Last Saturday we welcomed over 70 students from schools across Hanoi to take part in the 2018 Codeathon. The young coders, aged 8 to 12, worked in small teams to demonstrate their coding and collaboration skills by completing a challenge using Scratch.
The event took place in our newly refurbished library, the teams of students spread out across the space and knuckled down to produce some outstanding work in a friendly and supportive environment. One visiting teacher from another school commented, “this space is amazing, it feels like a California start up in here”, we were very proud to receive such praise.
The Computing Department hosted the event, Year 7 students acted as roving reporters interviewing the participants throughout the day, Y10 students were on hand to provide some tech support and to demonstrate some of our technology.
As the competition neared its end the teams worked hard to submit their entries, once the deadline had passed the three judges retired to their deliberation chamber to make the evaluations. A tense time was had as we all waited with bated breath for their decisions. We were over the moon with the event, but we were even happier when one of our own Y6 teams won the main event.
(Peter Allison, Computing Teacher)
Early on Saturday 26 May the Hanoi Activity Conference had their annual swimming gala. BIS entered a very strong team entered and everyone displayed great sportsmanship throughout the long, hot morning. All the students were eager and ready to swim. Congratulations to everyone who swam on the day; BIS did exceptionally well with everyone setting new personal best times and lots of first placings in races.
The commitment and perseverance of our students that has continued throughout the whole year is impressive. Well done to everyone involved, especially our dedicated PE staff and our parent cheer leaders!
Detective work in F3B
The children F3B have been working together this week to solve a mystery, when they walked into school this week a crime had been committed! The children were quick to point out that whoever had done this, was not part of the BIS community because they were not showing care, respect or integrity. After thorough investigations and due process they have not been able to catch the culprit but the evidence seemed to point to someone fitting Goldilocks’ description. Today in F3B shared their learning on Bear and their investigations with us in assembly. Well done F3B you have been working very hard!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.
Ms Rebecca Carroll, Head of Primary
Congratulations to our fine diners this week:
- Ji Min 2B
- Seo Yeong 2B
- Thuy Duong 3I
- Kim Ngan 3I
- Victoria 4I
- Sasha 5S
- Charles 4S
- Ana 3B