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19 January, 2024

Weekly Updates on 19/01/2024

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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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Dear Parents

We have had a wonderful start back to the new term and already there is lots to celebrate.

I am delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in the TES School Awards for 2024.

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We are busily preparing for the TET Fair 2024 which promises to be the biggest and best event yet held at the school. The Tet Fair is one of the school's annual biggest events to celebrate the Lunar New Year. With the theme of "A decade of love", this year, the celebration is designed with signature Tet traditional games, student performances, and exciting interactive activities for all parents and children. Food and beverage corners which surely remind you of Hanoi’s cuisine during this season of the year are promising to draw much attention from anyone attending the event. I hope many of you will join us.

For further information and to confirm your attendance, please refer to this attached link.

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As you know we take safeguarding of your children very seriously. This week we welcomed Mr Barry Armstrong, the Head of Safeguarding for NAE to our school. He spent the day training and updating nearly 20 of our staff and leaders on the subject of child safeguarding.

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We have a record number of new families who have joined our school this term and I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all our new families and I wish you well for the coming term and hope you have settled well into the school.

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A big thank you to all those who have completed the Parent Satisfaction Survey. You will have received emails and letters outlining how to complete the survey. You can access the survey through the link in the email or the communications platform of each section.
1. ClassDojo: http://tinyurl.com/BVISHN-ClassDojo 
2. ParentPortal: https://bvh-isams.nordanglia.com/main/framework.

Please take time to do this and thank you for your support on this.

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School Value: Caring

After a short school week last week, the children have shown that they are more than capable of sharing and caring once again with their friends. It has been lovely to watch the children greeting old friends and welcoming new friends. This focus on kindness has been an excellent introduction to our TET charity Shoe Box project which the EYs children will be learning about this week. 
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Global Citizens: Celebrations Around the World
Over the term, Year 1 will explore celebrations from countries around the world and take part in many activities from the culture. On Friday, the children took part in their entry point and had a fantastic time exploring Scottish traditions. The children made kilts, did some ceilidh dancing, a scavenger hunt and even tried some Scottish Shortbread.  

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Global Citizens: Environmental Awareness
Year 2 was to welcome 2 guest-speakers from the Think Playground Organisation to the Entry Point for the Term 2 IPC topic 'The Earth: Our Home‘. They shared interesting information about the trees and birds at Forest Park. The students showed excellent inquiry and teamwork skills during the activities.  

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The Science of Chocolate
For the Year 3 entry point, Year 3 immersed themselves in a range of chocolate related activities.

They used out golden tickets to enter Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. They were scientists: They tested chocolate and decided whether it was milk, white or dark chocolate. They were researchers: using a range of books and resources to see what they could learn and they were designers using creativity to design a chocolate Factory. They had lots of fun learning about chocolate! 

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School Value: Enquiry 

For the Entry Point to IPC Unit Land, Sea and Sky, Year 4 went to the Koi Fishpond in Royal City. They found out how the fish adapted to life underwater. They also labeled parts of a fish. Have a look at the fun they had! 

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During their IPC Entry Point, the Y5 students made and decorated their own Trojan horse models, helping bring the Greek myths they’ll be studying to life. They’ve been creating their own mythical heroes, and will be writing poems in literacy and studying ancient cultures like the Romans and Greeks in IPC. They’ll be asking – were they really Great, Bold and Brave? 

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School Value: Reflection

During their IPC Entry Point, the Y6 students produced some incredible artwork. The students created ‘breakthrough’ art to represent a time in the present, being broken through by a time from the past. This could reflect something positive like advances in technology, or something negative, like the destruction of once beautiful rainforests.  They displayed some excellent artistic skills and creativity. Many concepts were interesting and unique. 

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School value RESPECT and INTEGRITY

Global Campus Student Leaders

Congratulations to Mai Linh Nguyen (10I), Phuc Thien Nhi (10I), Ngan Ha (9V) and Ngoc Minh Chau (9B) for being elected as the BVIS Global Campus Student Leaders for 2023/24!

The Student Leaders will be working closely with the schools Global Campus Lead to design, create and promote Global Campus activities throughout the school, and will have access to leadership training courses throughout the school year from Global Campus.

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School value ENQUIRY and GLOBAL CITIZEN

BVIS Hanoi x Dover Court - Cultural Exchange
Before Christmas, our BVIS Diploma students collaborated with students from Dover Court (our Nord Anglia school in Singapore) with a cultural exchange of information. This was part of the exploration of the International Links section of their Asdan Gold Award. Our students made a video in which they gave lots of information about Vietnam, including live videos that they filmed themselves at restaurants and near Hoan Kiem lake. The students from Singapore gave a detailed presentation on the different religions and their lifestyles in Singapore that make it such a multicultural place.

Global Campus International Film Festival
This popular competition allows new and budding film makers of all ages to make a short video to showcase their talents in either a narrative, documentary, or animation style! The theme for 23/24 is ‘Digital Connectedness Across our NAE Family’. From pressing one button, we are in touch with people around the world in an instant. Through film, students are encouraged to share their take on how we can, or might, connect across our NAE family using technology.

There are three main categories: Documentary, Narrative and Animation. Students must choose which category they will enter for the Film Festival and teachers need to specify which category the students have entered.  The films must be no more than 500MB, and the preferred file type should be Mp4. For Documentary, the video should be no longer than 6 minutes, for Narrative, no longer than 5 minutes, and for Animation, no longer than 2 minutes.

All entries need to be submitted to Mr. Ogden on or by Friday January 19th, and the school winners will be judged by a panel of staff and the Global Campus Student Leaders. The winning entries will then be submitted to be judged in the global round.

More information can be found at this link: Course: Art, Design, Media: International Film Festival (nae.school) or students can contact Mr. Ogden in S224 in person or on Teams if they have any questions.

School value PERSERVERANCE

Celebrating our Exceptional Students: A Glorious End to the Term!
We were thrilled to celebrate the achievements of our students in our awards assembly at the end of last term. As teachers, it brings us immense joy to reflect on the growth and success of our young learners. The dedication and hard work they demonstrated throughout the term were truly commendable. Congratulations to all the students that received awards.

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School value CARING and GLOBAL CITIZENS

Our dedicated staff went above and beyond to bring joy and laughter to our students during the festive season. As a special treat, they performed a Christmas pantomime “Peter Pan”. The enthusiasm and creativity displayed by our staff truly embodied the spirit of the season, and we are grateful for their commitment to creating a vibrant and joyful learning environment for our students.

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School value GLOBAL CITIZEN

We added a touch of festive magic to our school with a Christmas door decorating competition. Our talented students and creative staff joined forces to transform the hallways into a winter wonderland. The enthusiasm and artistic flair displayed by everyone were truly remarkable, making our school shine with holiday spirit. Thank you for your support in making this competition a resounding success!  Congratulations to Ms. Aisling and Ms. Alex on their first place, well deserved!

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Primary

Date Time Location Invitee/Participant Event
23 January 2024 12.00-4.30pm BVIS Hanoi  Selected students Primary HAC Volleyball

Secondary

Date  Time Location Invitee/Participant Event
 26 January 2024 8.45-9.45am Secondary Auditorium  Year 5,6 & KS3 students, teachers + Parents of performers   Tet Assembly
 26 January 2024 8.45-9.45am PAC Center KS4, KS5 students and teachers Holocaust Assembly

 

We wish you all a very relaxing weekend!

Senior Leadership Team from BVIS Hanoi