What has struck me most this week is that our children love to read and love to be read to. The library has been full every day during lunchtimes with children enjoying stories by guest readers.
Mr Adam Bushnell, our visiting author, inspired our children to pick up their books and was equally inspiring in his parent talk on Tuesday afternoon. In a session about what we can do as parents when helping our children with reading, he too drove home the message about reading for pleasure, sharing books and taking time out to just enjoy a book, even if it’s been read 100 times before. Adam also emphasised the importance of the discussion that comes from reading books and allowing and encouraging children to talk about the books they have read, what they have learned and what they enjoyed about the book. Great advice for all of our parent community I am sure you would agree.
Book Week at the Junior Campus!
There were lots more Book Week events throughout the week making it an event to remember and my thanks to Ms Kirstine Sargent, Ms Alicia West and Ms Gemma Gotting, our English Leaders, for their time and effort in putting this wonderful week together. Find out more about what has been happening in this article by our English Team.
Personalised learning and world-leading collaborations are key to a transformational education
We are extremely lucky to have a staff of dedicated teachers and teaching assistants. Our commitment to our students means we place great importance on tailoring learning for each student and trying to avoid a 'one size fits all' approach. This personalised student led learning provides a more meaningful experience for our students and meets their individual needs. Mr. Andy Puttock, Education Director for Nord Anglia offers more reasons why this approach is so important in this article.
BIS Learning Challenge
Another week another challenge! More and more children have been cracking the codes which is great to see. It has been especially pleasing to have conversations with students and to hear how they have had to apply their BIS skills to crack the codes. PERSERVERANCE was definitely at the top of their applied skills!
It’s Week 6 – Can you be the first to solve it this week? Check out the link here!
BIS Holiday Sports Camp
Please click here for more information on another action packed Holiday Sports Camp to be held at BIS HCMC Junior and Secondary Schools. There is yet again an abundance of activities for all ages. Make sure to print and return the reply slips (attached to the email Mr Husband will send today) before Friday 19th October to reserve your child's place for one (or more) of the camps.
BBGV Family Fun Run
What a wonderful community event to be part of last Sunday. It was fantastic to see so many ‘BIS shirts’ running, walking, skating, cycling and skipping along the route. Congratulations to Rens in Year 6 who sprinted over the finish line to claim a trophy. Well done Rens! Find out more and see if you can catch yourself in any of the photos from the run by clicking on this 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, your 11-digit phone number has changed to 10 digits. It is the first part of the number that has changed, the remaining digits have stayed 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 Duyen (Duyen.Tran@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.