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Weekly Highlights 18/09/2020

Principal Update BVIS HCMC

Mr Simon Higham - Principal

Mr. Simon Higham, Principal

Dear Parents

I trust that you have had a good week and thank you for your ongoing support of our enhanced health and safety measures in school. We are reviewing our current procedures on a regular basis and in line with government recommendations to ensure that our community is safe, secure and well looked after.

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Please be reminded that all children must continue to wear a face mask when they are outside of the classroom and that all parents who drop off and pick up children from our school site must wear a face mask at all times.

Developing learning beyond the classroom

Following the start of our Season 1 Extra-Curricular Club programme last week, it has been great to see the number of children attending at least one club activity. All BVIS students are encouraged to nurture their passions and find inspiration through extra-curricular activities.

At school, we are committed to offering a broad range of clubs divided into six categories: Social Activity, Arts, Music, Technology, Sports and Language and try to ensure that there is something for every child to access and enjoy.

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In addition to the after-school weekday clubs, we have also developed an extensive range of opportunities for our children to attend clubs on Saturdays. Please access this link to find out more about how your child can attend.

BVIS HCMC Saturday Sports Club 2020

Everything you need to know……and more

Now that your child(ren) have settled into their school routines, please take time to look through our Parent Handbooks that will help you further understand our school community and help to answer difficult questions such as:

  1. How can I help support my child’s learning in EYFS?
  2. When do I receive a school report and attend parent meetings in Primary?
  3. How many periods of Maths are taught in Secondary year groups?

Click here to access a digital copy of our EYFS, Primary and Secondary Handbooks for 2020-2021.

BVIS HCMC Parents Handbooks

These comprehensive handbooks, together with other very useful parent information can be found on the Parents’ Essentials section on the Homepage of our school website.

Meet our new teachers

This week, it is my pleasure to introduce Ms Jane Griffiths who has recently taken up her role as our new Whole School Dance and PE teacher. We hope you enjoy getting to get to know her better by reading through her answers to our questions:

BVIS HCMC Staff Jane Griffiths

1. Where did you live prior to coming to Vietnam, what role did you have and what was the name of your previous school?  

Before coming to Vietnam, I worked as a Secondary School PE Teacher in the UK. I arrived in Vietnam in 2018, my previous school being BVIS Hanoi, where I worked as a Whole School PE and Dance Teacher. 

2. What were your first impressions of BVIS?  

My first impressions of BVIS HCMC was how welcoming and friendly everyone has been. Everyone really does support each other here. 

3. What is your teaching philosophy in short? 

I believe that every student has the right to learn in an environment that they feel challenged and supported in. 

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

I am now at the beginning of my third year of living in Vietnam, and I am looking forward to exploring more of Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnamese history. I am excited to return to the places I have discovered that I love (i.e. Hoi An), and to discover the places that I have yet to visit (mostly Con Dao Islands to see the turtles!). 

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

Amazing! 

Please note that you can access all of our staff profiles on the school website within the ‘Our Teachers’ tab. This can be found here.

Keep Communicating

We are always looking at ways to engage and connect with our school community as the partnership between school and home is key to a successful educational journey.

If you have any feedback, comments or concerns, no matter how big or small, please use the contact numbers below so that we can put you in touch with the correct people to talk to:

  • For all Primary Enquiries, please call:

(028) 3758 0709 / ext. 111

  • For all Secondary Enquiries, please call:

(028) 3758 0717 / ext. 211

  • For all enquiries linked to Admissions, please call:  

(028) 3758 8033

Primary teachers can be contacted directly through Class Dojo (Primary) and Secondary tutors by email or through your child’s school diary.

Fundinotots

For further details on the different sessions offered and Schedule of Fees for Fundinotots, please contact the Admission Office at (028) 3758 8033 or download our fees information.

An Enrolment Form can be collected from the Primary School. Alternatively, you can download one from our website.BVIS HCMC Fundinotots programmes

On behalf of the whole BVIS staff, I would like to wish you a very pleasant weekend ahead.

Primary Update BVIS HCMC

Mrs Mary McAloon BVIS HCMC Staff

Mrs Mary McAloon, Head of Primary

“Looking for Learning”

As I walked around classes this week it was clear the children were engaged and enjoying their learning.  There were a range of activities happening, all to support development and progression.  Education is a journey, one which students have moments of exploration, challenge, application, consolidation and finally, change.  With this, we must understand that learning takes time.

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I observed elements of each moment in action during my walk around.  Y6 were carrying out a practical activity to test the science behind friction (exploration), Y4 were creating short burst fantasy stories in Vietnamese (challenge), Y5 were finding similes in their Vietnamese text (challenge), Y2 and Y3 were in their phonics practice (consolidation), EYFS were enjoying story time (application) and Y1 were following their new routines now they are in primary (change). 

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As a parent, you can ‘look for learning’ on ClassDojo as you scroll through the feed where examples of your child’s learning journey are displayed.  Please do take time to enjoy this with your child and celebrate their moments of learning in school because each are very special and worthy of recognition.

