Key Stage 1 Sports Morning
Last week we held our first two Sports Mornings in the Primary School and this week it was the Key Stage 1 children who participated in a morning of sporting activities.
The morning began with Year 1 having lots of fun outside on the school field, challenging themselves physically with a carousel of activities to develop their skills of: running, balancing, jumping, throwing and team work. They were aiming to demonstrate control, perseverance and the ability to work with their partner or team.
After breaktime, it was Year 2’s turn to do the same. As they took part in each activity, they earned lots of points for their house team of Dalat, Hanoi, Hue or Saigon.
A big thank you to Mr Tam and the rest of the PE department for organising such a colourful, active and fun morning for the children. I hope all the parents who attended it enjoyed it too.
Year 4 residential trip to Long Hai
This week the second of our annual residential trips took place when the Year 4 classes travelled by bus with their teachers (and me!) to Long Hai.
I really enjoy this trip for a number of reasons. As it is usually the first time that our children have left their families to travel beyond Ho Chi Minh City and stay overnight, I love seeing how they face this personal challenge. It’s such a valuable opportunity for them to demonstrate their developing maturity and responsibility.
Secondly, it’s a trip full of fun for the children to develop their social skills. This year’s day-time activities of tennis, swimming in the hotel’s pool, a scavenger hunt on the beach and a sandcastle competition as well as the “BVIS Got Talent” show in the evening were thoroughly enjoyed by all. As teachers, we really appreciate this opportunity to spend time with the children outdoors, encouraging their personal and social development in a more relaxed environment.
Thanks to Ms Suong and her entire team for the trip.