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Mr Carl Mincher: Weekly Update 16/09/16

16 September 2016

Dates for your diary

Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th September: Year 12 & 13 Vietnamese Literary Trip

Tuesday 20th September: Head Teacher’s Coffee Morning, Auditorium, 9.45am

Monday 19th - Friday 23rd September: Peace One Week

Thursday 22nd September: Year 9 Options Evening, 6.30pm

Friday 23rd September: PTG Quiz, 4pm

Friday 23rd - Tuesday 27th September: FOBISIA Orchestral Festival

Sunday 25th September: BBGV Annual Charity Fun Run, 7.30am

ABRSM High Scorers Concert

ABRSM High Scorers 2016 at BISHCMC 28

On Saturday evening we celebrated with 30 students who had received the highest scores in the recent ABRSM Practical Exams. The performances were outstanding. The school provides free tuition for the ABRSM Theory Exam, as an after school club, as well as offering paid individual music lessons to students. The ABRSM is a very well respected music qualification, affiliated with the UK Royal School of Music. Once again I would like to offer my congratulations to all of our students who have practised so hard in their preparations for these exams.

More photos here!

Nomad Theatre Workshops

Nomad Theatre Company delivered a fast paced physical theatre workshop to IB and IGCSE students at BIS HCMC

This week we were lucky enough to host visits from Nomad Theatre who delivered a fast paced physical theatre and ‘devising’ workshop for our students, who will go on to use these skills in their exam work later this term. Visits such as these, as well as our link with Juilliard, really help our music and drama students to enrich and extend their skills.

The Nomad Theatre Group are performing their show ‘Everything, Something, Nothing.’ at Outcast each night from 13-16 September.

Rehearsals for A Christmas Carol

Rehearsals for our upcoming drama production, A Christmas Carol, started this week. Watch out for tickets to the show which will be hitting the stage at the end of November.

PTG Social

APS PTG Social

The first of this year’s PTG social events was held last night at the Boathouse and a great time was had by all. Over 90 people attended the event and a good mix of teachers and parents were present. Special thanks go once again to the PTG committee for organising this event.

More photos here!

Peace One Week 2016

Peace One Day is celebrated globally on Wednesday 21st September.  Conflicts occur everywhere. Not just during war, but also where there is a difference in the interests of different communities.

Various events will be taking place at BIS next week and students will be wearing white T-shirts to school on Wednesday to mark and remember Peace One Day.

Watch out for photos from the events in next week’s newsletter.

International Day Helpers - 14 October 2016

British International School, Ho Chi Minh City

It is with great anticipation that we make our preparations for this year’s International Day. One of the highlights of the school year. The first of the International Day parent meetings took place this morning, It was great to see so many enthusiastic volunteers wishing to participate in the success of their country’s room.

If you are able to assist in any way on the day, either helping in the room or preparing food for your country’s room, please do contact the PTG who will put you in touch with your country co-ordinator.

If you would like to co-ordinate a room for your country the PTG will be delighted to hear from you. Contact them at bisptgap2@gmail.com. International  Day is always greeted with keen anticipation by the students and it is only with the participation of the parents and PTG that we are able to make this happen. Thank you to all the parents who arrived for the meeting this morning to bein the preparations for this fantastic event.



Registration for the BBGV Charity Fun Run which takes place on Sunday 25 September is open. Register, collect your registration bib and buy a T-Shirt from the BIS cashier. If you already have a t-shirt from last year this is your opportunity to dust it off and bring out your running shoes in support of charity. Entry is free to the first 1000 BIS entrants.

October Half Term Stoke City Football Camp - English Premier League Coaches

Stoke City Football Camp Vietnam

For the first time ever, Stoke City FC, are coming to Saigon. They are the second longest established pro club in the world, competing in the Barclays English Premier League, and they will be delivering a unique youth football experience whilst searching for elite talents. The camp is being run by Saigon Sports Academy and BIS students are offered a 15% discount on the advertised price. Limited places are available so make sure you are quick to register for this camp.

Once again, after another exciting week, I wish you all a relaxing and enjoyable weekend.

Carl Mincher, Headteacher at An Phu Secondary