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07 April, 2023

25 Years: 25 reasons to choose BIS HCMC

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As we celebrate our 25th year of providing outstanding education, we were inspired by our Head Teacher of Junior Campus, Ms Dee Grimshaw as she counts 25 reasons to choose BIS HCMC for our 25th anniversary.


1. Our Holistic Education

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Balancing academic excellence with personal growth and wellbeing, our holistic approaches to education will inspire your child to be their best, achieve success and develop a lifetime love of learning

2. Our World Class Teachers

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Our caring and committed teachers are always willing to go the extra mile to spark our student's creativity and curiosity.

3. Our Curriculum 

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Our unique blend of British and International curricula is both creative and innovative, both broad and balanced, and both engaging and relevant. Our personalised curriculum enables our students to unlock a whole world of possibilities.

 

4. Our Co-Curricular Programmes

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Over 100 Co-Curricular Activities on offer, providing rich learning opportunities for all students, whatever their passions, in a range of areas; The Arts, Technology, Sport, Music, Community and Languages.


5. Exceptional Examination Results

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With a 100% pass rate in IBDP and averages well above the global benchmarks our students get some of the best results in the world. This reflects their hard work, skill, and determination, as well as our commitment to personal and academic excellence.

6. University Pathways

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More than half of our 2022 graduates were accepted by one of the top 100 higher education institutions, including the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London in the UK, the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney in Australia, the University of Chicago, Yale and Cornell in the US and the National University of Singapore and Seoul National University in Asia.


7. Expeditions and Excursions 

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Enhancing our curriculum, building skills such as collaboration, independence, confidence and perseverance and creating memories that last a lifetime. Our students have outstanding experiences in Vietnam, as well as exploring destinations across the globe, both in primary and secondary, expanding their horizons and pushing their limitations. 

 

8. State of the Art Facilities

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Three purpose-built campuses encompassing multiple swimming pools, DREAMs and robotics labs, sports facilities, soundproofed music suites and a shaded rooftop garden. Not to mention our newly renovated Founders Auditorium on the secondary campus with a 14 metre long hi-resolution digital screen as an extraordinary backdrop for performances and assemblies.


9. Our Students

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Global citizens that act with integrity, respect and care. They are critical enquirers who value reflection and perseverance. From Foundation Stage 1 to Year 13, our students challenge themselves every day. Beyond their excellent academic achievements, every student at BIS HCMC gets involved with Co-Curricular activities, community service projects and events around the school. 

10. Our Parents

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Our parent community are supportive and engaged in their childrens’ learning. Our active and supportive parent-teacher group (PTG) facilitate a number of large events throughout the year, building our strong community and raising funds for our local partners.

 

11. Our Community Partners

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Learning with, learning from and supporting a range of community partners across Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam. Through integrated social impact projects, global collaborations, and hands-on community action, your child will make a real difference in school, locally, and across the world.

 

12. Our Community Spirit

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13. World Leading Collaborations

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Our students have the opportunity to learn from world-leading experts from Juilliard, UNICEF, MIT, Formula 1 and Vex Robotics and compete against some of the best young minds in the world.

14. Advanced Technology

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From our robotics equipment, 3D printers and interactive screens, your child’s learning will be enhanced by state-of-the-art technology.

15. FOBISIA (Federation of British International Schools in Asia)

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Opportunities for students and staff to connect with other British schools in the region for collaboration and competitions in the Arts, Sports, Technology and more.

16. Our Global Network

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As part of Nord Anglia Education our students and staff have access to a global network of resources and training materials at their fingertips and the ability to connect and collaborate across the network of over 80 schools worldwide.

17. SISAC (Saigon International Schools Athletic Conference)

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Our multiple sports teams including basketball, football, swimming and athletics, have the chance to compete against the best schools in Ho Chi Minh City and make friendships across the city.

 

18. Exceptional Performing Arts

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From theatre and musical productions to cross-campus orchestras, acoustic lounge and battle of the band performances, there are countless opportunities for our students to excel in drama and music.

19. Extraordinary Staff

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You’ll be greeted by our warm and welcoming admissions staff and be supported throughout your BIS journey by our maintenance, catering and administration staff. To assist you and your child with everything from managing fees, organising transportation, serving up nutritious meals and keeping your child safe and healthy.

20. Wellbeing

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Our students benefit from a comprehensive wellbeing programme. Our advice, support and counselling (ASC) team and our wellbeing prefects are on hand to provide support and guidance for our students.

21. Additional Educational Needs

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Our AEN team is comprised of learning support and English as an additional language (EAL) and offers practical and personalised support to ensure every child at BIS HCMC has the opportunity to reach their full potential. Our trained therapy dog is also an important member of the team, offering support and improving wellbeing of our students.

 

22. Communication

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You’ll always be kept informed of what your child is up to at school. With PTSCs (Parent Teacher Student Conferences), form tutors, teachers and senior leadership always on hand, you’ll have a chance to meet and discuss your child’s progress regularly. Digitally, you’ll be able to stay up to date through apps sharing photos of your child’s work and weekly updates from our headteachers.


23. Location and Proximity

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Our 3 campuses are located within walking distance of each other in Thao Dien, a thriving international neighbourhood in the heart of District 2, just 15 minutes from the centre of Ho Chi Minh City in beautiful Vietnam. Located in the south of the country with warm temperatures year around, you’ll also be able to enjoy holidays in paradise locations during the school holidays and learn more about the rich culture of Vietnam.


24. Our International Community

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With a student population of almost 2400 and 55 nationalities, we love to celebrate the different cultures of our school. Our international day and international week are the highlights of our school calendar, where families and students come together to experience the food, clothes and traditions from around the world. 


25. Our Aide Memoire and Mission Statement

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Our diverse community acts with integrity, respect, and care, learning together as critical enquirers who value reflection and perseverance. United as global citizens, we develop the skills and characteristics to create a more peaceful and sustainable world.

In everything we do, we live and demonstrate our core values. These are Integrity, Respect, Care, Enquiry, Perseverance, and Reflection.