BBGV Charity Fun Run 2019
This year it was fantastic to see more of the now famous BIS HCMC union jack t-shirts in amongst the crowds at the BBGV Charity Fun Run 2019. For us, it is not only about contributing to such worthy causes, but also about bringing together the school community outside of the classroom and in the context of the wider community.
Find out more about the purpose of the BBGV Fun Run and take a look at some of the photos from the day here.
What is ‘Nam Runs Nam’?
Ms Naomi Skinner (Nam) has been a primary school teacher for 13 years, spending the last 4 years teaching here at the British International School Ho Chi Minh City.
Ms Naomi is now starting a new chapter as she takes on an incredible challenge: running the length of Vietnam to raise essential funds for charities across the country. We want to help spread the word about this so let's find out more about Ms Naomi's epic adventure from Naomi herself...
“Nam Runs Nam is a charity project linked to BIS and BVIS community partners in both Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
I will be attempting to run 2200km starting this Sunday 6th October, solo and unsupported, from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City.
I am raising funds for Vietnamese education and healthcare as well as reuniting trafficked women and children with their families.
I aim to run a half marathon, 5 days a week, over the course of 6 months. Along the way, I will pass through tiny rural communities, beautiful beaches as well as bustling towns and cities.”
Ms Naomi, BIS HCMC
If you would like to find out more or support Ms Naomi’s run for charity, read Nam Runs Nam.
Open School - Year 9 Open Morning
Thank you to the Year 9 parents who joined us earlier this week for the Open Morning. Mr McDevitt, the Head of Year, shared information on the exciting year ahead but also the way we guide these students through the challenges they face; academic, social and emotional. We discussed the ways in which we, as home and school, can work together in an effective partnership to support them through. Mr Alexander continued this focus by outlining the approach taken when creating and teaching the new BIS Wellbeing curriculum, designed to help our students thrive and flourish.
Parents were then invited to tour the school to see and experience teaching and learning in action, before being joined by a representative from Camps International who provided information about the Year 9 expedition to Borneo which will take place later in the year.
Our parental engagement events will continue with the Key Stage 5 Open Morning on Thursday 10th October; subject-specific Curriculum Workshops will also take place later in the term, English this week, Maths and Sciencewill follow, and we very much hope that you will join us to further engage with and support your child’s learning.