IBDP Art Exhibition 2020
Previously planned as an online exhibition we were delighted this week as our wonderful IB Visual Arts students transformed our brand new Secondary Campus building into their very own gallery to exhibit their art. Using the new classrooms as their own blank canvas, they created a stunning showcase of IB Diploma Visual Arts pieces, each student curating their portfolio to share their paintings, photographs, sculptures and graphic illustrations.
The IB Diploma Programme is a deeply involved journey for all of our students. The thoughts and passions expressed by our Visual Arts students in this exhibition, both for their art and for the world we live in, once again shows their dedication and also their capacity for caring about those around them. It is a reminder that art is about much more than visual appeal.
We are truly overwhelmed by the creative talent of these young BIS artists.
All-Girls Virtual Puzzle Contest - May 29th to 31st
This week our Mathematics department are promoting an opportunity for our female students to take part in an international virtual puzzle contest.
Led by inteGIRLS, a certified nonprofit organisation from Washington D.C., the competition will feature a set of puzzles that each team will have three days to solve. No puzzle experience is required!
The mission for inteGIRLS is to spark community, teamwork, and a love for problem-solving among girls in order to close the wide gender gap in higher maths and competition maths participation. Their website is www.integirls.org for more information.
This world’s first free-to-enter all-girls virtual puzzle contest will take place between May 29th and May 31st. You can find rules, free puzzle practice, and the sign-up sheet on the website. More information will be shared early next week, through Mathematics lessons and online.
CUG: Webinar Series - Week 2
Our BIS College and University Guidance (CUG) Webinars continued this week with Dr Finnigan providing a tutorial on Using The Bridge U Platform - and How U Can Too. You can watch the webinar here.
Very well received by parents of all ages this webinar series is drawing a great deal of interest.
The third University Guidance Weekly Webinar - North American Applications - What You Need to Know will take place on Thursday 28th May at 3pm.
Joining us will be San Lee of the University of California (Davis Campus) and Sven Clarke of the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada. Both of these are common destinations for BIS students and we are looking forward to gaining some valuable insights in terms of applications to North America in general and some information relevant to those specific universities.
Whilst aimed at Year 11 and 12 students and their families all are welcome to join us.
To register for the event please use the following link: CUG Webinar 3
3 reasons the BIS IGCSE is right for your child
As an international school in Ho Chi Minh City, we are able to tailor and design our curriculum by cherry-picking tried and tested curriculums that best suit the needs of our learners. At BIS HCMC Secondary, we’ve chosen a bespoke blended pathway of the English National Curriculum (Years 7-9), the IGCSEs (Years 10-11) and the IB Diploma Programme (Years 12-13) which provides your child with the perfect springboard to advanced study.
To find out more about why we continue to think that this is the right choice for our students, read 3 reasons IGCSE is right for your child.
Musical May continues with Live Lunches
It has been wonderful to have our students back in school this week and to hear them making music together again in our classrooms.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind you once again about our BIS ‘Musical May’ website. On this site, you can hear fantastic performances from both our students and staff members, take part in creative challenges and even watch musicals from the comfort of your own home. So please do take a look.
Please click here to access the Musical May website or listen to some of our talented students and staff during these Live Lunch performances.