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Mr Mark Sayer Weekly Update 4/3/2016

04 March 2016

As parents and students may be aware, one of the great vision statements of Nord Anglia Education (NAE) of which this school is a part, is their Be Ambitious campaign.

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Their big idea was to challenge students, teachers, schools to be the best that they could be, knowing that ‘there is no limit to what can be achieved’.

As a school we are hugely ambitious for our students.

This year sees the first of our IGCSE cohorts going through and the results look very promising indeed.  Seeing the talent coming through on the music side has been very encouraging; children who have only been playing for a few years are now confidently playing complex pieces with great feeling.  The rock wall has had its first blindfolded climbers on it (all safely harnessed and observed) so that students learn by strong collaboration to achieve literally great heights.

There is a great passion for creating vibrant learning spaces in school, where teachers can be creative and students achieve more than they thought they were able to.  Next week sees our Language Celebration week, that Mr Nick West has written about, and we will host our first Translanguaging Competition for our students.

We have an ambition to become the leading school in Hanoi in the provision of excellence in educational debate delivered through seminars and workshops to current parents and the wider public.  Next weekend, we will be running a seminar on Digital Citizenship and Online Safety.  Vietnam has, it is thought, about 150 mobile phones per 100 people.  Print media is dying and most sources of information for business, society and entertainment are online.  Your children are actively using mobiles for sure and if not now, then very soon.  How can you be sure of what they are accessing and how they are using digital technology to keep connected?  What are the advantages?  What are the dangers and pitfalls for young people?  How can we as parents and educators help young people make the right decisions about information they access and make available for others to see?

Do share this with friends and come and join us for what promises to be a stimulating and helpful session.

Topic: Digital Citizenship and Online Safety

Date & Time: Sunday 13th March, 2016 - from 09:30 to 11:30


Mr. Tim Gerrish: OBE – Founder of International Child Protection Advisors (ICPA)

Mr. Nam Dang Hoa: Director of the Child Protection and Care Bureau, MOLISA

Mr Mark Sayer - Principal of BVIS Hanoi