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26 January, 2024

Weekly Updates on 26/01/2024

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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

I am delighted to announce that our school has just been announced as a winner in the ISC International School Awards for 2024.

This is a superb achievement in such a prestigious competition and is just reward for the hard work all our staff and students put in every day. We can all proudly say we are officially now recognised amongst some of the best schools globally for what we achieve. Congratulations to everyone! This is in addition to the TES shortlisting announced last week.

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A huge congratulations to our students who completed their Duke of Edinburgh silver award last weekend. An incredible achievement and one which they should all be very proud of. Congratulations to them all and a big thank you to all the staff who have supported them through their award.

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On Sunday we are looking forward to hosting our TET Fair 2024. As always this promises to be a great event and I am looking forward to seeing many of you on the day. We have an exciting program and lots of activities for all to enjoy.

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A final plea from me please to complete the parent satisfaction survey if you have not done so already. It is important that we hear your views. 

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.

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I look forward to the TET Fair on Sunday.

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The best possible learning and development - School value: Enquiry

The Early Years department is a key aspect of a school environment. The Early Years Centre at BVIS supports and extends children’s development and learning. An enabling environment encourages young children to learn and play when they feel relaxed, comfortable and ‘at home’. Children learn best when they feel emotionally safe and secure. They learn with an enquiring mind when they are able to explore and find out about the place they are in. The Early Years environment at BVIS can be described in terms of three aspects: The emotional environment, the outdoor environment and the indoor environment. These three aspects of the environment work together at BVIS creating the best possible learning and development for the children.

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Tet Shoeboxes Project - School value: Caring

The Year 1 pupils were very enthusiastic about participating in the Tet Shoeboxes Project. They listened attentively as the teacher shared about the circumstances of disadvantaged children in Hanoi. Afterward, they discussed together what they could do to support these children and how to make a warmer Tet holiday for them. The children designed labels for the Tet gift boxes themselves and also made cards to send heartfelt wishes to the disadvantaged children.

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Potted plants - School value: Caring 

Year 2 students were very excited to participate in the activity of decorating pots from recycled bottles and planting trees. These potted plants will be sold to raise funds for service learning and contributing to meaningful activities for the community.  

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Listening, supporting and sharing opinion - IPC goal: Cooperation

Through group activities, the students have learned the importance of cooperation, as they have developed the ability to listen, support, and confidently share their own opinions. Year 3 has actively practiced and honed their teamwork skills together.

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Preparing TET shoeboxes - School Value: Caring

Year 4 students have been learning about empathy, sharing and the habit of helping other people. They have been busy preparing TET shoeboxes for disadvantaged children. They have also been working with Early Years students, helping them to understand the importance of being kind and caring for others. Year 4 are excited to help those in need during Tet.

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Ancient Greeks and Romans - Creativity

Year 5 students have been really enjoying studying the ancient Greeks and Romans, especially when they have opportunities to be creative! As well as making models of Trojan horses, we’ve been designing our own Ancient Greek gods and heroes to inspire us when doing our creative writing tasks.  

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Global citizens with a Vietnamese Perspective – IPC goal: Cooperation  

Year 6 students have been working very hard to practice for the Tet Assembly performance. They are practicing seriously to have a wonderful performance at the Assembly next week. Through this activity, the students have learned the importance of cooperation.

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School value PERSERVERANCE and INTEGRITY 

The Boys' & Girls' Junior Varsity Basketball teams had an extremely successful weekend at the HAC Cup competition. The Girls’ team fought hard in the final to secure second place and the Boys' team were crowned Champions after winning their final. Congratulations!

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School value ENQUIRY

Students have just completed their Jenny Willigrod inspired paintings. They studied this artist to take inspiration from her interesting compositions and use of contrasting colours. From this they experimented with acrylic paints and explored painting techniques such as blending, layers and creating textures. This was a really fun project, as a result students put in a lot of effort and created some fantastic pieces of art. Well done year 9, we cannot wait to see what you produce in term 2.

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School value ENQUIRY and GOBAL CITIZEN 

Congratulations! 

We are thrilled to announce that our talented students recently participated in the very first Nord Anglia Education Global Campus Chess Tournament. This exciting event brought together 23 schools and 161 students in our section, showcasing their strategic skills and love for the game. 

We are proud to share the preliminary results of our students' outstanding performance: 

Individual Competition: Our student secured an impressive 2nd place. 

Team Competition: Our team also achieved a super 2nd place. 

These achievements have earned us a spot in the upcoming finals, which will take place later this year. It is a wonderful accomplishment for our school and a testament to our students' dedication and hard work. Here are the students that were involved: 

  1. Quang Anh - Year 10 (2nd place individual competition). 
  2. Tuan Huy - Year 11 
  3. Nam Khanh - Year 10 
  4. Duc Manh - Year 8 
  5. Quang Lam - Year 11 
  6. Quoc Khai - Year 8 
  7. Bao Nam - Year 10 
  8. Ba Lam - Year 8 
  9. Quang Nguyen - Year 11 
  10. Thanh An - Year 10

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School value ENQUIRY 

The science department have opened up applications for the Cambridge International Science Competition. This is an exclusive opportunity for budding scientists to showcase their talents and engage in a thrilling journey of exploration and is a chance for students to take the lead in designing and conducting their own experiments. 

How to Join: 
Simply scan the QR code on the competition poster to kickstart your child's scientific journey. The competition is only open to students in Year 9. 
If your child does not have a full team, we will help connect interested students, we're here to help connect interested students, fostering collaboration and teamwork. 
Please encourage your child to embrace this chance to showcase their talents and make a mark in the exciting realm of scientific exploration. The future of science starts here!

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School value ENQUIRY, RESPECT, INTEGRITY and GLOBAL CITIZEN 

We are now getting fully into the swing of application season here at BVIS. Students are making some great applications to some outstanding schools, and we should be hearing in the next few months of their successes.  Those that have made early applications have already received offers from Edinburgh (Russell Group) and Columbia (Ivy League) which has made some students very very happy. 

We have also had some great offers from some top Hong Kong Universities, which is a first for our school this year. Alongside this we have seen an upward trend in students applying to more European universities in the last year or two and this year we have already received offers from the University of Amsterdam which again is ranked amongst the top schools of the world and 2nd in country.   We will be looking forward to updating you soon on more offers as they start to be made across the coming months .... watch this space! 

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Young Virtual Musician of the Year Competition 

Entries for the Virtual Musician of the Year Competition are now open!! 

Students can show off their musical skills by entering this prestigious competition by entering in one of the following categories: 

  • Composition 
  • Bands/groups 
  • Brass/Woodwind 
  • Percussion 
  • Piano/Keyboard 
  • Strings 
  • Voice-Musical Theatre 
  • Voice-Popular music

Students need to choose their category, record a good quality video/sound performance and send it to Ms. Andrea by February 2nd! 

BVIS winners will be announced on the 23rd February, and those entries will then be sent to be judged in the Global rounds, the winners of which will be announced in April. 

All key information was sent in a parent email, or you ask your child to click on this link to find out more: Course: Performing Arts: Virtual Young Musician (nae.school)

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Primary

Date Time Location Invitee/Participant Event
2 February 2024 1.00-2.00pm Primary Sports Hall Primary parents, staff and students Tet Assembly
 2 February 2024  2.00-3.00pm  Primary Classrooms Primary parents, staff and students Tet Activities

Secondary

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

 

We wish you all a very relaxing weekend!

Senior Leadership Team from BVIS Hanoi