Of course, no Christmas period is complete without a Panto…
The traditional staff panto was the worst kept secret on campus (again) this year. This slice of British culture is a hugely anticipated event at the end of the Christmas term and this year’s ‘Snow White and the Ten Dwarves’ was another triumph(?). This peculiar brand of theatre and humour is now understood and even appreciated by many of our students who thoroughly enjoy the spectacle of their teachers in fairy tale mode.
My thanks to all the staff involved - they gave everyone a great deal to enjoy and sent us all off with laughter and smiles at the end of a long term. Bravo!
A special thank you to Bee Smith for writing and directing us through to the performance today - she is a very patient person indeed!
New prefect team for 2019
Christmas is also a time of change in our Sixth Form student leadership team. And so we marked the end of term by recognising and appreciating the contribution made by our outgoing prefect team (on the right of the image). They have been an amazing team to to work with and have achieved a great deal together.
Our outgoing prefects are:
Amber Jarigsma, Sienna Barstow, Seo Young Jung
Julia Aafjes, Marwin Keeratibunharn, Victoria Fethke
Ji Min Oh, Ana Samudio, Annie Joshi, Tom Lee
Daniel Kim, Doan Nguyen, Lena Chan, Minh Phung
Charlotte Jacqueman, Saebom Park, Win Dang
Navin Ranasinghe, Trang Dang, Jonathan Le, Anna Le, Celestine Koh.
Many congratulations to all for their amazing efforts in student leadership during their term of office.
Following a rigorous application process this term, including staff and student involvement, we have selected our new prefect team for 2019 (on the left of image above).
We welcome to the sixth form leadership team:
Daniel Battersby, Jasmine Burrage, Dan Champion
Jacqueline Chan, Eunice Choi, Cedric Chua
Carl De Liedekerke, Atharva Deshpande, Khoi Do
Ava Fitoussi, Serena Huang, Jina Jeon,
Kimberley Jewell, Christine Le, Alice Lee
Alois Luong, Will Manley, Matthew McKelvie
Rose Mincher, Adwaith Nair, Vy Nguyen
Viviena Nguyen, Chae Won Oh, Nina Pham
Aina Solis, Mai AnhTran, Sanny Wu
Congratulations to each of our new prefects who, by virtue of their appointment have already contributed much to the school community and demonstrated their capacity to provide added leadership and support for our younger students.
PTG Christmas BISzaar 2018
Congratulations to our Secondary PTG committee and all of their supporters in creating an excellent event to celebrate the Christmas Season.
Thank you so much for all of your efforts towards this year’s highly successful Christmas BISzaar.
Term 1 2018-2019 Community Service Overview
We are educating a generation of changemakers with critical minds and compassion that makes their leadership skills even more effective.
Reem Mehanna, Community Service Project Manager
Community Service Project Manager Reem Mehanna provides a summary of community service year group projects, clubs and events during Term 1 2018-2019 at BIS HCMC.
TEDx Youth@BISHCMC: On The Road, the Talks are live
We know that many of you were disappointed to find that the TEDx Youth@BISHCMC: On The Road tickets were sold out so quickly.
We are happy to say that the talks are now live and you can watch them and find out more by reading TEDx Youth@BISHCMC: On The Road
Week Without Walls
Our first ever Week Without Walls will take place for Year 9 students from 14th - 18th January during our usual Expeditions Week. As we’ve moved the Expedition for Year 9 to the end of the year (and to an exciting new destination - Borneo!) we have provided our students with even more opportunities to develop their leadership, problem solving, and collaborative skills, as well as the characteristics of perseverance, integrity and respect that we value so highly at BIS.
Our staff have been working hard to develop a range of activities for our Year 9 students, from Community focused projects through to working on our Juilliard collaboration, with a bit of action and academic challenge thrown in as well. Year 9 students have already selected their preferred options and a schedule (hopefully accommodating their choices) is being drafted.
A note on logistics: Students will attend school at the usual school times and be registered as normal each day, before they begin their activities. They should also attend in school uniform unless otherwise indicated by their activity organiser. Any Year 7, 8 and 10 students not attending expeditions are also expected to be in school during the week and will be allocated an activity programme.
We’re very excited to see how our students develop through the week!
The Weekly Sports Round-Up
There have still been a few matches this week and you can read the summaries of our students from the U14 Football and U19 Basketball matches here.