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Mr. Ian Battersby – Weekly Update 10/06/16

10 June 2016

Dates for Your Diary

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

14/6 - Transition Meeting for F1 and F2 students @ 1:30pm in the Multi-purpose room

14/6 – Milepost 3 Speech Competition @ 6.00pm in the Sports Hall

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

16/6 – Potluck lunch in the Multi-purpose room @ 11:30-1:30pm

16/6 - Open afternoon from 2pm

24/6 - Term ends at 11.30am

**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:

Milepost 1 Speech Competition

TX Summer Concert

Fundinos in the Sun

Digital Citizenship Coffee Morning

Year 4 ‘Shelters’ Topic

Tu Xuong Canteen Menu Review

Tu Xuong Parent Group - 10/06/16

TX Campus Milepost 3 Speech Contest

Summer Cooking Camp

Summer Holiday Sports Camps


Dear Parents,

Today you will be receiving your child’s end of year report.  The report is a summary of your child’s achievements and information that will help your child to make further progress. Included with the report is a letter that identifies who your child’s teacher will be next year.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank those teachers who are leaving this year.  They are:

Ms Gurvinder (F2 teacher) who will be teaching at AP1 next year.

Ms Heather (EAL teacher) who is returning to the UK.

Ms Gemma (ICT teacher) who is also returning to the UK.

Ms Sara (Chinese teacher) who is returning to China.

TX Leavers

I would like to thank them all for their hard work and contributions to making the Tu Xuong Campus what it is.

I am delighted to announce that the vacant positions have all been filled and I look forward to welcoming the following teachers who will be joining the TX community next year:

Ms Sara (F2) who is joining us from the British International School, Nanjing, China.

Mr Luke (EAL teacher) who is already working at a language school in Ho Chi Minh City.

Mr Cian (ICT teacher) who is currently working in Dublin, Ireland.

Ms Grace (Chinese teacher) who is currently working at the British School of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Milepost 1 Speech Competition

MP1 Speech Contest

There is a skill to being able to publicly stand up and deliver a speech.  Over the last few years, we have witnessed some marvellous speeches from our older children, and that is because at TX we place a value on public speaking and practise the skill every year from Year 1.  To find out more about this year’s Milepost 1 speech competition, click on the link below:

Milepost 1 Speech Competition

TX Summer Concert

TX Summer concert

We had a wonderful evening on Wednesday as choirs, the orchestra, small groups and soloists performed a range of musical pieces at the TX Summer Concert; it is inspirational to see our children perform to such a high standard.  You can view and download many great photos of the event by clicking on this link:

TX Summer Concert Photos

TX Summer Concert Post

Fundinos in the Sun

EYFS Summer Concert

On Thursday morning it was the turn of the children in EYFS to entertain us.  Children as young as 2 years old confidently took to the stage to sing and dance to get us in the mood for the holidays.  Mr Adam has taken well over 100 fabulous photos, and as promised here is the link to the folder:

Fundinos in the Sun Photos

Fundinos in the Sun Post

Digital Citizenship Coffee Morning

Digital citizenship

The Internet has opened many great opportunities for our children; they can communicate, find information and collaborate online.  We do however need to be aware of potential issues and consider how to teach our children to be respectful and responsible when using their laptops and devices.  Thank you to all those parents who came to the coffee morning on Wednesday to hear Mr Mike give a presentation about Digital Citizenship.  We have had several requests for this to be repeated so we will be running this again in Term 1 next year. 

To see a copy of the presentation please click on Mr Mike’s post:

Digital Citizenship Coffee Morning

Year 4 ‘Shelters’ Topic

Year 4 Trip

As part of their IPC topic ‘Shelters’, Year 4 were out and about around District 1 on Thursday. To find out all about their trip, please follow the link below:

Year 4 ‘Shelters’ Topic

Tu Xuong Canteen Menu Review

TX Canteen menu review

Just over three years ago, Ms Alison (who used to be our PE teacher) led a team of parents and students in a canteen review. Improvements were suggested and implemented.  This term Ms Mary has been leading a new review; to find out how they are getting on, please click on the post:

Tu Xuong Canteen Menu Review

Parents’ Corner


The Sofitel was a fitting location for the Year 6 leavers’ party last weekend. I would like to thank everybody who was involved, but Florence in particular for organising such a wonderful event for our Year 6s. 

For more information about what our parent community has been up to, and other events in the planning stages, please click on the link:

Tu Xuong Parent Group - 10/06/16

Upcoming Events

TX Campus Milepost 3 Speech Contest

Speech contest

Following on the wonderful speeches from our children in Milepost 1, we can now look forward to the turn of our older children.  The event will be taking place on Tuesday 14th June in the TX Sports Hall at 6pm.  For more details please click on the link:

TX Campus Milepost 3 Speech Contest

Summer Cooking Camp

 Summer Cooking Camp

Summer Cooking Camp

Summer Holiday Sports Camps

BIS CAMP_Basketball

BIS CAMP_Skills Factory

BIS CAMP_Football

Summer Holiday Sports Camps

 Job Opportunity – Academic English Assistant/Intern (Secondary)


For more details about this position please click on the link:

Academic English Intern

Finer Diners

Congratulations to Milepost one this week!  Ms Mary and I were joined by Rena, Jayden, Daniel and Kiet from 2T, Daniel from 1X and Sao Mai from 1T.  Well done to our finer diners for displaying good behaviour and making healthy choices recently during lunchtimes.

10.6.16 finer diner

And Finally...

Year 5 are fundraising for EAST, the Endangered Asian Species Trust


The Year 5 children talked about the pygmy loris, an endangered species, during their class assembly today (Friday 10th June).

East merchandise will be for sale at school during the school day from the Monday 13th June (class teachers will tell children when you are visiting the stall).
If you would like to buy some EAST merchandise, please purchase tokens (50,000 VND each) from Miss Duong in the office on Friday 10th June after school or Monday 13th June before school.
The prices for the items are listed below, however please note that they may not all be available on the day.

For more information on EAST's work, please click



To donate to the Year 5 fundraising, please visit the Just Giving page, set up by Tri Lamb, which can be accessed here.


Wishing you a wonderful and relaxing weekend,

Ian Battersby/Head of Tu Xuong Campus

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