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Mr Simon Higham: Weekly Update 26/08/16

26 August 2016

Welcome to a New School Year

I would like to extend the warmest of ‘welcome backs’ to all of our BIS families. I trust that you have had a relaxing holiday and that both you and your children are now ready for the busy term that lies ahead of us.

All of our teachers, teaching assistants and support staff have been working hard to ensure that our school is ready for the new school year.

AP1 Campus Updates

Image 1There have been some significant updates to the campus since the end of last term, including the creation of a new large learning space for our F1 children, the installation of new surfacing for our MP1 playground and the introduction of water fountains across the site to ensure cool and filtered water can be enjoyed by all. Thank you for sending your children into school with named water bottles which helps us to significantly reduce the use of plastic cups.


Welcome to our New Teaching Staff

At the beginning of every new school year, it is a privilege to meet new members of our teaching staff from around the world. Meet them here!

Our Mission Statement – The Aide Memoire

Our first whole school assembly took place on Wednesday with a focus upon the Aide Memoire attribute of Enquiry. The four areas that we discussed were based upon what we term the ‘outstanding learning statements’ that help to guide children in their everyday choices. For enquiry, these are:

  • I am a brave talker
  • I ask relevant questions and talk confidently about new ideas
  • I choose how to research new ideas
  • I am willing to try new things

Ask you children how they are going to be effective enquirers over this first half term

The AiImage 2de Memoire symbol for Enquiry.

Children receive stickers in the back of

their diary for demonstrating any of  the                      

6 attributes from our Aide Memoire.


Uniform – A Reminder To All Parents

Image 3Thank you for sending your child to school in the correct uniform. Please can you ensure that all children wear the correct footwear of ‘sensible black leather shoes’. Details of all uniform requirements are outlined on page 4 in our Primary Parent Handbook.


Traffic Along Nguyen Van Huong Street

I have been very pleased to observe the improved traffic flow during the first three days of this term. For both ease of flow and safety purposes, please ensure that the following essentials are adhered to.

  • No cars should be parked for long periods of time outside of school – cars should pull in and drop off only on both sides of the road alongside the school grounds.
  • Never U Turn along the stretch of road outside both AP1 and AP2 – if your car needs to turn round, please travel away from school and U Turn where the road is wider and not congested.
  • Ask your driver to show respect to our guards and follow their instructions.


PTG – A Message from the Parent Liaison Volunteer

Ms Ying

Upcoming PTG Events:

Thu 1st Sep - Newcomers Bus Tour. Orientation of our neighbourhood (D2 and D1).

Thu 22nd Sep - PTG Social Night. A fun night of wine, nibbles and socialising for teachers and parents. (a great opportunity for working parents to join in).

Sun 9th Oct - Family Picnic. A fun day for all with food, drink, stalls and fun activities for both parents and children. (FREE for new families).

Can you give time and help out with a PTG event, be a class parent or country representative?

To sign up for an Event Committee, go to:

To sign up to be a Class Parent Representative, go to:

To sign up to be a Country Representative, go to:


Extra-Curricular Clubs

On Monday 29th August, the sign up for our Term 1 Extra Curricular Clubs programme begins at 5.00pm. The sign up closes on Friday 2nd September at 12.00pm.

Details of how to sign up can be found in the club booklet that can be accessed here.

Upcoming Dates for your Diary


Monday 29th : Term 1 Club sign up begins

Tuesday 30th : Meet the Teacher (MP2 and MP3 Parents) – 5.00pm in the AP1 Gym

Wednesday 31st : Meet the Teacher (EYFS and MP1 Parents) – 5.00pm in the AP1 Gym


Friday 2nd : Public Holiday (Vietnam National Day) – school closed

                    : Club sign up closes – 12.00pm


Women’s Health Talk

Please be advised that International SOS HCM Clinic will host to hold a “Women’s Health Talk” on Thursday, September 8th 2016. Details can be found here.


And Finally………

Are you an ‘I can’ person or an ‘I can’t’ person?

We have asked the children at An Phu Primary Campus this week the same question and shared the following video with them. They definitely CAN!

I wish you all a very relaxing weekend.

Simon Higham, Headteacher at An Phu Primary Campus