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Secondary Update – Mr Jack Rudin – 22/06/2018

22 June 2018

Dear Parents

As we get closer to the end of term things are certainly not slowing down, this week we have had a wide range of events.

Year 6 Transition day

On Monday this week we invited students from Year 6 to get a taste of what it is like to study in our Secondary School. Whether the students were burning things, solving pentominoes, creating a musical representation of the fable of the hare and the tortoise, or the many other activities they were treated to, they left with a really positive impression of what it is like to study in our school. Some students had such a great time that they didn’t want to return to Primary!


Green Bamboo Volunteer Project

On Saturday 16th June 10 boys from the Green Bamboo Shelter came to BVIS to take part in their final Music and Art session of the year. The boys completed their final projects, making t-shirt prints in Art and learning Piano and Ukulele skills in Music. During their session the boys received a very special surprise in the form of a brand keyboard and ukulele to take back to the shelter! These gifts were donated by BVIS using donations from various events, including the Christma Delights festival. The boys were extremely happy and so excited to receive these gifts. Now they can continue learning over the summer.




Thank you to Mr O’Donnell and Miss Hardiman for running the sessions. If you would like to be involved next year please let one of these teachers know.


Last week two of our staff had the exciting opportunity to visit the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, America.


MIT is one of the top Colleges in the world and is collaborating with Nord Anglia for STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). The staff participated in workshops and training to help incorporate the exciting MIT challenges into the school for next year.

One of the first opportunities to get involved with this is all Nord Anglia schools in the region coming together for a “STEAM fest” in October. To help select students from our current year 6, 7 and 8 groups they have been given a small summer challenge.

Sports Awards Evening

Last Thursday the primary and secondary school came together to celebrate BVIS’s triumphs and achievements in competitive sport this academic year.


What was most pleasing was that the Sports Awards echoed the student athletes’ hard work, dedication and commitment to BVIS sport this year. I am very pleased to say sport at BVIS is very health and well supported. However next season will be harder than this season so our students athletes’ and coaches’ must, once again, raise to the challenge and continue to strive for sporting excellence.

Sport Award 2018 video

Major Prize Winners

Unsung Hero - Phan Van Hung (Henry) 12I

Male Athlete of the Year (Victor Ludorum Winner) – Hoang Long (Jack) (13I)

Female Athlete of the Year (Victrix Ludorum Winner) – Ostrander Joy Thia (9B)

Sports Personality - Nguyen Ngoc Vy (Magda) 13V

Summer Dodgeball Tournament

Another fantastic Summer Dodgeball Tournament took place on Wednesday 20th June. Eight teams from across the secondary school and one hotly competitive teachers team competed for the infamous Dodgeball Trophy. Competition throughout the afternoon was fierce. Fear of Dodge, Dodgemark, The Dodgy Dodgers and Spain all looking like strong competitors in the early rounds.

The Peru-le Breakerz teachers team also made a good early start with some scintillating dodgeball, only to be felled by Spain after Mr Ollie failed to catch the simplest of throws! The three year 7 teams of Seneballerz, Empty and The Russian Ballerz all played fantastically against much older competition and were a credit to their year group. The overall winners who were undefeated throughout the afternoon were Dodgemark, 2nd place Spain and sneaking in third position The Peru-le Breakerz.

house table tennis

A fantastic afternoon of dodgeball, thanks to Black Cat for the tasty food and the PE Department for refereeing the event. See you all next year!

Whole School Concert

On Thursday 21st June BVIS held its annual Whole School Concert involving exciting performances from both Primary and Secondary students. From Xylophones, pianos, bands to the Fobisia Choir, the evening was packed with fantastic Music.


Well done to everyone who was involved in the concert!

House Table Tennis

The final house sporting event took place over the past two weeks - Key Stage 3 House Table Tennis. 3 events made up the event; boys singles, girls singles and doubles. The competition was fierce with over 40 students taking part during lunchtimes and some fantastic Table Tennis being played. Boys singles winners were Hanoi, Girls singles winners were Hanoi and doubles went to Hue! The overall winning house were therefore Hanoi on a massive 52 points! Congratulations to Hanoi and very well played to all those that took part, get practicing ready for next year!

table tennis

Next week we are looking forward to international week going towards the summer holidays with more great activities.

In the meantime have a great weekend.

Jack Rudin

Secondary Headteacher