• The Leading Bilingual International School in Vietnam

    Top international school choice for ambitious Vietnamese families

    DSC04340

  • Unique International Curriculum in English & Vietnamese

    The only bilingual school in Vietnam with an international curriculum

    Curriculum banner

  • Experienced & Friendly School Admissions Team

    Western and Vietnamese staff offering school tours, advice and tests

    _KC_2999

  • Committed Primary and Secondary School Students

    BVIS graduates are accepted at the best universities and colleges worldwide

    student-banner

  • Vietnamese Parents Committed to High Quality Education

    Our parents value Vietnamese culture alongside top quality international education

    _KC_2161

  • Fully Qualified & Internationally Experienced Teachers

    All BVIS teachers are fully qualified and have verified relevant teaching experience

    DSC_2557

  • A Vibrant & Eventful International School

    BVIS offers a vibrant international environment that respects Vietnamese culture

    IMG_2659

  • Professional & Experienced Support Team

    BVIS multilingual staff will be happy to assist you with your questions and requests

Year 9 Trip to Hoi An – 2016

Early on Tuesday morning (and I mean earlier than most of you are out of bed!), the Year 9 students gathered outside the arrivals gate of Saigon airport, eagerly awaiting the arrival of the staff so that the trip could start. However, the staff had gathered outside the departures gate and this was the first (of only a few!) problems that we faced. Once we grouped together the trip began in earnest. Despite our flight being delayed by two hours, the students remained in good spirit and the excitement continued to build. Eventually the plane took off and the short flight was over very quickly. We were met by the representatives of Phat Tire Ventures who led us directly to the beach resort where we set up camp for the first night. Tents were in some cases quickly set up whilst other students struggled to understand the basics of erecting a tent – I would not rely on the year 9 students to help out in a survival scenario! Once all were set up though the students split into groups for some team-building activities, the most enjoyable of which was the water balloon volleyball! Then after dinner there was a bonfire on the beach before the students headed to bed to get some well-earned rest.

The next day, the students were taken out of their comfort zone and asked to walk backwards down a cliff. Despite the majority of students having abseiled before it was interesting to note down the shaky legs and fearful eyes of many of them as they descended the wall!

As some abseiled the other students were taken on a guided tour of Marble Mountain giving fascinating information on the caves and the temples it hides amongst the rocks and the trees.

Day three included a wonderfully interesting visit to mat-making village where the students got to take part in all the various aspects of making the beautiful mats. Once this was over it was a short boat ride down to Hoi An old town where the students took part in what was the favourite activity – the Scavenger Hunt. BVIS students used all of their wisdom, charm and ingenuity to collect, photograph and eat all that was required and although Miss Hawxwell’s team ended up winning (fix) good fun was had by all.

Later that evening we had a celebration of our trip with a barbecue (wonderful food!) and some great fun watching the ‘Trouble Boys’ (the new BVIS boy band) sing some terrible karaoke!

Unfortunately, that was the last of our trip as the next morning we got back on the buses which took us to Da Nang for lunch and then on to the airport to arrive safely home.

I would like to thank all of the staff who helped organise and chaperone the trips but mostly I would like to thank all of the year 9 students who, despite causing me to lose a few more of my precious head hairs, made the trip fantastically enjoyable.

See you next year.

Mr Shooter

Share this page:

Share