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Weekly Highlights 19/03/2021

Principal Update BVIS HCMC

Mr Simon Higham - Principal

Mr. Simon Higham, Principal

Dear Parents

We trust that you have had a great week and thank you for taking the time to read our Weekly Highlights – an overview of important events, successes and reminders that help you to further connect with our school community.


School Photographs

On Tuesday this week, all parents were sent via email, instructions on how to view and purchase their own child’s recently taken school photographs.

Simply follow the 3 steps outlined below:

     1. Go to http://www.pret-a-portrait.net/

         (choose the Vietnamese option for translation in the top right-hand corner).

     2. Enter your unique Sitting ID (this is on the email from school on 16/03) and enter it into the box labelled ‘Please enter your sitting ID’ to view.

     3. Create an account and pay directly online to order.

Get an additional 25% discount for all ONLINE orders paid by debit or credit card before midnight (HCMC time) on Friday, 02nd April 2021.

If you do not wish to make a payment using the online method, please contact Ms. Chi Nguyen - Vietnamese Representative of Pret-A-Portrait directly by calling 0938311337 or email at customerservice@pret-a-portrait.vn for any help or questions.

BVIS HCMC School Photograph

Guiding and supporting our BVIS students to secure their future university study

Taking the step from school to university is an exciting challenge for students, but there are many big decisions which sit between these two milestones.

In this post, read more about how Mr Curran, our University and Guidance Counsellor provides support and guidance to students so that these decisions are informed, manageable, and ultimately lead our students to securing a place at a university which suits their ambitions for the future.


BVIS students earn top 10 individual achievement awards at World Economics Cup

Again, our students have proved that they can compete against the very best across the world. Our BVIS team of 6 students, participated in the recent ‘World Economics Cup’ and have won outstanding prizes and accolades in the Individuals category.

Read more in this post from our school website.

BVIS HCMC Worls Economics Cup (2)

Well done to our incredible team for their achievements!

BVIS student wins 1st place at the Global Campus's Virtual Young Musician of the Year

From over 1,300 student participants, across 61 Nord Anglia Education schools, one of our BVIS students, Tin Pham has claimed first place in this year’s NAE Virtual Young Musician of the Year competition.

GC Virtual Musician of the Year

As huge congratulations go to Tin for his incredible achievement and we all look forward to the many other future successes that lie ahead of him – well done Tin!

For more details about the competition, please click here.

Global Campus

Over the weekend, talk with your child(ren) about how they can engage in online challenges and competitions through our own Global Campus.

For more details, look at what’s on offer through this link and get involved!

BVIS HCMC Global Campus

Contact Us

Please continue to contact us so that we can support you and your child(ren) within school.

For all individual queries about your child’s academic work/social and emotional wellbeing in school, please contact their form/class teachers directly via email or Dojo.

For all additional Primary Enquiries, please call:

(028) 3758 0709 / ext. 111

For all additional Secondary Enquiries, please call:

(028) 3758 0717 / ext. 211 

From all of our BVIS Community, have a safe and healthy weekend ahead.

Simon Higham


Primary Update BVIS HCMC

Mrs Mary McAloon BVIS HCMC Staff

Mrs Mary McAloon, Head of Primary

Year 5 ‘Big Night In’

On Thursday we hosted the first of four ‘Big Nights In’ for year groups 3 to 6. As an alternative to residentials when the children and teachers travel away from school and experience new outdoor activities, the teachers have been carefully planning such experiences to take place safely on our own school grounds. On Thursday, Asia Motions arrived at school to host a range of new, exciting and innovative activities for our Year 5. The day was a huge success with children making dens, creating their own hydroponic greenhouses, developing their cycling proficiency and learning about safety when cycling on the roads and much, much more. The first day ended with the children pitching their own tents in the sports hall, followed by relaxing in the theatre whilst watching a movie before getting a good night’s sleep in preparation for more team building and memorable experiences on Friday.

We now look forward to our Year 4 ‘Big Night In’ next week followed by Year 3 and Year 6 in the weeks to come.

  • Y5 Big Night in BVIS HCMC (1)
  • Y5 Big Night in BVIS HCMC (5)
  • Y5 Big Night in BVIS HCMC (4)
  • Y5 Big Night in BVIS HCMC (2)

Parents’ Evening Meetings

Our term 2 Parents’ Evening meetings are coming soon. Beginning on Tuesday 31st March and ending on Thursday 8th April, our B and I classes will be scheduled during the first week and our V and S classes during the second week (on Tuesdays and Thursdays only). All meetings will be bookable through our online Parents Evening System and all meetings will be held virtually through Microsoft Teams. Please note, no face-to-face meetings will be offered this time to avoid larger gatherings.

An email will be sent to all parents with the information on how to book on the Parents’ Evening System. Please do ensure you book to meet with your child’s class teachers, as it is an opportunity to receive important updates on your child’s progress and learning in all subjects.

