Mr. Simon Higham, Principal
Thank you for taking time to engage and connect with this week’s Highlights. Please ensure that you continue to check your email on a regular basis, should we need to update you with important school related information.
Earlier this week, I sent all parents this link to the most up to date COVID-19 guidance published by the HCDC. This information changes on a regular basis and helps both you and our community to stay safe.
Should you have any concerns about whether your child is able to attend school, initially keep them at home and contact Ms Cuc Doan, Business Director via email - email@example.com for further advice.
Preparation for VSE (Fundinotots to Year 9 Students)
On Monday 10th May, the year groups Fundinotots to Year 9 will be moving to our online learning programme called VSE (Virtual School Experience). Although our students and teachers are now experienced with this form of learning, for parents we fully understand that this is both a difficult and challenging time.
Firstly, we would like to thank all of you for your continued support of our online platform and the work that you do with your children at home to both help and consolidate learning. Please ensure that you reach out to your child’s class teacher/form tutor at any time, should you require help or guidance in any way – we are always here to help.
Online Parent Resources for VSE
In addition, please take time again to refer to these online resources on our school website, to help parents further understand what VSE is and how you can help guide your child(ren) through the process in partnership with school.
Preparation for face to face lessons (Year 10 to Year 13 Students)
As part of our Health and Safety measures, all parents should not enter the school site, unless following our specified drop off and pick up procedures. If you urgently need to visit the school, always make an appointment and follow school protocols. At present, we still cannot allow casual ‘drop-in’ visits.
It is vitally important that all arrangements are made for your child(ren) to leave school on time so that we can fully operate effectively and safely. If you are running late, please inform our Secondary Reception and we can put all necessary arrangements into place.
Every morning before your child(ren) leave for school, please ensure that they have their face masks. It is expected that each student has always at least one mask and one spare.
Furthermore, each student must not drink from shared facilities in school and therefore must bring their own water bottle which can be refilled from a managed water source in school.
Please continue to reinforce the 5Ks at home to help support our safety in school.
With a need to stay up to date with the latest school news and information, stay connected with BVIS using our Social Media Platforms:
Remember that you can also find out all essential parent information from the parent essentials section of our school website.
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
Mrs Mary McAloon, Head of Primary
Green Week in Primary
Community leaders this week have been in full swing providing inspiring and fun activities each playtime for all children to participate in. During their club over the past few months, the community leaders have been researching, planning and preparing activities that will teach children how we make use of old materials through upcycling them into something new.
Their creative ideas included using old cardboard rolls to make fun characters and using fallen leaves from trees to create leaf art pictures.
All week our primary community has been encouraged to think about the ways we can help our environment to ensure it remains a cared for and looked after place. Using alternatives to single-use plastics, turning the lights and air conditioning off when there is no one using the room and planting seeds to help our environment are all positive actions that we have been reminded of this week.
The week ended with the whole of primary dressing in green and donating money to the non-profit organisation called Green Trips; an organisation that is striving for Vietnam to increase the environmentally friendly actions that society takes.
Term 2 Awards
The Term 2 Awards Assemblies for lower and upper primary are currently being held. Many children will receive awards for their outstanding achievements and efforts in areas such as Maths, Reading, ICT, PE, Music and for being outstanding Aide Memoire role models for the rest of the school.
Congratulations to all the children who will receive an award; everyone is very proud of our children’s achievements! I look forward to seeing all children’s end of year successes as we progress through the final stages of learning and development.
Upcoming Events (subject to current COVID-19 situation)
- 22-23/5/21 – U11 FOBISIA Primary Games Tournament (TBC)
- 27/5/21 – Sports Awards Evening (invite only) (TBC)
- 10/6/21 – Whole School Music Concert (TBC)
- 16/6/21 – End of Year Reports available on ClassDojo
- 18/6/21 – Term 3 Ends @11:30am
Mr Jack Rudin, Head of Secondary
Blue Dragon Workshops
On Monday 26th April, Secondary students took part in a series of workshops led by the charity Blue Dragon. The charity focuses on the rescue of kids from danger, reuniting them with their families when possible, and providing all the services needed for recovery and growth. BVIS students spoke to a surviving victim of child trafficking and took part in learning activities together. A huge thank you Blue Dragon for taking the time to come in and educate our students!
Outstanding individual achievement in Maths
Very worthy of special mention, one of our Year 13 mathematicians recently received her AS Level Certificate in Mathematics, obtaining a grade ‘A’ in all three modules. What is particularly impressive about Huynh Trieu Vy (Ivy)’s achievement is that she prepared for and sat the entire AS Level series while at the same time studying for her A2 level exams in Year 13, after returning to Vietnam from the UK due to the global pandemic.
As a school we applaud her determination and perseverance in overcoming considerable obstacles to secure an absolutely outstanding set of results. Well done!
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: