End of Term Assembly
To round out off a full first term, our first assembly this morning focused on celebrating the enthusiasm and effort of our students across a number of areas.
Just before leaving to enjoy Christmas with family and friends around the world, it was fantastic to be able to recognise the success of a number of our students who achieved an Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award for gaining the highest mark in Vietnam in their particular subjects, and celebrate the outcome of this term’s Sixth Form Debate League. We thanked our Year 13 Prefect Team for their service to the school, and introduced our newest Year 12 Prefect Team who will take over the reins next term. We also introduced our new Student Council and our new House Captains, and celebrated all of these student leadership opportunities. After a Sports round up and recognition of commendations and our International Award Bronze students, we finally shared the House points tally for the end of Term 1. With the Dalat Dragons currently in the lead, who knows what the next term will hold?
Bangkok Feeding Frenzy 2019
The Bangkok Patana Feeding Frenzy Swim Meet is one of the most competitive meets for International Schools within South East Asia. To participate in this meet students must achieve set qualifying times. BIS travelled with a team of 12 students to represent the BIS Barracudas, with participants ranging from Year 4 to Year 13.
For two of our Sixth Form students, Jacob and Alois, this meet held special significance. Ms Emily McClelland, Head of Aquatics, shares the full details here.
Carols & Readings Evening
Another fabulous festive event was held on Wednesday with the Carols & Readings in the secondary auditorium. We heard Christmas songs from our musicians and singers, and were treated to Christmas readings too.
Secondary Sports Day
On Wednesday 4th December nearly 1100 people travelled across the city from the BIS Secondary Campus to Thong Nhat Stadium, in District 10. They were there to run, jump, throw, but most importantly bond and have fun as they took part in the largest Inter-House competition of the academic year: Secondary Sports Day!
2019 F1 in Schools World Finals in Abu Dhabi
Meeting like-minded people from all corners of the globe has fuelled a passion for motorsports, innovation and positive change that will continue to inspire us beyond our high school education.
In November, five of our students representing BIS and Vietnam as Nam Phong Racing set off on their #RaceToAbuDhabi for the 2019 F1 in Schools World Finals.
Find out how the year long preparation and journey to the finals has influenced them.
PTG Christmas BISzaar 2019
On Saturday 7th December we brought the Christmas festivities to a sunny Ho Chi Minh City as the BIS community joined together at the BIS HCMC Secondary Campus for the annual Christmas BISzaar organised by our wonderful Parent Teacher Group (PTG).
The day is all about our amazing Community Partners and it was delightful to see so many of them enjoying the festivities through food, music and fun. A big thank you to our PTG Team, vendors, donors and BIS staff and community who all contributed to another hugely successful Christmas BISzaar.
Secondary PTG Update
From Novelicious Book Club to the BISzaar, find out all the latest from our Secondary PTG activities in this months PTG Update.
Success in Bebras Computing Challenge for BIS HCMC
For the second consecutive year, the British International School Ho Chi Minh City entered the UK Bebras Computing Challenge. This is a competition that tests pupils’ problem solving and computational thinking skills, designed to get students all over the world excited about computing.
Notably, Isabella in Year 7 achieved a first for BIS, with a perfect 200 out of 200 score. This not only secures her the 'Best in School' award but puts her in the top 20 individuals in the world! Find out more here.
Plastic Diet Challenge 2019
Last month students and staff teamed with ReThink Plastic Vietnam to take part in the Plastic Diet Challenge. It has been an excellent way to bring about awareness programme and over the short one month period, there were a number of significant changes to see. As a special note, there was a huge reduction in the number of single use wet wipes being used - well done!
The Rethink Plastic Vietnam team and Ms Lauren Binnington, Assistant Head Teacher - Co- Curricular, have analysed the data and here are the findings. At the start of the month we as a community used 1,885,000 single use items per week; however, by the end we reduced that to only 650,000. We can celebrate this 65.5% reduction! Students were able to reduce more plastic usage than our teachers, and Hanoi stole the eco-crown from Hue by reducing their plastic usage by 75%. For the full results, see the full presentation here