After introducing the fabulous team of teachers who will be working the children this year, I shared some of the successes of the last academic year and highlighted a number of key areas where we need to work together. This was followed by Year Group presentations where class teachers shared more specific details about what will be happening in the coming months.
Once again, our students in Year 11 and Year 13 have produced a wonderful set of examination results. In all areas, BIS students are well above UK, and world averages. To read about this in more detail, please follow the link below:
Examination Results 2018
If you want to find information about anything to do with school, please check the school website: www.bisvietnam.com and navigate to the Parent Essentials tab or click on the following link: Primary Parents’ Handbook
Seesaw is a new communication tool that we are introducing this year. It is replacing Tapestry for children in F1, F2 or F3 as it creates an online learning journal that will go all the way through the primary years. It has been described as ‘Facebook’ for children as it has many overlaps with the social media platform, although is completely secure and personal to each individual child.
More information will follow, but we ask that before our Parent, Teacher, Student Conferences on Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th September, you download the Seesaw App onto your phones:
Children are always learning, so the partnership between home and school has to be strong to ensure that the children are making the most of every opportunity. Probably the most common question asked in school by parents is ‘How can I best support my child at home?’ There is no doubt whatsoever in my mind, that the best way parents can support their children is by establishing a healthy bedtime routine which involves:
- Reading every day. Taking time to enjoy favourite and new stories with your child; reading to them, reading with them and when they are confident, listening to them read.
- Ensuring the children get enough sleep. How much depends upon the child; please the table below:
Age of Child
Hours of sleep needed
1 – 3 years old
12 – 14 hours
3 – 5 years old
11 – 13 hours
5 – 12 years old
10 – 11 hours
Is your child getting enough sleep? If they are not, their ability to learn is reduced by up to 50%
We are part of a wonderful community at BIS with the children at the centre but also including our parent body, our neighbours, our community partners and our wider network of schools both in Ho Chi Minh City and through Nord Anglia Education.
Be an active member of the community. Get involved with the PTG. Help your child to engage with all members of our community.
If you were unable to attend our Parents’ information evening, a copy of the presentation can be viewed by following the link below:
Early Years and Infant Campus Parent Information Evening 2018
The CHQ club sign up system has now closed. From next week club allocation will begin. In the week beginning Monday 10th September you will be able to log into your child’s account, select “My Activities” and see your child’s schedule of clubs. Please remember that club allocation is random so your child may not always get their first choice. Any club fees required need to be paid before clubs start, between Friday 14th September and Friday 21st September.
All clubs start in the week beginning Monday 24th September.
BIS Learning Skills Challenge - Can You Crack the Code?
We are delighted to announce the launch of the BIS Learning Skills Challenge! Treasure Hunts, Escape Rooms, Crystal Mazes, Puzzles, Riddles the list goes on. What do these activities have in common? They are all fantastic fun while at the same time a great opportunity to create and provide exciting educational experiences for its players.
Find out more about what this means for students at the Early Years and Infant Campus and how they can get involved by accessing this post by Mr James Chandler, STEAM Coordinator and Teacher of Design and Technology.
Contact Details for School
If you have any reason to contact the school, please find below a list of contact details for the various people you may need. I have included the Junior Campus details for your reference.
Part Time Primary Chinese Teacher (equivalent to 2 days per week)
We are looking to recruit someone with a strong desire to work for a growing organisation who has an affinity with and an interest in teaching Chinese to Primary children.
The person appointed will work at the Junior campus, must hold a full degree, qualified teaching certificate and have previous teaching experience within either Primary or Secondary education.
If you are interested please forward a letter of application and full CV which must include a recent professional photograph and the contact details of two referees, one of whom must be your current employer to firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com by Friday 7th September.