It started on Saturday with Key Stage 4 playing some great basketball at BIS and winning many games, whilst other students back at BVIS were completing their first Aid training. All Duke of Edinburgh students are now certified First Aiders: a very important skill to have acquired.
The first email that I opened on Monday revealed how well some of our Year 11s did in this year’s International Senior Math Challenge! I am very proud of the outcomes and the results will be announced at the end of term assembly! On the same day, the school was also very proud to watch Pham Hong Quang (Year 11) receive a prize in the UNFPA writing competition. Students were asked to write about their grandparents. It is also wonderful to witness such strongly-held values and the special relationship between students and the older generation that mean so much to them! Year 11 students are certainly making time and valuing all of the opportunities made available to them!
Many other sporting events have taken place this week, including a Key Stage 3 football match against Wellspring and another Key Stage 4 Basketball game against Olympia. We should not forget the end of the Interhouse Dodgeball competition with Saigon running out the overall winners. The Key Stage 4 Saigon team also enjoyed playing against a staff team on Wednesday, beating them 2-1. It was great fun to watch!
The whole of this week has also been focused on Teachers’ Day, with Key Stage 3 forms preparing decorative posters celebrating their teachers. The week ended with a very heartwarming assembly to commemorate this very special day. It is so important to tell our teachers what a great job they do and who better to do it than the students themselves with the help of Mr Long, Ms Giang, Mr Nghia, Ms Nghia and Mr Soi! Can I also take this opportunity on behalf of all the Secondary teachers, to thank parents for all of the gifts received. They are very much appreciated.
Mrs Sarah Wild - Head of Secondary