Friends of BIS
It’s not just our students who have had a busy week but parents too. Sunday saw our first Community Litter Pick with over 50 volunteers made up of parents, students and staff. We set off to a public area just outside Vinhomes to pick up litter, with the help of Keep Hanoi Clean, who generously provided re-usable gloves, grabbers and sacks for the rubbish. Our hard work certainly paid off, picking up over 220kg of rubbish in just over an hour. We will be organising another one in March so please keep an eye out for the date.
Parent Yoga was back on this week in the chill-out chamber with Stephanie and there will be more yoga and Zumba after the Tet Holidays. Finally, Ms Huyen, who has been leading Vietnamese language lessons for parents, led a cooking class on Thursday. Savouring the delights of Vietnamese cuisine, our parents got to make and taste Vietnamese Spring Rolls, Banh Trung and Coconut Candy. It was lovely to see so many parents learning more about some of the local traditions, food and Tet preparations.
We take this opportunity to invite parents to our Tet Assembly next Wednesday at 2 pm in the auditorium. It is a wonderful celebration which our Vietnamese staff and children are busy preparing for. It has been a short term but both Primary and Secondary teams have achieved a lot in the month of January. We now look forward to the Tet celebration and holiday with a sense of satisfaction of a job well done.
Chuc Mung Nam Moi
Rebecca Carroll (Head of Primary) & Tim Webb (Head of Secondary)