I have been so impressed with how the BIS school community has risen to the challenge of ‘Virtual School’ once again. Over 95% of children in Year 1 and Year 2 have been participating in the live lessons, and a similar number of children in F1, F2 and F3 received their SPLAT@Home boxes and have been showing on Seesaw what they have been doing at home.
Younger children need the support of an adult to be able to engage with learning in this way, so I would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to you, our BIS community, for providing that support and facilitating learning to continue whilst not in the school building.
Once again, I would like to congratulate the Vietnamese authorities for the way the latest Covid-19 outbreak has been contained, and am so happy that we are able to welcome back the children to the campus on Monday 1st March. This outbreak has been a reminder to us all not to become complacent, but to ensure we are taking all the necessary precautions to keep our community healthy and safe. Please make sure that you read the email that was sent today which highlights the procedures that we must all follow to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Central Vietnam Flood Relief Appeal Update – Making a difference!
Towards the end of last term, we were honoured to be able to transfer VND 296,620,000 to Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation in support of those families in Central Vietnam worst hit by the devastating floods.
Ms Kim Miller (Schools and Partnerships Coordinator for BDCF) has asked that her sincere thanks be communicated to everyone at BIS HCMC for the incredible generosity displayed by our community and to let you know that your contributions have impacted many lives. Over the past couple of months, the BDCF team has been supporting families in different ways such as repairing homes, rebuilding schools and restoring livelihoods.
In the coming weeks, we hope to share more specific information about how the funds raised by our community have been used but in the meantime Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation invites you to take a look at this video which introduces just a few of the people who have been helped.
Thank you again, your support has made all the difference!
Whole school Co-Curricular Coordinator and
Community Service Project Manager
Staying Calm with the Learning Support Department
Many of us have had extra time at home with our families over the last year and while this can be wonderful, it can also present challenges and can lead to battles at home. In order to learn effectively, children, and adults need to be calm. Click on this link to read an excellent and very helpful article by Ms Sarah Battersby, Learning Support Leader, for some excellent advice and guidance.
Screen Time - Have a break
Having had a couple of weeks of Virtual School and a Tet holiday, many of our students will have been in front of screens for a prolonged period. In this helpful article from Mr Mike Martin, Year 6 Leader, he shared some great ideas for getting away from screens.