PARENT ESSENTIALS

Parents are a huge part our welcoming, thriving and supportive community at BVIS HCMC. If your child is our student, or you’re thinking about joining us in the future, here are some key details you’ll need.

KEY TERM DATES: 2021–22

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

Download academic calendars here:

ACADEMIC YEAR 2021 -  2022

ACADEMIC YEAR 2022 - 2023


Term 1
Monday 16 Aug to Friday 17 Dec 2021
Christmas holidays
Monday 20 Dec 2021 to Tuesday 04 Jan 2022
Term 2
Wednesday 05 Jan to Friday 01 Apr 2022
Easter holidays
Monday 04 Apr to Friday 15 Apr 2022
Term 3
Monday 18 Apr to Friday 24 Jun 2022
Summer holiday begins
Friday 24 Jun 2022

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITES

BVIS HCMC encourages every student to take part in our fun extracurricular activities, not only to build their skills, express their artistry and develop their individuality, but also to form lifelong friendships with their peers and bonds with the local community.

Many of our extracurricular activities are oriented towards the UN Global Development Goals, that help students become aware of the responsibilities in life as global citizens.

 
SOCIAL PURPOSE
BVIS HCMC partners with many community development organisations, to help our students grow into truly international citizens with both a social and a moral purpose.
PERFORMING ARTS
Our performing arts curriculum has been developed in association with world-famous The Juilliard School.
MUSIC
Many children find their ‘voice’ when they pick up an instrument for the first time.
TECHNOLOGY
Through our partnership with MIT, students spend time with experts learning about the wonders of design and technology.
SPORTS

A healthy body is essential for a healthy mind. That’s why sport is such an important part of the BVIS HCMC curriculum.

LANGUAGE
Students receive a uniquely bilingual education, switching between English and Vietnamese multiple times a day, and becoming proficient in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in both.

OUR POLICIES

Our policies are established to ensure a safe and high quality learning environment for all school’s community. Please download the documents below to learn more:

LUNCH MENU

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.

Download here:

MAY MENU - EYFS

MAY MENU - PRIMARY

MAY MENU - SECONDARY

 

 

UNIFORMS

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. 

QUESTIONS

  • 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 AND EVENTS

ENROLMENT IS OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND

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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