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Mr Ian Battersby: Weekly Update 18/09/2020

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Integrity, respect, care, enquiry, reflection and perseverance are the six characteristics of the schools’ ‘aide memoire’ which itself is a summary of the mission statement of the school.  As we look to develop these in the children, it is our hope that we will truly become a community of global citizens who learn together.

Throughout the year we focus on the different characteristics in the ‘aide memoire’ in assemblies, in PSHE lessons and at other times where it is appropriate in class or in the playground.  This term we have been focusing on ‘care’, but we are constantly referring to the other areas when different situations arise.

For each of the characteristics, we have created a character and developed some ‘outstanding learner statements’, to help the children develop their understanding of what each one means.

CareCare

Sa Rang (which means ‘love’ in Korean) is our character for care, and the statements at the Early Years and Infant Campus that we focus on are:

  • I am a good friend.
  • I think about the feelings of others.
  • I care for my health, living things and the world around me.
Clean-Up Vietnam

As you can see from our statements, one area where we encourage the children to care is  for the world around us, and as Ms Lauren Binnington explains joining us for World CleanUp Day which is happening tomorrow:

This weekend, on Saturday 19th September from 8.30-11.30am BIS HCMC will be cleaning up Thao Dien as part of World CleanUp Day! This is where all members of the community do their bit to help keep our part of the world tidy. And even better, you gain House Points for participation!

There are two ways that you can join our clean-up event: come along and join us on Saturday, or run your own clean-up in your local area.

To join us on Saturday at BIS please follow this link for sign-up and input this code: CL34NB1S

Please make sure that any primary students are accompanied by a supervising adult at all times; our staff will be joining the clean-up as participants and not as supervisors.

To carry out your own clean-up, pick a spot, grab a bag, gloves, tongs, and your friends and family and get outside! Please note, you will need to arrange collection of the rubbish yourself from your local authority. Cleaned plastic waste can be separated and brought into school for recycling.

Please take a photo of you cleaning up and either send to Ms Lauren Binnington (lauren.binnington@bisvietnam.com) or post on social media with the following hashtags: #BISHCMC #worldcleanupday2020 #Irethinkplastic #BISCleanUpDay2020

Safety first!

To follow social distancing protocols and ensure the safety of everyone in our community we ask that you follow the safety guidelines as set out in the Secondary Campus Weekly Update.

We look forward to seeing which BIS House has the most participation at the weekend!

World Clean Up Day 2020

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

EAL 4

After one of the Parent Teacher Student Conferences this week, I was talking to a parent and his daughter, and the parent and I said how amazing it is that in Year 2, the daughter could speak 2 languages fluently.  She corrected me, ‘I can speak four languages’.  Working in an international  school like BIS, this is not uncommon, however, the success we enjoy in this area is down to the hard work of our EAL department.  Ms Shaheena, Our EAL leader explains more:

English as an Additional Language at BIS Primary

Drama Workshop: Explore Drama in the Primary Curriculum

This year our Director of Performing Arts Cat Molloy is working with our teachers and students on the Primary and Early Years campuses to develop our Drama provision. This workshop is a chance to find out how Drama is part of our exciting curriculum, where we are heading, alongside how it benefits your child in all areas of education.

Cat Molloy will also be explaining our unique link with The Juilliard performing Arts School.

The workshop will be a mix of presentation and practical exercises so that you can experience some of the activities your children are using in their lessons. Please wear flat shoes and clothes that you can move in comfortably.

Drama Workshop details

Date: Thursday 24th September 2020

Time: 8.30am

Location: Black Box Theatre, Junior Campus

Numbers: This workshop will be strictly limited to 40 places only so signing up is essential. Please use this link to sign up

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Finer Diners

This week it was Year 2.

Finier Diner 18.09

 

Dates for Your Diary...

19/9/20 - Clean-up Vietnam

21/9/20 – Term 1 clubs begin

24/9/20 - 8.30am Drama Worskhop led by Mrs Cat Malloy (Director of Performing Arts)

24/9/20 - 10am Vietnamese Language and Culture Workshop

30/9/20 - Young Musician of the Year - Semi Final

1/10/20 - EY&I Dragon Dance (No parents allowed)

1/10/20 - Moon Festival Assembly EY&I (Parents by invitation only)

6/10/20 - Young Musician Final @BVIS
8/10/20 - F3 Phonics Workshop (Small Hall) 8:30am

Reminders...

COVID Precautions

Just a reminder that all children should wear a mask to and from school, and when not in the classroom (moving between classrooms, playtime, etc.).  Please make sure the mask is named and that your child has a spare in their bag.

Children should be bringing a water bottle to school every day as part of their usual routine, but it is all the more important during the current coronavirus pandemic.  Please make sure that your child brings their water bottle, with their name clearly on it, every day.

