Christmas Events with our Music Department
Thank you to our music team for creating so many wonderful memories with the online concerts. As we enter the last week of term, we have one more event to look forward to:
F1 Singalong - Wednesday 15th December @ 8.50am
DECEMBER DASH 2021!
DECEMBER DASH is Up and Running!
And we’re off! Our first 3 days of the December Dash have been a whirlwind of action and activities throughout the year groups and classes!
Children have been running, swimming, roller blading, footballing and ski jumping this week, accumulating vital minutes towards our 200,000 minutes goal.
Teachers and parents are invited to participate too, to add to the fun and make it a real community activity for our first 12 days of Christmas.
Check out the website here, and take up the challenge.
Ho Ho Ho, Go Go Go!
The PE Team.
Nord Anglia Writing Competition - Imagine 2021
Last week saw the launch of the NAE Writers competition for students from Year 1 to Year 6. There are six categories for the children to choose from Poetry, Diary, Film, Letter, Comic and Photo. Rules include; Entries must be original work, Writing must be in English, It can be submitted as an individual, or as a group, You can enter as many categories as you like, but you can only submit one entry per category, By entering the competition, you agree that Nord Anglia Education can publish your entry online and in print.
The deadline is in February so plenty of time! Here is the guide for students. Have a look on Global Campus because there are workshops your child might like to participate in. On Monday, November 22nd – the judges’ workshops were launched on Global Campus. Visit Global Campus to find out more and to join the workshops.
Aladdin - The BIS Primary Panto 2021
Pantomimes (pantos) are British traditional plays that take place around Christmas. Audiences are expected to join in and be a part of the performance. I haven’t got enough space to here to explain fully what is involved, but this website explains in more detail some of the key features:
A Beginners Guide To British Pantomime Traditions
We will be live streaming our version of Aladdin here on Thursday afternoon at 1.30pm. I hope you will be able to enjoy our pantomime and get an insight into British culture.
Operation Smile - Lucky Money Envelopes
With Tết (Vietnamese New Year) just around the corner, we are delighted to invite you to support one of the school’s long standing community partners, Operation Smile, by purchasing a set of beautifully designed ‘lucky money’ envelopes.
Operation Smile transform children’s lives by performing free cleft lip and palate surgery on children from low income families in Vietnam as well as globally. When left untreated, this condition can result in difficulties with eating, breathing and speaking, in addition to which, they also often need to deal with social issues such as not being accepted by their peers and communities.
Operation Smile are committed to long term medical care and have established year-round treatment centres as well as implementing educational programmes to address the stigma associated with this condition. They also provide medical training to local doctors and contribute medical equipment and supplies where needed.
Your purchase will contribute to this important and life changing work.
There are two different sets of cards with the themes of Freedom and Happiness.
- Freedom: 01 pack has 10 envelopes, price: VND 35,000/pack
- Happiness: 01 pack has 08 envelopes, price: VND 30,000/pack
Payment can be made either via bank transfer or cash on delivery.
To place your order please either click here to access the “Operation Smile Vietnam” fan page or, contact them on their Zalo Hotline at 090 211 0550
Shipment of the cards will be from the 22nd December 2021.
Life In Vietnam Community Art Calendar
We are proud to launch a limited edition calendar which brings together a selection of studies created by Y10 and Y11 students as part of their Life in Vietnam Unit for IGCSE Art and Design. The work is based on the students’ own observations and photography from our Thao Dien photo walks. All proceeds from the calendar sales will be donated to our local Community Partners, who are an integral part of ‘Life in Vietnam’ for us as a school community.
For just VND 100,000 per calendar, you will be contributing to the support of children whom we value and care for as part of the BIS family.
The calendars come boxed and will make a great Christmas or Tet gift. To order click here.
BIS Community Tet Collection
The Vietnamese Lunar New Year, Tet (a colloquial term shortened for Tết Nguyên Đán), showcases the country’s traditional values and rich culture. The grandly celebrated holiday extends beyond a week which offers time for families to unite. Last year, donations from the BIS community supporting our ‘Tet Box Collection’ enabled more than 1,500 children from our community partners to experience a more joyful Tet holiday.
According to Unicef, more than 170,000 children are without parental care, destitute, or abandoned. This year, with the hopes of bettering the lives of these children, BIS will continue to hold the annual ‘Tet Gift Collection’. The project aims to provide 1,389 disadvantaged children, and their families, a fulfilling Tet celebration by providing them with basic necessities. These families are from eight of our community partners including: Binh Tho School, Anh Minh School, Thien Phuoc Foster Home, Binh Anh School, Ky Quang Pagoda, Go Vap Orphanage, Mai Tam House of Hope, and Mai Am Boys Shelter.
How to make your donation?
In essence, each campus is assigned to a category of basic necessities requested by our community partners. If you are interested in making a donation, please drop off the following items at their corresponding drop-off locations. We are not able to achieve this goal without your support, and we would greatly appreciate your consideration of our project. Each and every one of your contributions will help protect the smiles of these vulnerable children.
The drop-off details:
- Gate A of Early Years campus: colouring pencils, pens, pencils, notebooks
- Gate A of Primary campus: soap, toothbrushes, toothpastes, hand sanitizers, shampoo, women’s hygiene products
- Gate A and/or Auditorium of Secondary campus: instant noodles, fish sauce, condensed milk, oil, rice, and sugar
Kelly Tran and Susu Le,
On behalf of the Year 12 BIS Community Committee
Parent Satisfaction Survey
At BIS, the education that we provide is based upon research, experience and feedback. The feedback can be in the form of exam results or through the analysis of data we collect in school; another essential part is the feedback we receive from parents and staff. On Tuesday, you should have received an email from Mr Anthony with details about and a link to this year’s Parent Satisfaction Survey. Please take a moment to complete the survey, as the information you provide plays a vital role in the strategic planning process as we work together to make BIS an even better place for our children to learn.
Here is the link:
2021- 2022 Parent Satisfaction Survey