Year 12 BIG Breakfast
Yesterday the Sixth Form Common Room was buzzing with the chatter of pupils, parents, and staff, who were all gathered for the first Year 12 BIG Breakfast. The purpose of the event was to highlight the important features that signify being a Sixth Form student at BIS HCMC and to share in an international breakfast.
Jane Hall, Head of Sixth Form, shares more about what happened over sushi and samosas at the Year 12 Big Breakfast.
Ask our Alumni 2018
It was lovely to see so many of our BISAlumni back in school on Wednesday to share their experiences on the IB, university, applications and life beyond BISHCMC with younger groups of our students.
Alumni from 2012 to our most recent graduating class of 2018 made up a lively and engaging panel for Ask Our Alumni 2018 and in the afternoon a few finished the day with a game of basketball, showing they still have it.
Thank you all for coming and hopefully we’ll see you again soon! #Don’tBIStrangers
The Community Report 2018-
A summary of projects across the whole School for 2018
We are privileged at BIS HCMC to have a vibrant Community Service programme spanning the full spectrum of the school, both within the curriculum and as co-curricular activities.
What makes the projects so successful for both BIS and our community partners is that students invest their time in building relationships with the children they meet.
Ms Clover Sharman, Community Service Project Manager, shares more about how the education focus for our students and the enthusiasm and generosity of our PTG support go hand in hand in the success of each and every project.
Please take some time to read the 2018 End of Year Community Report and celebrate it with your child.
Dragons Den Final Competition 2018
On Monday Year 10 IGCSE Business Studies students entered the Dragons' Den for the 2018 final competition. Each team had just five minutes to pitch their unique idea to a panel of business experts and convince them to invest in their product.
As the event unfolded I reflected on the reasons why we value the contribution that entrepreneurial skills can have to society and why you will have noticed here recently the culmination of several business and entrepreneurial skills based events such as the Saigon Enterprise challenge and this week’s Learning Skills Game. It is important for our students to be aware that entrepreneurial skills in business can improve a society's standard of living, the way we live, both in our work and in our leisure; the Dragons were great examples of this as they challenged and extended our students’ thinking. Whilst great ideas and innovations can create wealth, jobs and the conditions for a prosperous society they need to be developed with a keen business skill set. My thanks to our Dragons for enriching the event so thoughtfully with their business expertise.
Congratulations to the winning team, U & Yaby, on impressing the judges with their reusable bags and plush toys. To learn more read Ms. Cathy Tang Hales, Economics Teacher’s thoughts on the Dragons’ Den Final Competition 2018.
Go Vap Orphanage Visit June 2018
Last Saturday, students across different year groups and 3 teachers had yet another unforgettable experience at Ky Quang Pagoda.
The student-led Community Committee organises the Go Vap Orphanage visit every term. To find out more about the engaging and fun activities that were included in this trip, read more from Thu Nguyen, Community Committee-Vice Chair and Julia Aafjes, Community Committee about the Go Vap Orphanage Visit June 2018.
The Community Committee would like to invite all students to come along and join the fun!
Secondary Sports Awards Ceremony 2018
On Friday 15th June BIS HCMC Secondary hosted its first Sports Awards Ceremony. This was a night of celebration and joyful reflection, highlighting the success of the students, coaches and teams that represented BIS at home and abroad this academic year.
With so many award winners, it is definitely worth reading Mr Phil Husband’s summary of our first Secondary Sports Awards Ceremony 2018.
PTG Committee 2018-2019 nominations
This week we have been accepting nominations for positions on the Secondary PTG for the 2018-2019 academic year. This year began with a new group of parents taking on the many roles within the committee and they have arranged some truly excellent events throughout the year.
In preparation for next year, we have invited all members of the PTG who may be interested in being involved in the committee to register their interest. Nominations will be open until 12.00pm on Monday 25th June and an election will follow. I can already advise that we have had several nominations and we will have an election for at least one of the positions from Monday afternoon.
If you would like to join the team, please check your inbox for the nomination email- Secondary PTG Committee 2018-2019 nominations invited- sent earlier this week.
Thao Dien Clean-Up 2018- Saturday 23rd June
Our Global Goals Club at the Secondary Campus have organised a clean up event on Saturday 23rd June and they need your help!
After the success of Clean-Up 1 they would like to invite you to join them in their second Thao Dien Clean-Up event. The clean-up will take place on Saturday 23rd June, from 8.30 - 11.30 A.M. Sign up for the whole morning or just choose the time slot you can join us for:
8.30 - 10.00am
9.00 - 10.30am
9.30 - 11.00am
10.00 - 11.30am
Find out more about the Thao Dien Clean Up 2018.
Juilliard Music Specialist - Mr Jason Crimi - Tuesday 26th June
As part of our collaboration with the world’s leading performing arts institute we will be welcoming Juilliard alumni Jason Crimi to BIS HCMC on Tuesday 26th June. Jason is the Associate Principal Trombone of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and will be performing live with our students in a Community Concert from 6:30pm in the Secondary Campus auditorium.
When: Tuesday 26th June, 6.30pm
Where: Secondary Campus Auditorium
Who: All welcome
Saturday 23rd June: Thao Dien Clean-Up 2018, from 8.30 to 11.30am
Saturday 23rd June: Term 3 Clubs and Activities finish
Tuesday 26th June: Juilliard Music Specialist - Mr Jason Crimi, Secondary Campus Auditorium, 6.30 to 7.30pm
Friday 29th June: Last Day of School, school ends at 11.30am
I wish you all a wonderful weekend,