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BVIS HCMC Moon Festival 2020

Weekly Highlights 02/10/2020

Principal Update BVIS HCMC

Mr Simon Higham - Principal

Mr. Simon Higham, Principal

Dear Parents

Thank you for once again taking time to engage and connect with our Weekly Highlights. Please ensure that you continue to set aside at least 5 minutes each week to read through this important content. The Highlights aim to inform you about the many events/successes that are taking place across our school and give you reminders about how you can further engage and connect with your child’s learning.

Full Moon Festival

Thank you to all parents of Year 3 and Year 5 students who attended our special Moon Festival assembly last Friday – we sincerely hope that you enjoyed it.

Click here to access photos from this event and also some pictures from our dragon dance display that was attended by all students from F1 to Year 9. Thank you also to all students who wore their Ao Dai to school in helping to bring a greater sense of Vietnamese perspective to our global learning.

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Global Campus

You can access Global Campus in 4 small steps?

1. Access the school website HERE

2. Click on ‘Parent Essentials’.

3. Click ‘Global Campus Login’.

4. Enter your child’s school username and password at BVIS

Click here to take you straight there.

If you have a child that is 8 years or under, this weekend, access GC Junior to find out more about our Junior Story Sacks. 

You can choose a story to be read to you and then complete the linked activities together. 

For children over 8 years of age, take a look at MIT Home Labs

Simply click on the STEAM tab and let our friends from MIT challenge you with their experiments that you can do at home. Go on,  get creative!

Next week in school, we will be launching our new Global Campus challenge on 6th October. Please make sure that you remind your child(ren) to look out for this challenge next week.

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Meet our new teachers

This week, we would like to introduce you to Mr Lee Adams who has recently begun his role as Secondary Business and Economics teacher.

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1. Where did you live prior to coming to Vietnam, what role did you have and what was the name of your previous school?  

Prior to coming to Vietnam, I taught in the UK as Head of Business at John Colet School. We taught GCSE and A-level within the department and we also offered a Finance qualification.

2. What were your first impressions of BVIS?

My first impression of BVIS is a positive one, such a friendly place to work with welcoming colleagues and students.

3. What is your teaching philosophy in short?

I believe that everyone loves to learn and should be given the opportunity to do so. I think that everyone can achieve success provided they put their minds to it and that nobody should set a barrier to what one can achieve.

4. What 3 things are you looking forward to doing whilst working and living in Vietnam?  

3 things I am looking forward to whilst living and working in Vietnam are:

1. Working in a positive atmosphere that encourages young people to excel academically and personally.

2. Travelling around Vietnam and seeing some of the beautiful scenery the country has to offer.

3. Trying new foods – so far Pho is my favorite dish!

5. If you could sum up your experience so far in just one word, what would it be? 

One word? Whirlwind.

Please note that you can access all of our staff profiles on the school website within the ‘Our Teachers’ tab. This can be found here.

Contact Us

Should you have any questions, concerns or feedback regarding your child’s learning, please contact your child’s class teacher (Primary) or class tutor (Secondary) in the first instance. Our teachers are ready and willing to support you and your family in any way they can.

Teachers can be contacted directly through Class Dojo (Primary) and email. Our admin staff are also available to help and support using the numbers below:

  • For all Primary Enquiries, please call:

(028) 3758 0709 / ext. 111

  • For all Secondary Enquiries, please call:

(028) 3758 0717 / ext. 211

  • For all enquiries linked to Admissions, please call:  

(028) 3758 8033

 On behalf of the whole staff, have a great weekend ahead.

Primary Update BVIS HCMC

Mrs Mary McAloon BVIS HCMC Staff

Mrs Mary McAloon, Head of Primary

Online Learning for Parents

On Thursday this week, we hosted our first online, live webinar for parents to round up the three sessions of phonics and reading.  The webinar was for Y1, Y2 and Y3 parents and focused on teaching children to apply their phonics skills when reading. Microsoft Teams was used, which allowed parents to click the link shared and join, after downloading the Microsoft Teams App.

Nearpod was the application used to share the host’s screen and create interactive games for the learners, this time our parents. These applications are used in our Virtual School Environment, so this opportunity not only supported parents with reading with their children at home, it also gave them chance to experience how their children learn online should there be another reason to require us to do so.

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The webinar was a huge success with parents logging in from various locations.  Thank you to all those who joined us and thank you to Ms Ha and Mr Ben for facilitating yet another valuable session for us all.

Next week, on Thursday 8th October at 1:30pm, there is another opportunity to experience these online learning applications through our online Maths webinar.  This time it is suitable for parents from F3 to Y6, so please look out for the private link that will be shared on ClassDojo.

