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BVIS 02/11/2018

Weekly Highlights 02/11/2018

Weekly Highlights 31/08/2018 BVIS HCM

Mr Simon Higham - Principal

Mr. Simon Higham, Principal

Dear Parents,

I would like to welcome all families back to school after our first half term break. I trust that you all had a great holiday and that both you and your children are ready for the next challenges in learning that lie ahead.

Weekly Highlights BVIS HCMC 02/11/2018

Thank you to all parents who have recently completed the online survey that I sent out via email last month. The purpose for this was to understand more about your experiences and opinions as a parent within our Nord Anglia Education school and how that information can be used to enhance both your child’s and your experience going forward.

I am pleased to inform you that the response rate from BVIS HCMC parents has been very encouraging and has been complemented by our Central team in Hong Kong. This goes to show the positive engagement that you have with our school and your willingness to spend time and effort in making our school environment the best that it can possibly be for all of our community.

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If you have not yet taken part in our survey, it’s still not too late. Simply click on this link  until Monday 4th November to give your respected views and opinions.

The survey should only take about 15 minutes to complete.

Your privacy is of utmost importance to us, thus your responses will remain anonymous. The answers you provide will be aggregated and analysed, in order to help us with strategic planning in the future.

If you would like further information please refer to our Data Protection Policy - click here

Sustainable Development Goals and the 'World’s Largest Lesson'

All Nord Anglia students, including all at BVIS HCMC, are empowered to make a difference and to positively impact the world. Through our collaboration with UNICEF, students participate in meaningful activities to effect change in their schools and communities at large. To focus these efforts on specific goals, UNICEF annually challenges Nord Anglia students to raise awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals, which are a collection of  17 goals set by the United Nations regarding social and economic development issues.

To read more about this year's goals that focus upon ‘inclusive education for all’ and the promotion of ‘justice, peaceful and inclusive societies’, click here to read the full article from our school website.

Tanzania Experience 2018

 Over the half term holiday, 14 of our BVIS students, accompanied by Mr Brown and Ms Lavendar, set off on their once in a lifetime expedition to Tanzania. Each year, BVIS offers students the opportunity to visit the NAE Seeway Camp in Tanzania to work with local communities, trek and safari within a challenging and unforgettable environment. To find out more about their adventures and see some of the many pictures, click here to access this regularly updated blog.

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Special Visitors to Visit BVIS HCMC

I am delighted to announce that on Monday 19th November, our school will be visited by the prestigious Education Advisory Board from Nord Anglia Education. This group aims to provide the vision and direction for educational provision across all of our NAE schools and we are looking forward to meeting all of its members, including the chairperson Lord David Puttnam. Read more about Lord Puttnam’s thoughts on the future of education by reading this post.

Lord Putnam BVIS HCMC 2018

Over the next few days, I will be attending the FOBISIA Senior Leaders Conference in Bangkok and returning to school next Wednesday. This annual conference provides very valuable insights into the most up to date and relevant educational thoughts and ideas and I feel both proud and privileged to be representing our school at this event.

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

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Ms Rosy Clark, Head of Primary

Under 11 Football City Championships

Last half term, the focus for competitive sport between the HCMC international schools at a primary school level was on football, culminating in this week’s city championships. Our U11 boys’ and girls’ squads have been training every week and playing fixtures in preparation for this.

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On Monday, 13 boys from Years 5 and 6 took part in the U11 boys’ football championships held at SSIS in District 7. Ten teams competed and our boys came a very creditable fifth overall. They showed great team spirit and played well.

On Tuesday, 14 girls from Years 5 and 6 played in their championships at RISS, also in District 7. Our girls dominated the event, not a single goal was scored against them and they won! Congratulations BVIS U11 girls city champions!

As a school, we are proud of both our boys’ and girls’ teams for their good sportsmanship, their levels of perseverance and their passion for their sport.

Day Trips – F2’s Visit to a Pizza Restaurant

Learning outdoors and beyond the school’s immediate environment is an important part of the BVIS curriculum, broadening the children’s experience and understanding of the world. On Thursday our F2 classes visited a well-known pizza restaurant in District 7 as part of their learning about food.

