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Weekly Highlights 04/06/2021

Principal Update BVIS HCMC

Mr Simon Higham - Principal

Mr. Simon Higham, Principal

Dear Parents

Thank you for taking time to read our latest version of the Weekly Highlights. During these times of uncertainty, I hope that your family and surrounding community remain safe, healthy and are managing to support each other in any way you can.

Safety First

Please note that currently, due to the most recent government directives, our staff have been asked to work from home. I am pleased to report that attendance across all year levels remains in line with ‘in school’, face to face learning for this time of year. Again, I would like to thank you for your ongoing support and encouragement towards our Virtual School Experience.

BVIS HCM Virtual School Experience

All of our remaining external IGCSE, AS and A Level examinations are still scheduled to take place with a limit of x4 students and x1 invigilator in one room to fully comply with all current regulations. Please can I ask that all students attending eternal examinations in school, are dropped off and picked up on time to ensure that there is no unnecessary waiting time. As always, your support in keeping our community safe is very much appreciated.

Staffing 21/22

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On Wednesday this week, we shared with you our staffing plans for the next academic year. Early on in my career, a colleague once asked me the question, “If you could have just one extra addition to your school, what would it be?” All those years ago, I reflected hard and replied, “Just one extra teacher.....every time”. Great teachers make the difference!

On behalf of our BVIS community, I would like to thank all of our teachers who will be leaving us at the end of the academic year. Thank you to: Ms Hannah (Primary Teacher),  Ms Nessa (Secondary History Teacher), Ms Smith (Secondary English Teacher), Mr Fitchett (Secondary Maths Teacher) and Mr Sam (Whole School PE Teacher) who are all relocating back to the UK.

Mr Doug (Primary EAL Teacher) who is relocating back to the US and Mr David (Whole School PE Teacher) who will be moving to his new school in China.

We wish them all the very best in their future careers.

Uniform

Uniform

By accessing this new link, you can now fully view our newly updated school uniform brochure for the next academic year.

Please look out for more details at the end of the academic year with regards to how you will be able to conveniently purchase standard packs and individual items of our new uniform, both in school and online.

Support and Guidance

Do you need help, support or guidance with your child’s online learning?

For all individual queries about your child’s academic work/social and emotional wellbeing in school or during this period of VSE, please contact their form/class teachers directly via email or Dojo.

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Contact Us

Additionally:

For all additional Primary Enquiries, please call: 

(028) 3758 0709 / ext. 111 

For all additional Secondary Enquiries, please call:

(028) 3758 0717 / ext. 211

For further online VSE support, please click here.

Continue to stay safe and follow the 5Ks at all times.

Primary Update BVIS HCMC

Mrs Mary McAloon BVIS HCMC Staff

Mrs Mary McAloon, Head of Primary

Care

Last week students and teachers were focusing on the attribute, ‘Care’, from our aide memoire.  We identified some great examples, which were shared in our assemblies last Friday. 

We can show care in the world in so many ways through our actions, whether that be towards the environment, towards our work or towards our family and friends. Being mindful of showing care in all that we do is an important quality to have, and I am proud to say our students at BVIS show this quality in many ways. 

Below are some examples of our ‘Stars of the Week’ were their learning outcomes highlighted how they show ‘Care’ in the world.

  • Weekly highlight CARE (5)
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Thinking Outside the Box

Challenging ourselves to think critically about concepts is a meaningful way to help develop our ability to think rationally and clearly. 

At school, teachers are always planning creative ways in which to encourage and develop children’s thinking skills. The definition of Critical Thinking according to the Cambridge Dictionary is:

“The process of thinking carefully about a subject or idea, without allowing feelings or opinions to affect you.”

(https://dictionary.cambridge.org/)

The STEAM activities that we set for children are a great way of observing children to develop this skill. Last week, Mr Oliver set an exciting challenge that asked children to think innovatively about a simple cardboard box. The children had to find a cardboard box of any size and create this into a something new and unique.  In assembly last week, we shared the inventive ways that children had thought of and celebrated the critical thinking that they had used to explore and create.

