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27 June, 2020

Graduation Ceremony 2020

“As graduates, you have shown grit, determination, resilience, care and warmth for others that you will take forward in your lives to be better, stronger and ultimately more diverse than any other graduates who have sat in the seats that you currently occupy. I congratulate you and stand here in awe of what you have achieved,”
Mr Simon Higham
BVIS HCMC Principal
Graduation Ceremony 2020 On Saturday 13th June 2020, our Year 13 students came together with their families, teachers, and special guests to celebrate their Graduation Event. The ceremony was filled with pride and joy as it marked a great milestone in our students’ challenging and learning focused journey at school.

On Saturday 13th June 2020, our Year 13 students came together with their families, teachers, and special guests to celebrate their Graduation Event. The ceremony was filled with pride and joy as it marked a great milestone in our students’ challenging and learning focused journey at school.

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In his opening speech, Mr Higham emphasised the collaborative effort from our students, teachers, and families in helping our students to thrive through this challenging academic year. He expressed his pride in seeing all Year 13 students who have now grown into confident, mature young adults who are ready to embrace any challenges in life. He carried on advising our students to continue to think differently and always see everything that they do as an opportunity.

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Our graduates, Ky Dan and Dieu Anh added in their own words, “Memories do not have to be extravagant. We all have our own small memories, too, and they also help us appreciate our lives more. Why? Because life is a jigsaw puzzle and experiences, big or small, are the pieces which join to form a picture of our life; the more pieces we obtain, the more complete the picture will be.”  

The night continued with the emotional speeches delivered bilingually in pairs by Noel and Ai Khoa which reflected their fond memories of study time and deep appreciation towards their teachers and families.

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Noel and Cao Khoa added, “Looking back on the times we've been through, and the pictures we can see how far we've grown as a year group. Thank you everyone for being a part of my growth journey, playing a part in my maturity. And I would also like to send my gratitude, and for everyone else here today, a thank you to all the teachers that have been with us in class or behind the scenes, to have made high school such a memorable experience for us.” 

Congratulations to the following students received prizes on the night.

  • CHAU Thanh Tam won subject award for Economics
  • DO Minh Thu won subject award for Geography
  • HOANG Phuong Mai won subject award for Business
  • LAM Tin Dieu won subject award for Physical Education
  • NGUYEN Khac Hai Linh won subject award for Media Studies
  • NGUYEN Ky Dan won subject awards for Drama and Maths
  • NGUYEN Nam Anh won subject awards for Art
  • NGUYEN Tam Khoi won subject award or Chemistry
  • NGUYEN Viet Quang won subject award for Physics
  • PHAM Minh Ha My won subject award for English Literature
  • THAI Nguyen Khanh Linh won subject award for Biology
  • TRAN Ai Cao Khoa won subject award for Music
  • TRAN Nhu Thanh won subject award for Vietnamese

Also, there are some special awards that were given out to:

  • NGUYEN Nam Anh Kelly for Bilingual Excellence
  • NGUYEN Khac Hai Linh for Global Citizenship Award
  • DUONG Ngoc Anh Noel for Outstanding Contribution to School Life
  • NGUYEN Ky Dan for Principal’s Special Commendation Award

The school’s sixth Graduating Class will officially leave BVIS this summer, full of ambition, excitement and confidence in order to pursue their next steps in their academic and personal journeys. The fact that they are well placed in prestigious universities worldwide also reinforces BVIS’s commitment to each and every student across our BVIS community – to nurture global citizens and Vietnamese perspective, ready for every child to succeed in any pathway they  choose. 

Congratulations to Class of 2020! We can’t wait to see what future holds for you.