Mr. Simon Higham, Principal
Welcome to this week’s Highlights and thank you for connecting and engaging with our school community.
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!
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!
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
- Health Education and Sport
Click here for more information regarding how to sign up and what discounts are on offer.
School Photographs - REMINDER
Your child’s photographs can be viewed and ordered using the 3 steps outlined below:
- Go to http://www.pret-a-portrait.net/ (choose the Vietnamese option for translation in the top right-hand corner).
- 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.
- 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:
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.
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.