I do hope that you have had a good week.
I have been away from school for the last part of this week, as I have been leading a course in developing leadership skills in our ‘middle leaders’, from both our own school and every other school in the South East Asian region of Nord Anglia. It is an important commitment from Nord Anglia to provide opportunities that develop the leadership skills in our staff for our
students benefit. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time discussing the big issues of education within a leadership context and know that students at BVIS and throughout the region will gain from the colleagues on the course.
I would like to congratulate all of our Year 13 students who have completed their universityapplications - already we have had many offers come through. Universities are recognising that due to their skills and abilities, these are the students they want on their courses. My thanks to Mr Widemann for all his help as University Guidance Counsellor in enabling our students to put together top quality applications by the deadlines.
Finally, I would like to say congratulations to Ho Bao Anh for being awarded a prize for the FOBISIA Social Sciences Essay Competition. This was open to all of the 50 schools in Asia that are part of the FOBISIA group, and to win a prize of this nature is a great achievement. The essay was on the theme of the rise of populism within politics. A complicated theme to write about in any language, let alone your second, so well done again to him.
I hope to see you all at the Tet fair on Saturday - one of my favourite events of the year - and that you all have a great week ahead, especially if Vietnam win the football!