While we are very much looking forward to sharing more from our Expeditions week and very successful Week Without Walls with full blogs in the coming weeks, I just wanted to share a few photos with you now.
Week Without Walls-Juilliard Drama
Week Without Walls- Year 9- Mindfulness
Expeditions Week- Year 7- Madagui
Expeditions Week- Year 10- Les Martinet Ski Expedition
BIS HCMC students named top scorers in IGCSE examinations
During our end of term assembly in December, we enjoyed celebrating the success of some of our students whose IGCSE results have been recognised by the Cambridge Assessment board. With fifteen of our students receiving recognition as Outstanding Cambridge Learners the applause and support from their peers was thunderous.
The Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards celebrate the success of learners taking Cambridge examinations in over 40 countries around the world. Cambridge places learners at the centre of their international education programmes and qualifications which are inspired by the best in educational thinking.
With 3 awards for High Achievement going to Isaure Echivard (First Language French), Ines De Almeida (First Language Portuguese) and Cheng Ting-Chih (Foreign Language Spanish), the remaining 12 students received the ‘Top in Country’ award, referring to the learners who gained the highest standard mark in Vietnam for a single subject.
“I felt surprise and accomplishment knowing that I did well in my favourite subject. I was so overjoyed that my heart wanted to exploded.” – Aina Solis
Read more about the full list of BIS HCMC Students named top scorers in IGCSE Examinations.
Congratulations to all of our Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award winners and thank you to our parents, staff and community who have supported them in achieving their goals.
Service Learning: English Advertising Campaign for Community Partners
Successful service learning can be seen when an individual is able to bring the skills they have in support of a project or partner to make a positive difference in our community. To this end, we are continually working to embed service learning even more fully into the BIS curriculum.
Nesta Lanyon Jones, Secondary Community Co-ordinator, explains more about the Year 8 English assignment to create an advertising campaign for our community partners:
‘There was a double benefit of this as our students learnt about advertising whilst also spreading awareness about their chosen partner.’
It’s a great example of service learning which is interwoven with the formal curriculum.
Full STEAM ahead
This week some of our Early Years students took advantage of the opportunity to develop their STEAM thinking and making skills in the Design Labs with Mr Chandler our STEAM Co-ordinator.
It was great to see the creative problem solving already evident in our youngest students who thoroughly enjoyed their thinking and making opportunity.
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 her much anticipated visit here.
The Weekly Sports Round-Up
With students away on trips this week or involved in Mock Examinations, there have been no SISAC matches for BIS students. Next week, however, is a full schedule of SISAC Championships across all age groups. Please remember that parents are welcome to attend any of these sporting fixtures and events in support of your children and their team.
SISAC Championships Week Monday 21st January to Friday 25th January.
Monday 21st January: U14 Table Tennis SISAC City Championship, 11:15am to 6.00pm at the Singapore International School
Monday 21st January: U19 Badminton SISAC City Championship, 11:15am to 6.00pm at the Australian International School
Tuesday 22nd January: U14b Football Boys SISAC City Championship, 11:15am to 6.00pm at the American International School
Tuesday 22nd January: U14c Football Boys SISAC City Championship, 11:15am to 6.00pm at the European International School
Tuesday 22nd January: U14c Football Girls SISAC City Championship, 11:15am to 6.00pm at Renaissance International School Saigon
Tuesday 22nd January: U19a Basketball Girls SISAC City Championship, 11:15am to 6.00pm at the International School of HCMC
Tuesday 22nd January: U19a Basketball Boys SISAC City Championship, 11:15am to 6.00pm at the American International School
Wednesday 23rd January: U14b Football Girls SISAC City Championship, 11:15am to 6.00pm at the British International School HCMC (Home)
Thursday 24th January: U14a Football Girls SISAC City Championship, 11:15am to 6.00pm at Saigon South International School
Thursday 24th January: U14a Football Boys SISAC City Championship, 11:15am to 6.00pm at the American International School
Thursday 24th January: U19a Basketball Boys SISAC City Championship, 11:15am to 6.00pm at the British Vietnamese International School