The engagement and connection of our parents in our children’s learning journey are critical to their progress and success. Please find out useful information for parents below:
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KEY TERM DATES: 2023-2024

Here are the most important dates for your diary in the upcoming school year.

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Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Academic Year 2024 - 2025

Term 1
Thursday 17 Aug to Friday 15 Dec 2023
Christmas holidays
Monday 18 Dec 2023 to Tuesday 09 Jan 2024
Term 2
Wednesday 10 Jan to Wednesday 17 Apr 2024
Tet Holidays
Monday 05 Feb to Monday 19 Feb 2024
Easter holidays
Thursday 18 Apr to Wednesday 01 May 2024
Term 3
Thursday 02 May to Wednesday 26 Jun 2024
Summer holiday begins
Thursday 27 Jun 2024


With a wide range of exciting extra-curricular activities, your child will discover their talents, while developing their wellbeing, resilience and sense of team.
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A healthy body is essential for a healthy mind. Our students are encouraged to enjoy the many sports we offer in our outstanding facilities.
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Our sporting activities encourage our students to develop a sense of competition, self-improvement, and leadership. Through a wide range of sports, including football, marathon running, swimming, volleyball, baseball, basketball, table tennis, and gymnastics, everyone gets their hearts pumping! Exercise doesn’t just enhance our students’ wellbeing, but also supports their learning when they return to class.
Many children find their ‘voice’ when they pick up an instrument for the first time.
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From an early age, our students explore the fundamentals of melody through our collaboration with The Juilliard School, first by learning to play the keyboard, followed by developing their musical skills and knowledge to be able to identify and understand harmonies from works hand-selected by musical experts.
Our children learn to flex their creativity through our arts classes. 
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Moving beyond academic boundaries is crucial for our students’ personal development. Art classes are where their creativity and imaginations are challenged through painting, illustration, photography and more.
Our SHARE A DREAM programme develops empathy as our students go out and make a difference in their communities.
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SHARE A DREAM empowers our students to create social change by giving them the chance to plan, execute, and report on outreach activities and events, including volunteering and working with NGOs.


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

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The canteen serves up a variety of tasty and nutritious meals every day. Our catering provision is regularly reviewed, with new and healthy options frequently added to our menu, always proving popular among the students.

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December Menu - EYFS

December Menu - Year 1 to Year 3

December Menu - Year 4 to Year 6

December Menu - Year 7 to Year 13



The school uniform is a means of showing our identity and pride in our school to the wider community as well as being practical school wear. All children from F1 through to Year 13 are expected to wear their school uniform every day that they attend school.  

  • A detailed overview of the full uniform for EYFS (Foundation 1, 2 and 3), Primary (Years 1 to 6), Secondary (Years 7 to 11) and 6th Form (Years 12 and 13) can be found in this link.
  • Guidelines for purchasing BVIS uniform here 

Useful Parents Seminars

Find all of the important resources from previous parent workshops and seminars here. Should you require any additional information from any of these sessions, please contact the Primary or Secondary Receptionist directly and we will be happy to help out.

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  • Does the school follow the British or Vietnamese curriculum?
    We use the National Curriculum for England as our framework. Some subjects are taught in Vietnamese to ensure our students enjoy the best of both countries’ curricula. Our students graduate with the renowned international A Levels qualification, accredited by the University of Cambridge Examinations Board and accepted by all leading world universities. We have a unique approach that allows us to teach an international curriculum in a fully bilingual environment. This is one of a kind in Vietnam.
  • Will maths be taught in English language?
    Maths is taught to Primary students in Vietnamese, so students build a strong foundational understanding of the subject. In Secondary, they gradually shift to the English language, in preparation for external exams.
  • How will Vietnamese culture and values be preserved?
    We celebrate both languages in school and focus on Vietnamese heritage and culture in the Vietnamese curriculum.  Most of our teaching assistants are Vietnamese. They’re highly proficient in English and able to help students with their Vietnamese studies. We regularly celebrate key traditional Vietnamese events, such as Tet and Moon Festival. 

    We’re a close-knit community that values family. We organise numerous events with this in mind, including our Grandparents Day, parent seminars, and coffee mornings. Our students go on day and residential trips not only abroad but also within Vietnam, learning about the country and experiencing traditional Vietnamese life. They see first-hand what it means to Vietnamese people to respect their elders and practice good manners.
  • Will there be any learning support for my child?
    We offer learning support for children with mild learning difficulties. We have an experienced English as an Additional Language (EAL) team, who will help your child with their English language acquisition.
  • Does the school offer extracurricular activities?
    BVIS HCMC has an exciting after-school programme. More than 100 clubs are available to students, including traditional activities like swimming and poetry as well as the more unusual clubs, such as fishing. We listen to our students and their families, so if there’s sufficient interest for something new we endeavour to launch a club to meet it. 
  • How do students graduate?
    We offer University of Cambridge IGCSE (at 16 years old) and International A Level (at 18 years old) examinations. Our students' exam results are consistently outstanding. 
  • Are the qualifications obtained at this school recognised and valued worldwide?
    Yes. University of Cambridge examinations are taken in more than 100 countries and accepted as entry requirements by every top university.


News image BVIS HCMC WH 01 Dec (24) News | Weekly Highlights
Weekly Highlights 01/12/2023
This week, all of our Christmas decorations were put up across both Primary and Secondary, bringing the season of goodwill closer to us all.
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Weekly Highlights 24/11/2023
Being successful is an important aspect in all our lives, however what does it mean to be successful and how can we encourage our students across each age group to understand what is meant by success?
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When Moms and Dads Become Storytellers
Storytelling is a great bonding experience and a fantastic way to develop children’s early literacy, critical thinking, cognitive and emotional skills. 
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Depending on available spaces, your child can join BVIS HCMC anytime during the academic year. We look forward to welcoming you!

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