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At The British Vietnamese International School - BVIS Hanoi we highly value the all-round development of students.  For students of all ages, there are many opportunities for students to show leadership potential, growing in confidence and poise.

Secondary leadership

Academic Leadership


Head Students and School Prefects – students are invited to apply for these prestigious roles and undergo interviews after writing their own testimonial.  

Successful applicants are expected to be positive and enthusiastic, encouraging, and motivating fellow students.  In addition, we expect them to be cooperative, helpful, well-mannered, trustworthy, and responsible, respectful toward teachers, their peers, and the school environment. Whilst we recognise that these students are not yet the finished article, we look to see in them these leadership qualities: confidence, initiative, problem-solving skills, compassion, and empathy.

We find when students understand the expectations and appreciate the support they can receive in these roles, they rise wonderfully to each occasion.

Subject Ambassadors:  students who show an aptitude in, and a keenness for, a particular academic subject can be selected to get involved in assisting at parent meetings for IGCSE and A Level Option choices.  Parents and students alike have found this first-hand experience from students particularly helpful, through their thoughtful explanations of course content and examination board requirements.

Leadership Courses:  no student can be expected to be a born leader, so we run leadership courses for our senior students to assit them in the taking and displaying or responsibility within a secure and supportive environment.  The course leaders have high profile track records in Leadership from diverse fields. 

At this current stage these leadership courses are available only to students in Years 12 and 13.

Secondary leadership

Community Leadership


Extra-curricular Activities: Students can opt to run clubs and activities for younger students, helping them develop a sense of empathy and care for others as well as learning the valuable skills of encouragement and patience.

Such activities may involve Photography, Debating, Reading clubs for younger students, or music ensembles

Charity Work: Values-creation is an essential part of a well-rounded education.  Our direct involvement with UNICEF through the Nord Anglia Education collaboration and the Sustainable Development Goals does truly help students focus their education beyond just themselves

Examples of events students are involved in:  organizing committee for Christmas Charity Market, participation in charity work through the Extra-curricular Programme as well as competitions/events outside of school.

Recommendations for which charities to support are regularly made by student representation.

Event Organising: for example, students get involved (with staff oversight) Year End Senior Prom, KS3 end of year party, traditional Vietnamese cultural events (eg Tet, Moon Festival)

Work Experience: each year, we seek meaningful connections and collaborations with businesses in Hanoi that support the university degree and career aspirations of our senior students.  These real-life situations provide meaningful examples of their subject course content in action and applied to future employment. 

Students are expected to sure appropriate maturity and a sense of pride in who they are, as they engage with the professional world.

Read more:

An inspiring Enrichment Day made by promising future leaders

Student voice being heard

Y13 Leadership trip 2019