Thank you to so many of you for attending the Secondary Coffee Morning hosted by Dr Jonathan from Family Medical Practice on Thursday. I’m sure you found it, as I did, both informative and incredibly useful. Simple things like ensuring our children are in set routines, even at weekends and during the holidays can make all the difference, both to our home lives and to their learning. Some particular points for us all to learn from were:
· don’t let children have electronic devices, including televi
· sions and mobile phones, in their bedrooms;
· teenagers need between 9 and 10 hours of sleep each night;
· you cannot catch up on your sleep by sleeping late at weekends;
· caffeine, found in tea, coffee and many soft drinks, stops us from sleeping deeply and therefore resting properly;
· we need to follow exactly the same rules as adults!
We hope to run more of these workshops using medical and other experts, both for the students and for parents, so please let us know if there are topics you are particularly interested or concerned about.
Caring for the whole child is something the visiting CIS team praised BVIS for last week, and our students once again showed their skills beyond the classroom this week with the girls’ under 19 volleyball squad winning the city championships! The boys’ squad also competed well, and we hope that their success is the start of much, much more in the coming year.
Watch their nail biting final set here
Indeed, the basketball teams also got off to a flying start to the season with both boys and girls outclassing their opponents from EIS on Tuesday evening
U19 Girls Basketball Squad Open the Season with A Bang
On Monday we play host to the city swimming championships – let’s hope that this winning run continues!
But it’s not just in sport that we are developing the students. This weekend, members of the sixth form team are taking all of year 12 to Mui Ne on a leadership residential. The students will undertake a whole range of leadership, team building and problem solving tasks as part of the prefect selection process.
Mr Webb, Mr Cryan and Ms Julie from the primary school are also away this weekend to begin training to run the Duke of Edinburgh International Award. This is a prestigious programme aimed at building up new skills, independence, leadership and community work which student in year 10 and above will soon be able to gain access to. More details will follow soon.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Phan Van Nhan Kiet
Nguy Thien Kiet (Mark)-10 I
Ho Nguyen Uyen Thy (Tina) -10V
Ha Do Nhat Anh-10I
These students have work extremely hard from planning to conducting a variety of activities with the little students from An Ha School. We are vere proud of the way the have conducted themselves and their enthusiasm as well as the problem solving skills.
Duong Ngoc Anh (Noel), 9V – being a fantastic Vietnamese teacher to Mr Graves
And our winning Volleyball squad:
Ho Nguyen Uyen Thy (Tina) 10V
Han Trung Y (Jenny) 10V
Ou Tuong Khanh Vy (Victoria) 10V
Nguyen Ngoc Vi (Magda) 11B
Nguyen Hoang Anh (Anna) 11I
Doan Le Khanh Vy 11V
Tran Phuong Uyen (Sara) 12B
Tang Tue Nhat Linh 13V
Nguyen Truc Quynh (Mandy) 10B
Tran Ngoc Que Nhien (Jolie) 10V
Tran Thi Minh Anh 10B