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This week in the Primary School – Ms. Rosy Clark 04/03/2016

04 March 2016

‘Project Penguin’

I returned from the Y6 residential trip last Friday to find the Primary School buzzing with ‘Project Penguin’. I hope Mr Holyome’s letter to you yesterday helped you gain an overview of this coming week’s events and I would like to draw your particular attention to the following two items:

1. Bike ride to the airport leaving BVIS at 15:30 on Thursday 10th March

If you have a motorbike and are free at this time, it would be great to involve you in the convoy accompanying Ms Lan to the airport. Please register with Ms Huong at:


Thursday 10.03.16 is the day of Ms Lan’s departure to Argentina (and from there to Antarctica), and we will have 100 adult bike riders dressed as penguins, (plus Ms Lan’s class dressed as penguins travelling in a school bus), to accompany Ms Lan from the school to the airport through the city.

On arrival at the airport, in the international departures section, about 20 children dressed as penguins will sing our ‘Penguin Stew’ song specially written by our music teacher Mr Fergus to say goodbye to Ms Lan and to wish her the best of luck.

The entire event will be photographed, filmed, and submitted to the Guinness World Book of Records. HTV will be filming the event, and a number of press representatives have confirmed their attendance.

 2. Vivo City penguin photo session on Saturday 5 March, 12:00 – 20:00

We will be hosting a penguin photo lab in Vivo City shopping mall in D7 mall on the first floor, for children to take photos with penguins and icebergs, holding penguin hands. Do come along!

You may have seen that the Primary foyer has an Antarctica theme, the screen is showing information about Antarctica, our rubbish bins have turned into penguins and our children (and staff!) are wearing or using ‘Project Penguin’ items which are all available for purchase from the “Project Penguin’ shop in the Primary office.

Exciting times for the school as our Eco-Ambassador prepares to embark on her expedition to learn about global warming and climate change.

Whilst we are all enjoying our penguin theme, there is a very important reason for Ms Lan’s expedition. She will support learning about global warming and climate change at BVIS and deepen our children’s understanding of the dangers facing Vietnam in the future if we do not become more environmentally conscious citizens.

Key Stage 2 residential trips

Last week I was in Hoi An with our Y6 children and teachers. What a wonderful week we had as the itinerary was packed full of stimulating activities, all chosen to develop the children’s skills. For example:

o   Pottery and lantern making to develop creative skills

o   Abseiling to provide challenge and to encourage the children to face and overcome their fears

o   Scavenger Hunt to promote team work and problem solving skills

Over the past two weeks during the Y4 and Y6 trips, I have felt extremely proud of our BVIS children. I received many compliments from tourists, guests and staff in the hotels and locations we visited about the children’s behaviour. It was a real delight to spend time with the children as they showed themselves to be confident, caring and respectful young people.