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Weekly Highlights 26/03/2021

Principal Update BVIS HCMC

Mr Simon Higham - Principal

Mr. Simon Higham, Principal

Dear Parents

Welcome to this week’s Highlights and thank you for connecting and engaging with our school community.

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Moving Forward……..together

This week, we have begun to look at ways in which we can begin to open up more learning opportunities for students and parents, whilst still maintaining a safe and healthy school environment, in accordance with government guidelines.

It has been great to see our Year 5 and Year 4 children take part in their exciting ‘Big Night In’ adventures. Within the safety and control of our school site, all had an exciting residential experience that challenged our children physically, socially and emotionally. We all look forward to our Year 6 and Year 3 adventures coming soon. Plans for our Secondary students are also in place for the end of the school year – watch this space!

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On Tuesday evening, it was great to see invited parents in school to celebrate the achievements of our primary finalists in the annual Speech and Poetry competition. Additionally, on Thursday evening we also welcomed the families of secondary students who had been nominated for a Creative Arts award.

Congratulations to all participants of both events. We are all proud of your achievements!

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This week also included the first inter school fixtures for our U19 football team, with our U15 and U13 sports squads eagerly awaiting the return of their fixtures next week.

We look forward to hearing about our future successes.

BVIS Summer School Programme 2021

We are pleased to offer all existing BVIS families a new and exciting Summer School Programme for 2021.

Starting on Monday 21st June and running until Friday 9th July 2021, the programme is designed for students aged between 2 and 13 years old.

Our unique Summer School experience is structured around four key aspects:

  • Academic Development
  • Skills Development
  • Literacy
  • Health Education and Sport

Click here for more information regarding how to sign up and what discounts are on offer. 

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School Photographs - REMINDER

Your child’s photographs can be viewed and ordered using 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 have any questions relating to this year’s school photographs, please contact Ms. Chi Nguyen - Vietnamese Representative of Pret-A-Portrait:

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Contact Us

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, we wish you a very family orientated weekend ahead.

Simon Higham

Principal

Primary Update BVIS HCMC

Mrs Mary McAloon BVIS HCMC Staff

Mrs Mary McAloon, Head of Primary

Speech and Poetry Evening

On Tuesday we hosted the ‘Primary Speech and Poetry Competition Final’ with 14 finalists ranging from Year 3 to Year 6. Year 3 and 4 children focused on poetry recitals and Year 5 and 6 students focused on their own creative and innovative speeches. The evening was filled with talent and left the whole audience simply amazed by the children’s efforts and abilities to speak so confidently and eloquently.

Congratulations to all our finalists, particularly to our winners – Minh Triet and Zen in the Year 3 & 4 Poetry Competition and Lam Giang and Hoai Anh in the Year 5 & 6 Speech Competition.

If your child did not enter the competition this time, then there is always next year to encourage them to do so. The process is such a valuable experience for all children, whether they get to enter the first round, reach the semi-finals or even the finals, we know that such practice helps children to develop their communication skills for now and the future. The European Business Review states:

“Effectively communicating ensures that you not only convey your message to someone but also let them know about your feelings and emotions.” (2020, https://www.europeanbusinessreview.com/the-importance-of-effective-communication/)

With this in mind, this opportunity cannot be underestimated; the more children practice communicating in a variety of forums, the more they will improve and prepare for their future careers.

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Year 4 ‘Big Night In’

On Thursday we hosted the second of four ‘Big Nights In’ for year groups 3 to 6. The experiences being planned are proving to be a huge success with children thoroughly engaged in unique and collaborative challenges led by experts in outdoor adventure. Year 4 began the fun on Thursday, arriving to school with their overnight bags and bursting with excitement. Children were soon busy with many activities such as, making traditional dishes in the kitchen, making clay pots in the STEAM room and developing their cycling proficiency through cycling out on the roads.

Thank you to all the adults involved in creating this valuable experience for our Year 4 children and to their parents in supporting the preparation involved at home. We now look forward to our Year 3 ‘Big Night In’ in a few weeks’ time.

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Parents’ Evening Meetings

Tuesday 31st March will see the beginning of our term 2 parents’ evening meetings. We aim to meet with every child’s parents to discuss progress and share how to support at home with developments towards next steps. Please ensure your meeting time is booked through the online Parents’ Evening System before the sign-up closes. All meetings will be held virtually through Microsoft Teams; face-to-face appointments during the meeting days are not being offered to avoid larger gatherings.

If you need support in booking your virtual meeting, please contact your class teachers via ClassDojo or call the primary reception at +8428 3758 0709

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Upcoming Events

  • 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

Wishing you a restful weekend.

