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Weekly Highlight BVIS HCMC 23/11/2018

Weekly Highlights 23/11/2018

Principal Update BVIS HCMC

Mr Simon Higham - Principal

Mr. Simon Higham, Principal

This week at BVIS HCMC has been full of special moments in time. But what are these ‘moments’ and why are they important to learning?

When we talk about true, personalised learning experiences, it is not simply about changing a homework task to suit the needs and abilities of a student, nor is it balancing a football team to ensure that all players can access the game. Moments in time consist of those opportunities that children, teachers and communities have that are special to them and ones that they will never forget – this is what, in my opinion forms the basis of a quality educational experience.

Firstly, this week has been dominated by the many activities and events that have taken place as part of our #loveBVIS celebrations. From the many messages about why our students #loveBVIS to the spinning of the wheel to win BVIS goodies, the experiences for all our children have been inspiring. I particularly enjoyed seeing the hundreds of photographs that were taken in the Primary Foyer with friends and colleagues all getting together with one common message – we love the school that we are at (and quite rightly so).

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My personal thanks go to all the Marketing Team for making this event possible – most definitely many magic moments created! Well done for all your hard work.

Secondly, on Tuesday this week, our incredible students came together to celebrate not only World Children’s Day but Teacher’s Day. Having filled themselves with a breakfast treat in the morning before lessons started, our teachers and teaching assistants were inundated throughout the day by our children’s wishes of thanks and gratitude. As a teacher, the best thing that any parent or child can say to you is ‘thank you’. These well wishes were very much appreciated.

My personal thanks go to all of our teachers and teaching assistants across the school. Through their continuous hard work and commitment, our school continues to go from strength to strength.

Finally, this week, BVIS HCMC was visited by the members of the NAE Education Advisory board.

NAE Advisory Board visit BVIS HCMC

I would like to share with you all some feedback from them that was sent to us after they had visited:

“It was such a privilege to visit BVIS today and to hear how the school has progressed so strongly since its foundation 8 years ago. I was hugely impressed with the highly effective bi-lingual approach to teaching and by the investment in the professional development of staff, especially the Vietnamese staff. It was great to see the emphasis on progression in learning for students but also the progression and career opportunities for staff too.

It was an inspirational visit.

Thank you

Now that truly is a magical moment in time!

For more information about this visit, please click here to read more from our ‘News and Insights’ section of the school website.

On behalf of our school, I would like to thank all of our visiting board members for giving their time to our school and all of the learners within it!

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

Primary Update BVIS HCMC

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Ms Rosy Clark, Head of Primary

Teachers’ Day

Living in Vietnam at this time of the year always feels special to those of us who are foreigners here. Celebrating Teachers’ Day on 20th November is a reminder of how fortunate we are to be in a country where its people demonstrate such respect and care for its teachers. On behalf of all the teachers and teaching assistants in the Primary School, I would like to thank our BVIS families for the gestures of appreciation and gratitude you showed us on Tuesday.

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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)

Secondary Update BVIS HCMC

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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.  

Science Students 

Nottingham university visits BVIS HCMC

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

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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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