Permission to leave slip
We would like to remind all parents that school identification badges must be shown and worn at all times when on any of our three campuses (including weekend and evening events). If not, you will be asked for some form of identity and be required to wear a visitor’s badge.
If you are collecting a child without the ID card, you will need to visit Reception for a ‘Permission to leave slip’ before collecting your child from the classroom and exiting the campus together.
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.
At 11am on the 11th November 1918, what is now known as the First World War officially ended. In an area of northern France, known as Flanders, where the fighting had been fierce, flowers once again began to grow, particularly poppies. In the UK, the poppy has become a symbol of remembrance, and each year poppies are sold to raise money to help out those families who have been affected by more recent conflicts. You can find out more about the poppy in this link:
The Story of the Poppy
Once again, BIS has been contacted by Staff Sergeant Adrian Jones, the assistant defence attache based in Hanoi, and asked to support this year’s ‘Poppy Appeal’. Poppies and other small items of merchandise are available from Ms Palm and Ms Chi in Reception. There is a recommended price for these items, but we are happy to accept any donation.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Head of the Early Years and Infant Campus