Secondary Athletics City Championships
Our students have been completing around the city and our team are improving every year.
Over 30 students from the BVIS secondary athletics team travelled to Saigon South International School (SSIS) last Saturday to compete against eleven other international schools in a range of sprinting, long distance, throwing and jumping events.
Some outstanding performances were
4th place in the 15-18 male team category
4th place in the 10-12 male team category
1st place in 15-18 year old high jump - Nguyen Ngoc Vy (Magda) 13V
1st place 10-12 year old discus throw Nguyen, Thien Tien (Tony) 8I
2nd place 10-12 year old javelin - Nguyen, Xuan Hoang Khoi 7V
3rd place in 15-18 year old 200m sprint - Le, Huynh Chanh (Tin) 11B
3rd place in 10-12 year old shot putt - Nguyen, Thien Tien (Tony) 8I
Our students who have been travelling around the world and back and the 27 students and 3 staff members who went to Tanzania arrived back on Friday last week. It was an incredible trip for all involved. During the 6 full days we were in Arusha, we were involved in 3 separate activities that all had their own amazing rewards and challenges.
Two days on the community project included building a goats shed, smokeless stove and installing a solar panel for different families in need. The families were so grateful for our work which made it even more rewarding for us.
Another two days were spent at Seeway, helping to lay the foundations, build the walls and plaster their new nursery and SEN centre. This was back-breaking work but the progress we made over the week was incredible. As a whole group, we even broke the record of cement mixed, using a whopping 72 bags of the stuff.
The final two days were a safari trip to Tarangire National Park which was utterly spectacular. Recent rains meant the park was a luscious green and animals from lion, cheetahs and baboons to giraffe and elephants were spotted. This also involved camping in the middle of the national park which was an experience in itself.
The students were phenomenal and did both themselves and BVIS very proud.
Art mock exams:
Back in school students have been working hard and this week, both year 12 and year 11 have completed their mock exams for art. These controlled tests consist of a 15 hour exam at AS and 8 hours at IGCSE. Both year groups have been working hard to prepare for these exams - completing a portfolio of supporting work over the last few months. They then worked on an outcome for these projects in the mock exams, which will go towards their final coursework submission.
Students will have the same amount of time in their final art exams in April and May.
Congratulations year 11 and 12 - you have produced some great work this week!