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Weekly Highlights 08/11/2019

Principal Update BVIS HCMC

Mr Simon Higham - Principal

Mr. Simon Higham, Principal

Dear Parents

This week, in writing our Weekly Highlights, I keep returning to the same word – ‘pride’. As I move around our school talking to our students, teachers, supporting staff and parents, it is clear that all are very proud of being a part of our school community.

The pride that a community shows for its school is not simply gained or acquired. Pride must be earned by the things that place, the people who make them happen and the positive impact and outcomes that are achieved by all.

BVIS HCMC Trường Quốc tế Song ngữ

Benjamin Franklin wrote:
In reality, there is, perhaps, no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride.

This week, I was proud to see so many Year 7 and Year 8 parents attending our parent meetings that were held on Tuesday and Thursday. I trust that you found these meetings both informative and useful.

If you were unable to attend these meetings, please ensure that you contact your child’s form tutor to arrange a time to come into school and engage with our teachers. We would be more than happy to ensure that we can organise a time that is mutually agreeable with both home and school.

BVIS HCMC Tanzania Expedition Hành trình Tanzania 2019On Monday, we safely welcomed back all students who attended the highly successful Tanzania trip. I would like to personally congratulate all of our BVIS students who represented our school exceptionally well in Africa with a determination to make a difference to the lives of others. We are all very proud of what you achieved!

Throughout this week, it is with great pride that I also congratulate the Year 6, 7 and 8 students who have recently attended and safely returned from our Nord Anglia Education Regional STEAM Festival, hosted by Regents School Pattaya in Thailand.

Well done to:

  • Ngo Cam Phong / 8I
  • Ngo Nguyen Tuong Anh / 6S
  • Nguyen Hai Dang / 7I
  • Nguyen Huynh Nghi / 6V
  • Nguyen Phan Chan Thien / 8I
  • Tran Minh Anh / 6I

A big thank you to Ms Adit Goschalk, who attended this trip and making the whole event happen for our students.

For more information about how STEAM learning, in collaboration with MIT benefits your children, read this post from our NAE website.

BVIS HCMC Student Earns Prestigious Scholarship from York University, Canada

BVIS HCMC Kaysie Thanh Nha Ngo Story With an impressive academic achievement and profile, our Class of 2019 Alumna ‘Kaysie’, Thanh Nha Ngo is one of three students in the world who earned the $140,000 usd scholarship for her four-year study at York University, Canada in 2019.  

Graduating in 2019, she achieved an outstanding set of A Level results with an A* for Mathematics and 3 A grades for English Literature, Advanced Mathematics and Physics. Read more about Kaysie’s journey of success in this post from our school website.

Again, we are proud of all of the achievements from every student across our school. This weekend, I would encourage all parents to think about what makes you proud of your children. Reflect upon this and ensure that you share your thoughts with them. Ask them what makes them feel proud too – I’m sure they will be able to articulate this with you!

#very proud Principal

Meet our New Teachers

We have just two more new teachers to introduce to you all. This week we would like to welcome Mr. Matthew Thomas - Primary Class Teacher 

BVIS HCMC Staff Mathew Thomas | 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 was working at an inner-city school in Bristol. 

2.   What were your first impressions of BVIS? 

Very friendly staff and good facilities. 

3. What were your first impressions of Vietnam? 

A vibrant country that is extremely noisy but has a lot culture. The food is fantastic too. 

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

Travelling, learning as much as possible, developing my career. 

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

Interesting

Look out for our final new teacher in the Highlights next week

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

  • Tuesday 12th November: Primary Parents Evening for B and I classes (3.30pm – 6.00pm)
  • Thursday 14th November: Primary Parents Evening for B and I classes (3.30pm – 6.00pm)
  • 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

BVIS Book Bus

A new feature in the Primary foyer this week is our BVIS Book Bus. You cannot have missed it as it is “parked” outside my office for the children to use. Have you spotted who the bus driver is yet?

