PTG Preloved Fair 2022 - Saturday 11th June
Don’t forget to come and hunt for a bargain at the Pre-Loved Fair this Saturday being held in the Auditorium at Secondary Campus. Doors open at 9am.
There will be loads of second hand items, a BIS uniform swap, student stalls and coffee and ice cream to keep you going.
The Fair is open to all BIS Community members across all three campuses including all students, families and staff.
See you there.
- Date: Saturday 11th June
- Time: 9.00am to 12.00pm
- Location: Secondary Campus Auditorium
A whole school BIS Community event.
Showtime - A Visit to London's Musical Theatre Land
Showtime is a concert review of classic tunes from the world of musical theatre, performed by a group of very talented singers and accompanied by the Concert Band and Orchestra. Shows featured include Dear Evan Hansen, The Sound of Music and Chicago among others.
From Friday 10th June, tickets will be on general release to the BIS community and can be collected from Secondary Reception.
- Date: Thursday 16th June
- Time: 7.00pm
- Location: Secondary Auditorium
- Tickets: available at Secondary Reception
We look forward to seeing you there on the 16th June at 7pm.
Ian Alexander, Director of Music.
Green Network Saigon: Home Recycling Competition
We are Green Network Saigon, an environmental framework aimed at coordinating sustainability action between schools, NGOs and businesses towards sustainability here in HCMC and beyond.
In cooperation with BIS sustainability clubs EcoCoin and CleanUpD2, we are pleased to announce our Home Recycling House Competition happening from the 13-17 June, during which we will host a stall in the Building 3 (behind PJs Coffee) at break and lunchtime. You will have the opportunity to donate empty milk cartons (tetrapack), which will be weighed up and added to the total tally for your house. To participate, please make an account on our React App (instructions to sign up are here), where you can track the mass of milk cartons you have donated. Instructions on how to fold your milk cartons can be found using this link.
Following the events, the milk cartons will be going to our partner Lagom Vietnam, who will be recycling them into a wide range of products (e.g. flower pots, flashcards, shoe trees, etc).
Not only will you gain house points for participation, we offer further rewards for large donations, which is not limited to notebooks, tote string bags, hats and T-shirts (alongside special restaurant discounts). In the end, the house that donates the most milk cartons (in kgs) will win.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact:
Thank you and we hope that you participate in the inaugural Home Recycling Competition.
From the GNS team.
Please click on the following links for more information:
Home Recycling competition
Green Network Saigon
College & University Guidance Virtual Visits 2022
In the last week we have had webinars from two Ivy League institutions: The University of Pennsylvania and Brown University. - A recording of this event can now be viewed here. and we have also had a webinar from The University of Cambridge. A recording of this even can now be viewed here.
The last two webinars we have this term are from equally prestigious universities and can be signed up for at the links below:
Once again we will be playing host to the University of Oxford who will be talking exclusively to our group of British International Schools here in Vietnam. James Brown, who is the Head of International Admissions at the Admissions and Outreach office at the University of Oxford will be giving his advice to potential applicants for 2023 and beyond. With record numbers of applications it is more important than ever for students to apply to university strategically. Most courses at Oxford require an entrance exam as well as an interview so he will touch on both of these areas as well as giving an overview of the collegiate system. James will be happy to answer any of your questions.
The University of Chicago is a world-renowned centre of excellence for both undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and research with many of the world’s leading researchers across a huge number of fields. One notable recent example was the unveiling of the first images of the black hole at the centre of our Milky Way galaxy. Stunning images that were only possible due the University of Chicago-affiliated South Pole Telescope. The university is a thriving hub for leading edge academics and welcomes hundreds of high achieving international undergraduate students every year. We are delighted to welcome Domenic Lamberti from UoC to present to our Nord Anglia group of four British International Schools in Vietnam.
School Photograph Orders 2022 - Earlybird Deadline is 20th June
School photos are now available to view online and emails have been sent to all families of students who were in attendance for school photo days.
Pret a Portrait is offering a 25% discount for all orders placed before Monday 20th June. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Summer Sports Offerings from our External CCA Providers
Dear parents and BIS Sports Stars.
Unfortunately, the annual action packed BIS Summer Sports School will not go ahead this year due to construction work on each campus. However, so that all of our sports enthusiasts can stay fit, healthy and skilled over the summer break, BIS will be advertising Summer Camps in our local area. These are all run by our trusted 3rd Party External Sports Providers who you know and love from our paid CCA programme.
Please click this Summer Camps 22 link to see information regarding these weekly Summer Camps throughout the holiday period. Please note that all booking, payment and communication should be done directly with the 3rd Party External Sport Provider. BIS will take no responsibility for the camps, we are simply promoting the excellent activities that will be happening in An Phu this summer.
I hope many of our children take up the offer of these camps, learn new skills and make new friends along the way.
I hope all of our BIS families have a well deserved break over the summer and I look forward to seeing you again next year for some competitive sport in HCMC and beyond!
Phil Husband, Director of Sport.