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BVIS Primary House Captains

09 September 2015

Last week the House Captains for the 2015-2016 academic year were elected. You may be interested to know the process involved, as House Captains play an important role in the school.

How are House Captains elected?

Year 6 children were given an “application form” which they were asked to complete at home. Following this, the children were asked to make a presentation to the class, sharing their ideas and reasons for putting themselves forward for election. Then the Year 6 members of each house voted for the children they felt would lead and represent their house best in the Primary School.

We are delighted to announce that the following children were elected:

Dalat House: Phan Nam Thiet Hung and Nguyen Linh Thu (Sakura)

Hue House: Nguyen Lam Nhat Minh and Dao Duy Khoi Nguyen (Marcus)

Saigon House: Tran Vi Phong and Doan Khanh Dang (Subin)

Hanoi House: Nguyen Thuc Minh Khanh (Nancy) and Hwang Quoc Viet

What is the role of a House Captain?

The role of House Captain is an excellent leadership opportunity for the oldest children in the Primary School. House Captains carry out the weekly task of collecting the housepoints awarded in each class and announcing the results in Friday’s Primary School assembly. To fulfil this responsibility they need to be reliable, confident and able to speak in front of a large audience.

House Captains are the ‘figurehead’ for their house. Two children per house are elected and during the year they will be asked to represent their house and lead their house members during house competitions.


The British Vietnamese International School welcomes many visitors during the year such as Headteachers and Principals from other international schools, families interested in the school or members of the business and education community in Vietnam. House Captains may be asked to meet with visitors, demonstrating the qualities we expect of BVIS students.

Finally, House Captains are called upon to be role models. The younger children know who they are by the coloured badges they proudly wear on their uniforms and we expect them to set an example to others in their conduct and behaviour here at BVIS.

This year’s House Captains have already begun their work by helping in last week’s assembly and by announcing the first housepoints of the academic year. As this week’s assembly on 11.09.15 will be a House event, they will also be involved then.