On their return to school on Monday students discovered that we had been busy during the Christmas break with continued improvements to the campus facilities. Amongst these are beautifully refurbished pool changing areas, several more exciting classroom upgrades in Design Technology, Vietnamese and Music. These each now boast new learning technologies, equipment and furniture to support learning. Our swimming pool has also been upgraded with new equipment and this will shortly be complemented by competitive timing equipment.
For all our students the term ahead has so much in prospect to excite, challenge and nurture the growth of all our students as young people, thoughtful citizens and great learners.
This is also the time of year that our students benefit from learning together in new and often very different environments as they embark on our annual expeditions. As I write we are already wishing a fond farewell to some expedition teams as they travel far and wide to take on a broad range of challenges to develop character, skills and friendships too.
Alumni Get Together- Friday 4th January
Last Friday evening we enjoyed a BIS Alumni Reunion event at the Flying Pig Restaurant. It was great to see so many of our Alumni brimming with news about their new lives. It was also lovely to see the number of our teachers who were just as excited to hear about it.
More photos can be found here.
PTG New Comers Bus Tour
Thank you to Odyl and Mel from the PTG committee for welcoming some of our new families from all three campuses with a Newcomers Bus tour around District 1 and 2 culminating in lunch. I hope that everyone enjoyed the day.
Expeditions Week - 14th to 18th January (or more)
As many of our students prepare to adventure out from the classroom and take on new challenges, you may like to read a little from David Wall, Head of Expeditions at Nord Anglia Education, about how experiential learning is more important than ever in our digital age.
Stay in touch with your child’s expedition:
….and for our Year 9 Students we are very much looking forward to our first ever ‘Week Without Walls’.
This is a new programme, borne from a change to the Year 9 Expedition, and is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop learning skills, personal characteristics, and leadership through the activities provided. It is an extension of our co-curricular programme, and is delivered by BIS teachers. Year 9 parents will have received information about your child’s personalised programme for the week and we look forward to an update from our coordinator in a later Weekly Update.
Juilliard Curriculum Specialist Jessica Meyer Visits BIS
On 21st January we are excited to welcome Juilliard Music Curriculum Specialist and violist Jessica Meyer to the British International School, Ho Chi Minh City.
Find out more about Jessica Meyer’s skills and experience, and here much anticipated visit here.
The Weekly Sports Round-Up
Read the match reports, written by the players themselves, from our latest U14 Football matches here.
The goal of playing the game
Playing competitive sports can teach students many positive social behaviours and life skills, but above all they realise that true competition is about working on themselves.
When speaking to some of Nord Anglia’s sporting specialists there is a very clear shared message across the NAE community that when students engage in competitive sports, we aim to encourage much more than just the rules of the game. Find out more about the real Goal of Playing the Game.