I’m writing this from Bangkok where I’m attending PENTA inspection training. Having been through CIS earlier this term, in the future we will be looking at receiving a BSO (British Schools Overseas) inspection to further validate where we are as a school, and so this provides a great insight into how well we are doing as well as our next steps for continued improvement.
With the first term of iGCSE study almost over, it was great to see large numbers of parents at the year 10 parents’ evening on Tuesday. It is only with your continued support that we can fully support students to progress and develop their learning.
Year 12 and 13 art students have had an exciting opportunity this week as well, working with a tailor and designer to design and make their own – and teachers’! – ao dais in preparation for the Tet celebrations. Our thanks to Ms Thuy and Ms Lavender for organising this – I’m looking forward to the end results!
Our congratulations also to our boys’ and girls’ basketball teams who continued their fantastic start to the season – I can’t wait for the city championships!
Next week is another busy week. On Wednesday morning we have our whole school awards assembly from 8.40am. We’d love to see as many parents there in the main hall as possible to share in our celebration of the student’s success this term.
On Thursday, all students should arrive in their PE kits and house t-shirts in readiness for Sports Day. We’ll be travelling over to RMIT for the morning and having a slightly later lunch, but I have no doubt it will be another amazing event, with all to play for in the house competition…
Finally, on Friday there is a special production of “Jack and the Beanstalk” with a traditional British pantomime for the whole school. Again, you are more than welcome to come along and watch from 8.40am. There may be a few actors you recognise…
That’s followed at 10.10 by BVIS has Got Talent, with an end to the day at 11.30am, by which time we’ll all be ready for a well-earned rest!
Have a lovely weekend.
LE Hong Anh (Lily) and NGUYEN Hoang Anh (Anna) represented the school with distinction at the Feral Steps piano concert on Saturday night. I am very proud of them both but unfortunately couldn’t go (due to literally ‘long-standing’ race commitments).
VO Phan Gia Bao – 13I – he has been working very independently on his A Level art in his study periods, and has also been extremely helpful preparing for the Christmas festival. He is always happy to help – great attitude this term!