On Monday, we presented all students with a video from the future:
We told them that there was an imaginary environmental disaster and refugee crisis and gave them four separate tasks to help the refugees. In their house teams they were asked to:
- plan some refugee shelters
- develop a menu and prepare some Vietnamese food to feed the refugees
- create a dance to lift the spirits of refugees
- produce a fund-raising video to generate much needed money to support the refugees.
All students have thrown themselves into this project and the buzz around school this week has been amazing. Well done to all!
Year 11 Induction
Whilst most of the secondary students have been taking part in the Global Citizen Week, our Year 11 students have been taking part in a programme of induction lessons to give them a head start in preparing for their A level courses next year.
A levels are academically challenging and we want to give all of our future Year 12s, the best possible head start.
In addition, the Year 11s have also been working together with the Green Bamboo Shelter to provide some beds for the boys who live here. The students have raised the money for the beds and really enjoyed working with the staff and boys from the shelter, to improve their lives.
Year 6 Graduation
Congratulations to all of our Year 6 students who attended their Graduation event on Wednesday evening.
Dressed to impress, the children not only received some well-deserved awards for both academic and non-academic progress and achievement, but they also put on a great show for the audience. Throughout the evening, there were songs from the paired classes, musical pieces, dance groups, bilingual story recitals and some profound speeches from our Student Council Executive.
Events such as these truly show the spirit of our school and the confidence and progress of our children across the year. Of course, their teachers will be sad for them to leave their primary years but we all look forward to seeing them continue to thrive and flourish in Year 7.
Thank you to all parents who attended this evening event in support of their children and our school.
Uniform - Collection Information
This week, all parents have received both a hard copy and emailed letter regarding the schedule for uniform collection over the holiday period. All new uniform can be collected from the Uniform Shop from Monday 5th August to Tuesday 20th August between the following times:
- 8.00am – 12.00pm
- 1.00pm – 3.30pm
Updated Swipe Cards – 2019/2020
Also in the letters issued to you this week, is information relating the collection of new swipe cards and lanyards for the next academic year. These will be available for collection from the Uniform Shop at the same time as when you collect your child’s new uniform.
A newly updated lanyard and plastic wallet will also be issued with each swipe card. From the beginning of the new academic year, it is expected that all parents wear their lanyard and swipe card when entering the school. This will allow us to visually identify designated parents who are on site, by means of the blue lanyard.
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.
Summer School 2019
Good luck to all of our Summer School students over the forthcoming 3 weeks and I look forward sharing some of your experiences with you next week.
On behalf of all of us at BVIS HCMC, we would like to wish you a very peaceful and safe holiday ahead, whether that be in Vietnam or further afield.
The Admissions Office will remain open throughout the Summer holiday from 8.00am to 5.00pm.
Please note that school will reopen for Term 1 of the new academic year 2019/20 on Wednesday 21st August 2019.
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.