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Johnathan STEAM BVIS HCMC 2018

Weekly Highlights 05/10/2018

Weekly Highlights 31/08/2018 BVIS HCM

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Mr. Simon Higham, Principal

Over the last week, I have been attending the annual Nord Anglia Education Senior Leaders Conference in Le Martinets, Switzerland. Every year, Principals and key senior leaders from across the 27 countries that have Nord Anglia Education schools come together to be inspired by others, learn from the very best and have a unique opportunity to discuss how to further develop learning to make a difference to the lives of our students who we are privileged to educate.

The conference consisted of presentations from fellow Principals who showcased the benefits of our unique curriculum collaborations that we have with Juilliard for music, drama and dance. In addition, there were further talks from MIT and Apple Education, who we are currently closely working alongside NAE to help develop our educational technology strategy across the whole group.

Lord Putnam BVIS HCMC 2018

Also, we were inspired by Lord David Puttnam, chair of the Educational Advisory Board that represents all schools within the NAE group. More information about Lord Puttnam can be found here.

I am also pleased to report to you that BVIS HCMC received a special recognition award during the conference, for the innovative and creative bilingual learning that occurs across our school daily. This event highlighted the growing global reputation that our school has, and I trust that you like myself, have a sense of pride that your child(ren) are being educated within our forward thinking and caring community.

I would like to congratulate all of our families who attended last weekend’s BBGV Fun Run. In total, over 10,000 runners took part and it was great to see so many of you representing our school in this annual event, raising money for local charities. For further details and pictures of the event, read more about this event in this post.

STEAM Cambodia 2018

Finally, I would like to thank all of the BVIS students who are currently representing our school at the Regional STEAM Festival at Northbridge International School in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I am sure they are gaining a great deal from this opportunity and will bring back many new ways of thinking about STEAM learning when they return to school next week.

Remember that it’s not too late to submit a picture of your STEAM challenge that was outlined in last week’s Highlights.

Remember to use the hashtags #STEAM and #loveBVIS when you post on your own social media.

As part of our commitment to the safety of everyone within our BVIS community, I would like to remind you of the following people who you can contact if you have a concern about the welfare of any child within our school (please see the poster below) 

Safety Training BVIS HCM 2018

Weekly Highlights 31/08/2018 BVIS HCM

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Ms Rosy Clark, Head of Primary

Music in the Primary School

Recently we recorded the song “Stand by Me”, arranged especially for the school by Mr Fergus our Primary music teacher, for the “One Day One Choir” initiative. Their website describes the annual event in the following way:

“One Day One Choir is an inspiring global peace initiative which uses the harmonious power of singing together to unite people around the world on Peace Day, September 21st.

Since we began in 2014 – as a response to growing unrest and conflict in the world – more than a million people, from all walks of life and a huge array of different singing groups, have joined in and sung with us in more than 50 countries.”

This is the third year that BVIS have participated and I am delighted to report that our recording received more than 10,000 views in just 10 days on social media! For a school of our size, this is a tremendous achievement.

Young Musician of the Year 2018 Semi-final

This week, young musicians across the Primary school auditioned for the 2018 “Young Musician of the Year” competition. Thirteen instrumentalists from Years 3 – 6 were selected to play in the semi-final which took place in assembly on Friday morning. The children showed great courage in performing to their parents, teachers and peers in the main hall, such a large audience and venue, and impressed us all with their musical skills.

  • Young Musicians of the Year Semi finalist BVIS HCMC 2018 (5)
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Congratulations to the children who won the BVIS semi-final. They now go forward to the grand final of the competition to be held on Tuesday 16th October at BIS, in district 2. Our finalists will compete against the finalists from the ABCIS and BIS, and we wish them all the best of luck.

Introduction to New Primary Teacher

Each week we would like to introduce you to one of our new Primary teachers. We hope that this will help you to get to know them better. 

Welcome to Ms Brittany Walker - PE Teacher across the whole school.

Brittany Walker

1. Where did you live prior to coming to Vietnam and what was the name of your previous school?

Rangitoto College, Auckland New Zealand.

2. What are your fist impressions of BVIS?

Friendly staff and motivated students.

