Traditional Vietnamese Games
This week our inter-house activities have been organised by the Vietnamese teachers and have seen students competing, and having lots of fun, in Vietnamese traditional games. The students have been competing in : Nhảy lò cò and Cướp cờ. My thanks to Ms Giang, Ms Sen, Ms Thuong and Mr Nghia for organising the fun.
International Women’s Day
On Friday we celebrated International Women’s Day with the most amazing assembly led by Jane and Ly. It was full of fun and serious issues that women deal with, around the world, on a daily basis. It was fully interactive with 12 boys getting up on stage to take part in a quiz - to see how much they knew about famous women and issues that affect women. The assembly finished with the school taking part in a short meditation, where we were asked to think of an important woman in our lives - and give thanks to them.
March is a busy month with universities from all around the world visiting the school.
On Wednesday 4 March 2019, BVIS had the pleasure to welcome Dr Troy Vasiga (see photo below), from the Centre for Mathematics and Computing (CEMC), the largest Mathematics and Computer Science outreach organisation in North America. Dr Vasiga held a 40 minute Maths workshop, which challenged our students to think critically and creatively, stretching their mathematics muscles. In a group setting, the students were lead through some math problems in game and riddle format and discussed common problem solving approaches. It was a fun and engaging 40 minutes with all Year 10s fully inspired by the seminar.
In addition to that, on Thursday this week, our Year 11 and 12 students had the chance of talking to representatives of 5 universities - four US Universities (Furman University, Concordia College, De Paul University and Wabash College), as well as one of the top management schools in France (ESSCA School of Management). Most of our Year 12s flocked to the library to find out about the opportunities these institutions have to offer.
Finally, I would like to announce that this year’s BVIS UN Ambassadors will be Kim Yeonoo and Nguyen Ngoc Ha Nguyen. Congratulations to both of them - it was a very difficult job to try and decide, and I am sure that they will represent our school admirably at the UN in July.
I wish you all a great week ahead.