This is a truly global effort to raise awareness of Peace Day and its ideals and we were proud to be representing Vietnam on the Google Map of participating schools.
Thanks to Emily in 7H for her Google Doodle which really captured the spirit of the activity...
We are always so pleased at the successes of all our students and so it was a pleasure this week to read the thoughts of Tuan Le who recently gained a top IB score of 45. Particularly poignant today were his reflections on the nature of the BIS community which he has grown to love as a student.
“BIS is a place of immense kindness and warmth that made learning a joy to be had every single day. Here, I’ve found myself a group of tight-knit friends and mentors who I still regard as family”
And with that thought in mind onto a round-up of the weeks activities and events...
Year 9 Options Evening
Our year 9 students embarked upon the decision making for their IGCSE Options this week at our annual Year 9 Options Evening and 'subject fair'. This is an exciting time in their school career and is, for most, the first of many academic decisions that will define their own distinctive pathway through life. As always, the best decisions will be taken after listening to good advice. This was an evening full of good advice for students and parents alike but is only the start of the journey.
Thanks to all that attended.
World Clean Up day - Great job everyone!
World CleanUp Day is a global social action movement aiming to tackle the issue of waste management and disposal around the world, including marine debris. Last Saturday saw the first World CleanUp day and over 200 participants from the BIS HCMC school community joined people from 150+ countries to clean-up the world on the same day. Read more …
Nam Phong Racing steam ahead at F1 in Schools World Finals 2018
Grasp this unique opportunity to strengthen your passion for STEAM/Business, learn lifelong skills and shift your way of thinking. Nam Phong Racing
Nam Phong Racing, consisting of 5 BIS HCMC students have returned home as the most successful team to have represented Vietnam in the world's largest educational STEAM initiative.
Read more about what can happen when you are prepared to accept a challenge like the F1 in Schools World Finals.
Tết Trung Thu Vui Vẻ - Happy Moon Festival!
This week our Year 7 students have been learning more about the upcoming Moon Festival, in both English and Vietnamese.
The Vietnamese people often eat some food like the Moon Cake, take pictures at the lantern town and buy lanterns for their children (người Việt Nam thường ăn bánh Trung Thu , chụp hình ở phố lồng đèn và mua đền lồng cho trẻ em), Chen Jimmy Year 7
The Moon Festival is called “ Tết Trung Thu” in Vietnamese and this year it will begin on Monday 24th September with a celebration held on the 14th day of the lunar month for children. This celebration will fill public areas, including shopping malls and cultural centres in each district.
The festival offers both the local people and visitors a good opportunity for getting familiar with the myths, customs and fun-loving spirit of this proud nation. So...
Tết Trung Thu Vui Vẻ - Happy Moon Festival !
by Mai Le, Head of Vietnamese
BIS Learning Skills
Well done to Henry in Year 8 who won the 500ml plastic bottle upcycling competition! The challenge was to take a bottle and transform it into something new. Henry created a fantastic light which adds a warm glow to any room.
… and The Challenge - Week Four
Congratulations to our Secondary Campus winners for week three; Moc Lan Nguyen, who was the first to open the safe for a second time this week and So Young Park, who won the prize draw.
How did you do with last week’s Learning Skills Challenge? All of the tools needed to complete the Week Four challenge can be found here. Good luck!
PTG Activities this Week
It is great to see our PTG teams swing into action so quickly this year with a few activities taking place this week.
National Cuisine Week- UK
In the cafeteria the students were enjoying the traditional flavours of the UK with the PTG National Cuisine Week, a venture we started last year giving the parents an opportunity to share some heartwarming children’s favourites from their home country.
International Day Planning Meeting
The planning for International Day began in earnest on Wednesday with more than 40 parents attending a meeting to discuss this year’s theme. We are looking forward to another great day this year and it will be exciting to see all of the wonderful creations from our parents.
This year’s international STEAM theme will also add another great element.
PTG Social Evening
On Thursday night there was an excellent turnout for our first PTG social night for the year. These events are a wonderful opportunity for parents and teachers to enjoy a social occasion in relaxing settings. Yesterday evening was joined by parents and staff from all three campuses in a really sociable atmosphere.
This year we are also looking forward to regular updates in the form of a blog from our Secondary PTG team, with the first coming out next week so watch this space!
Read a New Book Month at the Curve
This week we have added another collection of readings from Secondary Campus teachers, who have chosen a section of their favourite books and want to share them. Take a look, or a listen, perhaps you might decide to read one of these new books this month.
Academic Results a Testament to the Nord Anglia Difference
Nord Anglia’s CEO Andrew Fitzmaurice shares his thoughts on the group’s outstanding academic results.
Sports and PE- the latest Match Reports
13/09/2018 Boys U19b Volleyball v AIS (Away) 4-0
13/09/2018 Girls U19b Volleyball v AIS (Away) 3-1
20/09/2018 Girls U14a Basketball v SSIS team (Away) 16-15
20/09/2018 Boys U14a Basketball v SSIS team (Away) 31-32