A Swim Meet - the Ultimate Timer Test
On Wednesday 17 June the BIS Staff assisted the Aquatics Team to run a swim meet to test our fantastic new electronic timing system. The system improves the efficiency and raises the professionalism of the swimming meets we hold at BIS HCMC.
We are grateful to all staff volunteers who gave their time to the Aquatics team so that we can test and prepare the system ready for student swim meets in the new academic year.
Congratulations to all for their performances but particularly Ms. Yasmin Anderson who was the overall best performer at our swim meet.
Uncle Simon's Stories' by Owen McDevitt
Last week, our youngest students at the Early Years and Infant Campus were treated to a live reading by the author of children's picture book 'Uncle Simon’s Stories' - who just happens to be a BIS Secondary Campus teacher!
Owen McDevitt shares a little about his inspiration for the book and how he went about publishing it here.
How to Become an Engineer: Step-by-Step Guide
Dream about studying Engineering with the world’s best? Learn how an education at the British International School HCMC will enable you to shape the career you’ve dreamed of.
Mr Paul Rispin, College and University Guidance Counsellor, shares his advice on how to become an engineer with this step by step guide.
College and University Guidance Webinars
The final University Guidance Weekly Webinar of this academic year - End of Year 12 Checkpoint – What Can We Do Over the Summer? - took place on Thursday 18th June at 3pm.
Mr. Rispin and Dr. Finnigan provided an overview of what students and families can be doing over the summer vacation in terms of preparing for the application season that begins next term.
In addition to their insights they shared a range of valuable resources that will assist and support students and families with the ongoing tasks over the summer. There were welcome contributions from some of our recently graduated Year 13 students too who offered some valuable advice from recent first-hand experience.
You can now listen to the complete CUG Weekly Webinar Series in one place.
A Farewell Message to our Leaving Teachers
Each year we say our fond farewells to teachers who are moving on to new horizons. Those that are leaving this year have contributed so much to our students experiences as BIS teachers.
This year the number leaving us is fewer than is the norm which is of course good news for the school.
This group have collectively added so much to the exciting atmosphere at BIS; they have inspired great ambition in learning, added a richness and fun to their teaching and student learning, inspired students to aim for the world’s best universities. As form tutors and Head of Year they have been there to welcome students each morning with encouragement and a friendly ear, they have joined students in CCAs that have opened up new horizons to explore. They have been travelling companions on expeditions and adventures across Vietnam and the region, they have added melody and harmony to campus life, entertained us on stage, most of all they have crafted lessons that have excited our students, offered them challenge, feedback and support through which our students have learnt so much. So, they leave for destinations across several countries with our gratitude and very warmest wishes. Thank you all.
Discussing Emotions - Weekly Wellbeing
Other people can help if you talk to them...
What makes you worry? Your health? Your family? Friendships? World problems?
Worry is a normal human reaction and like all emotions we experience, it is a valid one. It can be a positive emotion - it can stop us from becoming overconfident or lazy. Anxiety, an uncomfortable feeling of worry or fear, and an emotion everyone feels at times is our body telling us that a situation may be dangerous and motivates us to solve a problem.
Encouraging students to feel more comfortable and talk openly about emotions has been an ongoing focus of Wellbeing lessons over the past six weeks.
Mr Robbie Alexander, Head of Middle Secondary - Pastoral and Wellbeing, shares some insights from this week’s lessons and how you can help your child develop their skills in discussing emotions.