Sorry but this form will not work without cookies enabled. Please adjust your browser settings to enable cookies to continue. For more information on how to do this please see our.

  • The Leading Bilingual International School in Vietnam

    We are proud to be the only bilingual school in Ho Chi Minh City that is fully accredited by CIS (Council of International Schools).

    BVIS HCMC Trường Quốc Tế Song Ngữ

  • Confident and Independent Learners 

    Graduating with a global perspective in their learning and a great sense of pride in their heritage, our students are well-equipped to pursue their passions and ambitions wherever they choose to go.

    BVIS HCMC Trường Quốc Tế Song Ngữ

  • Inspiring Students to Succeed

    Our experienced, highly-qualified teachers ignite creativity and a love of learning in every student.

    BVIS HCMC Trường Quốc Tế Song Ngữ

  • A World-class Education

    The internationally recognised British curriculum coupled with traditional Vietnamese values makes our school unique and a very special learning environment.

    An unique and a very special learning environment at BVIS HCMC

  • Join Our School Today!

    Our friendly, committed Admissions team are pleased to assist you with any questions and requests in English, Vietnamese and Korean.

    BVIS Admissions enquiry | Quy trình tuyển sinh

  • An Exciting and Multicultural Environment

    Stay up to date with the many varied events that are regularly happening across our exciting school community.

    BVIS HCMC Trường Quốc Tế Song Ngữ

  • Get In touch with Us

    We look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant community.

    BVIS HCMC Trường Quốc Tế Song Ngữ

Weekly Highlights 22/02/2019 BVIS HCMC

Weekly Highlights 22/02/2019

Principal Update BVIS HCMC

Mr Simon Higham - Principal

Mr. Simon Higham, Principal

Dear Parents

It has been back to business at BVIS this week with the first full week in school for our teachers and students following the Tet holiday.

Teacher Recruitment 2019-2020

EYFS BVIS HCM 2018Following my recent visit to London to attend OTOS (Outstanding Teachers for Outstanding Schools) – the Nord Anglia education recruitment event - I am pleased to inform you that we had a substantial number of quality applicants for each advertised post. From these applications, we have managed to recruit all of our overseas teachers required for the next academic year. I am confident that all of our new teachers coming to BVIS next year will continue to inspire, challenge and care deeply for our children.

Primary Residential Trips

I would like to congratulate all of our Year 4, 5 and 6 children who are either already on their residential trips or preparing to take part in them next week.

Year 6 Trip BVIS HCMC

As a compulsory part of our school’s curriculum, residential trips complement the work that is covered in school. They are designed to enhance your child's learning, challenging their physical, social and emotional skills in order to foster a sense adventure and enhance an awareness for the environment and culture that is around them.

Students learn independence through our carefully planned and prepared residential programme, in a place which does not look like their home. This helps them to develop confidence in joining longer trips as they move through our year groups. Thank you for your ongoing support for our residential trips programme.

School Photographs

By now, you will have received both the online sitting IDs to access your child’s photographs and also a hard copy of the order form. 

Please be reminded that the deadline for all cash orders through our school cashier is Thursday 28th February. Unfortunately, we will be unable to take cash after this date. Also, all online orders placed by 2nd March 2019 will qualify for an Earlybird discount which gives you 10% off the list price.

Thank you to all of the valuable feedback that has been received regarding this year’s photographs. I will personally ensure that this is fed back to Pret-A-Portrait in order further refine the procedure and process for next year.

For all photograph enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Jacy jacy.nguyen@bvisvietnam.com

Parent Seminar with Family Medical Practice

BVIS HCMC Parents Seminars 2019

Next Wednesday 27th February, from 08:30am to 10:00am we would like to invite you to a workshop in school, delivered by Family Medical practice, covering the following areas:

  • Nutrition in the first years of life
  • Causes of food refusal among children
  • Feeding disorder in children and golden rules for their better feeding
  • How to build a healthy menu for your child

The workshop is specifically designed for parents with children aged 0 to 5 years old and will be led by Dr. Johnathan Halevy – Head of the Paediatric Department at Family Medical Practice.

If you would like to attend, please contact Ms Thao Nguyen in our Admisions Office by Tuesday 26th February:

We look forward to meeting many of you there.

