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Secondary Weekly Update 09/09/16 from Mr Nick Lee

09 September 2016

  • BVIS Secondary update 20160909
  • Giles Lever at BVIS Hanoi
  • Nick Lee BVIS parent meeting
  • BVIS Secondary study (1)
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“Education is not about filling a bottle, it is about lighting a fire”.

On Wednesday this week, Mr. Dale (Business Studies/Economics) and I were fortunate enough to take our Year 12 students to BIS Hanoi to hear an address by the UK Ambassador, HE Giles Lever. Mr. Lever was talking to the senior students from both schools about how a British education can prepare students for a successful university experience in whatever subject the students choose, wherever that may be in the world. He cited many examples from his experiences with dealing with CEOs of Vietnamese companies in highlighting what they look from when they hire employees. Amongst some of the attributes he shared were ‘lifelong learners’, problem solvers, people who can think on their feet, who can show initiative, analyse situations and give their own opinions, even if these opinions challenge preconceived norms. These are qualities that we are central to our educational programmes and which we develop in all of our students every day.

I would like to thank Anthony Rowlands, the Principal of BIS for inviting us to this event.

In order to ensure that we can light as many fires as possible, and not just ‘fill bottles’, we have had all of our Year 7, 8, 10, 11 and new students to the school in Year 9 take an online baseline assessment test this week. This test, administered by the University of Durham, and used by thousands of schools around the world, allows us to understand the students as learners in a better way. The results, when we receive them, give a good indication of developed ability and enable us to understand what we need to do as teachers for each individual student.

Last Monday, I had the pleasure of speaking to our Key Stage 3 parents and would like to thank so many for coming to this information morning. The greater the parental involvement in a school, the greater the chances of the students feeling supported and secure, and therefore the better their chances of fulfilling their potential. I am really looking forward to speaking with Key Stage 4 and then Sixth form parents in the next couple of weeks.

On Tuesday I met with a number of Year 8 students who organised, on their own initiative, a meeting with me to discuss their desire to be Eco Warriors. They have organised themselves, have set up a shared Google Classroom to pool their thoughts and research, and will now try to be our eco conscience – checking on lights and air conditioning units being left on, and looking at how we can reduce, recycle and reuse more in school. They have shown fine leadership skills for such young students and I hope to be able to support them as well as I can.

Next week is a celebration of the Moon Festival, something we are all looking forward to. I urge as many students as possible to join the staff in wearing their Ao Dais on Thursday 15th September to help us mark this important event.

I hope you all have a great week ahead.

Mr Nick Lee - Head of Secondary