Mr. Simon Higham, Principal
It has been back to business at BVIS this week with the first full week in school for our teachers and students following the Tet holiday.
Teacher Recruitment 2019-2020
Following my recent visit to London to attend OTOS (Outstanding Teachers for Outstanding Schools) – the Nord Anglia education recruitment event - I am pleased to inform you that we had a substantial number of quality applicants for each advertised post. From these applications, we have managed to recruit all of our overseas teachers required for the next academic year. I am confident that all of our new teachers coming to BVIS next year will continue to inspire, challenge and care deeply for our children.
Primary Residential Trips
I would like to congratulate all of our Year 4, 5 and 6 children who are either already on their residential trips or preparing to take part in them next week.
As a compulsory part of our school’s curriculum, residential trips complement the work that is covered in school. They are designed to enhance your child's learning, challenging their physical, social and emotional skills in order to foster a sense adventure and enhance an awareness for the environment and culture that is around them.
Students learn independence through our carefully planned and prepared residential programme, in a place which does not look like their home. This helps them to develop confidence in joining longer trips as they move through our year groups. Thank you for your ongoing support for our residential trips programme.
By now, you will have received both the online sitting IDs to access your child’s photographs and also a hard copy of the order form.
Please be reminded that the deadline for all cash orders through our school cashier is Thursday 28th February. Unfortunately, we will be unable to take cash after this date. Also, all online orders placed by 2nd March 2019 will qualify for an Earlybird discount which gives you 10% off the list price.
Thank you to all of the valuable feedback that has been received regarding this year’s photographs. I will personally ensure that this is fed back to Pret-A-Portrait in order further refine the procedure and process for next year.
For all photograph enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Jacy firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent Seminar with Family Medical Practice
Next Wednesday 27th February, from 08:30am to 10:00am we would like to invite you to a workshop in school, delivered by Family Medical practice, covering the following areas:
- Nutrition in the first years of life
- Causes of food refusal among children
- Feeding disorder in children and golden rules for their better feeding
- How to build a healthy menu for your child
The workshop is specifically designed for parents with children aged 0 to 5 years old and will be led by Dr. Johnathan Halevy – Head of the Paediatric Department at Family Medical Practice.
If you would like to attend, please contact Ms Thao Nguyen in our Admisions Office by Tuesday 26th February:
We look forward to meeting many of you there.
The Impact of the MIT STEAM Curriculum at BVIS HCMC
As part of our collaboration with MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), the staff at BVIS have designed an engaging and stimulating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) curriculum for BVIS students. The curriculum is designed to give students the opportunities to use their subject knowledge to create new inventions and solve real world problems through a hands-on and project-based approach.
Read more about the positive impact this has made on learning at our school in this post by Ms Joanna Mearing, Primary Teacher.
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.
Ms Rosy Clark, Head of Primary
This week it has been my absolute pleasure to travel away from school with Year 4 to Long Hai for their annual residential trip. At BVIS we value residential trips so highly that Mr Oliver and I set aside time to accompany our staff and children on these trips. It’s a highlight of the year for both of us!
All our trips are linked to our curriculum and provide key learning opportunities for BVIS children. The benefits of residential trips are numerous, including the following:
- Development of children’s independence skills and self-confidence
- Hands-on, practical learning away from school, applying what has been learned in class to real-life situations
- Team work and social skills