Mr. Simon Higham, Principal
As I outlined in last week’s Highlights, the live link to the Parent Satisfaction Survey was sent to all parents on Monday 3rd December. This link is copied below:
Parent Satisfaction Survey 2018-2019
Thank you to all parents who have already completed the survey that 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.
Please help us to reach our goal of a 50% (or more) response rate. Your children should be asking you to help so they can achieve their special treat that I have arranged as a reward for all teachers and children if this target is met and only you can make it happen!
Your feedback really does matter to us.
This week, Christmas has really come to our school with decorations across both Primary and Secondary, a superb Year 2 festive production today and of course our Christmas Funday on Saturday 8th December. I look forward to seeing all of you who are attending and am looking forward to sharing some Christmas lunch that will be on offer to all visitors. I can’t wait!
What is Phonics?
Simply put, phonics is the key for every child to be a successful reader and learner. In learning phonics, a child becomes able to read by understanding the sound that a letter, or group of letters make.
This makes it possible for the child to look at a word and see it as a code which they can access and ultimately read. Once the child has learned this code of sounds and letters, they can then not only manipulate it to become a successful reader but also an accomplished writer.
At BVIS, we deliver a unique programme of both English and Vietnamese phonics. Read more about our programme in this article and how it is helping our children successful readers and writers within a truly bilingual context.
Congratulations to all our secondary students who attended their residential trips this week. In looking at the many pictures that have been uploaded to the trip blogs, I am very much looking forward to hearing about their adventures in full, when they return to school on Monday.
Whole School Photograph 2018-2019
Finally, I would like to bring to your attention some important dates for your diary:
From Monday 14th to Friday 18th January 2019, we have arranged for a school photographer to visit our school.
During this week, all children will have individual and class photographs taken and these will be able to be purchased should you wish to do so later. I am pleased to announce that we have arranged for additional sibling photographs to be taken after school time, should you wish for this to happen.
Please look out for a letter next week that I will send to all parents via email, regarding 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)
Ms Rosy Clark, Head of Primary
BIS - BVIS Primary events
This week children and staff visited our school from our sister school, BIS HCMC. We have a close relationship with BIS as both schools belonged to the BIS Group of Schools in Vietnam before merging with Nord Anglia Education in 2015.
It is very beneficial for the children at both schools to be able to meet, learn and develop their skills together as well as compete in a variety of events such as the recent ‘Young Musician of the Year’ competition or the Saigon Maths Competition to be held later in the year.