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Weekly Highlights 31/08/2018 BVIS HCM

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Mr. Simon Higham, Principal

Thank you for taking time to read through our Weekly Highlights and help us to engage with more of our community by forwarding the link to other families in our school or telling your friends and family about it. We are a very busy school giving many opportunities to all our students. We all hope that these Highlights give you a better understanding of what makes our school unique. 

Fundinotots 2018 BVIS

This week, the very youngest members of the BVIS family returned to school – Fundinotots. The Fundinotots programme is open to all children between the ages of 0-36 months and helps to create an ideal first school experience for younger children before they move into F1. In addition to this, the sessions offer a great opportunity for families to get together and develop a supportive and like-minded community. To learn more about our thriving BVIS Fundinotots community, click here.   

Download a Fundinotot’s application form by accessing this link. 

EYFS BVIS HCM 2018

The basis of an effective educational journey often lies in a solid foundation. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS for short) consists of the year groups F1, F2 and F3. Within these years, the children guide their own learning and development through what are called the prime and specific areas of learning.  

The prime areas of learning are: 

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development 
  • Communication and Language  
  • Physical Development  

The Specific areas of learning are: 

  • Literacy 
  • Mathematics 
  • Understanding the World  
  • Expressive Arts and Design 

All children have a right, spelled out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, to provision which enables them to develop their personalities, talents and abilities irrespective of ethnicity, culture or religion, home language, family background, learning difficulties, disabilities or gender.  

At BVIS, HCMC we are all committed to ensure that every child, from youngest through to oldest, have the very best educational experience that we can offer.  

For information about our unique international curriculum that focuses on developing and celebrating true bilingualism, please click on this link to find out more. 

I would like to inform all parents that on Tuesday this week, we had our first Lockdown practice of the academic year which proved to be very successful. Over the year, we will have at least one more of these practices, together with at least 3 emergency evacuations in our commitment to keeping all of our BVIS community safe.  

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) 

Safety Training BVIS HCM 2018

Weekly Highlights 31/08/2018 BVIS HCM

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Ms Rosy Clark, Head of Primary

New room for STEAM learning

If you attended our “Meet the Teachers” evening at the end of August, you would have heard me mention our new STEAM classroom on floor 2. STEAM is hands-on, interdisciplinary learning of science, technology, engineering, art and maths. Over the last few years, there has been a growing focus in education on the need to prepare children for higher education and to provide them with the skills and knowledge they will need to be successful innovators in the 21st century. As a Nord Anglia Education school, BVIS has access to the very best practice in STEAM education through our collaboration with MIT university.

Incorporating more STEAM learning into our curriculum is a key area of development in the Primary school this year and our new room provides an exciting space for art and project-based learning where your children can engage in innovation, getting messy, creative problem solving and team work. As we already actively promote enquiry and collaborative learning at BVIS, STEAM is a very appropriate curriculum development for our school.

Our brand-new room was officially opened on Wednesday and some science and art lessons have already taken place there. We plan to provide projects during the year for all Primary year groups to have the opportunity to further develop the skills involved in STEAM.

New STEAM Room BVIS HCM (1)

For further reading, there are many articles on the internet about STEAM learning, for example:

https://www.steampoweredfamily.com/education/what-is-stem/

Introduction to New Primary Teacher

Each week we would like to introduce you to one of our new Primary teachers. We hope that this will help you to get to know them better.   

Welcome to Ms Nicola Green - Primary Learning Support Teacher  

Nicola Green

1. Where did you live prior to coming to Vietnam and what was the name of your previous school?

In Crowborough in the South East of England. My school was called Grove Park Special School 

2. What are your fist impressions of BVIS? 

It is a vibrant and busy with lots of amazing opportunities for the students  

3. What are your first impressions of Vietnam? 

I love it! The people are kind, helpful and chatty, the food is good and the weather is good (most of the time) 

4. What 3 things are you looking forward to doing whilst living in Vietnam? 

- Learning to speak the language 
- Riding a motorbike so I can explore the city  
- Exploring and visiting other countries in the region. They are so far from the UK so this is the perfect opportunity to go to as many as possible.  

Weekly Highlights 31/08/2018 BVIS HCM

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Mr Jack Rudin, Head of Secondary

This week we have had a great time watching some hard-fought matches in the inter house football. Year 7, 8 and 9 have been representing their houses and the results so far are: 

  • Year 7s: Hue 2 Hanoi 1 and Saigon 0 Dalat 1 
  • Year 8s: Hue 0 Hanoi 2 and Saigon 2 Dalat 0 
  • Year 9s: Hue 3 Hanoi 0 and Saigon 2 Dalat 1 
  • Yr 11/12/13: Hue 1 Hanoi 0 

Games continue on a daily basis! These have been competitive so far, and there has been passionate performances from the players and great support and encouragement from all. 

BVIS Sports 2018

Inside the classroom our Science team have had another busy week. Mr Every’s year 13 class successfully isolated chloroplasts from lettuce plants (Lactuca sativa). Following a Nobel Prize winning method students were able to prove how water is split into its fundamental components (Hydrogen and Oxygen). 

Y12 Experiments 2018

Meanwhile Mr Shoesmith’s year 8 class have been planning their own investigations into comparing the solubility of salt and sugar at different temperatures. They have been doing some preliminary investigations to refine and simplify their methods. Some outstanding investigations have been planned! 

Y8 PIC 2018

Introduction to New Secondary Teachers

Each week we would like to introduce you to one of our new Secondary teachers. We hope that this will help you to get to know them better.   

Welcome to Mr Warren Jackson, PE Teacher working in both Primary and Secondary. 

Warren Jackson

1. Where did you live prior to coming to Vietnam and what was the name of your previous school? 

This past year I was living and working in Mexico City at The American School Foundation International School. Prior to that I lived and worked in Bangkok for 5 years. 

2. What are your fist impressions of BVIS? 

Nice, friendly, well-resourced and organised school. 

3. What are your first impressions of Vietnam? 

Relaxed, friendly and easy going. 

4. What 3 things are you looking forward to doing whilst living in Vietnam? 

  • Get out of the city and explore, especially the beaches.  
  • Head to the northern areas, hope to complete a Vietnam mountain marathon sometime. 
  • Eat a lot of nice food! 

If you have any feedback or comments regarding these Weekly Highlights or any other aspect of school life at BVIS, please feel free to contact me directly via email: Simon.Higham@bvisvietnam.com 

Have a great weekend and don’t forget to spread the word about our Weekly Highlights – we want to you to engage and connect with your child’s education across our school environment.

Mr Simon Higham (Principal), Ms Rosy Clark (Primary Head Teacher), Mr Jack Rudin (Secondary Head Teacher) 

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