Ms Mary McAloon

Primary Headteacher

Secondary Update BVIS HCMC

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Mr Jack Rudin, Head of Secondary

BVIS Secondary Champion of the Week

Congratulations to LAM, Tinh Ngoc (Chrissie) in 7V, who is this week’s Champion of the Week. A fantastic effort from Chrissie in fulfilling the characteristics from our Aide Memoire and collecting more Housepoints than anyone else in the Secondary school!

Who can beat them this week?

Humanities

In Year 9, Geography students have been looking at climate change this term. With Vietnam being one of the countries most at risk from our changing climate this is a crucial issue for our students to study and hopefully be the future leaders who strive to mitigate the impacts in the future. Students are now representing different countries, such as Vietnam, and groups of countries, such as the EU, to prepare for a ‘HCM Climate Change Conference’. They will put forward their own proposals and debate what countries should have decided to do in Paris in 2016, when the Paris Agreement was signed, and also what they should do later this year at the ‘2021 UN Climate Change Conference’ in Glasgow, Scotland.

Maths

We recently had a large number of students take part in the Intermediate UKMT competition and we are delighted to announce that 62 of our students achieved either a bronze, silver, or gold certificate, which showcases the Mathematical strength of our students. Furthermore, 3 of our Year 9 students achieved gold certificates, which is a fantastic achievement given they were competing against students two years older than them across the world! Finally, as an outstanding Mathematical achievement, Ngo Cam Phong in Year 9 was awarded best in school, truly showcasing his hard work, dedication to, and love of Mathematics.

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From South Africa to Vietnam!

This week Year 10 have been exploring South African Music with special guest speaker Ms Ashforth. IGCSE students took part in a creative workshop learning different instrumental techniques and languages used in South African Music to prepare for their upcoming listening mock exam. Thank you Ms Ashforth for joining Secondary Music this week!

House Football

It has been a great week of football at BVIS. There was some fantastic skill, grit and determination shown by all players. After the first week of games Dalat are the early leaders, however there are still two more weeks of competition and anything can happen.

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Housepoints

This year in the Secondary school we have seen a dramatic rise in the number of housepoints that students have been earning!  This is through all aspects of school life from learning in the classroom to house sport fixtures and academic competitions such as the UKMT or Economics World Cup!  Throughout the majority of the year, it has been Saigon house leading the way, but a recent surge of success from Hue House has seen them take the lead for the first time since very early in the academic year.  When asked about this recent success, Ms Bartram, Head of Hue House stated “The Hue students have given their all this year through extra curricula activities such as Global Campus and their commitment to our Virtual School Environment was outstanding.  We have started really well in the House Football Competition and I know that the other houses are really close to us, so that’s a huge competition for us looking forward to the lead up to the next term.”

The most recent totals are:

  • Hue 12,732
  • Saigon 12,531
  • Hanoi 11,979
  • Dalat 11,895

Good luck to all Houses!

Revision technique & Exam stress release

This week, we organised two excellent sessions for both students and parents on how to effectively prepare for examinations and how to deal with the stress in a positive way. Mr. Duff (Assistant Headteacher) and Ms.Jefferson (Psychology teacher) delivered these helpful sessions to help us understand what the most effective forms of revision techniques are and how to deal with stress in the run up to the forthcoming examinations.

Creative Arts Awards Evening

It was a pleasure to see students and parents celebrating their achievements in creative arts this year. We had Awards in Music, Art, Drama, Vietnamese, and Media as well as our Art exhibition and excellent performances.

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NSDA Debating Competition

Last Saturday 8 of our students took part in an inter-school debating competition organised by SSIS.

They were:

  • Peh Jun Ann (Yr9)
  • Nguyen Nhi (Yr9)
  • Le Quang Khai (Yr10)
  • Duong Thanh Tai (Yr10)
  • Nguyen Ngoc Chau Anh (Yr12)
  • Luong An Khang (Yr12)
  • Truong Gia Thanh (Willy) (Yr12)
  • Nguyen Ngoc Thuy Quynh (Wendy) (Yr12)

Unfortunately, due to the current covid-19 situation, the debate had to take place online. However, everything ran smoothly and our students were brilliant. We were up against some incredibly tough competition, and although none of our teams managed to reach the semi-finals, they all debated to a very high standard indeed. Particular respect goes to Nhi and Jun Ann who actually beat one of the SSIS semi-finalist teams in one of the preliminary rounds.

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Fantastic work everyone, you should be proud of yourselves!!

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:

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