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BVIS HCMC Weekly Highlights

Weekly Highlights 15/11/2019

Principal Update BVIS HCMC

Mr Simon Higham - Principal

Mr. Simon Higham, Principal

Dear Parents

Over the weekend, Ms Rosy, Mr Rudin and I attended the annual FOBISIA Leaders Conference that was held in Macau. The focus for the conference was ‘Activating Learning’. Although events such as these allow us all to reflect, think differently and consolidate our thoughts, they also bring people together which in my view is equally as important as listening to a keynote speech or attending a practical workshop.

It is always a pleasure and a privilege to represent BVIS at such events and I am pleased to report that our school certainly has a growing reputation across the region and in fact, the world.

FOBISIA Games BVIS HCMC

Asking effective questions

This weekend, please take time to talk with your child(ren) about their learning. Parents often state to me that their son/daughter can be somewhat hesitant in explaining what they have learned over the week. However, I would challenge you all to think carefully about the questions you ask and how you ask them.

  • Instead of asking ‘What have you learned today?’, ask ‘What questions have you asked today?’
  • Instead of asking ‘What have you done today at school?’, ask ‘What have you found challenging at school today and what did you do to overcome these challenges?’

EYFS transits to new environment | BVIS HCMC

The key is in the questions you ask and when you ask them. Try giving a time that you’re going to ask a question, rather than just asking a question at random. This gives children time to think and prepare an answer for when a question comes.

Bring yourself and your family together, ask questions and discuss the next steps – it really does help to further embed learning.

Academic Calendar for 2020 - 2021

In order to help you with your future planning, please find the confirmed BVIS HCMC term dates for the academic year 2020-2021. At the beginning of next week, these dates will be added to our school website and they will be able to be accessed here.

BVIS HCMC Academic Calendar 2020-2021

BVIS Student to Participate in the World’s Largest Children’s Global Summit

LEO M.K BVIS HCMC Trường Quốc tế Anh Việt BVIS HCMC

From 27th to 30th November 2019, 4000 children from 100 countries will be attending the ‘I Can Children Global Summit’, held in Rome, Italy.

At BVIS, we believe that every student has the right to fulfil their own potential, develop self-confidence and grow their natural curiosity. Through our enrichment beyond the curriculum, we always encourage our BVIS students to identify and develop their own personal strengths by actively taking part in events and activities both inside and outside of the classroom.

One of our Year 3 students, Leo M.K has directly benefitted from his enriched educational experiences at BVIS and this month, will be the youngest student representing Vietnam to participate in Summit.

Read more about Leo and his amazing achievement in this post from our school website.

Unlock your child's potential 

BVIS HCMC Đánh thức tiềm năng ở mỗi học sinh

As mentioned in last week’s Highlights, Kaysie - Thanh Nha Ngo - is one of three students in the world who won the 140,000-dollar scholarship for her four-year study at York University, Canada in 2019. 

This week, I have great pleasure in introducing you to a newly launched video that tells the story of Kaysie’s academic and personal successes.

I hope that you enjoy watching.

Meet our New Teachers

This week, I would like to welcome to Ms Lucy Kent - Whole School PE Teacher. Lucy is the final teacher to be formally introduced to you from all of our new members of staff this year. I hope that you’ve found it interesting and useful to get to know them. 

BVIS HCMC Staff Lucinda Marsh | Giáo viên

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

I lived in Tunbridge Wells, Kent where I worked for 4 years at The Skinners Kent Academy. I had various roles during my time at SKA as Head of PE, Enrichment Coordinator and Teacher of PE.

2.   What were your first impressions of BVIS? 

BVIS is a friendly and welcoming community!

3. What were your first impressions of Vietnam? 

Very different to the UK with lots of amazing places to explore, friendly people and great food!

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

I am looking forward to:

  • exploring Asia and learning more about Vietnamese Culture.
  • teaching and working in an international bilingual school.
  • competing in my new sport - Muay Thai.

5. If you could sum up your experience so far in just one word, what would it be?

Exciting

For information on all of our teachers in school, please click here to see their profiles on our website.

Important Upcoming dates for your Diary

Academic calendar BVIS HCMC | Lịch năm học

  • Monday 18th – Friday 22nd November: Love BVIS Week
  • Tuesday 19th November: Primary Parents Evening for V and S classes (3.30pm – 6.00pm)
  • Thursday 21st November: Primary Parents Evening for V and S classes (3.30pm – 6.00pm)
  • Saturday 30th November: Christmas Fun Day*

*If you would like to help out in any capacity at this event or in preparation for it, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Thao Nguyen - Events Manager via Thao.Nguyen3@bvisvietnam.com

Essential School Contacts

If you need to contact school, please use the essential contacts below to ensure that you get in touch with the correct departments in the most effective way:

For all Primary Enquiries:

(028) 3758 0709 / ext. 111

For all Secondary Enquiries:

(028) 3758 0717 / ext. 211

For all Enquiries linked to Admissions: 

(028) 3758 0710

A full list of our school contacts can be found here on our school website.

