Mr. Simon Higham, Principal
Once again, it is a pleasure to be able to share with you this week’s Highlights from across our school.
Thank you for taking time to read through this information in support of your child’s education at our school. If you know of parents who have yet to discover our Friday Highlights, please encourage them to read them through on a regular basis in order to stay in touch with the many celebrations of success and key dates across our school community.
If you would like to look back on details from previous Highlights, they can be found on the News and Events section situated on the Home Page of our school website.
BBGV Charity Fun Run
Following the letter that was sent to all parents this week, I would like to remind you of this very special charity event that we enthusiastically support every year in our BVIS calendar. Full information about the event can be found here.
What you need to know?
Date: Sunday 29th September 2019
Venue: Phu My Hung, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, HCMC
BVIS Group Photo: 7.30am – meet at the BVIS booth
Race Starts: 8.00am
*Bib number only: 50,000VND/participant
*Bib + Fun Run T-shirt: 200,000 VND/participant
*Please pay and collect your t-shirt and bib number between 16th Sep - 28th Sep 2019 from the Primary Office (Ms Ha – Cashier). Please note that the T-shirts are sold on a first-come-first-serve basis with limited sizes. Students are encouraged to wear PE uniform.
More information can be found HERE
Fundinotots Free Play!
We are delighted to offer all new parents with children aged between 0 – 36 months old, exciting Fundinotots Free Play Sessions which are available at the following times:
- Tue 24th, Wed 25th or Thu 26th Sept 2019
- 08:00-10:15 a.m
- Tue 1st, Wed 2nd or Thu 3rd Oct 2019
- 08:00-10:15 a.m
*Note: Each child must be accompanied by parents/guardians to attend the Free Play (02 adults per child maximum). Limited places are on offer, and strictly on a first come first served basis.
To reserve your free play session, click here and apply now. Thank you to all parents who have already signed up and we look forward to seeing you very soon.
To find out more details about our Fundinotots programme, click on this link from our website that has more information and details about how you can be a part of our thriving community.
Business ideas exchange with Professor Colin Jevons from Monash University
Earlier this month, our Year 12 students were invited to take part in a morning of activities designed to explore individual and collective creativity and entrepreneurial skills. Each group had a different futuristic product to develop and then present their business strategies to the rest of the group. Products included - thought operated keyboard for computers, age regressing mask, a mask to protect wearers from industrial and everyday pollutants and a suit that protects the wearer from a wide range of threats.
For more information about this event, click here to access this post.
Meet our New Teachers
This week, we would like to introduce you to another new teacher to our school.
Welcome to Ms. Camilla Selby - Secondary Geography and Humanities Teacher
1. Where did you live prior to coming to Vietnam, what role did you have and what was the name of your previous school?
I lived in Windsor, worked in Bracknell Forest at Edgbarrow School, I was Teacher of Geography in charge of KS4 and coordinator of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
2. What were your first impressions of BVIS?
Warm and friendly staff with polite and hardworking students.
3. What were your first impressions of Vietnam?
Busy, exciting and vibrant city.
4. What 3 things are you looking forward to doing whilst working and living in Vietnam?
Diving - finally achieving my Advanced Open Water Diver. To learn more about the Vietnamese culture and traditions and finally to learn some of the language.
5. If you could sum up your experience so far in just one word, what would it be?
Look out for another new teacher in next week’s Highlights.
For information on all of our teachers in school, please click here to see their profiles on our website.
Important Upcoming dates for your Diary
- Thu 19th Sept: Phonics Coffee morning (8.30am in the Main Hall) – part 1
- Fri 20th Sept: EYFS (F1, F2 and F3) Coffee Morning – Class Dojo
(8.30am in the ELC)
- Monday 23rd Sept: Project Curiosity begins in Primary
- Thu 26th Sept: Phonics Coffee morning (8.30am in the Main Hall) – part 2
- Friday 27th Sept: BVIS Community Day – non uniform day for Primary and House T-Shirts for KS3 students
- Friday 27th – Sun 29th Sept: Y12 Mui Ne Trip
- Sunday 29th Sept: BBGV Fun Run
Essential School Contacts
If you need to contact school, please use the essential contacts below to ensure that you get in touch with the correct departments in the most effective way:
For all Primary Enquiries:
(028) 3758 0709 / ext. 111
For all Secondary Enquiries:
(028) 3758 0717 / ext. 211
For all Enquiries linked to Admissions:
(028) 3758 0710
A full list of our school contacts can be found here on our school website.
The health, safety and wellbeing of our students remains the numbers one priority at BVIS HCMC. Should you have a concern for the welfare of any child in our school, please refer to our Safeguarding poster below:
Ms Rosy Clark, Head of Primary
In the past two weeks in school, we have held three coffee mornings for parents and carers to attend. Last week, there was a session provided by ‘Family Medical Practice’ on CPR. This was the first in a new series of coffee mornings for BVIS providing information about different issues relating to the health and safety of children. Look out for more workshops like this through our collaboration with health experts in Ho Chi Minh City.
Always popular with parents at BVIS are our Phonics Coffee Mornings. As in previous years, we are offering you a programme of three practical sessions this term to find out about our unique bilingual phonics programme. By coming along to these coffee mornings, you will also get the chance to learn and practise phonics in both English and Vietnamese in order to support your child as s/he learns to read. Mr Ben Brown (Lower Primary Coordinator) and Ms Ha Nguyen (Vietnamese Literacy Coordinator) will teach you the strategies used at school so you can help your child with their phonics learning at home.