3. What are your first impressions of Vietnam?

Vietnam is an exciting country. The people have been very friendly and welcoming, and I love how happy and proud everyone is about their own culture.

4. What 3 things are you looking forward to doing whilst living in Vietnam?

Vietnam is an exciting country. The people have been very friendly and welcoming, and I love how happy and proud everyone is about their own culture.

Weekly Highlights 31/08/2018 BVIS HCM

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Mr Jack Rudin, Head of Secondary

Year 12 Trip to Mui Ne 

BVIS secondary school strives to develop students' academic abilities as well has a range of other skills so that they enjoy school and are ready to enjoy life after school. To help with Last weekend year 12 travelled to Mui Ne for a course devoted to leadership and team working skills, the group of 39 students and 6 staff took part in a wide range of practical tasks with every student given the opportunity to lead their form group in at least one activity.  Between activities the head of 6th form Mr Lowry taught the basics of leadership, whilst also emphasising the need to know the needs of the team.  The mix of problem solving, and physically demanding activities stretched the students but there was a general sense of achievement having completed all the tasks. 

Mui Ne Year 12 BVIS HCMC 2018

The weekend was a great success with the students progressing well and understanding the role of leadership and teamwork, not only in business but also how it can improve their studies at school.  Notable was the camaraderie that exists in year 12 and I look forward to seeing them putting these skills into to practice over the next 2 years. 

BVIS Students Attending the 1st Region STEAM Festival

STEAM Festival BVIS HCMC 2018

We have also been able to offer a fantastic opportunity to our younger students to attend a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) workshop. This week a group of secondary students are going to Cambodia to participate in a Nord Anglia STEAM event, with 8 Nord Anglia schools from the area taking part in this inter-subject event for science, technology, engineering, art and maths. This event promises to be a great hands on experience for our students and will see them work together with the students from other schools in workshops and project based learning to complete one of the exciting challenges created in collaboration with MIT.

Check next weeks HUB article to find out how our students got on at the event. 

If you wish to learn more about why at BVIS and Nord Anglia we think of STEAM with such importance please see more information here.

Year 13 Enjoys Exciting Biology A-Level

Here at school Mr Every’s year 13 class are once again working hard towards their Biology A-level – this time with a little bit of help from our principal Simon Higham. Fresh from his trip to Switzerland, no sooner had he landed Mr Higham was helping with a brain dissection! The students went on to each dissect a kidney as they research the organs which govern homeostasis. 

Biology Year 13 BVIS HCMC 2018

Biology Week 2018 

Keep your eyes open for quizzes and competition to celebrate Biology Week 2018 including: 

Bio Attack BVIS HCMC 2018

Open to all year groups, the BioArtAttack competition can be anything from drawings and sculptures to models and collages of any scale that represent Biology. The piece of art created can be entered by an individual or as a group.  

Your work will be sent to and judged by The Royal Society of Biology as well as Dr Marina Kenyon from the Go East primate charity. 

We will display all entries in the Primary and Secondary Foyers for everybody to see! 

Bring your art work to Mr Every’s lab (308) by Friday 12h October. 

Introduction to New Secondary Teacher

Each week we would like to introduce you to one of our new Secondary teachers. We hope that this will help you to get to know them better.   

Welcome to Ms Rhian Morgans, Secondary Assistant Headteacher.

Rhian Morgans

1. Where did you live prior to coming to Vietnam and what was the name of your previous school?

I lived in Ascot, England and worked at St Joseph's school in Slough.

2. What are your fist impressions of BVIS?

What incredible facilities the school has, and what a lovely community it is to be a part of. 

3. What are your first impressions of Vietnam?

I love the hustle and bustle of S.E Asia, there is always so much going on wherever you are. 

4. What 3 things are you looking forward to doing whilst living in Vietnam?

Lots of travelling, eating Asian food and immersing myself in the culture. 

If you have any feedback or comments regarding these Weekly Highlights or any other aspect of school life at BVIS, please feel free to contact me directly via email: Simon.Higham@bvisvietnam.com

Have a lovely family orientated weekend ahead. We look forward to seeing you again on Monday.

Mr Simon Higham (Principal), Ms Rosy Clark (Primary Head Teacher), Mr Jack Rudin (Secondary Head Teacher)

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