After her official graduation from BVIS HCMC in June 2019, Kaysie Thanh Nha is currently busy with her new learning journey in Toronto, Canada. With her choice in the Medical Management major, Kaysie is extremely excited about her experiences at York University and with her new life studying in Canada.
It was not a surprise to her peers and teachers at BVIS when they heard that Kaysie had earned her scholarship to York University. Graduating in 2019, she achieved an outstanding set of A Level results with an A* for Mathematics and 3 A grades for English Literature, Advanced Mathematics and Physics. In addition to this, Kaysie achieved an IELTS score of 8.0 and a SAT score of 1500. During her time at BVIS HCMC, the city’s most prestigious bilingual international school and part of Nord Anglia Education, the world’s largest group of premium schools, Kaysie also played her leadership role in many internal and external activities.
Although she was one of the highest academic achievers across the exceptional BVIS cohort, few people knew that Kaysie used to be timid and quiet because she often found herself under the shadow of her equally successful older sister, who also achieved outstanding success at BVIS.
Kaysie said, “My sister in fact was an outstanding person. I always admired her, but this means I self-created an invisible pressure when seeing what she achieved. During my first years at BVIS, I was not open at all and Mr. Stuart Reid – Head of Year 11&12, recognised it precisely. Thanks to the after-school conversations with him, I gradually understood that I should have tried to discover more about myself to figure out my real passions and desires, instead of trying to be better than my sister.” Kaysie also expressed her own thoughts, often experienced by many teenagers through her own book, entitled “Big Brother’s Shadow”, which was chosen and published by Friends to Friends Project in 2018. The story spreads a meaningful message about how to respect the differences of each child - an important message for both parents and students.