PARENT ESSENTIALS

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Welcome to the British Vietnamese International School (BVIS) Hanoi family. You’ll love being part of our happy, vibrant community, which celebrates greatness and prepares our students to take on the world. On this page, you’ll find lots of useful information – from key dates to details about our bus service – that will ensure your child makes the most of their time here.

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IMPORTANT DATES: 2023-24

Looking for key term, holiday, and event dates? You can find them all in our school calendar.

OUR CALENDAR

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Our extra-curricular programme – which features nearly 100 clubs and activities – will nurture your child’s talents and inspire new passions.

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Trips and expeditions

Your child will create lifelong memories on amazing adventures in Vietnam and overseas. These include Nord Anglia expeditions to Tanzania and Switzerland, as well as once-a-year residentials to destinations ranging from Ha Long Bay to the Thai Hai eco-village. Our students embrace Vietnamese history, culture, and traditions on day trips in and around Hanoi, too.

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Sports

Our students love getting active, ensuring they develop healthy habits from an early age. Extra-curricular clubs range from the traditional, including badminton, football, and basketball, to the unique, such as ice-skating and bowling. Whatever your child loves to do, there are plenty of opportunities for them to keep fit, finesse their skills, and enjoy some friendly competition.

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Arts

We love the arts at BVIS Hanoi, which is why we offer a myriad of opportunities for students of all ages to express their creativity. Our students explore the world at our cultural colouring group, sculpt impressive pieces at our clay modelling activity, and have lots of fun at card design, calligraphy, and creative Lego clubs.

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Science and technology

Innovation abounds at extra-curricular clubs that cultivate our students’ curiosity, spark imaginations, and challenge them in new and extraordinary ways. In our STEAM space and science labs, students take part in the MIT Challenge, putting their critical thinking and problem-solving skills to the test. They also learn to code, design video games, and build robots.

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Service, sustainability, and wellbeing

We know that happy, healthy students achieve more. They also make a bigger contribution to our school and community. Mindful activities like colouring, creative writing, and poetry boost wellbeing, while learning a musical instrument improves cognitive development and provides a real sense of achievement. Your child can also take the lead in school, become an ‘eco warrior’, and support one of our many local service projects.

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement programme – and one of our most popular activities. Through personal challenge and community service activities, our students develop a host of transferable skills, including determination, confidence, and resilience. The Award is a fantastic addition to university applications, too.

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OUR PARENT AMBASSADOR GROUP

Want to play an even bigger role in our thriving community? Then why not join our Parent Ambassador (PA) group! As well as helping new families settle into our school and city, our PA group organises events, activities, and cultural celebrations. They give families across the school a voice and influence how we do things, too.

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DAILY LIFE AT OUR SCHOOL

Everything you need to know about life at BVIS Hanoi, in one place.

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Parent Portal
Parent Portal

Parent portal is where parent can get many neccessary forms, how to communicate with the school and the communication history (if any), school calendar where academic activities, residential or day trips and other event dates are updated or your child's timetable, school reports...

 
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Schoolsbuddy

SchoolsBuddy is a mobile and web-based school-to-home management system for activities, bookings, billing, transport & more.

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Bus service
Bus Service

Our reliable bus service covers districts across Hanoi, ensuring your child gets to and from school safely and efficiently.

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Uniform

Practical and smart, our school uniform creates a strong sense of identity – and our students wear it with pride.

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Lunch menu

Healthy lunches offer variety, colour, and lots of flavour, ensuring your child has the energy they need to learn.

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School day

Every student’s day is filled with exciting learning experiences, which are carefully planned around our set timetable.

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Code of conduct

Covering everything from behaviour to health and safety, our code of conduct explains what we expect from our students.

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Our learning platforms

Your child will learn in new and innovative ways on platforms that inspire collaboration and digital literacy.

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House system
Our House system fosters a strong sense of community across the age groups.
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Our family of schools
Being part of the Nord Anglia Education family of global schools brings many benefits.
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Policies
Take a look at our key policy and procedural documents, which cover everything from air quality to safeguarding.
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Accreditations
The quality of education we offer has been recognised by leading organisations in Vietnam and across the globe.
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Student Parliament
Our secondary learners develop their leadership, problem-solving, and teamwork skills as part of our Student Parliament.
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PARENT HANDBOOKS

Our Parent Handbooks have been designed to answer questions about basic routines and procedures.

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PARENT COMMUNICATIONS

The school believes that good communication between parents and school is essential. We need to have up-to-date details of your email and postal addresses and telephone numbers, including emergency contacts. We will check your details at the beginning of each school year but if there are changes during the year, please inform the school office at enquiry@bvishanoi.com. Parents should comply with the school’s request for contact details (and any medical information on your child) in a timely fashion so that we can care for your child appropriately.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

  • What extra-curricular activities do you offer?

    We run nearly 100 extra-curricular clubs, ensuring every child has the chance to do what they love. Activities take place every Monday and Thursday, and are divided into themed categories. From sports and the arts to science and academia, our enrichment programme encourages students to showcase their talents and pursue new passions.

  • Do you organise day and residential trips for your students?

    Day and overnight trips are an essential part of every student’s BVIS experience. From an early age, your child will enjoy off-campus activities that deepen their understanding of the world and add a real-life dimension to classroom learning.

    Every trip is age-appropriate and designed to develop specific skills, values, and attributes. As well as residentials to areas of interest in Vietnam – including Ha Long Bay, Mai Chau, and Ba Vi – our older students also take part in life-changing expeditions to Nord Anglia centres in Tanzania and Switzerland.

  • How do you help students prepare for – and apply to – university?

    Our students’ academic success takes them to first-choice universities across the world. To help your child get there, our University Guidance Counsellor will support them to make subject choices and identify potential career pathways. They’ll also guide them through the application process. We organise several university fairs throughout the year, too, giving your family the opportunity to meet representatives from top 100 higher education institutions.

  • Which universities do your students go to?

    Our students’ outstanding A-level success takes them to the very best universities in the UK, Australia, North America, Canada, and across Asia. Destinations include Oxford, King’s College London, the University of Melbourne, the University of British Columbia, and Yonsei.

  • Do you provide lunch?

    Yes, our specialist catering partner prepares high quality lunches every day. We offer a variety of local and international options, and are committed to providing healthy, nutritious, and delicious meals that your child will love. We also cater for a range of dietary requirements and allergies.

  • Do you operate a bus service?

    We run a safe and reliable bus service to and from residential districts across Hanoi. Children are accompanied by trained ‘monitors’ and all our buses are fitted with seat belts.

  • Do your students wear a uniform?

    Yes, students wear our smart, practical, and colourful uniform with pride. As well as creating a strong sense of identity, our uniform ensures every child feels part of a closeknit community.

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