Another busy week packed with exams, visitors and events in secondary! Our AS and A level ICT students sat their final practical examination on Monday and Wednesday. They have prepared hard for this, and I know they will have done incredibly well.
Meanwhile on Monday, we hosted the U19 Girls’ Football City Championships, and were delighted to come out victorious, beating ABCIS, EIS and Renaissance to become champions! So BVIS now have championship winning teams in football (X2), basketball and badminton! Well done girls, and well done to their coach Mr Cryan
BVIS Girls Crowned City Champions!
On Tuesday, we were delighted to welcome 18 of the top universities from the United Kingdom to the school. Although our year 13s have chosen their destinations for next year, for some of our younger students it was a great opportunity to start enquiring about the options on offer. UK universities are the best in the world for subjects such as physics and mathematics, and are also much more affordable than those in the US, which surprised many of our students. I must reserve a special mention for my alma mater, Lancaster University, who came along too! We also had a representative from Shannon University in Ireland come to meet with some students on Thursday.
On Wednesday, Mr Walsh gave a special and very important assembly on internet safety, and warned of the dangers of addiction to our mobile devices such as phones and tablets. Next week, we are encouraging staff and students to limit their internet use to only work or academic purposes, and try to give up or significantly reduce the time we spend on social media or games. You can support your child in this by trying it yourself! On average now, people spend two years of their life looking at their mobile phones – what could you have achieved in that time?!
On Thursday, we welcomed parents to our coffee morning on the importance of reading and how to encourage your child to read. We run a number of reading schemes here, including the excellent Accelerated Reader programme, and Ms Sumpter and Ms Truc gave some great suggestions and advice on how to tackle reluctant readers.
Coffee Morning Thursday 24/3/2016
On Thursday, we also hosted the BIS/BVIS Middle Leaders’ Programme. This is another example of your children’s teachers, across all the campuses, giving up their time to further their own learning so that they might support students even more. This is a year-long course, and will have a great impact on the children in all the schools.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Tuong Khanh Vy (Victoria), 10V – helping brilliantly with the secondary coffee morning.