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Mr Carl Mincher - Weekly Update: 3/6/16

03 June 2016

Dear Parents,

As we come to the end of this week, I am reminded of the diversity of opportunity and experience which AP2 offers. From the focus and determination of our students who sat exams, the joy and celebration of brass band music with the Desford Colliery Band visit, and looking to the future with a visit from the prestigious KAIST university, it has been a full and exciting week for our students.


Last Saturday family members, friends, and BIS staff gathered at the Park Hyatt to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2016. There was a real buzz in the air throughout the ceremony, which involved speeches from Mr Carl Mincher (Head Teacher Secondary), Mr Ian Gibbons (British Consul General), and our outgoing Head Students, Gabby Cullen and Hikaru Hotta. The students reflected fondly on their time at BIS and spoke of looking forward to the next chapter in their lives. It was a real celebration of success and we hope that the Graduating Class of 2016 enjoyed their day. We’re looking forward to hearing about their next adventures!

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Visit the BIS Secondary PTG Flea Market on Sunday 5 June

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A reminder that our Secondary PTG Flea Market (second hand sale) takes place this Sunday from 9-12 in the auditorium. Lots of bargains to be had as used toys, books, clothing, jewellery, sports equipment, small household items and many other diverse items go on sale. 

Aquathlon Saturday 4 June


Entries for this event have closed, however spectators are welcome to come along and watch the Aquathlon which starts at 7am.


When Desford Colliery Band Came to Play

The sounds of brass band music entertained all at AP2 on Wednesday when we were lucky enough to host a visit from the Desford Colliery Band who are touring Vietnam. The band worked extremely hard throughout the day and played 4 mini concerts, for Primary and Secondary students.The quality of the music was stunning and showed extreme professionalism. Photos and some sound clips are available here. A highlight for our concert band was a rehearsal session with the group. I hope you managed to catch them at The Conservatory last night where they gave a public performance. A superb band and we are very grateful for the time they spent teaching and entertaining our students.



Kaist Visit

KAIST is often referred to as the MIT of Korea and Asia and it was a privilege to host Professor Seung Lee, Dean of Admissions, Ms Jaeyoung Shim and Ms Eunjung Baek from Admissions this week. Read more about this prestigious institution and their visit to BIS on the BIS Hub.

Summer Holiday Sports Camp

Details of our Holiday Sports Camps to be held in the first week of the school holidays and mid-August were announced this week. Contact the relevant campus for registration.


Sciences Po, a French University, to Visit HCMC on Saturday 3 June

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Sciences Po, France’s leading university will give a presentation in English tomorrow in District 1. If you are interested in studying in Europe this is an excellent opportunity to learn more about one of Europe’s finest!

Presentation Details:

Idécaf - Institute of Cultural Exchange with France

Viện Pháp tại tp. Hồ Chí Minh / Institut français de Hô Chi Minh-Ville

Viện Trao đổi Văn hoá với Pháp Idécaf - 31 Thái Văn Lung

Tel : +84-8 38 27 43 55

3rd June 5:30 pm.

As we enter into the month of June, and the end of the school year is in sight, there is still lots happening in school. Steam, the Key Stage 3 Production,which takes place on 7 & 8 June, Prize Giving, Interhouse Dodgeball and the Year 7-10 Public Speaking Competition are all coming up.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend with your family.

Kind regards, 

Carl Mincher

Head Teacher

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