BVIS HCMC Virtual Parents Meetings (4)

Health and Wellbeing

This week saw the start of ‘Trainers Tuesdays’ for our Primary children. We all know and understand the importance of a healthy body and healthy mind, so we have increased awareness of ‘Sporty Tuesdays’ by encouraging children to wear their trainers on Tuesdays to prepare their mind for exercise. At lunchtimes on Tuesdays, children can choose to participate in sports skills and games in the hall with our House Captains; this is intended to encourage children to be active on a more regular basis. A second new addition to our week has been a new badminton net for children to use on the playground during lunchtimes. Both sporting opportunities have proven to be popular already!

The drive for keeping healthy stems from the knowledge that exercise promotes happy minds and happy minds will always learn at their best. Following on from last week’s highlights when I talked about resilience and self-esteem, as the World Health Organisation state, physical health goes hand in hand with these important characteristics:

“Health is a state of complete mental, social and physical well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” (World Health Organization, 1948)

So, to conclude, I wish you all a healthy and happy weekend – plan your exercise as a family!

Upcoming Events

  • 25-26/03/21 – Y4 ‘Big Night In’ residential
  • 30/03/21 & 01/04/21 – Parents’ Evening Meetings online for B & I classes
  • 06/04/21 & 08/04/21 – Parents’ Evening Meetings online for V & S classes
  • 15-16/04/21 – Y3 ‘Big Night In’ residential
  • 16/04/21 – Term 2 ends
  • 26/04/21 – Term 3 begins
  • 28-29/04/21 - Y6 ‘Big Night In’ residential
  • 30/04/21 – School closed for Reunification Day
  • 03/05/21 – School closed for Labour Day

Secondary Update BVIS HCMC


Mr Jack Rudin, Head of Secondary

This week, in celebration of International Women’s Day, students were invited to a cinema experience in the Theatre. They enjoyed “Hidden Figures” - the story of Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Dorothy Vaughan and their ground breaking work for N.A.S.A. during the initial steps of American space travel.


Year 12 Drama students performed the post-modernist play “Attempts on Her Life” in the theatre to Year 10,11 and 6th Form students. They directed the piece themselves and designed the lighting and sound to create atmosphere. At then end of the performance the students had a question and answer session where the audience were able to ask the performers about the work and their creative process.

Drama A Level BVIS HCMC


Tâm lý học A Level BVIS HCMC

The Year 12 psychology students have been working hard devising their own psychological research studies. This week, they collected their data by observing and testing other classes. Topics studied included false memories, motivation and distraction. One group even enlisted the help of the biology teachers as actors, challenging them to be as distracting as possible to their Year 13 students!

NAE Model United Nations 2021

Last weekend 8 students from Years 10, 11 and 12 came into school to take part in an online Model United Nations conference organised by BIS. They were joined by students from schools around Asia and the Middle East and spent the weekend debating, creating amendments and voting on resolutions in the same way as the real UN in New York. The students were able to practice their research and debating skills which will be essential for their future university lives. Our students did a great job and won a number of prizes, including Best Delegate, Peace Ambassadors and Most Tech Savy!

Year 12 Chemistry  

Students investigating acid – base titrations using various indicators. 

Chemistry BVIS HCMC


In January, some of our highest attaining Mathematicians in year 12 and 13 were entered early for some of their International A Level modules.

Chương trình A Level BVIS HCMC (2)

Their results were outstanding. In Pure 2, twelve students achieved 11 A grades and one B grade. Two students achieved 100%. In Mechanics 1, three students all achieved A grades with one achieving 100%. In Further Pure, two students both achieved A grades gaining 100%. One student sat her entire AS, achieving A grades in each module sat.

The Maths department are very proud of what our students have achieved. Huge credit must go to these students’ classroom teachers - Mr O’Nions and Ms Akther.

House Football

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This week marked the start of a three-week Secondary House Football competition. Following on from the fantastic progression of our girls' teams over the past few years, we now have separate boys and girls house teams in all 3 age groups for the first time. This is a fantastic step forward for the school and provides more opportunities for students to participate in this popular sport. We all look forward to seeing the teams in action again next week, as this exciting competition continues. Results will be published in future weeks.

Virtual Parents Seminar

On Wednesday Mr Luke Curran and Mrs Tran Nguyen gave a presentation on “Choosing the right university for your child” for our parents.

BVIS HCMC Virtual Parents Seminar (5)

This was run as an online meeting due to the covid restrictions and all went very smoothly. I hope all parents found this useful to help understand the process of application and how we can help with making sure your son/ daughter get the right university fit. One of the key messages from the question-and-answer session at the end was that the process must be tailored to the needs of individual students and families. This is why we are so glad to have Mr Curran’s expertise, as he has worked in UK universities and has a detailed knowledge of universities around the world and their entrance requirements, including Australia, USA, Canada, Vietnam, UK, Singapore…and many more.

If you would like to come and meet with Mr Curran to talk about your particular situation, please do not hesitate to get in touch and set up an appointment.

Safeguarding and Child Protection

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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