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News image News Detail - BIS HCMC student ambassadors headed to Houston Texas Blog | Nord Anglia Education | Student Leadership | Student Learning | UNICEF
BIS HCMC student ambassadors headed to Houston, Texas for the Nord Anglia Education-UNICEF Student Summit

Last month we were proud to have three student ambassadors attend this year’s NAE-UNICEF Student Summit, hosted for the first time ever in Houston, Texas from 12 to 19 June 2024.  The event was hosted at Nord Anglia’s two schools in the city: The Village School and the British International School of Houston. Houston was chosen as the ideal location for the Summit thanks to being the first officially recognised “Child-Friendly City” in the United States of America.

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News image Primary staff professional development - Primary staff professional development Blog | Continued Professional Development
Primary staff professional development
At BIS HCMC we embrace and celebrate learning, not just for our children but for everyone within our community. We believe that investing time and commitment towards our own personal and team development helps to promote positive engagement which, in turn, further supports our passion and strengths within our learning environment. To share the great work that has taken place BIS HCMC Primary had our annual ‘Celebration of Learning’ event with all teachers joining together to celebrate the width and breadth of adult learning that has occurred within BIS HCMC this year. 
 
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News image Student-led rock concert Live Aid supports Laws for Paws and Heartbeat Vietnam - Student-led rock concert Live Aid supports Laws for Paws and Heartbeat Vietnam Blog | Events (SC) | Music and Drama
Student-led rock concert "Live Aid" supports Laws for Paws and Heartbeat Vietnam
From Slipknot to Taylor Swift, our BIS bands put on a show to remember last week, and all for our community partners! The incredible “Live Aid” concert was 100% organised by our secondary student Co-Curricular club “Make a Move” and make a move they did - raising 18 million VND for Heartbeat Vietnam and Laws for Paws. Discover how our students led this event from idea to execution, covering graphic design, marketing, event management and communication and how they rocked the Founders Auditorium.   
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News image Celebrating the journey to graduation 2024 - Celebrating the journey to graduation 2024 Blog | Events (SC) | International Baccaulaurete (IB)
Celebrating the journey to graduation 2024
On Saturday 18th May, 102 students, split into two groups for two ceremonies, made their way to the Park Hyatt in District 1. Over at least 14 years this venue has witnessed thousands of BIS students graduate. Following in the footsteps of their predecessors, our Year 13s prepared to join the outstanding alumni of BIS HCMC.
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News image BIS Barracudas finish the season as champions with passion perseverance and outstanding swimming - BIS Barracudas finish the season as champions with passion perseverance and outstanding swimming News | Events Whole School | Sports
BIS Barracudas finish the season as champions with passion, perseverance, and outstanding swimming
It’s been a phenomenal year for our BIS Barracudas swim team, and they ended it in style with first place champions in our own BIS Invitational 2024 in April and overall champions last weekend at the ISHCMC International Swim Invitational 2024.  The last major swim meet of the year for our entire Barracudas squad. 
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News image CAS in the community Student-led community service projects that spark positive change - CAS in the community Student-led community service projects that spark change Blog | Community (SC) | Expeditions
CAS in the community: Student-led community service projects that spark positive change
What is CAS? CAS stands for Creativity, Activity and Service and is one of the core elements of the IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) that our students follow in Sixth Form. Find out how our sixth-form students have been making the most of their service projects, impacting communities and making real change in Vietnam. 
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News image The journey from BIS HCMC to Havard University Michelles story - The journey from BIS HCMC to Harvard University Michelles story Blog | Success Stories | Learning (SC) | Student Leadership
The journey from BIS HCMC to Harvard University: Michelle's story
Meet Michelle - a BIS HCMC Year 13 student who transformed an unexpected pandemic move into a journey of leadership and academic success. We sat down with her to unlock the secrets to her success and how she secured a spot at Harvard, alongside 8 other US universities. 
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News image 6 tips for parents to support their children through their exams - 6 tips to support your child through their exams Blog | Educational Insights | Health and Wellbeing | Learning (SC)
6 tips for parents to support their children through their exams
As our Year 13s and Year 11s begin their study leave and start to prepare for their International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) exams, we are sure some of our parents might wonder what they can do to help their child through this challenging time, to support their wellbeing and overall success. Luckily our Advice, Support and Counselling (ASC) team has shared 6 top tips for parents to help their child persevere during exam season.
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News image What's the best curriculum for your child? Exploring the outstanding strengths of the IBDP and A levels - Whats the best curriculum for your child Exploring the strengths of the IBDP and A levels Blog
What's the best curriculum for your child? Exploring the outstanding strengths of the IBDP and A levels
Highly regarded and offering many advantages with globally recognised diplomas and qualifications, both IBDP and A-Level programmes are top choices for families interested in international education and studying abroad.
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News image Being aware and being human: sharing stories - Being aware being human sharing stories Blog | Events (SC) | Learning (SC)
Being aware and being human: sharing stories
BIS-Aware season on the Secondary campus was an opportunity to explore the breadth and depth of who ‘We Are’ as individuals and communities, it provided a platform to explore the Protected Characteristics, the hidden and lesser known stories that celebrate our strength and diversity. The purpose of this inaugural event was to promote Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (EDIB) to nurture a supportive community that encourages a sense of social responsibility and inclusion. This brings together both worldwide movements such as Black History Month and Women's History Month but also our own ‘in-house’ awareness event from the Identity Alliance group. This year our theme was ‘Sharing Stories’.
 