Well done to all children who participated in this fun and inspiring activity. Please do take a look at the photos below of the children’s outcomes.

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  • Think outside of the box (7)
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Secondary Update BVIS HCMC

Jack

Mr Jack Rudin, Head of Secondary

Maths Challenge

In April, students in Years 7 and 8 sat the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge. The challenge is a 60-minute online assessment which focuses on Mathematical problem-solving skills. The questions cover a range of topics and, as this is a global competition, our students were competing against students around the world.

The following students achieved these outstanding results.

Bronze Certificates:

Bui Nguyen Anh Thu (Anna) 7V

Ta Huu Minh Khoa (Teppi) 7B

Truong Vinh Phuc (Eric) 7B

Chau Le Minh Tien 8B

Dang Le Thien Nhan 8V

Dao Ngoc Anh Thu (Suri) 8V

Ho Huynh Gia Phuc (Tony) 8S

Huynh Truong Luc (Luke) 8B

Le Kha Di 8B

Le Hoang Mai Khanh 8S

Ngo Cam Phung 8B

Ngo Hoang Long 8V

Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Y (Suri) 8V

Nguyen Ngoc Bao Tran (Minnie) 8B

Nguyen Minh Vinh Chau (Bella) 8S

Nguyen Xuan Huy (Brian) 8B

Nguyen Yen Khanh (Alice) 8B

Phan Thi Ngoc Hien 8V

Tran Nguyen Duc Tri 8V

Tran Phuong Quang 8S

 

Silver Certificates:

Tran Anh Kiet (AK) 7I – (Best in Year 07)

Dao Minh Tri (Nicky) 8I

Le Nguyen Minh Tri (James) 8B

Mai Bao Nhi (Kayla) 8B

Nguyen Ba Bao Tran 8V

Nguyen Dang Dung 8I

Nguyen Hai Dang 8I

Tong Phan Minh Ngoc (Mina) 8B

 

Gold Certificates:

Do Dieu Ky Duyen (Chip) 8I

Le Nguyen Gia Ngoc 8I – (Best in School)

Le Nguyen Khang (Ben) 8V

Luong Gia Linh 8B

Yamamura Kensuke 8B

A huge congratulations to all successful students especially those achieving Gold Awards!

Thank you as well to Mr. Cooper for all the hard work that he has put into organising the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge and Maths Challenges throughout the year.

FOBISIA Choir

We are very lucky to have links with so many schools around the world. FOBISIA (Federation of British International Schools in Asia) is one of the international organisations that we are part of and BVIS students can be seen in this video singing a song that was written for our schools.

Please take the time to watch this as it is really heartwarming and may help to support you during what are difficult times.

English

Recently, all of our Key Stage 3 students wrote and performed poems in their English lessons. All poems were written to focus on the theme of ‘Lost Worlds’.  The English Department were delighted by the quality of the poems written and the passion that students put into their performances.

Three poems from each year group (Years 7/8/9) were chosen to be entered into the annual FOBISIA Creative Writing Competition.  It was a very difficult job to narrow our selection down to just three students from each year group, given the quality of many of the entries.

There were over 100 entries for the competition from over 22 different schools and it is with great pride that I am able to announce that one of our students was selected as the Year 7 Winner of the competition. 

Many congratulations go to Tran Minh Anh for writing the wonderful poem ‘As We Grew…”

FOBISIA POETRY COMPETITION 2021 (1)

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House Points Update

This week saw our students pass the 50,000 house points mark for the first time at BVIS. This represents a huge effort on the part of students across the whole Secondary school, who collectively, have demonstrated the many key terms of our aide memoire throughout the academic year.

A special mention has to go to 7I students, who are leading the way with over 5,000 house points. A truly outstanding achievement!

With 2 weeks of learning remaining until the end of term, everyone is eagerly awaiting the final results. Keep going everyone, there are still more house points to be earned.

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: 

Safety Training BVIS HCM 2018