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Weekly Highlights 09/04/2021

Principal Update BVIS HCMC

Mr Simon Higham - Principal

Mr. Simon Higham, Principal

Dear Parents

As we approach the final week of Term 2, we are pleased to bring to you another weekly highlights that aims to bring our community even closer together by sharing the important news, events, successes and reminders with all BVIS families.

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Communication, Communication, Communication

Communication is often one of our biggest challenges within school. The issue is trying to achieve a balance of communication that will suit everyone as some want more, some want less whilst others feel that there is currently the right amount.

In our most recent Parent Satisfaction Survey, we were encouraged to find that for the 5th year in a row, over 96% of parents who responded either ‘agreed’ or ‘strongly agreed’ that our school keeps them regularly informed about general school updates.

To further improve the quality and usefulness of communication between home and school, please take time to browse through the section on our website called ‘Parent Essentials’ - the link can be found in the top right-hand corner of our website Homepage.

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This section is designed so that all parents can find important information in one convenient location. Here, you can access information such as:

  • Parent Handbooks
  • Global Campus Login
  •  Lunch menus

…and much more

A recent addition to this section is the ‘Important Resources from Past Workshops and Seminars’. Here, you can access presentations and key resources with the most recent being the Secondary workshop on ‘Exam Stress and Revision Techniques’.

Should you have any other ideas about what may be useful to further add to this section, please feel free to me in either English or Vietnamese via email at: simon.higham@bvisvietnam.com

I look forward to receiving your suggestions.

BVIS HCMC Receives WASC Accreditation

It is incredibly important for all premium schools to take part in an external accreditation process, to both validate their own perceptions of the school, whilst also undertaking a thorough self-evaluation of all aspects of learning, teaching and administrative processes. We are delighted to have been most recenty accredited by WASC and are currently preparing for our full reaccreditation with CIS. 

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To learn more about our most recent accreditation and how this can bring more opportunities for your child(ren), please access this post from our school website.

A Little BVIS Nostalgia Photo Contest!

As mentioned in last week’s Highlights, we are pleased to launch our new BVIS 10th anniversary photo contest entitled ‘A Little BVIS Nostalgia’.

For more information about how you can enter and to find out about the exclusive prizes that we have on offer, click here for all details.

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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

Have a great weekend ahead.

Primary Update BVIS HCMC

Mrs Mary McAloon BVIS HCMC Staff

Mrs Mary McAloon, Head of Primary

World Scholar’s Cup

Extra-curricular activities are invaluable in developing the whole child.  A holistic approach to learning enables children to experience variety, opens opportunities for their futures and enables them to really understand what brings them fulfilment. These experiences, opportunities and fulfilment supports children to make the best choices for their careers ahead.  

Bella in Year 6 is our most recent example of how this can be achieved. She entered the 2021 World Scholar’s Cup, a global learning festival for children aged 8 to 18 years, and has since qualified for the global round of the competition. Please follow the link below to read more about Bella’s recent extra-curricular success.  Well done, Bella – we wish you every success in the next round.

Read more here.

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 Sleepovers and Big Days In

We are delighted to announce that our ‘Big Day In’ and sleepover programmes were a big hit with our Year 4 and Year 5 children. The children rated the experience at 4.5 stars out of 5 and have highlighted cycling, traditional cooking and shelter building as their favourite activities. With such positive feedback, we now look forward to next week’s sleepover for Year 3 on Thursday 15th April. 

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Inter-schools Writing Workshop

Following the announcement of last week’s Book Week competition winners, all winning writers will be invited to a specially designed writing workshop together with the writing competition winners from BIS HCMC. This will be held in Term 3 with teachers from both our schools planning creative, collaborative and inspiring activities for all winners to enjoy and experience. Look out for more details to follow.

Upcoming Events

  • 15-16/04/21 – Y3  ‘Sleepover’
  • 16/04/21 – Term 2 ends @11:30am
  • 26/04/21 – Term 3 begins @ 8:25am
  • 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 
  • 04/05/21 – Green Week begins

Thank you to all parents of our V and S 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

A level and IGCSE Art Exams

This week our AS level and IGCSE Art students have been taking their final examination. Art is a subject that takes a huge amount of time and commitment from the students and they are assessed on their technical skill and also on their development of a theme and the creativity and originality that they bring to that theme. They spend many months in the run up to the exam exploring and refining their ideas to produce a final piece of work on the day. Well done to all of our Art students – we're very proud of what you have achieved.

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Vietnamese Department

Assessment and Feedback activities are taking place in Vietnamese Literature this week, at the end of the Poetry unit.

While Key Stage 3 tests focus on assessing students’ creative skills, Key Stage 4 and 5 tests assess both creativity and analytical skills of writing an analytical essay. After this writing stage, the students of Key Stage 3 are taking part in the Class Poetry Slam.

The winners of the slam will become the representatives of the department to attend the school annual Poetry Slam held in early May.

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Year 7 Parents Evening

Please be reminded that Tuesday 13th April will be our Year 7 parents evening. It is important that we see all parents at this event so that our teachers can talk to you about the progress your son or daughter is making and how we can work together to support them further.

You can find instructions on how to book appointments through our online system here.

Secondary Champion of the Week

Congratulations to LE, Hoang Mai Khanh in 8S who is this week’s thoroughly deserving Champion of the Week! Who will take Khanh’s Champion crown next week and be the final Champion of Term 2?

6th Form (Year 12 and 13)

This week saw the first merit certificates being awarded to 6th form students with 19 students in total being awarded their Bronze certificates for 50 merits and 1 student achieving a silver certificate for amassing over 100 merits. Congratulations to NGUYEN, Do Thuy Anh for reaching that milestone. 

Merit postcards are also awarded for specific work that has shown a considerable amount of effort over a given time period and these are emailed to students’ parents. 

With the examinations fast approaching, it is great to see all the hard work put in by our 6th formers. Well done!

Diversity and Inclusion Week.

Amazing. Enlightening. Beyond expectations!

If there are 3 words that could describe the Diversity & Inclusion week, it's definitely these three words. Aligning with BVIS's spirit, this week aimed to promote individuality and create a community where students and staff can be comfortable and proud of who they are, through activities such as a Diversity & Inclusion Kahoot Quiz, Face Painting and tutor time activities. As Mr. Shooter says it is best, we're "one big family that is proud of every single family member, and this week showcases just that".

We're looking forward to building upon this tradition in the following years.

Written by: Nguyen Minh Vinh Ky, Year 12

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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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