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Weekly Highlights 26/06/2020

Principal Update BVIS HCMC

Mr Simon Higham - Principal

Mr. Simon Higham, Principal

Dear Parents

Our final week of this academic year has been extremely busy with a sleepover, Year 6 Graduation, Debate Day, Special Assembly and all this is in addition to the great learning that has continued to take place within classrooms, right up to the final day, hour and minute of the term.

Farewell!

My section of the Highlights this week is dedicated to those who will be leaving our school this year. For all those families who are moving onto a new city, new country and new challenge within their lives, I would like to wish you well and thank you for allowing us the privilege of educating your wonderful children. Our close and supportive BVIS community will always be there for you and in turn, you will always be a part of it.

The end of this academic year is a considerable milestone for our Year 13 students as they leave our school and enter into the next phase of their educational (and professional) journeys. All of our Year 13s have been a credit to our school and have brought so much spirit, energy and enthusiasm to others to be inspired by and look up to. Work hard, never forget where you have come from and above all, continue to be amazing young adults (with a Vietnamese perspective)!

Finally, I would like to say farewell to Ms Rosy who leaves our school to take up her position of Principal at Nord Anglia School, Jakarta.

Since the first day of operation at BVIS, Ms Rosy has been the cornerstone of the school, as the founding Primary Headteacher who has orchestrated success after success and helping to lead our school to become the premier international bilingual school in the city and across the country. Ms Rosy will be missed and never forgotten and on behalf of our school community, I would like to formally thank her for everything she has achieved at BVIS and wish her all the very best in her new role.

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Looking back

The end of a school year is always a great time for reflection and this year is no exception. Back in February, I wrote to all parents and stated the following:

“Our whole BVIS community have been absolutely magnificent this week and I am pleased to hear of so much excellent interaction going on between home and school. These online activities will continue throughout next week during the enforced closure and we encourage all parents to ensure that every child is regularly accessing and fully completing their online work.”

Little did we know that it would take 3 months to write the following email:

“I am writing to inform you that, unless we are directed not to do so, BVIS HCMC will reopen on Monday 4th May.’”

Throughout this year, amongst all the uncertainties and across both the high and low points, one thing has remained constant throughout – the strength and support of our school community.

Learning Supports | Hỗ trợ Học tập BVIS HCMC

I think it is fair to say that this year has been the most challenging one of our professional lives however at times, I have been overwhelmed with the support that has been shown from our students, teachers and parents. BVIS truly is a special place to be and I look forward to leading it to become even better in the future.

Thank you for your ongoing support and always understand that our aim remains clear – to develop children who are happy, cared for and safe within an environment that focuses upon developing a global citizen with a true Vietnamese perspective.

EYFS (F1, F2 and F3) Additional Learning Opportunities

Please be reminded that for all children attending our additional learning opportunities from Monday 29th June to Friday 10th July), drop off will need to take place at 8.00am and pick up required at 12.00pm.

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Academic Calendar 2020/21

Please be reminded that next year’s academic calendar (2020/21) can found using this link.

Uniform Collection for the academic year 2020/21

From Monday 3rd August to Tuesday 18th August, your child’s new uniform for the forthcoming academic year will be able to be collected from school between the following times:

  • 08.00 am – 12.00 pm
  • 01.00 pm – 03.30 pm

The collection points are as follows:

  • Secondary and all new students – collect from the Uniform Shop.
  • EYFS and Primary – Collect from the Main Hall.

We look forward to welcoming you all back for Term 1 (2020/21) on Wednesday 19th August.  

Take care and continue to stay safe in all that you do.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or want to arrange appointments in school, please do not hesitate to contact us using the following numbers:

  • Primary Enquiries:

(028) 3758 0709 / ext. 111

  • Secondary Enquiries:

(028) 3758 0717 / ext. 211

  • Enquiries linked to Admissions:

(028) 3758 8033

Take care and continue to stay safe in all that you do.

Primary Update BVIS HCMC

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Ms Rosy Clark, Head of Primary

Farewell from Ms Rosy

After 9 years at BVIS, my final week typified what I have valued so much about the BVIS Primary community:

  • Learning inside and outside of the classroom environment F1 children, the youngest in the school, took an exciting bus trip this week as part of their learning about transport.

  • Extraordinary learning opportunities for our children Even in the final week of the academic year, our Year 4 teachers and teaching assistants provided a wonderful ‘sleepover with a big day in’.

  • Excellent achievements It was with great pride that I attended our Year 6 Graduation on Tuesday and was a witness to the wide range of achievements that were celebrated at the end of the children’s Primary school education.

  • High quality performance This week, there have been several performances that have taken place, for example in the Y5 Exit Point, Y6 Graduation and Friday’s End of Year Celebration. BVIS Primary students love to perform, showcasing their confidence and creativity for us all to enjoy.

  • Team work BVIS Primary is a team and community that shares and cares. I have been overwhelmed this week with the wonderful messages and thoughts that all members of the team, children, staff and parents, have shared with me at the end of my time here as Head of Primary.

Thank you everyone for your support during my 9 years at BVIS. I am extremely proud to have been your founding Head of Primary and I take many, many wonderful memories of this outstanding school with me as I leave Vietnam.

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Secondary Update BVIS HCMC

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Mr Jack Rudin, Head of Secondary

English Music Festival Project

This week, in their English lessons, some of our Year 9 classes were able to design and present their own unique musical festival. Students were able to decide on factors such as the location, catering, theme, musicians and pricing. They then created a PowerPoint explaining their decisions and presented their ideas to the class; then answered questions about their concept.

All involved had a great time, and the presentations were of an amazing quality. Well done Year 9!

Transition Day

Each year at BVIS we  ensure that our Year 6 students are confident and fully prepared  to make their move to Year 7.

On Thursday of last week, we welcomed the current Year 6 students and our new starters for next year into the Secondary school for our annual Transition Day. The students spent the day meeting their new classmates and teachers, exploring the Secondary building and taking part in fun house-based activities. A great time was had by all and both students and teachers are looking forward to meeting again in August.

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Debate Day

On Wednesday of this week we held our Debate Day. This is one of the most important days of the year for students to develop their English, both speaking and listening. They engage in a series of formal debates and must propose the arguments for or against a motion and then rebut the arguments of the opposing team.

All students need to be able to work as a team, think quickly on their feet and be able to present to an audience in English. This is a difficult challenge and they worked extremely hard to produce some great performances.

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The open student teachers debate, and the final showcase debate were both fantastic examples of what our students are capable of and I was very proud of how well they presented themselves.

Well done to all the students and teachers for an excellent day.

International week

At the end of each year we focus on developing students’ Global Citizenship, their communication skills, teamwork and subject knowledge. This year four Teams of teachers put together activities to meet these aims.

Please visit this article to learn more.

We look forward to seeing your children back in school on Wednesday 19th August. Have a safe Summer!

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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