Greeting to parents of BVIS. I am Dieu Linh. To day is take over day where some of our students take over the teacher’s role. I will be taking over Ms. SB’s position as the Head of Secondary.
Welcome to our weekly activity update:
Across Key Stage 3, the students are enjoying the Global Campus resources. They have learned about climate action and what we should do to try and prevent climate change. Their ideas have been superb and hopefully will be implemented worldwide! The school now are in the Top 20 Nord Anglia schools for their use of Global Campus!
In Year 10, Geography students are learning about settlements and are learning about the reasons for the growth of settlements, including the great example of Hanoi. The use of the red river has been discussed and why it has been so important in the growth of Hanoi.
This week year 8 successfully started their first ever data project where they were challenged to design an experiment based on the hypothesis “fast hands means fast feet”. The students worked creatively to decide what the term ‘fast hands’ and ‘fast feet’ before deciding on how they were going to test this hypothesis. This project will not only help the students to understand the use of data in a wider context but it helps develop their critical thinking skills, their ability to work as a team and their mathematical communication. Students all had the opportunity to conduct their experiments in the sports hall and had great fun while learning.
I look forward to seeing the finished projects from year 8 where they have to analyse their data and come to a conclusion.
Recently, KS3 students have been completing a creative writing competition run by Nord Anglia Global Campus in their English lessons. They were required to write and illustrate biographies of female environmental activists. A huge number of students have engaged really well with the task and there have been some incredible submissions for the biographies. Students competed at a house level with Dalat house winning 200 house points for the most submissions.
Below are the individual winners from each year group, and the overall winner.
On Tuesday, 24th of November, students from the smile club ECA went on a trip to Vietnam Cuba hospital to meet with over 60 cleft lip and cleft pallet patients. The smiles that greeted us left our students with a very long-lasting impression. We delivered over 80 smile bags that were kindly donated from our students all over the school and it was magical seeing the patients eyes light up. Our students were also very fortunate to see doctors perform a live surgery on a cleft lip toddler. This gave them a real sense of what it is like to have such a disability and as a result develop their empathy. Throughout the term, this ECA was mainly student led and it was wonderful to see Tan Tai's leadership skills strengthen as time went on.
Performances are on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th December. 6pm in the Secondary School Hall
- Tickets are 50,000VND and can be purchased from Secondary Reception
Events for the following week:
- 30th November, 1st and 3rd December: Seussical show rehearsal
- 27th November: Year 8 Drama Live lunch
Have a lovely weekend!