories from different authors. They also scan the QR codes to learn vocabulary by completing the matching game.  




  • School Value: Enquiry - Where does our food come from

The students of Y4 have been learning about ‘food miles’ which means where foods come from, how far different ingredients travel before they arrive on their plates. They have also been comparing the differences between intensive and traditional farming.  








During Vietnamese class, Year 5 collaborated in pairs to learn new vocabulary in biographical texts.  




  • School value GLOBAL CITIZEN and ENQUIRY

Year 10 had an amazing "Skype the Scientist" experience during their science lesson last week. They connected with a passionate zoologist from Singapore Zoo to learn about conservation and global breeding programs in zoos. The students asked him lots of brilliant questions about his work and were hopefully inspired to become the next generation of wildlife warriors!


  • School value PERSERVERANCE and ENQUIRY

Well done to all the students who successfully completed the Silver practice Duke of Edinburgh trip to Ninh Binh, where they embarked on a mountain biking adventure. Throughout the trip, they demonstrated remarkable determination, strength, and perseverance. Additionally, their support for their team mates was truly commendable. Well done to everyone involved for showcasing such admirable qualities during this challenging and rewarding expedition. They will now be preparing for their Silver Assessed expedition in Mai Chau in January. 



Season 1 roundup

KS3 Boys & Girls Basketball

KS3 Boys & Girls Basketball

KS3 Boys & Girls competed in the HAC Cup Tournament on Saturday 28th October at BIS.

Boys won 1 game and lost 2 games, narrowly missing out on a spot in the 3/4th place play-off.

Girls won 2 games and lost 1 game, making it to the 3/4th place play-off where they were unfortunately beaten and placed a respectable 4th place.


KS4 Junior Varsity Volleyball

KS4 Junior Varsity Volleyball

KS4 Boys JV Volleyball competed in the HAC Cup Tournament on Saturday 4th November at RGSV.

Boys won 2 games and lost 1 game and were able to reach the final, where they unfortunately lost in a 3 set game to BIS and placed 2nd overall.


KS5 Varsity Volleyball

KS5 Girls Varsity Volleyball competed in the HAC Cup Tournament on Saturday 4th November at BVIS.

Girls lost all 3 games with some very close sets, meaning they unfortunately did not reach any finals.

KS5 Boys Varsity Volleyball competed in the HAC Cup Tournament on Saturday 4th November at UNIS.

Boys won 1 game and lost 2 games, narrowly missing out on a place in the 3/4th place play-off.


Massive congratulations to all of our Season 1 sports teams, players and coaches. They represented BVIS Hanoi exceptionally well, demonstrating a host of BVIS Values during the season. We look forward to what Season 2 brings for our new teams of KS3 Football & KS4/KS5 Basketball.









25 November


Secondary Campus

All parents, students, school staff

10 years anniversary









21 November


3:30am – 6:30pm

Secondary Auditorium

Year 10 parents and students

Year 10 PTC


23 November


17:30pm – 20:00pm

Secondary Auditorium


22/23 IGCSE Year 11 students and parents

IGCSE Presentation Event

24 November

8:45am – 9:45pm

PAC Center

Year 8,9 parents

Academic Coffee morning Year 8,9. Please register your attendance HERE - YEAR 8,9


We wish you all a very relaxing weekend.


Senior Leadership Team from BVIS Hanoi