What a wonderful, busy week we have had at BIS!
Beauty and the Beast
I know many of you came to see our incredible production, Beauty and the Beast, which showed for 2 evenings this week. Congratulations to the cast and orchestra who gave a first class performance of the well-known Disney classic. The lively, colourful and highly entertaining show was only possible due to the team work of our talented BIS community. Firstly, thank you to our outstanding students who really worked hard and showed commitment over many weeks of rehearsals. Ms Diep, thank you for your help in creating the super costumes (making human teapots, candlesticks and a clock is never easy!). Thank you to Mr. Harrison and Ms. Goppert for making the amazing stage sets and to those whose job it was to move these between acts (Ms. Au Coin, Mr Allott)! The Performing Arts team: Ms. Rea, Mr. Scott, Ms. Huyen and Ms. Loveday really went above and beyond to make sure this year was even bigger and better than before. And the performance wouldn’t have received the high accolades without the highly skilled orchestra directed by Mr. Minchin. Well done BIS!
The sale of tickets for Beauty and the Beast raised over 30,000,000 VND for the purchase of musical instruments for our community partner Nguyen Dinh Chieu. Thank you for supporting this project.
Today was another super assembly led by our wonderful team of Vietnamese teachers. Children from Year 1 to Year 12 astonished us with their singing and dancing in a happy and entertaining celebration of Vietnamese culture and history. Every year, the shows get better and better and I feel privileged to be here celebrating in Vietnam. Chuc Mung Nam Moi to all our Vietnamese families!
Ten of our Year 9 and 10 students returned from their African adventure in Tanzania! So many of you helped to raise an incredible $4,000 through our fund raising events, including the International Fair Art Auction, and may be wondering what has happened with this money. Our community minded adventurers found out first-hand and had the privilege to have a personal input in creating a better life for others. I look forward to publishing more about the opportunities afforded by the community project, offered to all Nord Anglia Education schools, but would like to thank Ms. Bradford and Mr. Duckett for accompanying the students on this expedition. Congratulations on your achievements, Tanzania Adventurers, I know you worked selflessly on building projects. More details to follow.
Year 6 children also returned from their annual trip to Hoi An with amazing stories of their adventures in the old town. All outdoor residential activities add such value for our students and are designed to develop skills of learning together, perseverance and showing respect for others whilst helping them to become better global citizens.
I hope you all have an amazing holiday and I wish you all the very best for the Year of the Dog.students are required to write a shared reading blog about a book they’ve read. This is then made available to everyone so students can be inspired
These have all proved incredibly successful and beneficial to the students. We are hoping to carry this new drive for English continuously into the future in BIS Secondary.
Ms Sue Hill, Principal