Primary School Access

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This week we opened Gate E, in addition to Gate A, to improve access when entering and exiting the primary school.  As you approach our primary drop off point this week, you will have seen traffic cones between the gates.  These cones identify the ‘No Parking Zone’ during the hours of drop off and pick up. Our BVIS guards are there to help guide all drivers to follow the rules and expectations. Please do respect this by listening to and following their instructions.

BVIS HCMC Primary Gate A Pick up

I would like to thank everyone in adapting to the new gate procedures and I welcome feedback from your experiences and observations.

Young Musician of the Year 2020

In assembly this week we were treated to some fine instrumental music with our 10 semi-finalists all trialling for a place in the Final of our Young Musician of the Year 2020. This year we will be joined by young musicians from the British International School, HCMC, to compete for the award, of ‘Young Musician of the Year 2020’ in this very special annual event in  Primary.  Well done to the students who auditioned earlier this week, to the students who took part in the semi-final round and to the students who are now through to the final. 

We look forward to the performances on Tuesday 6th October at 6 pm in the BVIS Main Hall.

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Read more at Young Musician of the Year

Student Leadership

Continuing with student leadership and the announcement of our Community Leaders, last Friday in assembly we were introduced to the Student Council members for this academic year 2020-2021.  They were nominated by peers following their campaign where they presented their goals for students for the upcoming year.

Congratulations to all nominated Student Council members, we look forward to experiencing the good that you will bring to our community.

BVIS HCMC Primary Student Council 2020 - 2021

Phonics Coffee Morning – Workshop 1

This Thursday we hosted the first of three coffee morning workshops on our Phonics programme at BVIS.

BVIS HCMC Phonics Parents Coffee Morning

We welcomed parents from F3 and Y1 and all new families in Y2 and Y3 to the coffee morning where we covered ‘Set 1’ of the phonics programme taught. These workshops are a great insight into the teaching of reading and how you as parents can support your child with their reading at home. 

Next Thursday 24th September, we welcome Y1 and Y2 parents to learn about the next phase of Phonics in our ‘Coffee Morning – Workshop 2’.

The third workshop, on Thursday 1st October, will be open to all parents in F3 to Y3 and will be hosted as an online webinar.  Please do look out on ClassDojo for the webinar link.

Upcoming Events

  • 24/09/20 @ 08:40 in the Main Hall - Phonics Coffee Morning for Y1 & Y2 Parents
  • 25/09/20 – Moon Festival: Children to wear Ao Dai
  • 01/10/20 ONLINE through Microsoft TEAMS – Final Phonics Coffee Morning webinar for F3 to Y3 Parents (please download the App and use the link that will be shared on ClassDojo)

  • 02/10/20 – Bilingual Month begins
  • 06/10/20 – Primary Maths ONLINE webinar for parents
  • 06/10/20 @ 18:00 – Young Musician of the Year 2020 Final
  • 12-16/10/20 – Half Term Holiday, SCHOOL CLOSED
  • 19/10/20 – School resumes

Wishing you a restful weekend.

Secondary Update BVIS HCMC

Jack

Mr Jack Rudin, Head of Secondary

Science

Year 8 students engaged brilliantly with a task investigating what information they can get from graphs even when numbers aren't available to them.  All students got stuck into the task really well and came to some fantastic conclusions!

Our Year 13 students can be seen representing everything it means to be a BVIS student as they work together on the same piece of paper!

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Opportunities to discuss and communicate ideas help our students build understanding as well as building the language skills they need to achieve the highest grades possible across all their courses.

The Science department have created a YouTube channel so that you can keep up to date with some of the learning activities that the students are experiencing in lessons. Please have a look and subscribe to the channel BVIS HCMC Science YouTube

Communities CO

On Saturday 12th September, a vast number of BVIS staff took on a huge challenge to fundraise for Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation by walking a marathon!  The route started at BVIS, continued through many local residential areas, up the Phu My Bridge, around Phu My Hung and finished at a local restaurant where a well-earned meal was waiting for them!  This walk was accompanied by two raffle evenings and a combined total of approximately VND360,000,000 was raised for the foundation.

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The foundation focuses on the rescue of kids from danger, reuniting them with their families when possible, and providing all the services needed for recovery and growth. The charity have personally thanked our teachers for their hard work and informed us that the funds will go towards helping up to 500 children!

House Basketball

This week marked the start of our first major sporting event of the year, House Basketball. During Monday lunchtime, the Year 7 & 8 teams took to the court, supported by students from all year groups, as the 3-week event got underway. All teams included both boys and girls and had a healthy involvement from our new Year 7 students.

On Wednesday the Year 9 & 10 teams took to the court, followed by the Year 11, 12 & 13 teams on Friday. Previous House basketball events have been very successful, and this year looks like being no exception. There was a fantastic atmosphere of excitement and support as all students showed the dedication they have for their House. Congratulations to everyone who took part and good luck for the matches next week.

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Music

Year 9 students have been busy learning about Rock n Roll this week, developing their knowledge on 1950’s Music and artists such as Bill Haley and Elvis Presley. Together in bands they will now learn a song by Elvis to perform for their assessment.

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Remember to follow the Creative Arts on Instagram @bvis_creativearts for updates!

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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