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Weekly Highlights BVIS HCMC 2019

Weekly Highlights 29/03/2019

Principal Update BVIS HCMC

Mr Simon Higham - Principal

Mr. Simon Higham, Principal

Dear Parents

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.

Weekly Highlights 29/03/2019 | BVIS HCMC | Nord Anglia

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

Weekly Highlights 29/03/2019 | BVIS HCMC | Nord Anglia

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!

Filming Crew BVIS HCMC 2018

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.

Secondary Production Our House 2019 | BVIS HCMC | Nord Anglia

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.

Safety Training BVIS HCM 2018

Primary Update BVIS HCMC

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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.

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Part of the excitement of the sleepover is eating dinner and breakfast at school and so our school’s catering team provided some treats not usually seen on the lunchtime menu such as fried rice and pizza!

This event forms part of the planned progression in the length of the BVIS Primary residential trips, distance travelled and the complexity of learning involved, as I outlined in a previous ‘Weekly Highlights’ article .

Whilst rather tired the next morning, all BVIS staff were delighted with the behaviour of the Year 3 children during the sleepover. Two key aims of any of our residential experiences are the development of the children’s levels of independence and confidence, plus the opportunity to practise their team work and social skills. Congratulations to the Year 3 children for trying their very best with all of this.

Finally, thanks to all the Year 3 teaching assistants and teachers ably led by Ms Yen, plus Nurse Trang, Mr Preston, Mr Steve and Mr Oliver for their time and support of the sleepover.

Secondary Update BVIS HCMC

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Mr Jack Rudin, Head of Secondary

Art Exhibition

The BVIS annual art exhibition will open officially next Wednesday 3rd April, in the secondary foyer (ground floor).

Secondary Art Exhibition 2019 | BVIS HCMC | Nord Anglia

BVIS students can see the artwork from lunchtime onwards, with an official opening event afterschool from 3.30-5pm, with live music and refreshments (free entry!). This afterschool event is open to family and friends, so please come along to see the work and support the students!

There will also be a Live Lunch event in the space on Thursday 4th April to celebrate BVIS talent across the creative arts! This exhibition will end on Friday 5th April.

Green Bamboo Library Project: Sat 23rd - Sun 24th March 2019

On Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March KS4-5 BVIS students and 8 BVIS staff took part in the Green Bamboo Library Project. Here is a Report by Nguyen Ngoc Chau Anh (10V):

“When I completed the sign-up form for this community project, I didn't realise what was to come. In my head, I pictured us going to the shelter with a nice easy job to paint and decorate the Library but instead we were greeted with a musty, seriously degraded room and dirty shelter that the Green Bamboo boys call home. BVIS volunteers gave a few groans when we saw how much work we had to do but it was a proper challenge and that is how the fun started.

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We got to meet the boys who live at the Green Bamboo Shelter who were so happy and upbeat as they helped us, I think that's how our group from BVIS picked up the adrenaline. We started by cleaning the graffiti on the dirty old walls and scrapped away the old paint peeling away. We then repainted the room, brightening it up in white and painted our donated BVIS lockers bright orange as a lovely contrast. Ms Lavender worked with a group of students on the design and decided we would go for a theme with bamboo, quotes, books and learning. We all worked together endlessly to get the design drawn up, painted, and outlined in time. We also took our BVIS book donations from World Book Day and sorted them out into the lockers. At the end of the two days, BVIS volunteers looked like marching zombies with dust and paint sticking out of our hair like a sore thumb!

Through this experience we really got to see the lives of the boys there. Despite the dated facilities, no bed and occasional encounters with bugs, the boys took joy in every small detail. I can still not forget how Thanh, a young boy there, was jumping around in happiness when we taught him how to draw the bamboo. Seeing the boys really helped us to learn again the ability to enjoy little details that are forgotten in this luxury life that we lead.

Thank you so much Green Bamboo Shelter and all the BVIS staff for a meaningful experience.”

Debate Day

Every year we have a great Debate day in school. All the students are in a team of 4 and they compete in formal debates. They have to research and present their arguments to each other and to the judges. At the end of the day we have a final showcase debate in front of all the students.

Secondary Debate Day | BVIS HCMC | Nord Anglia

I was so impressed by the quality of the thinking of the students as well as by their language and presentation skills. Well done to all of them.

On behalf of our school, we would like to wish you all a relaxing weekend ahead and look forward to seeing you again on Monday.

Please do not hesitate to contact me directly via email: simon.higham@bvisvietnam.com to give feedback on our Weekly Highlights and/or suggest any future topic areas that you would like us to possibly cover in the future.

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