Amongst others, this goal includes in its targets:
To significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere.
To end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children.
To strengthen relevant national institutions, including through international cooperation, for building capacity at all levels, in particular in developing countries, to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime.
And as the Last Post played we observed a silence together where we concentrated our thoughts on those that had fallen, the experiences we had heard about today and those who remain in conflict zones around the world.
The thoughtful and respectful response of the whole campus was a testament to our common respect for the fallen and commitment to peace.
Preparing to change the World this weekend at SEOMUN
Happy debating to all of our SEOMUN conference participants currently in Seoul, South Korea preparing for a big weekend of world changing discussions.
Facebook link for updates- British International School HCMC.
Year 12 Studio Production- Every Brilliant Thing
Congratulations to the three IB Diploma Theatre students; Daniel Battersby, Jack Bui and Will Manley who have worked so hard since August to interpret the Duncan Macmillan play Every Brilliant Thing and this week shared their work in three great performances for family, friends and peers.
Year 11 IGCSE Geography Fieldwork - Connecting Students with the World Around Them
Last weekend our Year 11 IGCSE Geography students completed their Geography residential in Mui Ne. Find out more from our Geography Department about how these learning experiences outside the classroom benefit students by helping them to connect to the world around them.
BIS Learning Challenge - Week 9
And here it is, the BIS Learning Challenge - Week 9. Find out how, and why, Mr Chandler started the challenge. Check out the link here!
SAIMUSE 2018 - A Charity Music Event
OLast Sunday, 60 BIS music students took part in the charity music event SAIMUSE. The concert was held at the Ben Thanh Theatre and featured 7 International Schools from the city along with the Korean Youth Orchestra. Our Chamber Orchestra performed Sing and This is Me with vocal soloists. All BIS students performed to a very high level and the feedback from the audience was excellent.
Yu Geong Kang (cello) and Chae Won Oh (Flute) accompanied by Sanny Wu played outstanding solos, demonstrating musicianship and virtuosity. Chae Won also conducted the Korean Youth Orchestra in their performance.
Thanks to all the students and staff, particularly our Music team, for giving up their Sunday afternoon for this event and a special thanks to Chae Won, Emily and Ben for organising our participation.
Year 9 Songwriting Competition
On Friday 2nd November, a large crowd of students and staff came to a performance of Year 9 Songs. The concert featured 4 of the winning Year 9 bands who performed the songs they composed in a celebration concert. All Year 9 students composed songs in lesson time and the standard was extremely high. The music staff chose the top songs from each class and the best bands from each form group were invited to perform and record their songs on the big stage.
Well done to all year 9 students!
Yonsei University Visit for Students and Parents
As part of our University Visits programme, we were pleased to host a representative from Yonsei University in Korea today who came to speak to students and their families about the application process, courses and other information relevant to submitting an application to Yonsei as a 12+ student.
The presentation was well-attended, with students from Years 11, 12 and 13 present, plus more than 20 parents in the audience for the lunchtime event which provided an overview of the admissions process and requirements for study at Yonsei.
The visit came in the same week as a Parents’ Evening for students considering an application to Korean universities, another event that was well-attended by students and families, with the aim of providing information about, and clarification of, a number of key issues relevant to the multi-faceted application process for Korean Higher Education institutions.
U14 A boys basketball team named 2018 City Champions!
The second week of SISAC City Championships brought great success for our teams. Congratulations to our U14 A Boys Team who were named City Champions and to each of our teams who have achieved their own successes throughout the season.
Find out more about all of the U14 Basketball Teams from the SISAC City Championships U14 Basketball Match Reports.
Check out the U14-19 Cross Country City Championships updates from our PE Team on the BISHCMC_PE Twitter page. Well done to all of the competitors and congratulations to our Senior boys.