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What a fantastic time they had observing how the chef makes pizza before the children independently rolled their own dough, selected their own toppings and made their very own pizza to take home and share with their family.

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Mr Jack Rudin, Head of Secondary

This year we are hosting the Saigon Monologue Competition! Seven international schools will be competing for certificates, trophies and pride!  Each school can enter one monologue performance for six different categories.  All monologues must be under two minutes long and must be either from a published play or devised from your own imagination. 

If you would like to support the competitors, students, staff and parents are welcome to attend the Drama studio from 3:45pm and it is free entry for all!

STEAM at BVIS

As you are aware we are working in partnership with MIT to increase the STEAM (Science Technology Art and Maths) activities in our curriculum. This Thursday there have been some great opportunities across KS3 as they have taken part in a STEAM morning. They all worked in groups on designing a system to safely deliver an egg to the ground after dropping it from the balcony in the hall. Then they did the Fun Maths Roadshow activities that Liverpool University have designed to develop students’ mathematical problem-solving abilities

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Students have also had lots of opportunities to develop their Science and Technology skills in their regular lessons with Year 8 testing different materials to see which is the most efficient at insulating a water bottle. They all managed to design creative experiments to test their predictions - and with only a minimum of spilt water!

Year 7 have been looking at forces. They have been in the sports hall looking at how the tug of war can illustrate balanced and unbalanced forces. How many year 7s do you think it took to balance the force from 23 Year 2 children?

Year 11 Biology students have been looking at reproduction in plants. We have been dissecting flowers to look at the male and female organs within the flowers. Much nicer and cleaner than the cow’s eyes earlier in the year!

Student Community Leaders

BVIS HCMC Secondary Student Council 2018

Congratulations to the following students who have been appointed as our brand new Student Community Leaders!

  • Cindy (7I)               
  • Fifi (7I)
  • Fiona (7B)
  • Kitty (8V)
  • Nancy (8V)
  • Minh Quan (8B)
  • Kitty (9V)
  • Triet (9V)
  • Ky (10V)
  • Thia (10B)
  • Khang (10B)
  • Tina (11V)
  • Serena (11I)
  • Luke (11I)
  • Ky Dan (12V)
  • Kelly (12I)
  • Ngoc Minh (13V)

Together they will work on the community projects we run both inside and outside of BVIS as well as creating fantastic new projects for the future.

Photography Competition

Thank you to those who have already submitted some fantastic photos. For those of you who have not done so – there is still time! Take a photo of your choice with a Global Challenge theme e.g. Justice, Peace, Family, Leadership etc (see poster for more details). Then write no more then 50 words explaining how your photos links to the theme. The winners may have their photo selected for the 2019 BVIS calendar! The deadline for the Global Campus Photography Competition is Wednesday 7th November. Please submit your entries to Ms Hardiman (georgina.hardiman@bvisvietnam.com). Any questions please ask Ms Hardiman.

Photographer of the Year 2018

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 Nicola Bartram – Secondary Learning Support Teacher

Nicola Bartram

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

I lived in the ‘sunny’ North East of England before moving to Vietnam and worked at Joseph Swan Academy.

2. What have been your fist impressions of BVIS?

Everyone, both staff and students, have been very welcoming and helpful. It's a great environment to work in and I look forward to becoming more and more part of the BVIS family.

3. What have been your first impressions of Vietnam?

I spent a month travelling around Vietnam before settling in Ho Chi Minh City, and I can quite honestly say it is one of the best trips I've ever been on. Highlights for me were Hue and the Imperial Citadel and Tam Coc because of the breathtaking scenery. Vietnam is a stunning country and I'm really looking forward to exploring even more.

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

My favourite thing about Vietnam is the food, so I look forward to trying more of what the country has to offer. I'm also looking forward to going on some dive trips to some of the Islands off the coast of Vietnam. And finally, I'm looking forward to being able to say more than just the numbers and directions in Vietnamese!

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 great weekend ahead.

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

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