The Impact of the MIT STEAM Curriculum at BVIS HCMC


As part of our collaboration with MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), the staff at BVIS have designed an engaging and stimulating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) curriculum for BVIS students. The curriculum is designed to give students the opportunities to use their subject knowledge to create new inventions and solve real world problems through a hands-on and project-based approach.

Read more about the positive impact this has made on learning at our school in this post by Ms Joanna Mearing, Primary Teacher.

As part of our commitment to the safety of everyone within our BVIS community, I would like to remind you of the following people who you can contact if you have a concern about the welfare of any child within our school.

Safety Training BVIS HCM 2018

Primary Update BVIS HCMC


Ms Rosy Clark, Head of Primary

This week it has been my absolute pleasure to travel away from school with Year 4 to Long Hai for their annual residential trip. At BVIS we value residential trips so highly that Mr Oliver and I set aside time to accompany our staff and children on these trips. It’s a highlight of the year for both of us!

All our trips are linked to our curriculum and provide key learning opportunities for BVIS children. The benefits of residential trips are numerous, including the following:

  • Development of children’s independence skills and self-confidence
  • Hands-on, practical learning away from school, applying what has been learned in class to real-life situations
  • Team work and social skills
  • BVIS HCMC Year 6 Trip 2019 (6)
  • BVIS HCMC Year 6 Trip 2019 (5)
  • BVIS HCMC Year 6 Trip 2019 (4)
  • BVIS HCMC Year 6 Trip 2019 (3)
  • BVIS HCMC Year 6 Trip 2019 (1)
  • BVIS HCMC Year 6 Trip 2019 (2)
  • BVIS HCMC Year 4 Trip Long Hai (2)
  • BVIS HCMC Year 4 Trip Long Hai (1)
  • BVIS HCMC Year 4 Trip Long Hai (6)
  • BVIS HCMC Year 4 Trip Long Hai (5)
  • BVIS HCMC Year 4 Trip Long Hai (4)
  • BVIS HCMC Year 4 Trip Long Hai (3)

We understand that, for some of our families new to the school, this may be a new experience for both children and parents but our teachers, Mr Oliver and I are always available for you to discuss any anxieties you may have about this aspect of international school life.

There is a planned progression in the length of our residential trips, distance travelled and the complexity of learning involved as follows:

Year group


Number of nights/ days away

Range of activities include:



1 night

Swimming; treasure hunt


Long Hai

1 night / 2 days

Swimming; team challenges


Mekong Delta

2 nights / 3 days

Eco-park; shelter building; finding out about traditional life on the river


Hoi An

3 nights / 4 days

Community project; abseiling; team building activities

Congratulations to all the Year 4 and Year 6 children for their excellent behaviour during their trips to Long Hai and Hoi An this week. They were a real credit to the school. Thanks and congratulations to Ms Suong and her Year 4 team, and Mr Matt and his Year 6 team for all their hard work to make these trips such a success.

Secondary Update BVIS HCMC


Mr Jack Rudin, Head of Secondary

A level choices

It was great to see all the parents who attended the year 11 options evening this week. Year 11 are now in the process of choosing their A levels to study in year 12 and 13. Mr Reid and Mr Curran presented the things to consider in making these choices and students had an opportunity to talk to all our subject leaders about what the A level courses.  Year 11 have two weeks to make their decisions about next year.

A Level Choice Secondary BVIS HCMC

If you would like to come to school and talk to Mr Curran - College & University Guidance Counsellor via Luke.Curran@bvisvietnam.com  or Mr Reid - our Key Stage 4 Coordinator  via Stuart.Reid@bvisvietnam.com during this time, then please feel free to get in touch to make an appointment to discuss the best A level choices for your child's future.

Tanzania Expedition 2019

We also had a meeting on Thursday to talk about the Tanzania trip that will be taking place next year. Mr Every and Miss Hardiman will be leading next year's Trip and some students who went on last year's trip told us about their amazing experiences. If you have a child currently in Year 9 who would like to go on the trip then please get in touch with Mr Every  jon.every@bvisvietnam.com or Miss Hardiman who will be able to explain further about how you can apply.

BVIS HCMC Tanzania 2018 (15)

Have a great weekend ahead. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at simon.higham@bvisvietnam.com to give feedback on our Weekly Highlights and how it can be further improved in the future.

Like us on Facebook

Be Ambitious BVIS HCM 2018

Discover more

Weekly Highlights