Teachers’ Day celebrations lasted all week here at BVIS. On Friday morning our Primary Student Council led a wonderful assembly for all the teachers and teaching assistants. Using the traditional idea of “an apple for the teacher” as a simple and visual way of expressing gratitude, the assembly included music, gifts and awards.
Every teacher and teaching assistant received their own “apple for the teacher” picture in a frame, individually and thoughtfully made by student councillors over the past few weeks. The children sang the special song “With a Little Help from my Friends” they have been practising with Mr Fergus and Ms Yen, and, as always, sang with great passion and energy. We were also entertained with dancing by students from the local Pham Hung school, one of our community partners.
Finally, Student Council revealed the winners of this year’s teacher awards as voted for by the children themselves. Congratulations to the following:
- Mr Max (best helper)
- Ms Yen (best listener)
- Ms Jo (teacher with the biggest smile)
- Mr Ian (class clown)
- Ms Olivia (coach of the year)
- Ms Suong (best demystifier)
- Ms Emily (kindest teacher)
- Ms Hoang (makes children smile the most)
- Mr Preston (snappiest dresser)
- Ms Lan (best talent agent)
Mr Jack Rudin, Head of Secondary
At BVIS our teachers are constantly looking for ways to extend the curriculum and show students how they can prepare for life beyond school. Next week we have a great opportunity for those interested in Biosciences.
The School of Bioscience from Nottingham University are visiting next Thursday to talk to our students about the career prospects in bioscience. This is a great opportunity for our students to meet and hear someone who might be teaching them in 1 or 2 years time, so they get a feel for what university teaching will be like.
Science Revision Guides
At BVIS HCMC, we are always looking for ways to improve the quality of your child’s education and support students to the highest standards.
As part of a trial this year, the science department are offering you the opportunity to purchase a non-compulsory revision workbook which complements the textbook already supplied to our science students.
The workbooks, published by the course provider Cambridge International Education, are available in all three science disciplines and include questions related to content taught in class with space to write answers, notes and workings. This may help your child with consolidation and application of their knowledge and may also help with revision.
If you would like to make an order, please fill out the form which has been given to all science students in years 10 – 13 or complete the Microsoft Form highlighting the books you wish us to purchase for you and return to the School Cashier with full payment. Forms and money must be returned by Friday the 30th November. We expect the books to take 3 – 5 weeks to be delivered to school.
Should you wish to contact me directly regarding these additional books, my email address is: Jon.Every@bvisvietnam.com
Helping Your Child to Develop their Reading Skills Workshop
Schools are most effective when the parents and school are all working together and we understand each other. We are hoping to run a number of events this year to promote a closer connection between school and our parents.
Please join us next Thursday for advice on practical strategies to support your child develop their reading skills. The workshop with take place in the school library and will be facilitated Ms. Truc Nguyen (School Librarian), Mr. Preston Rybacki (Language Learning Coordinator), Mr. James Webb (Head of English) & Ms. Sarah Cullen (English Teacher). We will be considering the importance of reading for your child and looking at ways that parents can help support development of reading skills outside of school.
We are very much looking forward to working with you next Thursday!
If you would like to find out a little more about the session, please do not hesitate to contact James Webb James.Webb@bvisvietnam.com
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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