Our thanks to you all for your kind understanding regarding the closure of our school on Monday. The health and safety of our school community is always the priority and we are pleased that you as parents support this. Our sincere thanks must also go to the amazing guards who worked on Sunday and Monday to keep our campus safe and secure during the flooding.
We hope that all of our school community stayed safe and were not too adversely affected by the floods.
Today we were delighted to present 4 community partners with funds for their various projects with money that had been raised during Enterprise Day. Our Community Partners came to our assembly to receive their cheques and tell the children a little about the work they do.
We also welcomed Mike Gatting, OBE to our assembly. Mike Gatting, former England Cricket Captain, ran some great workshops for our students today. Look out for a post all about this next week. Today he talked to the children about the RESPECT in sport and how important it is both on and off the sports field.
Next week we have our Vietnamese Parent Teacher Conferences, our PTG school discos for Year 3 and 4 and Year 5 and 6 and our Behaviour Workshop for parents. Please see dates for the diary below for more details of all these events or check Learning Letters.
This Sunday sees the end of our Club Programme for Term 1. We hope that your children have enjoyed their activities. The Term 2 and 3 Club Booklet will open for parents in January and the club programme will begin the week after Tet.
Some clubs will continue to run this week for make-up sessions– each club provider will let you know if this is the case.
Tet Collection Begins
Our annual Tet Collection begins on Monday. This school wide project invites parents and students to ‘give back’ by donating various items to our Tet Collection. At the Junior Campus, we will be collecting Rice. Please leave any donations of rice (new and sealed bags only please) at the Tet Tree collection point at the top of the stairs near Gate A. We thank you in advance for your generosity and support of our Annual Tet Collection.
Year 6 Fairgrounds in Action
Year 6 students have been learning in action. Having visited Dam Sem Park, they are now using their knowledge and skills to create their own fairground rides. Check out this post by Ms Debs to see what has been happening in Year 6 here.
SISAC Swimming City Championships 2018
The BIS Barracudas recently participated in the SISAC City Championships. SISAC Pool A was conducted on Tuesday 20th November and SISAC Pool B on Wednesday 21st November. Over the two Championships, 38 students consisting of both Junior and Secondary Campus students from the BIS Barracudas participated in the SISAC City Championships. Find out our amazing swimmers did by clicking on this link.
Nord Anglia Education Global Campus Photographer of the Year
This year, students were asked to submit their best photo on the theme of “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions” and explain in 50 words why the photograph was taken and how it fits the geographical theme. We are delighted that some of the BIS entries have been shortlisted and will therefore appear in the NAE calendar next year. Click on this link to view the winning entries as well as some of the other fantastic entries and runners up from BIS.
BIS Winter Sports Programme
BIS are delighted to announce another action packed Winter Holiday Sports Programme during this year's Christmas holidays. Camps will run for the full first week before Christmas and the final two week days before school starts in January. The camp this holiday includes sports and activities such as Skills Factory, Basketball, Football and Swimming. Providers working with the school this year include BIS’ own PE and Swimming staff, RSFA and SSA coaches.
Please click here to access the 'Winter Holiday Camp 18-19 Overview' for the full list of activities and prices for all three campuses. If you would like to sign up for a camp, please print off the relevant letter and reply slip and pay at the cashier of your school before WEDNESDAY 12 DECEMBER. Please stick to this deadline so that relevant organisation can be made with providers.
Learning Skills Challenge: Week 12
With the rain and wind sweeping through Ho Chi Minh City at the beginning of the week it was fantastic to see so many students take on last week's learning skills challenge. Are you ready to take on the challenge once more? Please click here for more details.