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Weekly Highlights 02/04/2021

Principal Update BVIS HCMC

Mr Simon Higham - Principal

Mr. Simon Higham, Principal

Dear Parents

Following another very busy week at BVIS, thank you for taking time to read this week’s Highlights – we hope that you find them both useful and informative.

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An Important School Milestone

2021 is a very important year for our school and it is now time to celebrate the fact that BVIS has turned 10 years old. The doors to the school were first opened in 2011 and over the last 10 years, BVIS has grown not only bigger in size but also stronger in character too.

This week, you may have noticed the updated posters around the outside of school, that show the timeline of successes and milestones that our school has experienced over the last 10 years. Please make sure that when you next visit school at pick up and drop off time, you take time to notice the key events that have shaped and nurtured our community – from grand openings to MIT visits, first productions to spending time with penguins. It certainly has been a fantastic journey nurturing unique global citizens who have a strong Vietnamese perspective.

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Over the next few months, leading up to the end of this academic year, we have planned some special events and surprises to further celebrate our 10th anniversary. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our BVIS community for the continued support of our school and whether this is your first or tenth year with BVIS, we look forward to sharing the next exciting 10 years of learning opportunities that lie ahead for you and your children.

Please look out for more information about an exciting 10-year anniversary photograph competition that will be launched soon on our social media – we look forward to receiving your entries!

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This weekend, ask your children this question:

‘Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years and how can BVIS help you achieve these goals?’

I would really enjoy receiving some of your answers in either English or Vietnamese via my email – simon.higham@bvisvietnam.com

BVIS Summer School Programme 2021

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News and Events

For more information and pictures from previous week’s events, please click on the links below that will take you to the ‘News and Events’ section of our school website:

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.

Primary Update BVIS HCMC

Mrs Mary McAloon BVIS HCMC Staff

Mrs Mary McAloon, Head of Primary

FOBISIA Choir

A large and exciting project for our school choirs this term has been the FOBISIA Voices ‘virtual choir’ event.

Children have been learning to perform a specially composed piece by celebrated British Composer Alexander L’Estrange: “There Will Always Be Music”.

The song was written to reflect the fact that not all schools are open or are able to join in live music events at this time, but music can still bring us together across the divide. Nearly seventy of our students from Year 4 to 11 have been working tirelessly on learning the song since January.

Last Friday, everybody involved gathered in the theatre to record our parts of the song. These will be edited together with recordings from 23 other FOBISIA schools to produce a final version of the song which will be released by FOBISIA in June. We cannot wait to see and hear the finished result.

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NAE STEAM Festival

Eight lucky students from Year 6 and 7 worked together this week to develop a project as a part of the Nord Anglia virtual STEAM festival. The space-themed STEAM challenges, developed in coordination with MIT were planned to make students think creatively, collaborate and to reimagine what might be possible in the future. The challenges included:

  • Main challenge - building a habitation unit for astronauts on Mars.
  • Coding challenge – creating code to manoeuvre the Mars rover out of harms way and back to the habitation unit.
  • Press Release – creating a short video to inform the public of how the mission is progressing.
  • Scrambled messages – using a mathematical coding system to decode a range of messages sent from astronauts on Mars.

Throughout the two-day festival, the students updated their progress through the Nord Anglia online platform, Global Campus.

In order to qualify for this exciting opportunity, the students took part in the STEAM competition, ‘Hack the Hanger’.  Students were given a metal coat hanger and a range of school resources such as cardboard, paper, electrical circuit equipment, magnets, art supplies and a range of classroom equipment and were asked to create something useful or beautiful (or even both!) using the hanger. 

STEAM opportunities at BVIS allow students to build resilience and push their creative boundaries to develop new ideas and collaborate in a team. At BVIS, reflection is a key tenet of our Aide Memoire and these challenges asked students to reflect on their own ideas and develop them both independently and with peers across our Nord Anglia family. 

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Sparks Writing Competition

As part of our recent book week, children were given the opportunity to enter our ‘SPARKS’ book cover, reading and writing competitions. Ms Ha and Ms Emily, our Literacy Coordinators, had the pleasure of viewing and reading all the fabulous and creative entries but also, the extremely difficult job of identifying the winners of each competition category. This week in our online assembly, the winners were announced and received a Harry Potter Magic Wand as their prize. Congratulations to all our winners this year – keep up this perseverance and reflection in literacy!

Upcoming Events  

  • 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

Thank you to all parents of our B and I classes who attended parents evening meetings this week. If you missed this opportunity, please contact your class teacher to arrange an appointment.

Secondary Update BVIS HCMC

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Mr Jack Rudin, Head of Secondary

Vietnamese Geography 

Year 12 and 13 students have been extremely busy preparing for their geographical project “Vietnam and Global Issues”, including pollution, climate change, racial and ethnic conflict, war, and terrorism. This week, our students searched, collected and processed information gained through textbooks and online. They edited and finalised their presentations for next week. We are all really looking forward to seeing them sharing these important and interesting topics.  

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House Football

The penultimate week of the house football saw yet more goals, with a standout performance by Saigon’s U15 boys scoring 3 magnificent goals against Hanoi.

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Creative Arts Awards Evening

Last week we were delighted to host the Annual BVIS Creative Arts Awards evening. The evening was a true celebration of the many remarkable achievements our students have had in the field of Creative Arts. In addition to the presentation of the official awards and trophies, the audience was treated to a range of fantastic performances by students from across the school, representing each of the Creative Arts disciplines.  There was also an opportunity to see the tremendous amount of work which has gone into the creation of the students’ art portfolios, as many of their works were displayed in an Art Exhibition.

The evening was very well attended by both parents and students and I think all would agree that it was a fitting celebration of the student’s hard work and creativity.

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Here is a list of the winners for each of the evening’s main awards:

Art Department Awards

Aspiring Artist                                                         

Mai Thao Linh - 10S

Master of their Medium                                   

Dang Ha Phuong 12B

Perseverant Practitioner                                          

Tran Khuong Hoang Bill 12I

Autonomous Artist                                        

Nguyen Thi Hong Ngoc Ruby 13S

 Drama Department Awards

Best Young Performer                                   

Nguyen Hai Dang 8I

Best Actor                                                          

Nguyen Luong Nghi Kevin 11V

Best Actress                                                           

Tran Thanh Ngan Nancy 10S

Excellence in Musical Theatre                     

Nguyen Quang Minh 13I

Music Department Awards

Young Male Musician                                     

Pham Thanh Tin 9B

Young Female Musician                                                

Huynh Ngoc Han Sophia 9S

Best Musician                                                         

Bui Nguyen Mai Vy Violet 12S

Breakthrough Act                                                  

Dinh Quang Lam 10V

Vietnamese Department Awards

Tet Performer of the year                                  

Tran Mai Khoi 11I

Creative Writer                                               

Nguyen Viet Khoa 7S

Inspiring Perseverance                               

Nguyen Do Thuy Anh 12S

Acting in Vietnamese                                          

Bui Pham Kim Ngan Sally 12I

English Department Awards

Avid Reader Award                                        

Nguyen Doan Tri Thong Thomas 7I

Best Young Writer                                               

Trinh Bao Chau Suri 10V

              Critical Appreciation of Literature

              Tran Ho Van Anh Alex 13B

Media Department Awards

Best Producer                                                        

Van Tri Hieu Carson 13S

Best Director/s                                                        

Vu Dang Thai Minh 13B & Phan Nha Vy Ivy 13B (Co-Directors)

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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