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.
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!
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)
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.