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Young Musician of the Year 2020

We are all very much looking forward to the final of the outstanding interschool Young Musician of the Year 2020, which will be hosted in our Main Hall at BVIS next Tuesday 6th October at 6pm. 

Our BVIS finalists will be joined by finalists from the British International School (BIS), our sister Nord Anglia school, located in District Two.  It will be an evening to remember for not only the competitors but their families, who are invited to join the audience, and their teachers.

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Well done to all those who auditioned for the competition and to all those who reached the semi-final; you are also welcome to join the audience, with your parent or carer, for the final.

I wish our finalists all the very best for their piece that they will play at the Young Musician of the Year 2020 final.

Visit from Blue Dragon

On Wednesday 30th September, Years 5 and 6 were visited by Ms Kim from Blue Dragon to run a workshop on what the organisation achieves. Blue Dragon do incredible work saving Vietnamese children from trafficking and poverty, reuniting them with families and providing them with education and qualifications. Year 5 learned about migration and the impact of modern-day slavery while Year 6 had a workshop linked to their Global Goals: Gender Equality and Peace and Justice. This gave our students the opportunity to learn about the fantastic work NGOs such as Blue Dragon do, and also develop their Vietnamese Perspective by learning about and discussing the dangers faced by some young people in Vietnam today. This has inspired the children to want to do more to support Blue Dragon in the future!

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October Half-Term

As a reminder, we finish school for our half-term holiday next Friday 9th October.  School finishes at normal time, 3:05pm with clubs continuing to run on that day.  Schools resumes on Monday 19th October at 8:25am.

Upcoming Events

  • 02/10/2020 – Bilingual Month begins 

  • 08/10/2020 @ 13:30 (please note, date change) – Primary Maths ONLINE webinar for parents (please download the App and use the link that will be shared on ClassDojo) 

  • 06/10/2020 @ 18:00 – Young Musician of the Year 2020 Final 

  • 12-16/10/2020 – Half Term Holiday, SCHOOL CLOSED 

  • 19/10/2020 – School resumes 

  • 10 & 12/11/2020 – Parents Evening B and I classes 

  • 17 & 19/11/2020 – Parents’ Evening V & S classes 

  • 27/12/2020 @ 14:00 – Y1 Turn on the Lights, Theatre 

  • 04/12/2020 @ 08:45 – Y2 Production, Main Hall 

  • 8-9/12/2020 @ 14:00 – EYFS Sing-a-Long, Theatre 

Wishing you all a restful weekend.

Secondary Update BVIS HCMC

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Mr Jack Rudin, Head of Secondary

Students in Y7 Drama have been exploring the different stereotypes portrayed in Hollywood Superhero Movies.

They have looked at gender, race, ability, body types and many other factors, and they are now using these to create performances that break the mold!

Learning activities in KS3 Vietnamese Literature

This week, students in Year 7, 8 and 9 have been busy in Vietnamese Literature lessons. In preparation for their creative writing (legend, parabolic and myth writings) in which the content will be assessed, they have joined lots of activities to practice skills in finding ideas, developing outlines and enriching vocabulary. Class discussion brought them opportunities to talk about ideas related to their topics. The students actively listened and took notes of what their peers and teachers presented in order to finish their own plots. With such careful and thoughtful preparation, we look forward to reading the finished pieces.

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Final Week of House Basketball

It was the final week of house basketball this week and once again we saw great enthusiasm, passion and some remarkable skill on display. All teams showed great respect to one another in both victory and defeat – this shows the integrity, respect and care that we have across our BVIS community.

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I would like to say a huge congratulations to all players, a big thank you to the House Captains and Heads of House and not forgetting the loud and in many cases very passionate cheering from supporters. Next week we will  reveal the house champions in a whole school assembly.

BVIS Secondary Champion of the Week

Congratulations to both NGO Cam Phong and TRUONG My Anh (Angel), both from 9I, who are this weeks Champion’s of the Week. A fantastic effort from both of them in fulfilling the characteristics from our Aide Memoire and collecting more Housepoints than anyone else in the Secondary school!

Who can beat them this week?

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Pastoral Update

The House Basketball has been a great success but most pleasing of all to see was the level of support for each house. Every hard-fought contest on the basketball court was battled out alongside an equally hard-fought battle to see which House’s supporters could make the most noise! Always remember to keep your emotions in check and support your House passionately but in an appropriate way.

Another great week of huge numbers of Housepoints from all students – keep up the good work!  The weekly record for merits given out is 1439 and it looks like this week will be a record breaker!

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This week has also seen a flurry of merits being awarded in a different style; via postcards! The new postcard rewards students who have shown excellence over a period of time in effort, progress or achievement with 10 valuable merits!  We encourage parents to discuss these awards with their son/daughter to further support their commitment to learning.

The health, safety and wellbeing of our students remains the number 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: 

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