Preparations are in full swing for what premises to be a fantastic Community Christmas Event. The Christmas BISzaar is going to be a cracker with all your favourites plus new for 2020 - A Festive Acoustic Lounge and our Carols & Readings Performance.
You can start to get involved now by buying a Raffle ticket, for details of the fantastic prizes follow the discussion on via the Facebook event - Christmas BISzaar 2020
Tet Gift Box Collection for Our Community Partners Begins
The Year of the Buffalo will be welcomed on the 12th February 2021, heralding one of the most significant holiday celebrations in Vietnam; the Vietnamese Lunar New Year!
The characteristics symbolised by the Buffalo/Ox are those of leadership, determination, hard work and dependability; all of which aptly reflected by the trait of “perseverance” in our school Aide Memoir and for which we strive. Likewise at that time, as we reflect on the past year and look with optimism to the future, we will continue to strive to act with integrity, to treat one another with respect and to care for our community.
The Tet Gift Box Collection 2020 begins across all campuses next week and we hope that as many students as possible join in this opportunity to share this lovely Vietnamese custom with our Community Partners.
Ecobricks plastic collection
Image Credit: Josephine Chan and Ian Christie. Creative Commons
The CleanUpD2 Club is beginning plastic collection for a new project – EcoBricks! This project involves turning plastic that is about to be thrown away into sturdy and strong bricks that can be used in building projects. You can see more about some of these projects here. There will be a plastic collection box in the Undercroft from the 30th of November to 4th December and students can bring their own plastic from home, which will be used during Week Without Walls to help build homes.
We’ll be collecting plastic bottles and soft plastics (e.g. plastic food wrappers, grocery bags, bread bags bubble wrap, toilet paper packaging). We would like to get as many students involved as possible. There will also be collection points at the Christmas BISzaar on 5th December.
Perhaps our cutest co-curricular club is the ARC CCA, which is run in conjunction with our community partners; Laws for Paws Vietnam and Dog walkers in Thao Dien. This session we had a special guest 'Bruno' the Dalmation who, along with the guidance of Mr Ali, helped our students understand Canine body language, distressed dog behaviours and how to properly care for our four-legged friends.
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Juilliard Virtual Visit
This week, the music department have been hosting a virtual visit from Paul Murphy. Paul has been our Juilliard mentor ever since the collaboration started and is well known here in BIS.
This visit included training for staff on all campuses via zoom and a session for our IB music students building better practice skills. Here he demonstrated how to practice and use time more effectively.
Soap for Hope campaign
Soap for Hope is a campaign to collect bar soaps which will be donated to the UNICEF office in Ho Chi Minh City. These soaps will then be distributed to ensure the hygiene of those in need around the city especially during the era of COVID-19. Students can bring new bar soaps and donate them in one of the collection points on any day between 27th of November and 4th of December. We will also sell soaps for guests to donate in the Christmas Biszaar on the 5th of December. We are looking forward to your participation!
Min Ho Kim and SoYoung Park – BIS NAE-UNICEF Ambassadors
Weekly Sports Round-Up
With SISAC Season 2 basketball and football well underway, it has been a busy week for our sports teams. Mr Phil Husband shares the Weekly Sports Round-Up of our most recent matches.
Please visit this Fixtures list for all of the upcoming Season 2 matches and https://twitter.com/BISHCMC_PE for more photos, videos and all of the action from each of our games.