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Weekly Highlights 28/09

Weekly Highlights 28/09/2018

Weekly Highlights 31/08/2018 BVIS HCM

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Mr. Simon Higham, Principal

The launch of our new STEAM Room last week was a milestone in our school’s development. With the jobs of tomorrow not yet been imagined and the changes in science and technology continue to gather pace, we want to nurture the skills of every student within BVIS HCMC, to satisfy the needs to succeed in the 21st century. 

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics and this new methodology in learning and teaching allows our students to make connections in their thinking enabling the transfer of skills and learning across subjects, through experimentation, trial and error and creativity. 

A core element of our STEAM programme will encourage students to learn-by-doing, helping them to develop a greater understanding of their knowledge by testing theories in practice. 

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At BVIS, we think beyond Vietnamese traditional education to transform learning making it relevant, exciting and fun. As a Nord Anglia Education school, we have the benefit of our special collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to help bring some elements of our STEAM programme to life. 

If you would like to learn more about the STEAM curriculum and its benefits for learning, read this article from Mr Mark Orrow-Whiting, NAE Director of Curriculum and Student Performance.

Further to this article, take a look at this video to find out even more. 

Take time to talk to your children about STEAM. This weekend, I challenge you all to work together as a family to create something new, something that has creativity, something that no one has made before and something that you can all be proud of.  

Take a picture of what you’ve made and post it on your Facebook with hashtags #STEAM and #loveBVIS. You never know, it could be the next big thing in all our lives!

Moon Festival BVIS 2018

Thank you to all parents who attended our Moon Festival celebrations last Friday. It was an incredibly special event that further reinforced our commitment to global citizens learning within a Vietnamese perspective. As always, your partnership and support is very much appreciated. 

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

Visiting author, Adam Bushnell

This week we welcomed leading UK author and storyteller, Adam Bushnell, back to BVIS. He last visited us in 2014 and was so popular with both the children and staff that we just had to invite him back!

One of the benefits of your child attending an international school is the opportunity to meet and learn from educators based in different parts of the world. As a trained teacher and experienced author, Adam writes for teachers as well as children. This particular skill-set means that he is able to link his sessions with any of our literacy themes in school, thereby truly enhancing our curriculum for your children.

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This week, Adam provided exciting, visual and fun sessions with our youngest children about “The Gruffalo” (EYFS), dragons (Y1), defeating a monster in the library (Y2) and animal adventures in the jungle (Y3). In Y4, Adam engaged the children in writing about space exploration, whilst in Y5 the children explored Egyptian myths. The week ended with a shared storytelling session for Y6 about Greek myths.    

Adam shared how much he enjoyed his time at BVIS this week and I know the children responded well to having a real-life author and storyteller to encourage their interest and skills as young readers and writers.

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 Hannah Drabwell - Year 5 Teacher   

Hannah Drabwell

1. Where did you live prior to coming to Vietnam and what was the name of your previous school?Before moving to Vietnam, I lived in Plymouth, in the south of England. I worked for 3 years in a small rural school called Aveton Gifford Primary School.  

2. What are your fist impressions of BVIS?

I feel very lucky to have joined BVIS! Since arriving at the school all of the staff, children and community have been extremely supportive and welcoming. It is evident that the school is committed to the development of ambitious and well-rounded children. I have thoroughly enjoyed the start of term and I am looking forward to an exciting year ahead.   

3. What are your first impressions of Vietnam? 

Since arriving, I have enjoyed the vibrant, friendly and non-stop culture of Vietnam. The food is delicious, everyone seems very helpful and there is always something interesting to see around the corner. 

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

I am excited to learn more about the Vietnamese culture through travel and exploring the city. I can’t wait to develop my Vietnamese cooking skills as well as tying my best to learn a new language

Weekly Highlights 31/08/2018 BVIS HCM

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Mr Jack Rudin, Head of Secondary

The inter-house football continues this week and it has been another exciting and competitive week 

Week 2 Interhouse Football results so far include: 

  • Year 7 Games: Hue (2) vs (0) Saigon           Hanoi  (0) Vs (0) Dalat 
  • Year 8 Games: Hue (0) vs (0) Saigon           Hanoi  (2) Vs (1) Dalat 
  • Year 9 Games: Hue (0) vs (2) Saigon           Hanoi  (0) Vs (2) Dalat 
  • Year 9 Games: Hue (0) vs (0) Saigon            

Next week will be the final week of the completion and all the students will be competing at lunch time for the inter-house football trophies. Any parents who can come in and watch would be most welcome.  

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One of the great things about lessons at BVIS is how often the students get hand on practical experience. This week year 11 Biology students have been learning about the nervous and endocrine systems in the human body. This week with help of some sixth formers we have been dissecting cow’s eyes; so the students got to really see and investigate the structure of the mammalian eye. 

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As well as preparing our students to get good grade we have been helping them prepare for going on to university. Mr Curran or College & University Guidance Counsellor arranges a series of events though the year to help students understand what would be the best fit for them when they leave school, and how to get there. On Wednesday this week he organised the USA University Fair, year 11, 12 and 13 participated in the annual USA University Fair. This was a great opportunity for them to hear about university education in the USA and talk to representatives from a range of universities and colleges.  The institutions present where from across the US, both private and public, and some offering great scholarship opportunities for the right student.   

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Introduction to New SecondaryTeacher

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 Ms Suzanne Smith, Secondary English Teacher

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

Before coming to Vietnam I lived in Bristol, UK. I worked at a school called Brimsham Green School in South Gloucestershire. 

2. What are your first impressions of BVIS 

I really like BVIS! I think the school buildings are great, the staff are really friendly and the students are really nice. 

3. What are your first impressions of Vietnam 

Vietnam seems like an excellent country. It is much louder than back home but after a month here I’m already used to it! 

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

Going on some good hikes, taking some photos and exploring as much of the country as I can. 

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 lovely family orientated weekend ahead. We look forward to seeing you again on Monday. 

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

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