School Identification Badges
With so much happening across the three campuses, we see an increase in parents and visitors on site and as such we need to be more vigilant about campus security both during the school day and at weekends. We would like to remind all parents that school identification badges must be worn even on the weekends when attending school activities. If not, you will be asked for some form of identity and asked to wear a visitor’s badge.
If you are sending a nanny or driver, please ensure they have the school identity lanyard or some form of identity card. We thank you for your cooperation in keeping our students and school site safe and secure.
Health and Safety
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFM)
Please note that there has been a country wide increase in cases of Hand Foot and Mouth disease, dengue fever and Influenza A. Here at school we are taking all the necessary precautions including encouraging extra handwashing, providing extra hand sanitizers and more deep cleaning of classrooms and learning spaces. Please can we encourage you to take the necessary precautions at home also and if your child does become ill, please keep them at home until symptoms have passed.
Mobile Phone Numbers have Changed
According to Decision 798/QD-BTTTT dated 25th May 2018, which was issued by the Ministry of Information and Communications, from 15th September 2018, 11-digit phone numbers have changed to 10 digits. It is the first part of the number that has changed, the remaining digits will stay the same.
The changes are based on the following rules:
Old Network Code
New Network Code
If your phone number has changed, please contact Ms Palm (Dabassawinee.W@bisvietnam.com) to inform us of your new 10 digit number.
Please can you let us know as soon as possible as the old numbers will stop working on Wednesday 14thNovember.
As in all major cities petty crime does occur, as a reminder to all of us please always take care of your personal belongings, especially when walking across roads and along the pavements.
Safeguarding at school – it’s everyone’s responsibility
It is every parent’s wish to capture memorable moments on camera of their child at school either performing in an assembly, on their birthday or simply playing with their friends on the playground before the start of the school day. Any photos that are taken by parents on personal devices must be kept private. They must not be shared publicly on social media or between non-family members such as, other parents in the school. By following these guidelines, we ensure our BIS safeguarding policy is adhered to and that our children are kept safe.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
If, during your visit to school, you have any reason to be concerned about the safety of a young person, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Leader.
Thank you to all the parents who contributed to the Pot Luck lunch on Thursday. There were so many delicious treats; a real mini-global café! On the subject of the global café, we are still looking for a number of country reps to help organise the international week celebrations. If you are able to give up a bit of time to support, we know it will go a long way making this experience even more wonderful for all the children.
For the rest of this week’s news, and to see which countries are still requiring a country rep, please click on the link below;
Primary PTG Update: 12/10/18
A reminder of our online parent handbook which has, we hope, many of the answers you need on a day to day basis about curriculum, learning, systems and routines in our school. It includes links to recent presentations including the fantastic Talk 4 Write workshops that took place this week. The presentations can be found on the English Curriculum Page: Find the link here to the parent handbook.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Head of the Early Years and Infant Campus