Happy new year to you all!
I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas holiday break and are now looking forward to the new term.
At the end of last term we had to say goodbye to Ms Rachel Kennedy who had been teaching Maths with us last term. She was only here on a short term contract and left us to start a new job in Bucharest, Romania. Whilst we were sad to see Ms Kennedy leave, we are delighted to welcome our new full time Maths teacher, Ms Kanjee. Ms Kanjee joins us from South Africa and has come to us with exceptional teaching abilities - I hope that you all make her feel very welcome.
The new year has started with the Year 11, 12 and 13 students facing practice IGCSE, AS and A Level exams. I know that most of them have been working hard over the Christmas holiday to prepare for them, and I wish them well as they continue them into next week. The ‘mock’ exams are designed to enable the students to experience the full papers similar to the ones they will sit in May and June - and to diagnose the areas they need to work on more carefully, ahead of the final exams.
We were grateful to receive a visit from the organisers of the World Scholar’s Cup. They were in Hanoi to promote the event. As you will be aware, students from BVIS have had great success in this in the last two years. They addressed Year 7, 8 and 9 students, who were very excited about the opportunity to take part in the local round later on this year in Hanoi. My thanks to Ms Bower for organising this visit.
On Friday, the students are going to be selecting which events they would like to take part in in this year’s Sports’ Day. It will be held on 24th January and promises to be another great event. I will write to you all with the details of the day next week. I hope many parents will be able to come and support.
Finally, next Tuesday we look forward to meeting the Year 7 parents for their second Parent Teacher evening of the year.
I hope you all have a great week ahead.