Absence

If for any reason your child is absent from school, we ask for you to inform the class teacher and email reception eyic.reception@bisvietnam.com. You can also inform the receptionists via telephone from 7:30am on the morning of absence.  If your child usually takes the school bus, we would also ask for you to also inform Ms Trang, our bus manager, via email at Trang.Pham@bisvietnam.com 

When calling reception please use the telephone number: 

•            Early Years and Infants (EY&I) – 028 3636 0055

Extra Curricular Activities

If your child has a morning club then they need to be dropped off at Gate A at 7.25am so they can have their temperature checked and hand sanitiser given by the guard.  At 7.30am the club teacher will come to Gate A and take the children to their club. Please can you be on time.

For pick up we will use the same procedure as the end of the day. The difference is that each club has been given a different letter. Please look at the list below and if you have any questions please contact me. Sarah.Curran@bisvietnam.com

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Club

Day

B

Handwriting

Monday

I

Colouring Club

Monday

S

Lego and Construction Club

Monday

V

Y1 Ukulele Club

Monday

N

Playdough club

Monday

H

Mindful colouring

Monday

C

Movie makers

Monday

M

Just Dance

Monday

Sports Pitch

Pre Swim Squad

Monday

I

Water Colour Painting

Monday

N

Mixed Art (By VinSpace)

Monday

M

RSFA U7

Monday

C

Dance Foundation

Monday

V

KungFu

Monday

Sports Pitch

Mr Dinh Multi Skills

Monday

B

Junior Chef

Monday

H

Jr. Scientists _All about animals

Monday

S

Drawing

Monday

 

 

 

B

Messy Hands Art Club

Tuesday

I

Painting with Crayons

Tuesday

S

VS Art & Craft

Tuesday

V

Ballet - Elise Roper Paris Opera

Tuesday

Sports Pitch

Mr Dinh Basketball

Tuesday

N

Junior Chef

Tuesday

H

Musikgarten (programme from the USA)

Tuesday

 

 

 

B

Paul Sadler Learn To Swim (Community)

Wednesday

I

Drama with Dragonfly Theatre Education

Wednesday

S

Animal Drawing

Wednesday

V

Art & Craft

Wednesday

N

Sketching & Painting

Wednesday

H

RSFA U7

Wednesday

C

Contemporary Dance

Wednesday

M

PJ Tennis Hot Shots Red

Wednesday

B

Junior Chef

Wednesday

None

Mindset Workshop "How to Handle Change and thrive! "

Wednesday

Sports Pitch

PJ Tennis Hot Shots Red

Wednesday

 

 

 

B

Cosmic Yoga

Thursday

I

ELC club

Thursday

Sports Pitch

Infant Choir - Year 1

Thursday

Sports Pitch

Infant Choir - Year 2

Thursday

S

Drama & Movement

Thursday

V

Community Construction Club

Thursday

N

Creativity with Collage Art

Thursday

H

Imagination Land

Thursday

C

RSFA U7

Thursday

M

Modern Jazz

Thursday

N

Skills Factory

Thursday

B

Junior Chef

Thursday

S

Foundational Engineering

Thursday

V

Jr.Engineers

Thursday

H

Minecraft

Thursday

 

 

 

B

Vietnamese Club - Beginners

Friday

B

Vietnamese Club - Advance

Friday

C

Paul Sadler Learn To Swim Water Confidence

Friday

V

Drama with Dragonfly Theatre Education

Friday

N

Drawing & Painting

Friday

H

Mixed Art (By VinSpace)

Friday

C

RSFA U7

Friday

M

Ballet - Elise Roper Paris Opera

Friday

S

Dance Foundation

Friday

I

KungFu

Friday

 

 

 

B

RSFA U7

Saturday

 

 

Thank you,

Ms Sarah

PTG

Xin chào!  We are so excited to announce our first Primary PTG event of the academic year!

 Perhaps you are new to Vietnam and want to understand more about the language and local culture and customs of this wonderful country? Or maybe you have been here a little while already and have decided it is time to finally learn some basic Vietnamese words and phrases to help get you around?  Then this workshop is for you!

PTG 1809

Primary PTG Update: 18/09/2020

For more information about the PTG, to connect with us personally, or if you would like to  support as a volunteer, please email us directly on  primaryptgbis@gmail.com

Thank you for your continued support! 

Primary PTG Coordinators

And Finally…

Thank you to everyone who came long to the Parent Teacher Student Conferences on Wednesday and Thursday this week.  As I have mentioned previously, establishing a strong home/school partnership is one of the keys to a successful education.  I hope you found the meetings productive, and please remember, if you have any questions, you can contact your child’s class teacher at any time through Seesaw or email.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend, and I hope to see many of you on Saturday morning as we look to CleanUp Thao Dien.

Ian Battersby

Head of the Early Years and Infant Campus