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Weekly Highlights 30/11/2018

Principal Update BVIS HCMC

Mr Simon Higham - Principal

Mr. Simon Higham, Principal

Dear Parents,

Making connections when learning is often the key to a fuller understanding. When we are learning mathematics, we often learn best when we can relate a concept to a real-life situation. For example, when young learners are beginning to understand the concept of division, they often share physical objects and then group them equally to fully understand why 6 divided by 3 equals 2. Similarly, in an A Level Biology class, it is much more beneficial to dissect a brain than to simply read about it in a textbook. Therefore, learning by doing often gives a greater depth of understanding.

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In school, Global Campus helps our children to make these connections and make learning more relevant, collaborative and meaningful.  All children across the Nord Anglia Education family experience Global Campus throughout each academic year. But what is Global Campus and how is it used in BVIS? To find out more about how Global Campus is enhancing your child’s learning, click here to access this article from the ‘News and Events’ section on our website. 

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Engaging children at school is often a straightforward task in a forward thinking, caring and challenging environment like ours. However, how many times have you had to speak to your son/daughter about limiting their screen time at home? Is this an issue in your home? What are you currently doing about it?

In this article by David Wall, Head of Expeditions at Nord Anglia Education, he argues that in this ever growing digital age, it is becoming more and more important to get our children out into the great outdoors to experience ‘unique opportunities where students can develop key skills like flexible thinking, resourcefulness and resilience’. This weekend, try to have a family outing, play an outdoor sport together or simply go for a walk in our great city. Not only will you enjoy the family time, you’ll also be building the essential characteristics that our future leaders need, to really make a difference – this is the BVIS way!

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On Monday, I will be sending all parents a live link to our Parent Satisfaction survey 2018/19. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our school and your feedback is vital to this process. Our annual parent satisfaction survey helps us better understand how we are performing in key areas - what we are doing well and opportunities for improvement, so that we can continue to provide the best possible educational experience for your child. Therefore, the more parents we hear from, the more confident we can be that our action plans respond to your views.

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Last year we learnt about some of the key areas for improvement that came directly from your feedback. Some of the main points are below: 

•          You asked for improvements to be made in communication between home and school so we have refined our use of Class Dojo in Primary and redesigned our reporting system and parent evenings in Secondary

•          Satisfaction of the bus service had continued to remain positive

•          Satisfaction with the amount of progress your child makes in school increased significantly

•          Overall satisfaction in the way we encourage our children to be ambitious also increased significantly on last year’s survey, reflecting the ways in which our unique collaborations we have with Juilliard, MIT and UNICEF are becoming embedded across our school

I have challenged our teachers and children to get you to engage with us and have communicated to them that if we have a response rate of 50% or more, I have arranged a special treat for all teachers and children as a reward.

Your feedback really does matter to us so please get involved and look out for the live link on Monday. The treat is all prepared – you just need to help to make it happen!

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) 

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Primary Update BVIS HCMC

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Ms Rosy Clark, Head of Primary

Christmas has arrived in the Primary School!

The end of term one is fast approaching. The first programme of clubs ended this week, our final coffee morning took place in the library on Thursday and … Christmas arrived in the Primary School!

This academic year, we introduced a new event into our calendar to provide Year 1 with the opportunity to perform to their families at Christmas. Light, sparkles and Christmas music were ushered in on Friday afternoon in a darkened theatre by the Year 1 children’s “Turn on the Christmas Lights”. The children sang a number of traditional songs sweetly, looking festive in their seasonal hats, and the Christmas lights were literally switched on!

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Upcoming Christmas dates for Early Years and Primary parents including the EYFS and Year 2 performances are as follows:

  • Year 2’s production of “Santa’s on Strike” at 08:30 on Friday 7th December in the main hall
  • The annual BVIS Christmas Fun Day from 10:00 – 13:00 on Saturday 8th December in the main hall. Please note that tickets for this event must be purchased in advance and by Wednesday 5th December.
  • Early Years’ “Christmas Sing-a-long” at 14:00 on Wednesday 12th December in the theatre.
  • Christmas parties for all Early Years and Primary classes will take place on Thursday 13th December. Please note that this is a non-uniform day. All food and drink will be provided by school.
  • Annual staff pantomime at 08:30 on Friday 14th December at 08:30 in the main hall. Parents are welcome to attend to watch the teachers perform this traditional British theatre piece!

Secondary Update BVIS HCMC

Jack

Mr Jack Rudin, Head of Secondary

Mock Examinations

All of our Year 11, 12 and 13 students will have Mock examinations. These are internal school exams that will be run under the same format and conditions as the students will experience when they take their IGCSEs, AS and A levels in the summer. These exams are important for students to help prepare them and learn how to cope with conditions and stresses of examinations before they do the real thing in the summer. These exams are important for students learn how to cope with conditions and stresses of examination before they do the real thing in the summer.

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Students can also use the feedback from these examinations to identify what they need to work on to improve their overall grades before the summer examinations. It is important that they work hard in the run up to these exams and are working through next week to do as well as they can. Good luck to all of our Year 11, 12 and 13!

The Mock examinations timetable can be found in this link here.

Trips Week

We are also preparing for our annual residential trips for Year 7 to Year 10. Each trip is a fantastic opportunity for students to take part in activities that they would not normally take part in and a really great chance to meet and get to know some new friends. There will be a blog for each trip (for the Year 7, 8 and 9 trips there will be two blogs!) which will enable all of the parents to look at what the students have taken part in each day and to see a few photos of the activities.  

All parents have received an email with the link and the password to the blog for your trip.  Please follow the blogs to see what your children are doing. This will contain updates and photos from the trip each night. We will provide a report in the weeks to come from the students of the trip. 

Developing a Love of Reading

On Thursday our English teams from primary and secondary and our Library team came together to run a workshop for parents called "Helping Children to Develop their Reading Skills” .  Mr Webb , Miss Cullen, Mr Preston, Mr Routledge and Miss Truc explained why reading is so imporatant for the development of all children. They also ran sessions providing parents with practical strategies and resources to support the development of reading skills and the love of reading at home. The teachers were ably supported by:

MaiMai – F2B, Thao Nguyen – 3B, Viet Khoa – 5S, Tuong Anh – 5S, Ruby – 6V, Nhat Minh–9B, Kevin – 9B, Ashley –9I, Anh Tri – 9B, Vi Phong – 9V

Each shared how they had been encouraged to enjoy reading and did a fantastic job of presenting to our parents their passion for literature.

Some of our year 13 media students where there to create a film of the event.

Bon – 13 B,  Ryan – 13I, Jason- 13V

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Thanks to all of the parents who attended and the staff and students for providing such a great event.

We will be running another workshop aimed at supporting the develop of Language skills in February. Please look out for details soon as we would love to see you there.

Thank you for your continued support and please do not hesitate to contact me directly via email: simon.higham@bvisvietnam.com to give feedback on our Weekly Highlights and/or suggest any future topic areas that you would like us to possibly cover in the future.

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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