As you read this, a group of 24 of our Primary students will be settled in their hotel anticipating the two days ahead. They are taking part in this year’s Nord Anglia Games in Bangkok. You may remember this time last year when our first overseas trip departed to Pattaya in Thailand for our first experience of this competition. We are better prepared this year and know what to expect but the excitement for the children is just the same. What we were most impressed with last year was actually the sportsmanship and team work that were clearly on show. The children worked extremely hard to try and get a point, to score a hoop, to win a match. This weekend, I am confident the latest group of children to represent BVIS Hanoi will be doing just the same. We are so proud of the group and look forward to hearing all about their trip next week. Thank you to the staff who have given up their weekend to enjoy with the children and give them this opportunity they will never forget. To Mr. Brookfield, Miss. Erin, Mrs. West and Ms. Them, and all parents on the trip giving support, thank you.
Next week is a very busy week and I do hope as many of you as possible will be able to attend our Winter Festival, A Child’s Journey Part 2, next Friday at 1.30pm in the Primary Sports Hall. The children will be busy rehearsing all week and it promises to be an amazing display of the Juilliard music and dance we have been learning along with a fine display of the children’s art work. The children will also be watching the Secondary students perform 'Oliver', based on the Charles Dicken’s novel, and it will be a real treat to see how the students' skills progress as they have specialist drama teaching in the Secondary school. Parents are invited to the evening shows on Thursday and Friday so please do look out for the flyers and adverts and do come along.
On Saturday 9th December, 3-6pm, some of our singers and musicians will be performing at the InterContinental Hotel, Tay Ho, as part of a traditional European Christmas market. Parents are invited to enjoy this experience, maybe buying some small gifts, enjoying refreshments and watching our children perform seasonal songs and music, all to the backdrop of West Lake. It promises to be magical.
Have a great weekend.