Mr. Simon Higham, Principal
As I write, I cannot quite believe how quickly this year is passing by. Already, we are in the month of March which signifies the half way mark in an academic calendar. As I reflect on the past 6 months, I recall the many achievements, milestones and events that have since gone. At this stage in the year, take time to reflect with your children and ask them what they remember, what they have achieved so far at BVIS and what they aspire to achieve in the future. It would be great if you could share these with me as I’d be interested to find out about those ‘real’ stories that make our school a special to be. Please do not hesitate to share these with me either face to face or via email – I’m looking forward to your engagement with me.
Parent Seminar with Family Medical Practice
As part of our commitment to engage and connect with our school wide community, on Wednesday this week, Dr Jonathan from Family Medical Practice delivered an interesting and thought-provoking seminar to BVIS parents. The topic covered were:
- 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
Our thanks to Dr Jonathan and his team at FMP and we look forward to more sessions like this in the near future.
Please note that the deadline for all cash orders through our school cashier was Thursday 28th February. Therefore, we are now unable to take cash orders in school. However, you can still order online and any payments made before 2nd March 2019 will still qualify for an Earlybird discount which gives you 10% off the list price.
For all photograph enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Jacy firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Service Learning at BVIS
The community service program of BVIS includes projects across all year groups from Primary to Secondary, ensuring that the whole school commits to improving the communities and the world that they live in.
Through planned community service and fundraising activities, the school assists students to develop a respectful and caring sense of social responsibility towards the environment and other people. Read more about how the education of your child goes beyond the classroom in this information from our school website.
Does it Matter Which University You Choose?
When do you begin to prepare students for life after school? Does it have to include selecting a college or university? If you would like to find out more, read this post from our website.
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
More Primary trips!
Last week Year 4 and Year 6 went on their annual residential trips as part of our carefully planned progression of educational visits, away from home and school.
This week, our Year 3 classes travelled many hours to the jungle for an exciting day trip. As part of their Lien Ket topic on ‘Rainforests’ last term, the children raised money to support the work of an organisation called EAST (Endangered Asian Species Trust) based at Cat Tien National Park. On Tuesday, the children visited EAST to deepen their learning about the work this organisation carries out with endangered wildlife and to see the animals they had learned about in school.
At Cat Tien, the children were thrilled to see some gibbons and the black-shanked douc, finding out why they are so special. They saw the equipment used by EAST at night-time to spot the loris and the loris’ food. The children also watched videos of young loris to see how they develop and learn to find food. Most exciting of all, BVIS children got to name some loris twins! How special is that!
For further information about the work of EAST, please visit www.go-east.org and do look out for news on Class Dojo and in our weekly highlights about the benches our Year 3 children are painting with their own designs to be placed in Cat Tien National Park.