Over two hundred happy but exhausted faces returned to Saigon last Friday following some fantastic trips away. The students experienced new things, new places, pushed themselves outside of their own comfort zones and survived cold nights in a tent! Our thanks once again go to all the staff who accompanied the young people on their trips; they did not just go along to supervise, but joined in whole-heartedly and were full of enthusiasm throughout.
You can read more about the year 7 trip to Mui Ne here, year 8′s Dalat adventure here, year 9′s trip to Hoi An here, and year 10′s ground-breaking visit to Cambodia here.
After a week of exams, years 11, 12 and 13 also wanted to get out of school and so they spent Monday morning at RMIT experiencing some university-style seminars and competing in a number of sports against the undergraduates.
Year 13s are already receiving offers from universities, but it will not be long before year 12 and 11 students also begin to apply.
Shortly after the Tet holiday, we will be issuing options booklets for all students in years 9 and 11 for them to choose their iGCSEs and A levels respectively. We will be holding an options evening in early March to help with these choices, but students should start thinking now about their future pathways and talk with their subject and form tutors.
Finally, this Sunday is of course our annual Tet Festival, and I really look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible. It is always an incredible event and this year will be no exception!
Nguyen The Anh (John), 8V – he had a really bad fall on the first day and this meant he could not take part in some of the activities, and didn’t complain once.
Nguyen Hong Thuc (Tony), 8I – caring for others by carrying their bags on the long walks on the school trip to Dalat.
HO, Chau Anh (8I) & PHAM, Hoai Tran (8V) – great teamwork and exemplary behaviour on the trip
Tran Hoang Khanh Van (Lisa) is our inaugural Accelerated Reader of the week.
Phong Thanh Nguyen (7I) for his kindness and support of his peers on the residential.
Jenny (Nguyen Bao Ngoc) – 11V. A brilliant start in her position of Performing Arts Student Leader.
NGUYEN Bang Linh (Jane) 10I & NGUYEN Le Tra My 10I – great work on the year 10 trip write up