Mr. Simon Higham, Principal
It has been great to return to school this week, following my time out of school to attend training which included a visit to our Nord Anglia Education school In Prague.
Throughout the week, there has yet again been a whole range of diverse learning opportunities occurring across the school with our Year 3 children sleeping over at school on Thursday night for an adventure they will never forget to the incredible day of debates across the secondary years on Tuesday. Learning should never have limits and it is a pleasure to witness how these experiences are shaping the educational journeys of our BVIS students.
Visitors Come to BVIS
Next week, we are pleased to welcome two sets of visitors to our school for two very different reasons.
On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we will have a visit from three members of the NAE Quality Assurance team.
Throughout the school year, we are constantly looking at ways in which we can further develop the educational provision for all of our students. We evaluate our vision and values and ensure that we continue to head in the right direction. The purpose of the Quality Assurance team is help support our journey and in partnership, suggest further ways in which we can be the very best school that we can be. Please ensure you say ‘hello’ to the visiting team next week – I can assure you that they won’t bite!
On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next week, we will also be visited by our Global Videography team who will be helping us to tell the story behind our school, by the community that helped to create it, develop it further and make it a truly special place to be. Again, look out for the production crew and remember….don’t forget to smile!
Performing Arts Programme
Through the Juilliard-Nord Anglia Education Performing Arts Programme, our drama curriculum is enhanced with core works from different cultures and periods in history to provide students with a grounding in the forms, structures and elements they might draw on, utilise and manipulate when exploring and viewing dramatic works.
The cast from this year’s Secondary production of ‘Our House’, epitomised what it means to be a true, performing arts student. Their commitment, hard work and creativity to produce a spectacle of such great quality went beyond the boundaries of what is typically classed as a successful education. Through our desire to develop the whole child, academics are fused with a creativity of thought and expression within a caring, language rich, international environment which we all are proud to be a part of.
Read more about this year’s production and see just some of the many pictures in this post from our school 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
Year 3’s dinosaur-themed sleepover
The final residential event of the year took place this week in the Primary School. Excitement and anticipation have been steadily building in Year 3 since the Tet holidays for the annual sleepover at school.
On Thursday, the Year 3 children brought their suitcases to school with sleeping bags and teddy bears ready for an evening of fun activities followed by a night sleeping on the floor of the school’s sports hall. The evening began with an adventure in the shadowy school building as the children worked in teams to follow dinosaur footprints to find some “treasure”. Whilst half of the year group took part in this dinosaur-themed treasure hunt, the other half enjoyed some team games and activities in the school’s swimming pool with Mr Steve and then the groups swapped over. The evening concluded with movie time, watching “The Good Dinosaur”, before some meditation and story time.