Year 10 students went to Pu Luong and completed their assessed expedition for the Duke of Edinburgh International Award. We are very proud of the students and also of the fact that every single Year 10 student took part in the Bronze Certificate. Another group of students, organised by Bao Anh in Year 11 recently went to Phu Tho. They used some of the money that Dalat House had made during the Christmas Market to buy a cow and take gifts for Tet (see article). This is a highly commendable use of time, resources and compassion and shows the increasing leadership position that our students are taking as they seek to make a difference.
Back at school on Monday, KS4 played basketball against UNIS. On Tuesday in was the turn of the KS3 football teams to play UNIS. Sport continues so well at present within the school and I refer you to the individual articles that showcase the students’ achievements.
As an additional initiative we are introducing the students more and more to the world of Higher Education, to life beyond BVIS once Year 13 has been completed. On Tuesday, Goldsmith College of London University, one of the premier universities in the UK, came to talk to Year 10 and Year 11 students. This was followed by a Year 11F parent evening, an invaluable meeting to discuss the trial examination results and ensure students are focused and clear about what needs to be done for the real IGCSE exams.
On Thursday, Saigon students from KS3 went to visit the excellent Blue Dragon Charity with Mr Long and Mr Kevin. It was a lovely event during which they took individualised gifts for Tet, which were bought with the money from the Christmas Market.
We are so proud of all our students’ achievements this week!
We look forward to seeing many of you this Sunday at our Tet Fair!
Mrs Sarah Wild - Head of Secondary