Caucasian Chalk Circle
Every year we select a play that is exciting and challenging for our Key Stage Three students to tackle, and this year is no exception. Caucasian Chalk Circle is regularly performed by some of the most accomplished and well known theatre companies in the world, and our students have more than risen to the challenge of the piece.
The Caucasian Chalk Circle was written by the 20th century German playwright, director, and theorist, Bertolt Brecht. Brecht’s version of the play was likely based on an ancient Chinese play ‘Circle of Chalk’ which was written in 1300 AD.
The story centres around two women’s struggle over the custody of a child. The dispute between the governor’s wife, who abandoned the child during the insurrection, and the young servant who saved the child and cared for him, is settled by an eccentric judge.
Congratulations to all the students involved who rose to the challenge and performed with confidence and style.
Our thanks to Mr Thomas Thurston for directing the play and guiding our students through to such an accomplished performance.
SISAC Swimming City Championships 2019
Last Wednesday the BIS Barracudas competed in the annual SISAC Swimming City Championships. A team of 44 students travelled to ISHCMC to compete against 8 other International Schools in Ho Chi Minh City.
There were a number of team and personal achievements to commend and a great overall effort. Congratulations to all, Ms Emily McLelland shares more about the SISAC Swimming City Championships.
Geography Photography Competition Winners 2019-20
The Geography Photography competition has grown year on year in both quantity and quality. This year saw a record number of entries from students and staff across all 3 BIS campuses.
The theme of this year’s competition connected with UNICEF collaboration, focusing on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. We saw some amazingly thoughtful photographic interpretations of this theme. Take a look at some of the most notable entries here.
Junior Saigon Mathematics Competition 2019
On Saturday last week, three teams each consisting of three incredibly talented young mathematicians participated in the Junior Saigon Mathematics Competition 2019.
Ben Sillitoe, Assistant Head of Mathematics, shares more about what was the best collective effort for BIS to date in his update from the day.
BIS Community Partner Spotlight - Loreto Vietnam
An ongoing focus for students at the British International School Ho Chi Minh City (BIS HCMC) has been raising awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in support of Nord Anglia Education’s collaboration with UNICEF. Loreto Vietnam, as one of the school’s community partners, links closely with us by directly addressing Sustainable Development Goal #4: Quality Education, as they enable disadvantaged children in remote provinces to access quality education.
Read more about our ongoing relationship with Loreto Vietnam.
Power of Positivity - Weekly Wellbeing
Enthusiasm, kindness, humour, patience...just some of the characteristics identified by our Year 8 students to describe what makes a great teacher in their ‘Connecting with teachers’ lesson.
Our students of all year groups have again been considering a variety of topics around personal and social health and wellness in this week’s Wellbeing lessons.
SISAC Basketball U19 Match Highlights
Boys U19 vs ISHCMC AA (27/11/2019)
Girls U19 vs EIS