You will remember that last week I wrote about our Bilingualism week, and the many events that took place. The week culminated in our very exciting live translation competition final I would like to congratulate all of our students who took part, and in particular Nguyen Cong Minh Duc from 11 B who was our eventual winner.
As part of Minh Duc’s prize he has become my official interpreter and his first duty was to interpret for me at an open morning for prospective new families interested in coming to our school. He was amazing and was an excellent example of all of our students here at BVIS.
It has been another busy week here and I am delighted that we have had two trips go out. One to the NEAMAC Maths competition in Tokyo, Japan. This sees some of our top mathematicians competing in a variety of different tasks, both individually and as a team against the best mathematicians in the region.
Our second trip this week is the FOBISIA Drama festival, where our students will get to work in a wide variety of performing arts workshops with other students from South East Asia, culminating in a final big performance. I look forward to welcoming them back to school on Monday and finding out how they have got on.
For the first part of this week I was in Egypt. As a registered inspector for British Schools Overseas I have the opportunity to go to other British international schools and help with their accreditation processes, which looks at the quality of their teaching and learning and the many other things that make up a British school experience.
Now I have returned I am able to reflect on what we do at our school. I think of the very high standards of teaching and learning that go on day after day - and of all the wonderful opportunities we offer our students to help them become happy global citizens with 21st Century learning habits - and I am very proud of what we are achieving here.
I hope you all have a lovely week ahead.
Mr. Nick Lee - Head of Secondary