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Mr Carl Mincher: Weekly Update 29/03/2019

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Sean O'Neill (58 posts) Head Teacher, Secondary Campus View Profile

Integrity, respect, care, enquiry, perseverance, reflection.

What an inspiring Friday afternoon! I had the privilege of joining Head Student interviews as we build our next student leadership team. My acknowledgement and appreciation of the outgoing team in last week’s newsletter reminded us of the big shoes these students will be filling.  As in previous years our hopefuls have passionately and intelligently articulated their vision for student led contribution to developments for the year ahead. Their reflections on their BIS story, some veterans of 15 years at BIS, are both impressive and inspiring. It is too early to announce the new Head Student team, we have more interviews on Monday, but I had to share with you...student leadership is in great shape. Look out for the announcement and new Head Student profiles soon.

Late on a Friday you would be forgiven for assuming that all was quiet on campus but no…

Singing their hearts out in rehearsals were the cast of Little Shop of Horrors -  from my sneak preview I encourage you to get your tickets soon - this is going to be one of the best!

Overview of the week’s activities

Go Vap Orphanage visit March 2019

A Saturday morning recently saw BIS HCMC students and staff embark on their community trip to Ky Quang Pagoda located in the outskirts of Go Vap District.

This unforgettable experience has taught us to be humble and appreciative of the things we take for granted. Chae Won Oh

Find out more from Chae Won about the remainder of the visit in her blog about the Go Vap Orphanage.

Y9 Shoestring Science

After weeks of planning, preparation and trial lessons with our own primary students, our Year 9 students took the opportunity to teach their own science lessons to Year 6 age students from Tran Quoc Toan (TQT) School this week. This is a great example of how we integrate our community and service learning into the formal curriculum.

Mr Chris Paine, Head of Science, explains more about the now well established Shoestring Science project undertaken by our Year 9 students each year.

School Photograph Orders- Earlybird deadline extended to Monday 15th April

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Secondary Production 2019

Little Shop of Horrors -  April 9th to 11th

BIS is so excited to present the iconic Little Shop of Horrors! Come and watch Seymour Krelborn become an overnight sensation thanks to a ‘strange and interesting plant’. Rehearsals are well underway for this exciting production.

Event Details
Date: Tue 9th, Wed 10th & Thu 11th April
Time: 7pm
Location: BIS Secondary Campus, 246 Nguyen Van Huong, District 2

Tickets: 50,000vnd on sale at Secondary Campus Reception from Monday 18th March – get them quickly as they will sell out!

PTG Coffee & Cake Morning for Thuy’s Dreams Thursday 11th April

After the success of last year’s PTG Coffee and Cake Fundraiser, we are pleased to inform you that the event will be returning on Thursday 11th April in aid of Thuy's Dreams. Thuy’s Dreams is an organisation that helps children with cancer in Ho Chi Minh City. This is a lovely social event that will bring together parents from all campuses to raise money for this extremely important cause.

You can also show your support by donating a cake to either sell or share.

Event Details
Date: Thursday 11th April
Time: 8.30am to 10.30am

Location: Gymnasium, Early Years and Infant Campus

Register your attendance through the BIS Facebook event PTG Coffee & Cake Fundraiser.

PTG AGM 2019- Thursday 16th May- Save the Date

The annual PTG AGM, a combined PTG event will be held on the evening of Thursday 16th May.  We will share more details shortly. Please save the date.

Look out next week for our next PTG update with all of the activities for the last month.

Dates for your Diary

Friday 29th to Sunday 31st March: International Award Year 10 qualifying expedition

Saturday 30th March: ‘Street’ Basketball Tournament, 8am to 12pm, Secondary Campus Gymnasium

Thursday 4th April: Saigon Enterprise Challenge, 4pm to 7pm

Saturday 6th April: Senior Saigon Maths Competition, 8am to 1pm

Tuesday 9th to Thursday 11th April:  Little Shop of Horrors, 7pm, BIS Secondary Campus, 246 Nguyen Van Huong, District 2

Thursday 11th April: PTG Coffee and Cake Fundraiser for Thuy’s Dream, 8.30am to 10.30pm, Early Years & Infant Campus, BIS parents

Thursday 11th April: Mai Tam Easter Party, Secondary Auditorium

Friday 12th April: Term 2 Ends, school finishes at 11.30am


Kind regards,

Carl Mincher

Head Teacher

Secondary Campus