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Mr. Ian Battersby - Weekly Update

02 October 2015

Dates for Your Diary

7/10 - Year 6 Residential Trip Meeting 

 14/10 - International Week Coffee Morning

18/10 – 24/10 School Closed for Half-term Holiday

On the Tu Xuong BIS Hub this week:

Basketball Match - TX vs AP1

‘Brilliant Book Swap’ at TX

Brilliant Books at TX

'Buy No Rhinos'


Our Global Goals

15th Annual Fun Run for Charity

TX Parents Corner

Books Really Are Brilliant!

 Dear Parents,

Read, read, read!  The three most important things you can do with your children to help them become more successful at school.  This week at TX we have been celebrating reading with 'Brilliant Books'.  Thank you to all the parents who supported us on Monday when we met authors Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore who are more widely known as the 2 Steves, and for all the efforts to turn TX into a walking library of book characters - the children's costumes were fabulous.  Once again the book fair was very successful and the opportunity to get new books continues next week for those children taking part in the 'Brilliant Book Swap'.  It is still not too late to join in.  If you have old books (in good condition), they can be brought into school on Monday and exchanged for a token, then on Thursday 8th October, children can use their tokens to choose new books.  For more more details about the Brilliant Book Swap, click here.

The 2 Steves

The Power of Reading - Outstanding Academic Results

BIS is a school that reads.  Sir John Jones, who spoke to all the teachers before term started had a phrase - 'Leaders are readers and readers are leaders'.  The students at BIS are living up to this by leading the academic results in Vietnam and across the world.  The outstanding results we have achieved shows how you can have confidence that children at BIS are on a pathway to success.  The 2015 examination results can be found on the school website: Examination Results 2015

Rhinos, Global Goals and the Environment

As well as the 2 Steves visiting this week, we had Ness and Vicky come to Year 6 - two sisters who are on a mission to raise awareness and educate people about what is happening to rhinos in their home country, South Africa.  So many rhinos are being killed for their horns which are then traded to countries like Vietnam where people falsely believe the horn has the power to heal.  We of course know this is not true, so the Year 6 children wanted to join Vicky and Ness in persuading everyone to stop buying products made from rhino horns.  More details can be found here.

We can all do our bit to help protect the environment. On September 25th, 193 world leaders commited to 17 goals relating to the environment, poverty, injustice and inequality.  Along with children from AP2, our children at TX joined in with 'The World's Largest Lesson' learning about these goals.  Click here for more details.  'Climate Action' and 'Sustainable Cities and Communities' are two of the goals, and our Eco-warriors reminded us about turning lights and ACs off, and recycling in the assembly this morning.  Congratulations to 6T who were awarded The Green Certificate for September.  

Finer Diners

Congratulations to our Milepost Two children for achieving finer diner status this Friday 2nd October!

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MP2 Finer Diners

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Parents' Corner

It was fantastic to see so many of you at the BBGV Fun Run on Sunday.  Once again it was a lot of fun and raised a huge amount from charity.  Congratulations to Bailey and Ghai from our secondary campus who were first and second in the teenagers race.  Click here to read more about the event.

Thank you also to the parents who have been helping support the Brilliant Book Swap that I mentioned earlier in the post.  We do still need more help for the swap day event itself, so if you are available, please click the sign-up link on the TX Parents' Corner post. 

Following the success of the 'Indian Lunch' recently, another lunch with an international flavour is being planned.  The difference this time is that the meal will take place in the dark!  The meal at Noir should be a lot of fun and another opportunity to strengthen our community. For all the details about what is happening in the parents group please click here.

Some of you may have noticed that we had planned to hold a coffee morning for EYFS and Milepost 1 parents next week, please note that his has been postponed until further notice.  However, it will soon be time to think about our International Celebration, so I would like to invite everyone to a coffee morning on Wednesday 14th October at 8.00am in the Multipurpose Room.  More details will follow soon.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Ian Battersby, Head of Tu Xuong Campus