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BVIS Primary

Weekly Highlights 05/06/2020

Principal Update BVIS HCMC

Mr Simon Higham - Principal

Mr. Simon Higham, Principal

Dear Parents

This week, we celebrated a very important milestone in what has been a very challenging last few terms - the return of our F1 and Fundinontots children to school. It was very reasuring to see our very youngest of children striding confidently through the school gate and engaging in a variety of learning activities in the classrooms with their teachers and classmates. This week, I am pleased to report that every BVIS year group is now safely back into school – and it has been a pleasure and a privilege to witness!

BVIS HCMC F1 back to school

Vietnam celebrated Children’s Day on Monday 01st June 2020

Across the world, Children’s Day (or International Day for Protection of Children) is recognised on various days in many places around the world, to celebrate the most important people in our school – our children.

It is said that Children’s Day is the oldest International holiday in the world as it was established back in 1925 during the World Conference for the Protection of Children in Geneva.

In 1989, the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the UN General Assembly. On 2nd September 1990 this became part of international law. The Convention addresses the basic human rights of every child, anywhere in the world and states they are entitled to:

  • the right to survival.
  • the right to develop to the fullest.
  • protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation.

  • the right to participate fully in family, cultural and social life.

BVIS HCMC Children Day Y1 2 Picnic

On Friday, our ice cream treats for all students across the school went some way to celebrating our children and reaffirming our commitment to every single one of them. They are what drive us, motivate us and for us to base our decisions around. Please take time this weekend, to celebrate how special they are to you too.

This week, it was a real pleasure to take part in some secondary lessons. One lesson that I took part in was a Year 11 Biology session where students had been designing their own investigations.

BVIS HCMC Science | Bộ môn Khoa học

I was invited to take part in an experiment and as always, I was very impressed with our student’s enthusiasm, work ethic and creative thinking.

The experiment required me to lift weights for a certain period of time and I can honestly say, I am still struggling to type these highlights – thank you to Year 11 for increasing my awareness of biological experimentation and also giving me acute stiffness in both of my forearms!

Please be reminded that school will continue to finish at 4.05pm on Monday to Thursday each week and on Friday, school will finish at 3.05pm as normal.

BVIS HCMC Back to School

In addition, please can you ensure that your child brings at least one facemask to school and preferably a spare if this is misplaced or lost. In line with government regulations, it is very important that all children and adults continue to wear facemasks in open areas throughout the school site – thank you for your corporation in this matter.

As mentioned last week, please be reminded that for all parents whose children were in school during the w/b 13th January 2020, you can still order photographs by following the instructions below:

  1. Go to www.pret-a-portrait.net (choose the Vietnamese option for translation in the top right-hand corner).

  2. Enter your unique Sitting ID (sent to you via email on 03rd March) in the box labelled ‘Please enter your sitting ID’ to view

  3. Register an account by clicking on the “customer login” tab before you can place your order
  4. If you do not wish to make payment using the online method, please contact Ms. Chi Nguyen - Vietnamese Representative of Pret-A-Portrait directly by:

Please note: Requests for specific retouching of selected photos can be made at the point of payment. Photos will not be retouched when you view them online.

Orders are now being shipped and will arrive in school within 28 working days after paid and your order(s) can be collected directly from school.

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

I continue to thank all of our BVIS community for your support and wish you all a very peaceful weekend ahead. Take care and continue to stay safe.

Primary Update BVIS HCMC


Ms Rosy Clark, Head of Primary

BVIS Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Monday was Children’s Day here in Vietnam and what better way to mark this day than with a special occasion for some of our youngest children in the school.

As you will have read in last week’s BVIS Weekly Highlights, we are currently in the midst of our ‘Sleepover with a Big Day In’ events for Years 3 – 6. Therefore, it was the turn of Year 1 and Year 2 for an afternoon of “Teddy Bears’ Picnic” themed activities.

It was a non-uniform event and the children were encouraged to bring their own soft toy to school to accompany them throughout the afternoon! Mr Simon, Ms Rosy, Mr Oliver and others were special story time guests, sharing teddy bear stories with every class. The children also enjoyed a picnic of sandwiches, fruit and milk and played picnic games such as musical statues. All children took home a new soft toy as a souvenir of the afternoon after watching the video of “Teddy Bears’ Picnic”.

  • Y1 - Y2 Pinic
  • Y1 - Y2 Pinic
  • Y1 - Y2 Pinic
  • Y1 - Y2 Pinic
  • Y1 - Y2 Pinic
  • Y1 - Y2 Pinic
  • Y1 - Y2 Pinic
  • Y1 - Y2 Pinic
  • Y1 - Y2 Pinic

Lunchtime activities

Due to the extended school day, after school clubs are not currently running, however, I’m delighted to report that there’s plenty happening for the children at lunchtimes. “Curators’ Corner” with its Primary student leaders is operational again in the foyer providing crafts and games.

Primary House Captains are busy every week collecting the housepoint totals which they announce at Friday’s assembly and Wednesday’s “Fitness Funday” in the sports hall has returned thanks to Primary student councillors. BVIS children were thrilled to find that there was an ice cream treat for everyone during Friday lunchtime this week thanks to Primary Student Council’s special request to Mr Simon!

Secondary Update BVIS HCMC


Mr Jack Rudin, Head of Secondary

Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony Update

We are in the final stages of planning our graduation for Saturday 13th June and have been working hard to put together a slightly different event this year. Our thanks to all of our students and staff who have done a great job of getting the event ready.

If you are a Year 13 parent and have applied for Graduation tickets, then please can you make sure that all members of your party have filled in the health declaration form as this must be completed in order for you to be allowed to come onto the school site.

BVIS HCMC Graduation Ceremony 2020


Science was back with a bang this week with experiments taking place in Biology, Chemistry and Physics!


The Science department and have created a you tube channel so that you can keep up to date with some of the activities that the students are doing in lessons Please have a look and subscribe to the channel:

BVIS Science

Year 7 Matisse work in Art

Art students in Year 7 completed their Matisse inspired collages, started before lockdown! They used recycled plastic bags to highlight plastic waste in the oceans, and were inspired by the shapes and patterns in ocean coral reefs.

In Year 9, art students have been continuing their drawing projects. This week they used mono-printing to create self-portraits. 9V had some fantastic results!

  • BVIS HCMC Secondary Art
  • BVIS HCMC Secondary Art
  • BVIS HCMC Secondary Art
  • BVIS HCMC Secondary Art
  • BVIS HCMC Secondary Art

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

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