On the outside of the bus are displayed a range of children’s books, grouped into year groups. The aim is for the children to read as many of the books as possible. For each book read the children will earn one house-dojo point. The books may be read in a variety of ways to accommodate all abilities, so please encourage your child to read:

  • Either in English or Vietnamese or any other language s/he speaks
  • Other books by the same author or in the same series
  • Independently or with an adult, sibling or cousin. For example, the book might be read aloud by the adult or your child might read the book aloud to a younger sibling.
  • BVIS HCMC Book Bus Trường Quốc tế Song Ngữ (7)
  • BVIS HCMC Book Bus Trường Quốc tế Song Ngữ (6)
  • BVIS HCMC Book Bus Trường Quốc tế Song Ngữ (5)
  • BVIS HCMC Book Bus Trường Quốc tế Song Ngữ (4)
  • BVIS HCMC Book Bus Trường Quốc tế Song Ngữ (3)
  • BVIS HCMC Book Bus Trường Quốc tế Song Ngữ (1)
  • BVIS HCMC Book Bus Trường Quốc tế Song Ngữ (2)

Every time your child has read one of the books, s/he should fill in one of the book record cards (they should select the same coloured card as their house) and post it in their house box. Please help us to encourage the children to remember one of our key words in the BVIS mission statement – integrity! No cheating!

As well as having fun with the BVIS Book Bus (you can use it for photos too), there is a serious aim behind this initiative. Reading is a vital skill for life-long learning and so we hope to encourage our children to read as much as possible. All the books have been specially selected by Ms Truc, BVIS Librarian, in order to engage the children and promote a love of reading.

To find out more about the importance of reading, click here.

Secondary Update BVIS HCMC

Jack

Mr Jack Rudin, Head of Secondary

Mr. Higham has already mentioned the wonderful experience that a number of our Year 10 students had in Tanzania over the last two weeks. Nancy has been kind enough to write a short article to tell us about this from a student perspective.

Tanzania Expedition 2019 - A Reflection by Nguyen Thuc Minh Khanh (Nancy) 

“The Tanzania trip 2019 was undoubtedly one of the best trips I've ever been to. 

Our time was divided between a safari, building a secondary school and volunteering at a nearby village to build a goat shed, solar powered lights and a smokeless stove. During the safari me and my friends watched the incredible animals in their natural habitat and listened to our instructor John telling us interesting facts about the nature while we could watch the surroundings with binoculars. We also had the chance to stand at the front of the truck to watch the lovely sunset. 

BVIS HCMC Tanzania Expedition Hành trình Tanzania

The construction volunteering days were a good fun too. We all learnt how to lay bricks, mix cement and build a shed from scratch. Being able to see how your project really makes a positive difference to the families and community made me feel very proud and satisfied.   

This trip has made me change how I see the world around me significantly now that I have witnessed the poor living conditions that so many people in the world are still suffering from. This trip has also made me realise and appreciate how lucky I am to be born in such a privileged family with so many opportunities and rights that I always had taken for granted.  

Thank you to Ms Hardiman, Mr Every and to the BVIS for giving us this fantastic opportunity.” 

To read more exciting stories about the Tanzania trip please visit our article on the school website.

Brownies are Back by Nguyen Mai Tuong Anh (Year 11) 

A week ago during Halloween week, a perfect time for treats, the Secondary Student Council and Community Leaders from the whole school organised a Brownies sale with the motif "Send love to receive love". This is the first time that we hosted a Bakery sale that included both Secondary and Primary. Even though the event only lasted for a week, we received 1033 orders and managed to raise 7,200,000 VND to be donated to our community partners. We were so glad to see students enjoying these special brownies and are really looking forward to bring even better events in the future. All the money raised will go towards namrunnam who is currently running 2,200kms from Hanoi to HCMC for various charities we support. 

BVIS HCMC Trường Quốc tế Song ngữ

Clubs 

Please remember that Clubs start again next week and if your children have signed up for these they should check their new bus and pick up times.  

Please can I also remind you that all children should leave school at 3.15 if they do not have a club and at 4.15 if they have a club. The school is closed for students after this time so please help us by making sure that they are picked up from school before these times.  

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