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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-3 (4) 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 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-NAE Conference (6) 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-DSC00143 1 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 Student Council Thinking global starting local-BIS HCMC Student Council Thinking global starting local-DSC09057 111zon 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-AI Insights 2000 x 1000 px 1550 x 750 px 800 x 450 px 3 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 The importance of perseverance Six-times Ironman World Champion inspires BIS HCMC students-The importance of perseverance Six-times Ironman World Champion inspires BIS HCMC students-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 Neurodiversity Week at BIS HCMC-Neurodiversity Week at BIS HCMC-MicrosoftTeamsimage 36411zon Blog | Educational Insights | Health and Wellbeing
Neurodiversity Week at BIS HCMC

At BIS we celebrate the idea that all minds are different. We know that differences bring challenges, but also add great richness to our community. 
The 2nd October marked the start of Neurodiversity Week at BIS, across all campuses. 

  Neurodiversity embraces the idea that there are many differences in the way people’s brains work, perceive and respond to the world; none are ‘correct’ or ‘incorrect’.  
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News image Demystifying Autism Spectrum Disorder- A parent forum-Demystifying Autism Spectrum Disorder- A parent forum-bbc4022d-1366-23e7-f847-8475bd8f1f58_11zon News | Educational Insights | Health and Wellbeing
Demystifying Autism Spectrum Disorder: A parent forum at BIS HCMC

As part of Neurodiversity Week at BIS, we are hosting our first ever community parent forum to discuss Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), one example of neurodivergence. ‘Demystifying Autism Spectrum Disorder” will define and discuss ASD as well as help to dispel myths and misconceptions around this neurological disorder. This event will take place on Thursday 5th October at 11am at BIS HCMC Secondary Campus and is open to our BIS parents as well as all members of our wider community. 

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News image What are the benefits of a 2-week timetable-What are the benefits of a 2-week timetable-Q0A0640 211zon Blog | Educational Insights | Learning (SC) | Student Learning | Health and Wellbeing
What are the benefits of a 2-week timetable?
You may have heard towards the end of the last academic year that our Secondary students will be switching to a two-week timetable, either at our parent workshop led by Deputy Head of Curriculum and Learning, Mr Lee Falconer, in our weekly update or directly from your child. But what does this mean and why change? How will this benefit learning and the educational experience at BIS HCMC?
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News image Teaching literacy across disciplines-The importance of literacy across the curriculum-_Q0A9546 (2) Blog | Educational Insights | Learning (SC) | Student Learning | Continued Professional Development
The importance of literacy across the curriculum
Changes to our curriculum with the introduction of our 2 week timetable have allowed us to introduce an extra skills-based literacy lesson, called reciprocal reading. The small group sessions help students decode texts, delve into the deeper meaning and learn new vocabulary in a student-led setting. Literacy has been shown to have an affect on success across all subject matters and even affect GCSE results across subjects like maths, art and history. 
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News image Sustainable education at the British International School HCMC-The growth of sustainability and global citizenship at BIS HCMC-110323_KI8A1730_DN (2) Blog | UNICEF | Whole School | Nord Anglia Education | Educational Insights | Community Service
The growth of sustainability and global citizenship at BIS HCMC
After 13 years at BIS our Whole School Deputy Head Teacher (Enrichment) Ms Lauren Binnington has made a huge mark on BIS HCMC. One of the many long-lasting changes she has seen in her time is the development of our sustainability practices in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In her latest and final blog at #BISHCMC Lauren reflects on how far we have come as a sustainable school, whilst developing a global citizen mindset in each and every student.
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News image A Farewell from Mr Sean O Neill-A Farewell from Mr Sean O Neill-DSC00221 111zon News | Secondary Campus | Educational Insights
A farewell from Mr Sean O'Neill
Mr Sean O'Neill, our Secondary Headteacher shares his final words of wisdom with our BIS HCMC community after 9 years of dedication to our school. 
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News image Race4Good: Making Real Change Across The Globe-Race4Good Our Students Making Real Change Across The Globe-MicrosoftTeamsimage 20 111zon Blog | Community (SC) | Community Service | Educational Insights | Student Learning | FOBISIA
Race4Good: Making Real Change Across The Globe
In May this year, a team of thirty-four Year 7 and 8 BIS HCMC students participated in a competition which was like no other. A unique experiential learning and social impact experience which took them on a journey of empathy and compassion!
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News image BIS HCMC retains BSO “Outstanding in every Category” status in 2022-BIS HCMC retains BSO Outstanding in every Category status in 2022-BSO News | Educational Insights | Student Learning | Success Stories | Whole School
BIS HCMC Retains BSO “Outstanding in Every Category”

We are delighted to announce that BIS HCMC has retained the British Schools Overseas “Outstanding in Every Category” status following the, Penta International inspection of our school in November 2022.

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News image World Childrens Day 2022-World Childrens Day 2022-669db581-eda9-8910-cd75-500fb8c1acf5_11zon Blog | Community Service | Educational Insights | UNICEF
World Children’s Day 2022: Empowered Children Empowering Children
An overview of the events surrounding World Children's Day and Reach Out Week across three campuses.
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News image Behind the Scenes: A day in the life of an early years teacher-behind-the-scenes-a-day-in-the-life-of-an-early-years-teacher-Christine 1 Blog | Early Years and Infant Campus | Educational Insights | Featured on Home page | primary | Student Learning
Behind the Scenes: A day in the life of an early years teacher
At BIS HCMC, our Virtual School Experience (VSE) provision draws upon the expertise, resourcefulness and creativity of our teaching heroes to deliver an engaging online learning experience across the Early Years and Foundation Stage (EYFS). Take a look behind the scenes and explore a day in the life of one of our teachers.
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NAE Global Campus
In assemblies this week our Secondary students were given a brief tour of Global Campus, the online platform that connects our 66,000+ students from NAE schools around the world.
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News image STEAM education in the virtual classroom | British International School HCMC-steam-education-in-the-virtual-classroom-STEAM_RobotChallenge_YeWon_3V1 Blog | Early Years and Infant Campus | Educational Insights | Featured on Home page | Junior Campus
STEAM education in the virtual classroom
The focus of STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) is to apply an interdisciplinary approach to solving problems and has been a highlight for many of our students here at the British International School HCMC during our Virtual School Experience.
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News image Physical activity to promote emotional and social wellbeing | BIS HCMC-physical-activity-to-promote-emotional-and-social-wellbeing-Active April Example Blog | Educational Insights | Featured on Home page | Health and Wellbeing | Junior Campus | Secondary Campus | Sports | Student Learning
Physical activity to promote emotional and social wellbeing
As we continue our virtual school experience, the importance of creating suitable opportunities to engage with physical activity has become even more important.
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