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Weekly Highlights 10/05/2019

Principal Update BVIS HCMC

Mr Simon Higham - Principal

Mr. Simon Higham, Principal

Dear Parents

Thank you for taking time to read this week’s Highlights.

The first full week back after the Term 2 holiday has been a busy one and I pleased to report that children have settled back into school very well and enjoying their learning.

Học sinh khối Tiểu học Quốc tế BVIS HCMC

Are you playing your part?

Across Primary, the focus for learning has well and truly been linked to the two attributes of our Aid Memoir: ‘Global Citizens’ and ‘Vietnamese Perspective’. Under the guidance of our strong mission and vision in school, together with our collaboration with UNICEF and the focus upon Global Goal 15 – ‘Life on Land’, the children participated in last week’s Eco Week which has helped us all to think about how our school can be greener, more sustainable and how we can make a difference to our environment with just changes to our daily lives.

Mục tiêu phát triển bền vững UNICEF BVIS HCMC

This weekend, I would like to challenge your family to think about how you can change just one thing in your lives that will make a difference to our environment:

  • Could you recycle your household waste and divide it into paper, plastic and general waste?
  • Instead of buying plastic bottles in your next shop, think about how you can use reusable containers to cut down on the amount of single use plastic items that you use. Do you take a reusable cup to the coffee shop? If you don’t, try to make a change.
  • Do you own and use non plastic straws? For a very cheap price, look to buy some this weekend and keep them with you to avoid unnecessary plastic waste.

BVIS HCMC Primary Eco-weeks 2019 (12)

Thank you to the teachers and children for their inspiration and determination to make a difference – every little helps and we have a responsibility to act now before it is too late.

Launch of the new BVIS smoothie and juice cafe

In order to further promote healthy lifestyles across our school, I am pleased to share that we will be opening a new smoothie and juice café in the outside area next to the secondary foyer. The main purpose of this new initiative will be to promote healthy lifestyles with an environmentally friendly atmosphere. The café will open for the first time on Monday 20th May.

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All secondary students will be able to access this service, together with primary students who are accompanied by an adult.

Students are encouraged to bring their own bottles/cups for the drinks and no single use plastic items will be used. More information about this new addition to our school will be in next week’s Highlights and children will be told about the café in their respective assemblies next week.

Exam fever

Across our secondary school this week, we have seen two very busy parent meetings for Year 7 and Year 8 students. I would personally like to thank all parents who attended and supporting your children’s learning. If you did not manage to attend or if you require further information regarding your child at school, remember that you can contact your child’s class teacher or tutor directly to arrange a meeting – our doors are always open!

Học sinh Trung học Quốc tế BVIS HCMC

This week, I have had the pleasure in talking to many Year 11, 12 and 13 students about their exam preparations. I have enjoyed hearing how positive, motivated and confident our students are at BVIS and I would like to wish them all the very best of luck over the coming weeks.

On 8th April, I shared some great revision tips from Mr Reid, Maths Teacher and KS4 Coordinator, which were both useful and insightful. The post to access is here if you missed it first time around.

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

Making our playground green

Walking into the Primary playground this week has been a much more pleasurable experience as BVIS children have worked collaboratively to “make our playground green.” We now have colourful frames hanging on some of the fences with beautifully decorated plant pots containing a range of plants.

Last week was our annual Eco Week and the focus this year was learning about the importance of plants and how to care for plants. Thanks to the careful planning of our Primary Community Coordinator, Ms Nga, all our Early Years as well as our Primary children were able to join in, developing their personal/social skills by working with children from other year groups.

  • BVIS HCMC Primary Eco-weeks 2019 (8)
  • BVIS HCMC Eco-week 2019 (1)
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  • BVIS HCMC Eco-week 2019 (2)
  • BVIS Eco-weeks 2019
  • BVIS HCMC Primary Eco-weeks 2019 (5)
  • BVIS HCMC Primary Eco-weeks 2019 (2)

Before the holidays, the children had been encouraged to bring in empty 1.5 litre bottles to decorate and recycle as plant pots. Children right across the school from Early Years through to Year 6 had great fun painting the frames and pots on Thursday ready for their gardening experience on Friday. An expert gardener taught the children how to plant their plants before the children set to work, older students supporting younger students so all could participate.

This project is just one example of how we support the development of the children’s “Vietnamese perspective.” As the children learn about the importance of plants and how to improve their immediate school environment, they are helping to improve their home city and country of Vietnam. In time, a well-developed Vietnamese perspective should lead to improved global citizenship skills. Please click the link HERE for more about this.

Secondary Update BVIS HCMC

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Mr Jack Rudin, Head of Secondary

It was great to come back to school last week and see the developments to the school over Easter. We are really pleased to have a new dance studio and we have already been putting our newly refurbished Theatre and Drama studio into good use.  

BVIS HCMC Splendid London Theatre Visit 2019 (13)

On Monday we hosted an international theatre company “Splendid Productions” and invited some students from other schools in the city to come and join us.  The students participating were a credit to the school, representing BVIS as a creative and confident community. Please click HERE to learn further.

BVIS HCMC Splendid London Theatre Visit 2019 (3)

It has also been a pleasure to meet with some of you at our Year 7 and 8 parents evening this week. I am looking forward to seeing many of you at the Year 9 parents evening next week on Tuesday 14th of May and the Year 10 parents evening on Tuesday 28th of May. It is important that we build a strong relationship between home and school so that we can all effectively support your children’s learning. 

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.

I wish you a very pleasant and eco-friendly weekend ahead.

Be Ambitious BVIS HCM 2018