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Mr Carl Mincher: Weekly Update 30/03/2018

Dear Parents

At the end of this very full week of activity and learning we were delighted to announce that Vy Nguyen and Doan Nguyen will be our BIS ambassadors to UNICEF 2018. Through a once in a lifetime opportunity they will travel to the UN building in New York and convey the voice, the hopes and ambitious plans of the BIS student community. They will  directly contribute to the thinking and debate at the High Level Political Forum in July in support of action towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

They have accepted a significant student leadership role that will draw upon the skills and characteristics that we value so highly and actively nurture in our students.  

Of course, it was a pleasure to celebrate all the students involved as they shared their visions for achieving the SDGs and how they are already directly connecting these Global Goals with local action through strong personal commitments. They are as determined and passionate as they are articulate and eloquent.

The whole process was an excellent showcase of student leadership capacity that is developed throughout the school but also created a great sense of optimism for the future. A wonderful way to round off our week!

True to form our new BIS Ambassadors having heard of their success were immediately on their way to The Saigon Model United Nations conference in the city to join their fellow BIS MUN delegates.

 
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Go Vap Orphanage Visit - March 2018

Last weekend BIS students and teachers visited the Go Vap Orphanage in Ky Quang Pagoda.

Prepared for a busy day with activities organised by the Community Committee, the students met with an engaging and friendly group of children.  Victoria Fethke, Community Committee Vice-Chair shares what some of the students learned about the benefits to be found in community engagement.  

If you're interested in joining the next visit, please get in touch with the Community Committee or Ms Tang-Hales who would be delighted to provide further information.
 

A Social Evening at the Boathouse this Wednesday 4th April

The PTG would like to invite all members- all Parents and Teachers to the next social event..

BIS HCMC Secondary Campus

Where: Wednesday 4th April 2018, from 6:30pm

When:   The Boathouse Restaurant, 40 Lily Street,

APSC Luxury Villa Compound, 36 Thao Dien Road, District 2

Tickets: 300,000VND per head and include 3 drinks and finger food.

Tickets are now on sale at both the Secondary and Junior campus receptions.  RSVP via the PTG Social Evening at the Boathouse invitation on our Facebook page.

I very much look forward to seeing you there as these events are always a relaxed and sociable evening.

Alumnus visit- Evan Planchon

It was a delight to welcome yet another of our alumni visiting the campus this week, supporting our sporting events and catching up with some of the staff who taught him.

 

BIS HCMC Secondary Campus

Like any family, we enjoy the welcome home and the opportunity to catch up with our students when they are able to return and to hear about their life and adventures beyond BIS.

Thanks for the FB post Evan...

“Great to see coach Richard Santos again - best coach in town who can turn any team into a championship team!"  

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'Bring-In-Your-Trousers' for a Greenr Minds future

BIS HCMC Secondary Campus

Our Greenr Minds club need your help! If you have old BIS trousers lying around at home, then please donate them this week.  The team have already decided on their first project and are keen to begin, we are looking for donations until Tuesday. They can be deposited in the Upcycling collection box at the Secondary Campus.
Find out why uniform upcycling is so important, in this detailed post by the Greenr Minds club

Korean National Cuisine Comes to BIS HCMC

‘Food exceeds all boundaries and reminds us even in diversity that we have much in common.’

Shweta Mangal, our PTG Vice-chairperson, shares the details of our first National Cuisine Week.

 

BIS Gymnastics Invitational

BIS held their 5th annual Gymnastics competition on Wednesday, with nearly 60 Primary and Secondary children from BIS, BVIS and ISHCMC competing for the accolade of aesthetic gymnasts of the area.

BIS HCMC Secondary Campus

We had terrific tumbling, fantastic floor work and victorious vaulting from all of our competing girls and boys, who have been training hard with the GymKraft coaches since January for this event. BIS finished in 2nd place behind ISHCMC in both age groups, but did win individual awards for the following students:
Myra U11   Level 1 2nd Place
Anais U11  Level 3 2nd Place
Velvet U19 Level 4 1st Place
The gymnasts will continue to train hard for the rest of the year. If you would like your child to compete next year, please make sure to sign up for the GymKraft paid ECA sessions in September so that BIS can go one better next year.

Sports and PE- the latest Match Reports

BIS HCMC Secondary Campus

Here are the results from some of our most recent SISAC matches

SISAC U14 Volleyball

27/03/2018 Boys U14 team v ABC team (Home) 1-2

27/03/2018 Girls U14 team v ABC team (Home) 2-0

SISAC U19 Football

29/03/2018 Boys U19b team v AIS team (Home) 2-1

27/03/2018 Girls U19b team v AIS team (Home) 10-0

See the Twitter Highlights @BISHCMC_PE.  Full match reports will be available next week.

To read the full details from last weeks matches go the Match Reports page under Sports and PE.

Into the Woods- 10th to 12th April

BIS HCMC Secondary Campus

This years Secondary Campus Production is going to be another excellent performance.

Tickets are available now from Reception at all three campuses.

 

Coffee and Cake Fundraiser

 

After the success of last year’s PTG Coffee and Cake morning we are pleased to inform you that the event will be taking place once again on Thursday 12th April at the Early Years and Infant Campus in aid of the treatment of children with cancer here in HCMC.  Register your interest in the Coffee and Cake  Fundraiser.

Thursday 12th April, 8:30 – 10:30 am

Early Years and Infant Campus Gym

 

Holiday Opportunities for BIS students

 

Spring Holiday Sports Camps- Monday 16th to Friday 27th April

BIS HCMC Secondary Campus

 

Summer Performing Arts Experience with The Juilliard School 2018

 

The Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard is an immersive performing arts programme allowing your child to be inspired, to explore and cultivate their creative talent through unique programmes designed by The Juilliard School and taught by Juilliard artist faculty.  This summer The Juilliard School is offering three unique immersive performing arts programmes across three continents. Each one designed by the school and taught by Juilliard artist faculty.

Read more about how your child can be inspired to explore and cultivate their creative talent this summer.

 

BIS Primary Spring Fair 2018

BIS HCMC Secondary Campus

Last Sunday saw the BIS HCMC Spring Fair come to the Early Years and Infant Campus. This is an annual get together for our school community as well as one of the main fundraising events for our community partners.  Read more about the day here.

Upcoming events

Friday 30th to Saturday 31st March: Year 10 International Award Assessed Expedition

Saturday 31st to Sunday 1st April: SAIMUN (Saigon Model United Nations)

Tuesday 3rd April:  Year 9 Vietnamese Day trip to Museum from 1.00pm to 3.00pm

Tuesday 3rd April:  SISAC U14 Volleyball vs ISHCMC (Home) from 4.00pm to 6.00pm

Wednesday 4th April: Whole School PTG Social Evening - Boathouse Restaurant, 6:30pm

Thursday 5th April:  SISAC U19b Football vs CIS (Home)

Tuesday 10th April: SISAC City Championships U19b Boys Football at SISS (Away) 1.00pm to 6.00pm

Tuesday 10th April to Thursday 12th April: Secondary Campus Production- Into the Woods, Secondary Auditorium from 7.00pm

Wednesday 11th April: SISAC City Championships U19b Girls Football at SISS (Away) 1.00pm to 6.00pm

Thursday 12th April: SISAC City Championships U19a Girls & Boys Football at SISS (Away) 1.00pm to 6.00pm

 

I wish you all a wonderful weekend,

 

Kind regards,

Carl Mincher

Head Teacher