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Mr. Ian Battersby – Weekly Update 20/05/16

20 May 2016

Dates for Your Diary

19/5 – 22/5 – FOBISIA Games

23/5 – 27/5 – Year 6 Trip to Gopeng, Malaysia

24/5 – MP1 Swimming Gala

26/5 -MP2 Swimming Gala

27/5 – MP1 Production

31/5 – MP3 Swimming Gala

8/6 - Parent Group Meeting @ 8am in the Multi-purpose room

16/6 - Potluck lunch in the Multi-purpose room

**JOB OPPORTUNITY: Are you a fluent English speaker and do you hold a recognised qualification in Counselling? Do you have a desire to join our BIS team? If you are interested in our part time Primary Counsellor position, please access this post to find out how you can apply.

On the Tu Xuong BIS Hub this week:

Welcome from our New Principal

Year 6 Transition Day

Year 5 Visit to Vietnam Waste Solutions Facility 

Gardening with the TX community

Desford Colliery Brass Band June 2016


Tu Xuong Parent Group 20/5/16

Welcome to the 'Friendly Games'

Dear Parents,

It is unusual for me to write the ‘Weekly Update’ on a Thursday, but this week it is a necessity as by the time you read this message, the first day of the FOBISIA Primary Games will be coming to a close. The ‘friendly games’ provide children from across the region the opportunity to participate in athletics, swimming, tee-ball and football competitions.  Look out next week for a full report in next week’s weekly update.

Year 5 Children Visit the Vietnam Waste Solutions Facility


Being a global citizen means that we have to be concerned about our planet and how we can look after it.  As part of their IPC topic on sustainability, the children in Year 5 went to visit the Vietnam Waste Solutions Facility, to find out what happens to the rubbish when it leaves our homes. They had a wonderful visit; to find out more please click on the link below:

Year 5 Visit to Vietnam Waste Solutions Facility 

Year 6 Transition Day


There were a few nerves on Wednesday morning as the children (including my own daughter) made their way into the auditorium at the An Phu Secondary Campus. The nerves didn’t last long as the children took part in sample science, drama and music lessons, and that was just the morning.  Please click on the link to discover more about the day:

Year 6 Transition Day

Gardening with the TX Community


Clubs are now in full swing and the Gardening Club had a special visitor this week. Mr Ly, one of our guards – to find out why he was there, please follow the link:

Gardening with the TX community

Headteacher’s Coffee Morning

Thank you to our Vietnamese parents who organised a wonderful coffee morning on Tuesday.  You can see more on the Parents’ Corner post this week.  The third coffee morning this term is on Wednesday 25th May at 8.00am in the Multi-Purpose Room.  To begin with, I will be presenting some of the results from the parent questionnaire that went out earlier this term. After that there will be an opportunity to ask questions or suggest ideas about how the school could be improved further.  I hope to see you there.

Desford Colliery Brass Band

Desford Colliery Brass Band

The world renowned Desford Colliery Brass Band will be performing for the MP2 and 3 children at AP2 on June 1st.  They will also be performing live in Ho Chi Minh on Thursday June 2nd at 8pm in the Conservatory of Music. The concert will feature a range of music showcasing the wonderful sounds of the brass band. We hope as many of you as possible will be able to attend the concert.  For more details and how to purchase tickets, please click on the link:

Desford Colliery Brass Band June 2016



The BIS has always been very competitive at swimming, and opportunity has arisen for someone to take the standard even higher.  If you have (or you know someone who has) a qualification in swim coaching and might be interested in this position, please click on the link to find out more:


Tu Xuong Parent Corner

What a fabulous morning we had on Tuesday this week when our Vietnamese parents planned and prepared a special Vietnamese culture and coffee morning.  We learned many interesting things about Vietnam including how to cook the famous Vietnamese banana cake and some important 'dos and dont's' here in Vietnam.  You will find more details at the Parent Corner this week, along with many other interesting items.  Please click the link to read on.

Tu Xuong Parent Corner - 20/5/16

Coffee morning 20.5.

And finally

Let me wish those children from TX competing in the FOBISIA Primary Games this weekend every success. 

Wishing you a wonderful weekend,

Ian Battersby/Head of Tu Xuong Campus

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