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News image 6 schools from across Asia join BIS for the Nord Anglia Education STEAM Festival 2024 - 6 schools from across Asia join BIS for the Nord Anglia Education STEAM Festival 2024 Blog | Events Whole School | STEAM | Nord Anglia Education
6 schools from across South East Asia embark on a journey to BIS and beyond for the Nord Anglia Education STEAM Festival 2024
In March, we welcomed student STEAM teams from St. Andrews Bangkok, Nord Anglia International School Manila, and Regents International School Pattaya, alongside our sister schools in Vietnam; BVIS HCMC, BIS Hanoi and BVIS Hanoi to join the NAE SEA STEAM Festival 2024. The theme for this year was “Otherworldly” where each expeditionary team prepared for populating an exoplanet, planning everything from delivering their supplies, to building transportation and shelter. 
 
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News image BIS HCMC empowerment club lead women’s history month activities for BISaware week - BIS HCMC empowerment club lead womens history month activities for BISaware week Blog | Events (SC) | Learning (SC) | Student Leadership
BIS HCMC empowerment club lead women’s history month activities for BISaware week
Our Empowerment Club, with students from Year 7 to Year 12, carefully planned a series of activities for their peers for Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day on Friday 8th March. We visited the club to chat with their leaders Anvvita, Axelle and Tu Anh. 
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News image BIS HCMC teachers andl eaders to explore the future of education at Nord Anglia Education Conference - BIS HCMC educators to explore the future of education at Nord Anglia Education Conference News | Events Whole School | Educational Insights
BIS HCMC teachers and leaders to explore the future of education at Nord Anglia Education Conference
In March, more than 200 international educators from 15 countries around the globe will descend on Hanoi, Vietnam to innovate, problem solve and brainstorm at one of the world’s largest academic conferences.
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News image Why is parental engagement important? - Why is parental engagement important Blog | Educational Insights | Whole School
Why is parental engagement important?
Parent-teacher-student conferences, exit and entry points, performances, workshops, supporting children in sport, information sessions, and competitions - is it all that important? Well, the research tells us yes! Read all about the benefits of parental engagement and how our parents have been getting involved during term 1! 
 
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News image BIS HCMC shortlisted for International School of the Year 2024 in Tes Awards - BIS HCMC shortlisted for International School of the Year 2024 in Tes Awards News | Whole School
BIS HCMC shortlisted for International School of the Year 2024 in Tes Awards
We are incredibly excited to announce that we have been shortlisted for International School of the Year in the Tes awards alongside 7 other schools from around the world. With hundreds of schools nominated, it’s a great honour for us to be shortlisted as one of the best international schools in the world and a testament to our exceptional leadership, teaching and support staff.
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News image BIS HCMC Student Council Thinking global starting local - BIS HCMC Student Council Thinking global starting local News | Educational Insights | Student Learning | Student Leadership
BIS HCMC School Council: Thinking global, starting local
At BIS we empower our students to take up leadership roles so that they can take action and make positive changes both locally and globally. One of the many ways students can make a difference at BIS and beyond is by representing the school as part of our student council. Hear from our secondary school council on what they've been up to this term! 
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News image Sparking creativity with AI in education - Sparking creativity with AI in education Blog | Educational Insights | Nord Anglia Education | STEAM | Whole School
Sparking creativity with AI in education

Inspired by the Nord Anglia Education Insights article, “The Fourth Education Revolution” we wanted to share with you our own insights on AI in education. 


At BIS HCMC we want to lead the way and we believe that AI can be used as a tool for creativity across the entire curriculum. Hear what our teachers and students have to say about how we can utilise AI to foster creativity and spark inspiration! 


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News image BIS HCMC athletes take on U15 FOBISIA Games in Thailand - BIS HCMC athletes take on U15 FOBISIA Games in Thailand News | Sports | Sports (SC) | FOBISIA
BIS HCMC athletes take on U15 FOBISIA Games in Thailand

The U15 FOBISIA Team returned from Thailand on Sunday after a superb competition. Competing against other British international schools in Asia, across Athletics, Swimming, Basketball and Football, the team came back with over 50 medals and invaluable memories together as a team!

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News image Ironman World Champion at BIS News | Sports | Student Learning | Health and Wellbeing | Educational Insights
The importance of perseverance: Six-times Ironman World Champion inspires BIS HCMC students and staff
Following his support at the Ironman branded series of triathlons last weekend in Phu Quoc, 6x Ironman Triathlon World Champion Mark Allen visited BIS HCMC to share his journey and advice on smashing personal goals. Racing in Phu Quoc last weekend in the inaugural Ironman 70.3, Sprint triathlon and Ironkids, were BIS HCMC staff, students and parents. It doesn’t matter whether you are an athlete, an artist or a scholar, Allen’s story is truly inspiring and relevant to us all.
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News image 7 BIS HCMC SISAC teams become City Champs in Season 1 - 7 BIS HCMC SISAC teams become City Champs in Season 1 News | Sports | Sports (JC) | Sports (SC)
7 BIS HCMC SISAC teams become City Champs in Season 1
SISAC Season 1 has come to a close after a superb City Final win for our U13 Girls Basketball Team last Friday. It has been a pleasure to see the number of students representing BIS, and competing with the values so central to our sporting ethos. Congratulations to all of our student-athletes, and thank you to the superb team of coaches who made these experiences possible. Special congratulations to 7 of our teams on becoming city champs in season 1! 
 
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