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Mr. Ian Battersby – Weekly Update 27/05/16

27 May 2016

Dates for Your Diary

(*dates in red are new to the newsletter this week)

31/5 – MP3 Swimming Gala

2/6 - MP1 Swimming Gala

6/6 - MP1 Speech Contest

8/6 – Online Safety Coffee Morning @ 8am in the Multi-purpose room

8/6 - Summer Concert

9/6 - EYFS Summer Concert

14/6 - Milepost 3 Speech Competition @ 6.00pm

15/6 - Parent Group Meeting @ 8am in the Canteen

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:

FOBISIA Primary Games 2016

Milepost 2 Swimming Gala

NAE Global Challenge - We WON!

Desford Colliery Brass Band June 2016


Tu Xuong Parent Group - 27/5/16


An Unexpected Closure: President Obama’s Visit

Obama in Saigon

It has been a busy and exciting week at Tu Xuong.  Having only found out about the extensive road restrictions on Monday night, I would like to thank everyone for their understanding of the need to close at short notice on Tuesday afternoon.  Of course, our Year 6 children missed the excitement of President Obama’s visit, as they have been enjoying their residential trip to Malaysia.  We look forward to hearing all about it and seeing some of the photos on the Hub next week.

A Long-expected Closure: FOBISIA Primary Games

Tball1 (2)

Following the partial closure of the school last Friday, our teachers in Milepost 2 and 3 spent the day, firstly at the Thong Nhat Athletics Stadium for the athletics competition and then at the An Phu Campuses for the swimming events.  The games continued all weekend at RMIT in Disctrict 7, with the tee-ball on Saturday and football on Sunday.  The games concluded with a gala dinner at the An Phu Secondary campus.  For further details, please click on the link below:

FOBISIA Primary Games 2016

Milepost 2 Swimming Gala


Competition was fierce on Thursday afternoon as the children (and teachers) in Milepost 2 competed in the Milepost 2 swimming gala.  The children were timed in their swimming lessons and then organised to compete against others of a similar standard.  There were many very close races, but there could only be one winner.  Congratulations to Dalat!  Thanks to Mr Ali, Mr Chau and all the staff who helped organise this event. More details can be found here:

Milepost 2 Swimming Gala

BIS Global Success

Rube Goldberg Global Challenge – We WON!

On Thursday 31st March, children from the three BIS campuses worked together to create a Rube Goldberg Machine.  There had been much work prior to this day planning how the machine was going to work and preparing the various parts.  On the day itself, all that planning paid off and the machine came to life and was captured on video.  For over a month, the judges spent their time comparing machines from the 42 Nord Anglia schools trying to decide which was best…the answer, BIS Ho Chi Minh City.  Not only the best machine, but also the most ambitious!  To see the machine in action and to find out more, please follow the link:

NAE Global Challenge - We WON!

Upcoming Events

Flea Market Ap2

The Primary Aquathlon


This will be taking place at AP1 on Saturday 4th June. You should have received an email via CHQ about this event. If you would like to register, please click on the ‘Yes’ button.  It promises to be a lot of fun.

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

Summer Holiday Schedule

The summer holidays are approaching fast; I can hardly believe that the term finishes 4 weeks today!  Once again, there will be a number of sporting opportunities available to our children.  We will be shortly sending out letters and details of how you can get involved, but to help with your plans, below is a timetable of the holiday programme with the dates, times and year groups.

Summer Holiday Programme


Parents Corner

Approximately 25 parents and teachers met up at the restaurant Sorae on Thursday evening this week.  Chef Asif explained that we were going to learn to make 4 different themed cocktails; that is not being given the recipe, but getting behind the bar to actually mix them ourselves.  It was a fun evening, and I would like to thank Anne, Eva and Asif for putting this event together. You can see more photos and details in the post:

Tu Xuong Parent Group – 27/5/16cocktailheader

This week's Finer Diners

Congratulations to Emma in 3T, Joshua in 3X, Yegor and Kha in 4X and Quoc Vinh and Wonik in 4T for having sensible discussions and making healthy choices at lunchtime recently.  Ms Mary and I enjoyed your conversation at lunch today and we hope you enjoyed your special congratulatory muffin!


And finally…

Thank you to all the parents who came to watch the Milepost 1 production of ‘The Selfish Ladybird’. Look out for the post on the hub with a link to some wonderful photos early next week.

Have wonderful weekend,

Ian Battersby/Head of Tu Xuong Campus

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