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Weekly Highlights 09/10/2020

Principal Update BVIS HCMC

Mr Simon Higham - Principal

Mr. Simon Higham, Principal

Dear Parents

Following a challenging 2019/20 academic year, I am pleased that we have safely arrived at the halfway point of Term 1 and can report that we have made an extremely positive start to this new academic year.

I would like to thank you, our BVIS community for your continued support of our school and for your patience and understanding with our ongoing enhanced health and safety procedures. As a school, we all realise that we must continue to accept and live with COVID-19 for the foreseeable future. However, as a school, a city and a country, we have learned to understand how we can minimise risk and help control the spread of the virus – I am both proud and thankful for this.

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On our return to school on Monday 19th October, we must continue to do all that we can to continue refining and reflecting upon the control measures that we currently have well established across our school. We have already announced that if nothing changes over the break, fixtures between schools across the city will once again commence. We will also be reassessing the situation with day trips and residential trips and continuing our planning and preparation for all possibilities with two factors in mind: safety and educational opportunity. We will continue to regularly communicate our plans with you.

Please can I ask that you continue to send your child(ren) to school with a face mask and a spare if required. These will continue to be worn outside of classrooms until further notice.

Supporting our Students

It was a pleasure meeting and talking with parents of Year 11 students who attended their Term 1 Parent Meetings on Thursday. Thank you again for attending and supporting us and your child’s learning.

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Please note that should you have any further follow up questions from this event, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Class Tutor. They will be able to support you in any way that is required.

Global Campus

Often, the holiday period is difficult for working families as children often get restless and can become bored as they are away from their school learning.

Global Campus allows your children to stay active in both mind and body through the many challenging activities that they can access from home.

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Talk with your child(ren) about Global Campus and look at what fun learning activities they can complete over the half-term break. We would suggest the following to start with:

Also, look out for the new Comic Book Challenge that starts during the holiday, on Monday 12th October.

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Remember to access the platform in just 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.

Meet our new teachers

This week, we continue to introduce you to our new teachers who began their time at BVIS at the beginning of this term. Ms Olivia Jefferson is our new Secondary Psychology teacher. Learn more about her below:

BVIS HCMC Staff Ms Olivia Jefferson

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 moved to Vietnam from Kenya. I taught Biology and Psychology at Greensteds International School. Before that I taught at Queens’ College in The Bahamas. 

2. What were your first impressions of BVIS?  

My first impression was a community of welcoming and friendly people. It has been an easy start to a new job with so many helpful colleagues. It has been great getting to know my students. They are very enthusiastic, and I am enjoying their positive attitude to school and life. 

3. What is your teaching philosophy in short? 

“Schools have a responsibility to help their students develop into the adults they aspire to be.”

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

I am looking forward to being part of the river of scooter traffic when I get round to buying some wheels! I am looking forward to travelling, seeing beautiful places and hearing stories from interesting people.  I am very much looking forward to getting back in the water and scuba diving as soon as possible!

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

Warm (the climate yes, but the people more so!)

All of our staff profiles can be accessed on the school website within the ‘Our Teachers’ tab. This can be found here.

On behalf of the whole BVIS team, we wish you a very relaxing, safe and family-orientated half-term break ahead. See you all again on Monday 19th October!

Primary Update BVIS HCMC

Mrs Mary McAloon BVIS HCMC Staff

Mrs Mary McAloon, Head of Primary

Young Musician of the Year 2020

The Young Musician of the Year 2020 Final was held on Tuesday.

Our four finalists were joined by five finalists from BIS to compete for first place in this year’s magnificent musical event.  We welcomed family members, teachers and fellow musicians into the audience to enjoy what was an evening filled with musical magic.  Between the musicians they played the piano, the violin and the flute.

The audience was also treated to hearing Violet and Thien from our secondary school play the piano and guitar respectively. It was such a pleasant evening thanks to all those involved in organising. A particular thank you goes to Mr Fergus and Ms Yen, our Primary Music team, for preparing and hosting the evening.

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Congratulations to this year’s Young Musician winner from across the two schools, Chan Hyeok Kim who played the Violin.  Katie Nguyen playing the Piano was awarded second place and Julia Chung playing the flute was awarded third place; congratulations to them all.  To reach the final is such a great achievement for our children and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all finalists, semi-finalists and those who auditioned for the competition.  Learning to play an instrument has so many advantages.  It helps the brain to develop, the mind to be creative and it can help to relax and feel calm.

Online Webinar

Thank you to those parents who logged in to the F3 to Y6 Maths online live webinar on Thursday.  Ms Yen, our Maths Coordinator, walked parents through an overview of the teaching and learning of Maths at our school.  It certainly was a valuable use of time; there were many strategies shared of how to help at home, which will be useful for parents as they support children with learning.  If you missed it or would like to listen again, the recording will be available on ClassDojo as a link for all families from F3 to Y6.

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We will be asking for parents to feedback on their experiences of the new online format that we have trialled this half term for parent workshops. If you receive a message from teachers, then please do help us to evaluate and improve what we are offering parents. Thank you in advance for your support.

Upcoming Events

  • 12-16/10/20 – Half Term Holiday, SCHOOL CLOSED
  • 19/10/20 – School resumes
  • 30/10/20 – Dress-up day for Halloween
  • 09/11/20 - Clubs Season 2 Begins
  • 10 & 12/11/20 – Parents Evening B and I classes
  • 17 & 19/11/20 – Parents’ Evening V & S classes
  • 27/11/20 @ 14:00 – Y1 Turn on the Lights, Theatre
  • 04/12/20 @ 08:45 – Y2 Production, Main Hall
  • 8-9/12/20 @ 14:00 – EYFS Sing-a-Long, Theatre

Wishing you all a safe and relaxing half term break.

Secondary Update BVIS HCMC

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Mr Jack Rudin, Head of Secondary

In Humanities this week, our Year 7s have been working in small groups to create presentations on a significant event in History. They presented to their class this week and were very well delivered and received. Well done Year 7!

In Computing, our Year 7 students all managed to program their MicroBits and create their very own Pets that would get happy, sad or speak.  The students are on course to learn more and more about programming each project, understanding how computers work.  We move on to Algorithms next.

Live Lunch

On Thursday 8th October we had our first Live Lunch of the academic year. It was full of exciting performances from our talented students across KS3, 4 and 5. From piano solos to rock bands we had it all! Thank you to all performers – you really entertained the audience this week!

If you want to be part of the next Live Lunch please speak to Ms Hardiman for further information.

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BVIS Upcycle Project!

This week Student Community Leaders and Student Council Chairs launched the BVIS Upcycle Project. The aim of the project is to reduce the uniform waste each year, raising awareness toward environment protection, and upcycle fantastic items which we can sell. (We highly recommended the fashionable facemasks!) Items will be sold at lunch time & after school on Mon/Weds (Primary Foyer) and Fri (Secondary Foyer) with all profits going towards our community partners. Well done to all the students and staff involved in the planning of this project!

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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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