The health, safety and wellbeing of our students remains the numbers one priority at BVIS HCMC. Should you have a concern for the welfare of any child in our school, please refer to our Safeguarding poster below:

Safety Training BVIS HCM 2018

Primary Update BVIS HCMC

rosy

Ms Rosy Clark, Head of Primary

Trips

It is at this time of the year that trips begin to take place as part of our curriculum or extra-curricular programme. Recently a group of Y6 and Secondary students went with Ms Adit to Thailand to attend the Nord Anglia regional STEAM festival where they were able to mix with children from other international schools and participate in a series of exciting STEAM challenges.

BVIS HCMC STEAM Festival 2019

Teachers have begun to plan their day trips linked to the children’s Lien Ket topics and you will receive information about these in due course. We are also currently planning for the annual residential trips that take place in Upper Primary.

Part of the planning and preparation for any trip, whether it is a short day visit or an overnight residential trip, is a full risk assessment. The risk assessment is carried out by one or more teachers involved in the trip, checking the transport arrangements and all the activities that will take place. The accommodation is also fully checked for residential visits. The teachers consider all aspects of health and safety for the trips that we run and at least one adult trained in first aid accompanies the children during the visit.

BVIS HCMC Y5 Trip 2019 (4)

For example, last week Mr Matt and Ms Nga carried out the risk assessment for the Y5 residential trip. They travelled to all the different locations in the Mekong Delta where the children will carry out their activities in order to complete the risk assessment to the high standards of health and safety that we expect here at BVIS and that are the requirements of any Nord Anglia Education school. This weekend, Ms Phuong will travel to Hoi An to carry out the risk assessment for the Y6 trip.

Here is an overview for you of this year’s residential trips:

Year group

Location

Dates

4

Long Hai

20th – 21st February 2020 (1 night)

5

Mekong Delta

19th – 21st February 2020 (2 nights)

6

Hoi An

25th – 28th February 2020 (3 nights)

The day and residential trips are all part of the children’s programme of learning as there is much personal and social learning that takes place as well as academic study linked to the children’s topics in the classroom. For the children, their annual residential trip is probably the most memorable part of the whole academic year!

Secondary Update BVIS HCMC

Jack

Mr Jack Rudin, Head of Secondary

Best in Vietnam and Best in the World

Our students achieve excellent result every year in their IGCSE and A level Examination and we are extremely proud of all of them. In November every year Cambridge Assessment send out Awards for the students who have achieved particularly outstanding results in these examinations. The exams are taken by many of the top students in Vietnam and across the world. To come high up in this cohort of student is truly impressive.

Congratulations to:

  • Tran Quang Thien Dang who achieved the highest mark in the World in for Cambridge International IGCSE Mathematics (without coursework) and he was taught by Mrs Akther.
  • Nguyen Khac Hai Linh who gained the High Achievement Award in Vietnam for Cambridge international AS Level Media Studies. She was taught by Mrs Donnelly.
  • Pham Minh Ha My (Jenny) who has been awarded the High Achievement Award in Vietnam for Cambridge international AS Level Literature in English and was also taught by Mrs Donnelly.
  • Tran Ai Cao Khoa who  was awarded the High Achievement Award in Vietnam for Cambridge international AS level Music and was taught by Miss Hardiman.

All these awards are impressive, and obviously reaching the standard of best mark in the world is something that cannot be beaten. I am sure you will join me in congratulating these students and teachers gaining the rewards for all the hard work they put in. Well done!

  • Học sinh Trung Học Quốc tế BVIS đạt thành tích IGCSE & AS Level cao nhất toàn cầu (7)
  • Học sinh Trung Học Quốc tế BVIS đạt thành tích IGCSE & AS Level cao nhất toàn cầu (1)
  • Học sinh Trung Học Quốc tế BVIS đạt thành tích IGCSE & AS Level cao nhất toàn cầu (4)
  • Học sinh Trung Học Quốc tế BVIS đạt thành tích IGCSE & AS Level cao nhất toàn cầu (3)
  • Học sinh Trung Học Quốc tế BVIS đạt thành tích IGCSE & AS Level cao nhất toàn cầu (2)
  • Thành tích AS IGCSE cao Học sinh trung học quốc tế BVIS HCMC

U14 Girls Basketball City Champions

BVIS HCMC Đội tuyển bóng rổ nữ U14

On Thursday the U14 girls were in action playing in their basketball city championships.

We are pleased to announce that our girls beat a very tough Australian International School team in the final and are now officially crowned B pool basketball champions.

Please click here to read full match report.

The U14 boys' basketball team also played their city championships last Friday and finished 5th out of 6 teams.

Other Sports Results

Last week also saw the U19’s compete in their volleyball city championships. The team gave their best efforts on the day but did not achieve the results that they wanted. However, at their city championships the U19 table tennis team finished a very respectable 4th out of 10 teams.

Regardless of results, students tried their best, learnt a lot from their experiences and had fun competing.

Well done to all students and coaches!

Science @ BVIS HCMC

Remember to keep an eye on the science department’s YouTube site here to see all their explosive and dynamic practical experiments.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at: Simon.Higham@bvisvietnam.com to give feedback on our Weekly Highlights and how it can be further improved in the future.

Be Ambitious BVIS HCM 2018