Managing our Traffic Together
We would like to remind all parents about our Drivers Code of Conduct and once more ask for your assistance and cooperation in helping to make the BIS traffic flow with ease between the campuses and in the general vicinity of the school. Using the Code of Conduct, with key information in both English and Vietnamese, we aim to further educate our drivers to make better choices when they enter the areas around our school campuses and within the Thao Dien area as a whole.
Click here for the BIS Drivers Code of Conduct in both English and Vietnamese.
Health and Safety
On Wednesday morning we had a planned emergency evacuation practice. We schedule practices every term to ensure that we can evacuate the building calmly and quickly, and can account for everyone (both children and adults).
At 9.05am, the alarm sounded, and the children did a super job of lining up at the muster point while our procedures were put into action. The children waited quietly as registers of children, staff and visitors were distributed and checked. A green card, lifted in the air by key members of staff, confirmed that all were accounted for.
The process of clearing the building took 3 minutes and 52 seconds from the moment the alarm first sounded. Congratulations to everyone for taking part in such a successful practice!
As in all major cities petty crime does occur, as a reminder to all of us please always take care of your personal belongings when walking across roads and along the pavements.
It is important to note that in the mornings playground supervision from BIS staff begins at 7:45am and finishes at 8:15am. If children choose to play on the equipment before this time, it is the responsibility of the adult dropping them at school to supervise their own child. From 2:50pm children must also be supervised by the adult collecting them, both around and on the playground equipment.
Safeguarding at school – it’s everyone’s responsibility
It is every parent’s wish to capture memorable moments on camera of their child at school either performing in an assembly, on their birthday or simply playing with their friends on the playground before the start of the school day. Any photos that are taken by parents on personal devices must be kept private. They must not be shared publicly on social media or between non-family members such as, other parents in the school. By following these guidelines, we ensure our BIS safeguarding policy is adhered to and that our children are kept safe. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
If, during your visit to school, you have any reason to be concerned about the safety of a young person, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Person.
Please note that CCTV cameras are in operation at all times across the campus.
I doubt that the headmaster of Chaote school realised that when he spoke the words to the pupils that they should be asking the question, ‘What you do for your community?’, they would become one of the most famous quotes used by a president to inspire a nation. My hope is that as we, as parents and educators, encourage our children to have a sense of social responsibility, it will become part of the children’s character that will lead to places where they make a difference in the years to come.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Ian Battersby, Head Teacher, Early Years and Infant Campus