A big welcome home to Ms Lan after her adventures in Antarctica! It was great that Ms Riley and some of the year 7 students were able to join the primary children in the airport penguin flash mob at the airport to greet her as she landed. We look forward to hearing first hand about all her wonderful experiences.
At the weekend, 15 of our best and brightest students from years 10 to 12 took part in the local heats of the World Scholar’s Cup. Accompanied by Mr Reid and Ms Tuoc, they competed against over 350 students for a place in the regional finals in Bangkok in June, and all five teams made it through! Well done to each and every one of them, and our thanks to Mr Reid and Ms Truc for giving up their whole weekend.
World Scholar’s Cup Success
This week, we saw the final heat of the Year 13 Masterchef competition, with 13B demonstrating their cooking skills. It was once again a close-fought event, with some delicious creations on offer to the lucky judges. This time, thought, Nhat and Duc were victorious, with a creation of their own design: I-can’t-believe-it’s-not-pasta-scallop bake! Next week is the final cook-off, with the three winning pairs from each tutor group pitting their wits against one another in a blind cook-off, and bidding to win the coveted BVIS Masterchef Apron!
This coming weekend, 17 students, together with Mr Webb, Ms Julie and Ms Tuoc, are off to Dalat for the school’s first ever Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition. They face many challenges, including hiking many kilometres, camping, cooking for themselves and carrying all of their equipment, but I know they will have an amazing time. We are one of only three schools in Vietnam (the others being our friends at BIS here and in Hanoi) to offer this prestigious award, which is much-coveted by universities and employers alike, and we wish are intrepid adventurers well.
Next week is the last week of term, but a busy one it is. You will be receiving grade reports in all year groups, plus final tutor comments for years 11-13. In addition it is Year 10 parents’ evening on Tuesday, and Year 7 parents’ evening on Thursday. I do hope to see as many of you there as possible, as this is a vital opportunity to speak to class teachers.
On Friday, we have an early finish at 11.30am, and then the exams really start in earnest for our IGCSE and A Level students!
I wish you a wonderful weekend.