Nord Anglia Education
Nord Anglia
14 April, 2023

Weekly Highlights 14/04/2023

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Update from the principal

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Mr. Simon Higham, Principal

Dear Parents,

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Welcome back to all our BVIS community following the recent Term 2 break. We sincerely hope that you had a very enjoyable and productive 2 weeks and that you, like us, are now ready and raring to go again as we enter the final term of this academic year.

An especially warm welcome to all our new families who have joined our school community this term. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you require any help or support – we're always here for you and thank you for choosing BVIS!

Important Dates for your Diary

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As we begin a new term, I would like to highlight just a few key events for your diary.

EYFS and Primary Parents:

  • Monday 17th April: Season 3 club programme resumes
  • Wednesday 19th April at 8.45am: Year 2 parents meeting – preparing for BYOD
  • Friday 21st April: World Earth Day - All students are invited to come to school for the whole day, dressed in green colours.

Secondary Parents:

  • Monday 17th April: Season 3 ECAs resume
  • Wednesday 19th April: Secondary Open Morning
  • Monday 24th April – Thursday 27th April: Psychology Week
  • Wednesday 26th April: Parent’s Workshop: Puberty

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In addition, we will be holding the next Principal’s Afternoon Tea event on Wednesday 26th April from 2.00pm - 3.00pm. This will be the 3rd time that we have run this popular event this year. We will be discussing:

  • Feedback and next steps from the recent CIS Report
  • Next steps for the development of our ‘Friends of BVIS’ group and how you can become involved.

Please look out for more information coming your way soon about how to sign up for this event.

We look forward to seeing you soon as we continue to develop our parentship through engagement and connection. 

Academic Calendars – 2022-23 and 2023-24

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To access both this year and next year’s academic calendars, simply click on the links below from our school website:

2022-2023 Calendar
2023-2024 Calendar

Take a look at the Parent Essentials section of our school website to find important information about our school, including: term dates, ECAs, handbooks, lunch menus and some frequently asked questions.

We hope you find this useful.

Sunken Garden – Open for Family Breakfast again

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On Monday this week, you received an email regarding the reopening of the Sunken Garden to families for breakfast.

Back by popular demand, please see the full details below:

  • Open from 7.15am – 8.00am (Monday – Friday)
  • Entrance and Exit of parents by Gate C only
  • In line with our well-established Safeguarding Procedures, parents must have a valid BVIS ID card to enter the school site
  • Primary students are able to join too but must be accompanied(supervised) by an adult / secondary sibling  
  • Last orders will be taken at 8.00am with no food or drink sold after this time for breakfast.
  • In order for the school to operate effectively, all parents must leave site by 8:15am, ready for the school day to begin.

We hope that this new provision will further help support our BVIS community.

Marburg Virus Disease

Following a recent Official Dispatch No. 1218/UBND-VX of the Peoples’ Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, it is necessary to bring to your attention of an outbreak of Marburg Virus Disease in 2 countries in Africa - Tanzania and Equatorial Guinea.

In order to strengthen epidemic prevention and control of Marburg Virus Disease, we have included an information poster below, that has been prepared by the HCDC to help you to understand the signs and symptoms, how the disease spreads and how it can be prevented.

Please note that this information is simply to increase your awareness about the potential for imported cases. To date, no cases related to these outbreaks have been reported in the Vietnam or any other countries outside Tanzania and Equatorial Guinea.

Should you wish to seek any further information about Marburg Virus Disease, we would advise speaking to HCDC or your local medical centre. 

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Contact Us

For all enquiries regarding your child’s BVIS education, use the contact details below: 

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We would like to wish all of our BVIS community a very relaxing and productive weekend ahead. Thank you for your continued support of our school and its community.

Safeguarding and Child Protection

The health, safety and wellbeing of our students remains the number one priority at BVIS HCMC.

Should you have a concern for the welfare of any child in our school, please refer to our Safeguarding poster below: 

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