Mr. Simon Higham, Principal
Welcome to our final Weekly Highlights of Term 1. We are incredibly pleased and proud of what we have achieved during this term and look forward to more exciting learning opportunities in Term 2 and Term 3.
Thank you to all our BVIS community for your support and patience over the last week and appreciate your support in helping to keep our family safe. Although some parents have been unable to attend events face to face due to large numbers and small spaces, we hope you have enjoyed watching them through our livestreaming capability.
I will be updating you all next week via email, on our current plans for next term and the rest of the academic year ahead. Please ensure that you check your emails regularly for any further updates.
Launch of the 2020/21 Parent Satisfaction Survey
Following my email to all parents on Monday, we are pleased to announce that the 2020-21 Parent Satisfaction Survey is now live and will remain open until Friday 31st January 2021.
As a parent of our school, please help to complete the survey (either in English or Vietnamese) by clicking on this link. Each family should respond once on behalf of all your children.
We are constantly looking for ways to improve our school and your feedback is vital to this process.
‘Have a Heart’ Returns to BVIS
A few years ago, our school together with support from our community, were able to raise funds to support children who needed heart operations in Vietnam. We are delighted to inform that you that we have now connected with a new partner ‘Vinacaptial Foundation’ and are again able to support children with live-saving heart operations through their ‘Heartbeat Vietnam’ program.
In November, the Vinacaptial programme celebrated saving the lives of 8,000 children from congenital heart defects and we are proud to announce that BVIS has been able to sponsor two more operations for children in the last week at Tam Duc Hospital, in District 7.
The first was a small baby girl who had surgery on the 30th of November. She is now recovering and is able to drink milk and eat porridge. The second is a 3-year-old boy who had surgery on 28th November. He is now looking much healthier and has been getting back a normal appetite. We all feel proud to be able to support our wider Vietnamese community.
We aim to continue our partnership with Vinacapital Foundation and will keep you updated with future ways that we can all help.
Thanks for your continued support of BVIS and our community partners. More updates about our Central Vietnam Flood appeal will be coming in the New Year.
Keep Contacting Us
Our teachers are ready and willing to support you and your family in any way they can.
Should you have any questions about your child’s learning/progress, always contact your child’s class teacher (Primary) or class tutor (Secondary) in the first instance. This can be achieved directly via email/Dojo, the student diary or through the numbers below to help us connect you to the right person to connect with across the school:
- For all Primary Enquiries, please call:
(028) 3758 0709 / ext. 111
- For all Secondary Enquiries, please call:
(028) 3758 0717 / ext. 211
REMINDER: School closes for the end Of Term 1 on Tuesday 15th December at 11.30 am.
On behalf of everyone at our school, I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a safe, happy and prosperous 2021. As always, thank you for your continued support of our school.
Mrs Mary McAloon, Head of Primary
Y6 Exit Point
Y6 have spent the past term studying Ancient Greece during their Lien Ket topic.
On Wednesday, the students showcased their learning and progression with an exhibition filled with fun games and activities for other year groups and teachers to visit and enjoy. From photo booths with Hera and Zeus to learning Greek numbers, there were so many creative ways to get involved to help celebrate the enjoyment the Y6 students have had during their learning. Each game or activity cost ‘one button’ and buttons were exchanged for money. Overall, 6,280,000 VND was raised for the central Vietnam flood appeal. Congratulations to the Y6 team for hosting such a successful event!