Health and Safety
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFM)
At this time of year, we often see a rise in the number of cases of hand, foot and mouth disease. The symptoms of HFM are;
- sore throat
- high temperature
- loss of appetite
- mouth ulcers
- red spots/blisters on the hands and feet
HFM is very common and cannot be cured with antibiotics or medicines, however, it is very contagious. If you suspect your child may have HFM, please keep them at home whilst they feel unwell and go to see the doctor. It usually gets better in 7 to 10 days.
To help prevent the spread of HFM, the children should be washing their hands regularly, and using tissues which should immediately be put in the bin.
For more information about HFM please click on the following link:
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 14th November.
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.
International Week is a great event which unites our BIS friends from all over the world. This year International Week is Monday 21st January to Friday 25th January 2019 and at the moment we do not have a Country Representative from your child’s home nation. We would love to have this wonderful country represented at this year’s International Week, and we are looking for a volunteer to represent your child’s home country. Are you interested in sharing the great elements of your child’s home country with our BIS community?
As a Country Representative you will have the opportunity to bring all members of your child’s country group at the primary campuses together to show and tell the special elements of the country. The Country Representative liaises with other country group members to share culinary delights from your child’s home country through the Global Café. There will not only be food shared, but also an opportunity to dress the area where your food is served with a visual representation of your child’s fabulous home country.
Please do get in touch with Ms Da Wa Anh at email@example.com if you would like to support your child’s home country and register for this role. The role will involve a few meetings this term as we set up the week, some meetings within the country group to organise the global café and cooking and serving the food during the International week. In addition, the role will include welcoming new families from your child’s home country and helping to settle them into life at BIS and HCMC.
This is a rewarding role within the PTG and we thank you for taking the time to consider your involvement towards the country groups.
For the rest of this week’s news please click on the link below:
Primary PTG Update: 5/10/18
Another quote about reading, one that was shared in our phonics workshop:
If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
These are the words of Albert Einstein! He understood the power of reading. I want to thank all the members of our teaching team, led by Ms Gemma, who have worked so hard this week to raise the profile of reading. It has been a really successful week. Let us make sure we are all playing our part in developing the love of reading in our children. The benefits will last a lifetime!
Have an amazing weekend, full of wonderful characters, sensational places and exciting adventures – go read a book!
Head of the Early Years and Infant Campus