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03 November, 2023

Weekly Updates on 3/11/2023

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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.

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1. Highlights of residentials trips

It was such a great start to the week listening to many students talking about how much fun they had on the school residentials last week.

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2. Celebrate 10 Years of BVIS Hanoi
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As you know we are celebrating our 10 year anniversary this year. To help celebrate this, each week we will be publishing 10 great things about our school. Please see link to our first publication. Read '10 good things about being a member school of Nord Anglia Education'.

This week you will have received an invitation to our 10 year celebration event. Please see reminder below:

  • Date: Saturday, November 25th, 2023
  • Time: 9:30 AM –1:00 PM
  • Venue: Secondary Campus

There will be stage events performed by students and staff, speeches from senior staff, presentations of awards, a Fundraising exhibition of school community’s artworks for charity purpose and food and drink for you to consume.

Due to capacity constraints, we will need you to register for the event. Each BVIS family will receive invitations, and each family can bring a maximum of three additional members to the event along with the BVIS student.

* Please complete the Registration Form following the link sent from the email of Principal's Office by the end of November 15, 2023.

Follow our event page on Facebook to get the latest updates: fb.me/e/36ap8pPHs

 

3. Outstanding students receiving Cambridge Awards

I am delighted to say that yet again some of the students have been awarded top prizes from Cambridge Examinations board. This year the following students have received awards and we send out our huge congratulations to them.

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4. Ready to join the BritCham Charity Fun Run this Sunday

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This weekend is the Britcham Charity Fun Run and it promises to be a great event. A huge thank you to all who are supporting the event. As I have mentioned before, unfortunately our Senior Leadership Team including me are at a FOBISIA leadership conference in Kuala Lumpur so are unfortunately unable to attend, but we hope the event runs smoothly. There will be staff form the school there to support you all.

  • Date & time: Sunday, November 5, 2023 | 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Group photo session (only for BVIS Hanoi members): 8:40 AM - 8:45 AM

Please find runner's information package at: Fun Run 2023 - Information package

 

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1. Happy Halloween!

Early Years celebrated Halloween this week with a spooky parade. All sorts of amazing costumes and characters including princesses, superheroes, skeletons and monsters danced down the catwalk. The children had so much fun in the classrooms too mixing Halloween with learning.

Let’s also celebrate a conversation between two F3 friends after the parade

- “Do you need help? I can help you with your costume”

“Thank you”

“You’re welcome”

Five-year-olds with beautiful manners!

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2.  The Magic Toy Maker

Year 1 were excited to start their new IPC topic “The Magic Toy Maker”. The children were invited to the TEDDY TEA PICNIC as part of the Entry Point. They enjoyed playing some games, sharing their favourite teddy, and having snacks at the picnic. After that, the children designed and used the recycled materials to create a toy for a toy box in their houses.

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3. Using roleplay to explore a text

Year 2 have been deepening their understanding of the story ‘Farmer Duck’ through roleplay and drama. They loved to go into character!

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They also enjoyed taking part in traditional Halloween activities including ‘Halloween Disco’, ‘Catwalk’ and ‘Best Dressed Competition’. It was lots of fun!

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4. Practicing mindfulness

Year 3 have been practicing mindfulness in PSHE. We have been discussing ‘big feelings’ like anger and sadness and looking at strategies to help calm ourselves and feel better. In class we practiced several ways such as belly breathing, grounding and body scans. We created a calm down wheel that we can use whenever we need help managing our big emotions.

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5. Exploring agricultural activities

Year 4 students arrived at Eco Retreat Trang Vien Dong Goi in Hoa Binh, ready to embark on the fun activities that had been purposefully planned to explore Muong ethnic culture and build teamwork skills. They thoroughly enjoyed activities that allowed them to explore agricultural activities that characterize Vietnamese culture, such as harvesting and planting vegetables. They all loved the fishing activity. It was wonderful to see all the students' developing resilience, confidence and maturing through their experience in Hoa Binh.

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Muong traditional performance, bamboo dance, Year 4 Talent Show and Campfire

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Giving to Muong students

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Amazing Race had four thrilling challenges

 

6. Learning about wildlife

Last week, Year 5 went on a residential trip to Cuc Phuong National Park. On the first day, they saw some wildlife on their long walk through the forest, and they also visited the langurs and gibbons. The next day, they visited the bear sanctuary, which looks after bears formerly used in the bear bile industry. It was an excellent trip, which closely matched their topic of Climate Control in Term 1A.

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7. Developing life skills

Year 6 had a very interesting residential trip at Mai Chau. Here, students got to experience farming activities such as growing corn, making bamboo-tube rice, and weaving baskets. In addition, the children participated wholeheartedly in activities demonstrating teamwork. In addition, students had a very exciting exchange session including sports activities with their friends at the local school. The campfire activity brought many emotions when the children danced and watched the performances of the Thai ethnic people. This trip left a strong impression on the children because of the beautiful scenery, delicious food and they learned many life skills.

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1. School value GLOBAL CITIZEN and ENQUIRY

We are thrilled to share with you the incredible experiences our students had during the residential trips last week. Our Year 7, 8, 9, and 10 students embarked on unforgettable journeys that enriched their education and broadened their horizons. We are immensely proud of all our students for their enthusiasm, maturity, and exemplary behavior throughout these residential trips. The memories and lessons they have gained will undoubtedly shape their personal growth and academic journey.

Year 7 Learning Experience – Cuc Phuong

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Year 8 Learning Experience – Cat Ba

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Year 12

We are delighted to inform you that our Year 12 students recently completed an enriching four-day program focused on life skills and university preparation. During this invaluable experience, they honed essential skills for their future endeavors and gained valuable insights into university life. Through workshops,TEDX talks, and interactive sessions, our students developed resilience, time management, and critical thinking abilities.

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 2. School value PERSERVERANCE

Year 11 and Year 13

We would like to acknowledge the dedication and commitment displayed by our Year 11 and 13 students during their recent mock examinations. With focus and determination, they stayed in school prepared and eager to demonstrate their knowledge and skills. We are confident that their hard work will pave the way for success in their upcoming final examinations. Keep going!

 

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Primary

Date  Time Location Invitee/participants Event
Nov 9 8:45 AM -  9:45 AM Primary library Year 3 & Year 4 parents Year 3 & Year 4 Coffee Morning

 

Secondary

Date  Time  Location Invitee/participants Event
Nov 8 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM Secondary Auditorium Year 9 parents & students Year 9 PTC
Nov 10 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM Secondary Auditorium All Secondary students & teachers Remembrance Day

 

We wish you all a very good weekend ahead.

 

Senior Leadership Team of BVIS Hanoi