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Weekly Highlights 20/11/2020

Principal Update BVIS HCMC

Mr Simon Higham - Principal

Mr. Simon Higham, Principal

Dear Parents

What another busy and exciting week at BVIS focused on the love for learning across the whole of our school.

Academic Term Dates - Calendar Update

On Monday this week, I shared with all of our community, the updated 20/21 calendar to help further promote wellbeing and also prioritise learning for all of our students. Please familiarise yourself with the updated calendar below:

BVIS HCMC Calendar Lịch năm học 2020-2021 16 Nov

Please note that the number of pupil days remain unchanged. A summary of the changes are:
  • A teacher only day set on the 22nd February 2021 will now be a full teaching day with all students returning to school a day earlier after the TET holiday
  • The Easter holiday period will be shortened to 19th April to 23rd April
  • All students will return to school from 26th April to 29th April, giving us an additional advantage of extra face to face contact with our external examination students before their exams.
  • The long weekend break form 30th April to 3rd May is unaltered, with all students returning to school on Tuesday 4th May 
  • Term 3 will finish on Friday 18th June

Copies of both the updated 2020-2021 calendar and the newly added 2021-2022 Academic Term dates can be accessed from our website here 

BVIS HCMC Weekly Highlights

BVIS Central Vietnam Flood Appeal – Update

This week, we have now raised an additional 10 million VND for the victims of the recent flooding in the Central Regions of Vietnam. This takes our total to over 110 million VND.

During their regular weekly meeting, our Student Community Leaders have been helping sort all of the donated food, clothing and stationery items in readiness for them to be sent to Quang Tri province.

BVIS HCMC Flood Appeal

We remain proud of what we continue to achieve to help others, which further reinforces our commitment to our school mission linked to ‘integrity’, ‘respect’ and ‘care’.

Please look out for further updates from our Community Leaders on how your generous support has made a real difference to the lives of others

BVIS HCMC Aide Memoire Update

#Love BVIS Week 2020

This week, we have celebrated our love for our school through the ever popular #LoveBVIS Week. I would like to personally thank all parents who have shared their experiences and feedback about our school and hope that both you and your children have enjoyed this year’s experiences.

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Bebras Computing Challenge

The Bebras Computing Challenge introduces computational thinking to students. It is organised in over 50 countries and designed to get students all over the world excited about computing.

BVIS HCMC Bebras Computing Challenge

The Bebras challenges are made of a set of short problems called Bebras tasks and are delivered online. The tasks are fun, engaging and based on problems that Computer Scientists often meet and enjoy solving.

Find out more about how our Secondary students have taken part in this global challenge through this link.

Meet our New Teachers

This week, the new teacher in the spotlight is Ms Olivia Lopez, who is new to our Secondary Drama Department and also is responsible for leading Hanoi House.

BVIS HCMC Staff Olivia Lopez

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 moving to BVIS HCMC, I was Head of Performing Arts at NAIS Shanghai, Pudong. I also spent four years as Head of Drama at BVIS Hanoi.

2.  What were your first impressions of BVIS?  

The students at BVIS were very welcoming and friendly, and the school has a warm and positive atmosphere.

3.  What is your teaching philosophy in short? 

All students can develop their confidence and creativity through studying drama. 

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

Having lived in Vietnam for four years I am looking forward to improving my Vietnamese language skills, getting to know my local community, and exploring some of the different areas of HCMC. 

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

Inspiring

Thank you for taking time to read through this week’s Highlights and have a great weekend ahead.

Primary Update BVIS HCMC

Mrs Mary McAloon BVIS HCMC Staff

Mrs Mary McAloon, Head of Primary

Teachers’ Day

In Friday’s assembly, our wonderful students graced their teachers with a very special gift and song to say thank you for all the support and care that they give. Teachers’ Day is an important celebration for our students; you could feel their happiness and cheer as they distributed their gifts of thanks.

Please follow the link to read more about the occasion from our Student Council.

World Nursery Rhyme Week

“If children know eight nursery rhymes by heart by the time they’re four years old, they’re usually among the best readers by the time they’re eight.” Mem Fox

This quote from Mem Fox, a hugely successful children’s author from Australia, sums up the reasons for our EYFS team having focused on nursery rhymes this week.

Children across the world will have been learning, exploring and practicing nursery rhymes all week, which support children to develop not only their vocabulary, reading and numeracy skills, but also develop socially, emotionally and physically.  To help our youngest learners celebrate the week, the Curators from our Student Leadership team, organised and led fun activities and games for the children to enjoy and learn from. Thank you to these students and to Ms Laura for supporting their leadership.

Follow the link to see the finale of Nursery Rhyme Week in the EYFS, which was a very special showcase of the successful week of learning. Well done to all involved!

BVIS HCMC EYFS Nursery Week

Parents’ Evenings

Part Two of the Term One Parents’ Evening meetings is now complete.  Thank you to all parents who spent their valuable time with their child’s teachers to review, reflect and share next steps in learning. 

I am an advocate of strong partnerships between home and school to support children’s learning.  Starting right from the beginning of a child’s school life, it is important to forge trusting relationships with teachers to support optimum progress.  Regular communication between parents and teachers help to align the strategies and routines being used in supporting and guiding the children.  Therefore, if you missed this opportunity to meet your child’s class teacher, then please contact the Primary Reception on: (028) 3758 0709 / ext. 111 to make an appointment before the end of term.

Upcoming Events
  • 27/11/20 @ 14:00 – Y1 Turn on the Lights, Theatre
  • 04/12/20 @ 08:45 – Y2 Production, Main Hall
  • 05/12/20 – Christmas Fun day
  • 8-9/12/20 @ 14:15 – EYFS Sing-a-Long, Theatre

Have a great weekend.

Secondary Update BVIS HCMC

Jack

Mr Jack Rudin, Head of Secondary

Business Studies

The Year 12 Business students were delighted to welcome Ms Nguyen the school’s HR manager to talk to them about the roles and responsibilities of the position. The students enjoyed the session and asked some very good questions. The visit will surely benefit the students in their A-Level course.

BVIS HCMC Busines Studies Visitor

Mr. Brown found a creative way for his Year 10 Business Studies class to revise for their upcoming test. The students had to identify characteristics of Entrepreneurs, write them on balloons, and then identify which were correct and which were not.  This has also made an informative and colourful classroom display.

BVIS HCMC Business Studies Balloon  (4)

Humanities

Year 7 have been practicing their Geography Skills this week by learning longitude and latitude. This resulted in a very competitive and enjoyable game of Battleships. Wonderful work by all and some great gamesmanship shown also.

BVIS HCMC Battle Ship

Secondary Champion of the Week

Well done to DANG, Cuong Thinh from 11V who is our Secondary Champion of the Week. Thinh managed to achieve 24 housepoints last week which is an incredible total – Well done Thinh! Please congratulate him if you see him. Now who will beat that total this week?!

BVIS HCMC Secondary Champion of the Week

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:

Safety Training BVIS HCM 2018