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Mr Mark Sayer Weekly Update 18th December

18 December 2015

Dear Parents, you will have read a great number of articles, newsletters and short pieces on the exciting things that have taken place this term.

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It has indeed been a very busy and fruitful term.  Staff have given a great deal of their time, energy, emotion to teaching your children and I am both pleased and proud of all that the school has achieved.

I am equally delighted by the responses of our students.  The school productions revealed the amazing developments in a growing bilingual proficiency from Early years upwards, and the individual conversations with students have – frankly – amazed me.  The range of vocabulary and the complexity of ideas being expressed from the youngest upwards have been very humbling.  The students have engaged in a wide range of activities where they have demonstrated their creative and leadership skills, many of which you will be able to read about in the Vue Point magazine coming out soon.

There have been some extremely important milestones for us this term.  I want to recap them as I think it tells us the significance of what we are building.

As we previously mentioned concerning the Parental Survey, initiated by Nord Anglia Education, 100% of parents said they felt there children were highly respected by their teachers.  In addition, 99% of respondents stated that they would recommend our school to their friends.  Parental satisfaction is a hallmark of our school.  Feedback to CIS from staff groupings declared that staff are very happy working in the school; they feel part of a family, strongly supported and enabled to do their jobs with a sense of commitment, pride and contentment.  Strong, positive relationships are a hallmark of the school.

I also recently received an email from the Chief Executive of Nord Anglia (as I am sure did others within the wider group) for the response rates to their annual Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Survey.  In it, our school was highlighted as being amongst the highest performers of any employment sector anywhere in the world.  Engagement and empowerment, and a high satisfaction, are all hallmarks of our school.

In spite of these key findings over an extended period and corroborated by a number of independent third parties, we are never complacent.  We press on to help your children achieve even more highly, and, as we continue to plan for the opening of the new Primary Campus, in facilities that match our aspirations.  I am glad to say that the British Vietnamese International School is no ordinary International School.  We are so glad that you are part of this exciting journey with us.

I trust that you will join with me in publicly thanking all of our teachers for their wonderful work this term, as I thank you for all of your support for us this term.

I wish you all a very happy holiday and look forward to welcoming you back on Wednesday 6th January.

Mr Mark Sayer - Principal of BVIS Hanoi