Mr. Simon Higham, Principal
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.