Mike Gatting OBE Visits BIS Cricketers
This week our cricket enthusiasts have enjoyed an incredible opportunity. Former England men’s cricket captain, Mike Gatting, joined us to deliver coaching sessions. On Friday, he spent time with students at BIS from EYI, JS and the Secondary School.
Chamber Orchestra rehearses with visiting conductor Mr Nguyen Bao Anh
On Thursday the Chamber Orchestra students had the opportunity to rehearse under the guidance of experienced conductor Nguyen Bao Anh.
Nguyen Bao Anh is the Artistic Director of the Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra and is based in Hong Kong. He studied at the Royal College of Music in London and so this was a wonderful opportunity for our students to work with
The students spent an hour rehearsing ‘A Christmas Festival’ by Leroy Anderson ready for the 9 Carols and Lessons next Thursday.
Juilliard Ask the Artist - Jasmine Batchelor
Through the Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme BIS, HCMC students are offered an exclusive opportunity to ask performing artists like Jasmine Batchelor their most burning questions about life, work and inspiration in the arts world.
Actor Jasmine is originally from Philadelphia, PA, and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. After dancing and singing throughout her childhood, she happened upon the black box of the Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts at Pebblebrook High School. Jasmine has been hooked on theater ever since!
Before attending The Juilliard School for Drama in 2011, she attended Wright State University, where she studied acting and dance, and toured with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s “Shakespeare LIVE!” educational troupe. With a growing list of stage and theatre experience on her resume we are sure to see more of Jasmine in the future.
In the most recent round of questions, Jasmine, now a Juilliard Acting Alumni, has answered questions from 14 selected students across the Nord Anglia family of 56 schools.
From BIS, HCMC she has answered a great question put to her by Hang Thy Nguyen from 10N chosen from the total of over 600 questions posed.
Login to the Global Campus to see Jasmine’s answers and find out more from the Juilliard Alumni.
Ready to Learn:
Breakfast is served at the Secondary Campus
As we know, it is crucially important for young people to have the right nutrition to provide energy, fuel concentration and wellbeing. To support our students to be ready for each day of learning in their busy lives as BIS Students, we have worked with The Caterers this term to offer a delicious Breakfast menu, served at the BIStro.
Students can arrive at school from 7:15am, beat the traffic and enjoy a healthy breakfast with friends.
We appreciate your support in ensuring your children have the best start to each day.
Global Campus Photographer of the Year 2018
“Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions” (UNICEF Global Goal no. 16) is the theme for the Global Campus Photographer of the Year 2018/19 competition and our student photographers from across the school have provided a varied collection of images with their personal interpretation of the theme.
Learn more about how this winning entry represents ‘Strong Institutions’ for Lo Lo Pham and view some of the other excellent entries from the BIS Geography Photography Competition and the Global Campus Photographer of the Year 2018.
Visit from University of Nottingham to Biology
On Friday lunchtime, the Biology department were fortunate enough to welcome Ms Rachel Jessop and representatives from the University of Nottingham to inspire our students about careers in STEAM.
Science related careers are fast moving and varied, and Associate Professors Dr Fiona McCullough and Dr Marcos Alcocer opened the students' eyes to the skills required in the coming "4th Industrial Revolution" of cyber-physical systems such as driverless cars.
This new revolution requires integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths and new skill sets that we encourage in our students at BIS. Dr Alcocer also discussed the ethics of the new technologies as well as the international collaboration in his work which relates to the role of our students as Global Citizens.
The students left with a deeper understanding of the variety of STEAM based careers available. Ms Jessop's advice is to study what you love, are good at and care about at University as this results in happy students gaining successful degrees and building fantastic career prospects.
Year 12 IB Students Create Wall Mural for Fundinotots
There is an exciting ‘CAS’ (Creativity, Action and Service) project taking place over the next few months in which some of Year 12 IB Diploma students with a passion for art are reimagining spaces at the Early Years and Infant Campus to create a “secret garden” for our Fundinotots.
While we look forward to seeing how the garden grows, Maisy, from Year 12, tells us more about the Wall Mural in Fundinotots.
SISAC Swimming City Championships 2018
Well done to all of our BIS Barracudas who recently participated in the SISAC City Championships.
‘The students participated with passion and a positive competitive spirit’ with some excellent performances and personal successes. Ms Emily McClelland, PE Teacher, shares the details of the SISAC Swimming City Championships 2018.
BIS HCMC compete in 2018 U15 FOBISIA Games in Phuket
For 2018, British International School, Ho Chi Minh City (BIS HCMC) were once again entered into the highest group for the U15 FOBISIA Games at Thanyapura in Phuket, Thailand.
We are extremely proud of the achievements of all our Year 9 and 10 athletes in this year’s games. There was a great deal of action and some great successes over the three days of competition. Here is a comprehensive summary of the U15 FOBISIA Games 2018.
Basketball Highlights vs SSIS (19/11/2018)