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

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    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.

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  • Inspiring Students to Succeed

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Weekly Highlights 19/06/2020

Principal Update BVIS HCMC

Mr Simon Higham - Principal

Mr. Simon Higham, Principal

Dear Parents

Thank you to all parents who have engaged and connected with our online Parent Meetings, both this week and last, across Primary and Year 10. Your involvement in these meetings is vital to ensure that we continue to offer the very best educational opportunities for all students across the school as we work in partnership with you.

Please do not hesitate to continue to engage and connect with your son/daughter’s teachers in order to both further understand how you can support their learning at home.

Reminder for Year 6 Parents

Following the successful Year 13 Graduation last Saturday, I would like to remind all Year 6 parents of the Year 6 Graduation Event that will be held in the Main Hall on Tuesday 23rd June from 6.00pm. We are looking forward to seeing you there to celebrate the transition of our oldest Primary students into the Secondary phase of our school.


Final Week of School – pick up and drop off

Please note that our current drop off and pick up arrangements will continue until further notice. Thank you for your support in ensuring that your child brings at least one facemask to school and preferably a spare if this is misplaced or lost.

Please be reminded that our extended school hours will continue in the final week of the academic year. School will finish at 4.05pm on Monday to Thursday and on Friday 26th June (final day of Term 3), school will finish at 3.05pm.

BVIS HCMC Pick up procedure

Farewell, Thank you and Welcome!

Sadly, it is nearing the time that we say goodbye to some of our teachers who will be leaving BVIS HCMC at the end of this term. Each one has contributed hugely to the success and development of our school. All departing staff members are moving on to a new adventure in their lives.

BVIS HCMC Ms Rosy Clark Head of Primary

I would like to thank them all for what they have done for the school over the years and especially during some extremely challenging times this year.

On behalf of our school community, I would like to wish them well for the future. This year’s leaving staff are:

  • Ms Rosy Clark (Primary Headteacher)
  • Mrs Joanna Penson (Primary Class teacher)
  • Ms Jordana Godber (Primary Class teacher)
  • Ms Annemieke Clements (Secondary Drama Teacher)
  • Mr Stuart Reid (Secondary Maths Teacher)
  • Ms Karan Allan (Secondary Business/Economics Teacher)
  • Ms Sarah Cullen (Secondary English Teacher)
  • Ms Brittany Walker (Whole School PE Teacher)
  • Ms Samantha Best (Secondary Chemistry Teacher)
  • Ms Adit Goschalk (Whole School Art Teacher)
  • Ms Danielle Griffiths (Whole School Dance/ PE Teacher)

As our existing staff move on to new beginnings, then others will join us for the 2020/21 academic year. I am pleased to confirm that the recruitment of overseas staff to replace these teachers is now complete. We have also appointed additional staff in several areas to enhance the quality of education even further.

Please look out for more information in our Highlights at the beginning of the next academic year when we will introduce them to you in more detail. In addition, the profiles of the new staff members will be updated on our website before the start of the new term.

I would like to formally welcome the following staff members who will be joining our team next year:

  • Ms Mary McAloon ( Primary Headteacher)
  • Ms Jessica Ashforth (Primary ICT Teacher)
  • Ms Anna Forrest (Primary Class teacher)
  • Mr Adam Fitchett (Secondary Maths Teacher)
  • Ms Olivia Jefferson (Secondary Psychology/Science Teacher)
  • Mr Robert Bailey (Secondary Science/Biology Teacher)
  • Ms Jessica Blick (Whole School PE Teacher)
  • Ms Jane Griffith (Whole School Dance and PE Teacher)
  • Ms Olivia Hutchinson (Secondary Drama Teacher)
  • Ms Lee Stanley (Secondary Maths Teacher)
  • Mr Lee Adams  (Secondary Business and Economics Teacher)
  • Mr Nicholas Arthur (Secondary English Teacher)
  • Mr Ben Purdy (Secondary Chemistry Teacher)
  • Mr James Marshal (Whole School Art Teacher)
  • Mr Samuel Buck (Whole School PE Teacher)

Nurturing Global Citizens and a Vietnamese Perspective

At BVIS, we fully understand that a truly global citizen needs to have the right knowledge, skills and global perspective. At the same time, they also need to be absorbed within their country’s culture and traditions to succeed in life and make positive contributions to the outside world.

Reading BVIS HCMC Secondary students Đọc sách

As BVIS parents, you have chosen our school to help develop both perspectives, but how do we successfully achieve this, year on year?

Read this article  on our school website to find out more.

Academic Calendar 2020/21

Please be reminded that next year’s academic calendar (2020/21) can found using this link.

Uniform Collection for the academic year 2020/21

From Monday 3rd August to Tuesday 18th August, your child’s new uniform for the forthcoming academic year will be able to be collected from school between the following times:

  • 8.00am – 12.00pm
  • 1.00pm – 3.30pm

Please look out for more information regarding collection details from me next week.

Have a great weekend ahead and thank you for your continued support of our school community. Take care and continue to stay safe.

Primary Update BVIS HCMC


Ms Rosy Clark, Head of Primary

Throughout Year 6, there are many learning opportunities that are used to prepare the children for the challenges of being a Secondary student. This week, two of these occasions took place:

Eco-project presentations

In Term 3, Year 6 students are tasked with an independent, cross-curricular project that is designed to bring together many skills and areas of learning at the very end of their Primary school education. IT, geography, design, literacy and maths skills, as well as the children’s ‘global citizenship with a Vietnamese perspective’ all form part of this project. The children are required to design their own eco-park in a location of their own choice in Vietnam, taking into account the effect of their eco-park on the local environment, society and economy.

On Wednesday afternoon, groups of Year 6 students presented their eco-parks in either English or Vietnamese to panels of judges and answered questions about their projects, justifying their designs, choices and ideas. Assessment rubrics were used by the judges in each group to ensure consistency across the year group.

By combining the results from Wednesday’s presentations with the children’s work in class during the past few weeks, an overall winner will be decided and announced at the Year 6 graduation in the final week of term.

Year 6 transition day

Year 6 students can sometimes be anxious about moving to Year 7 so a special day is provided at BVIS towards the end of the academic year to expose the children to many of the changes they will encounter next academic year.

BVIS HCMC Year 6 Transition Day 2020 (23)

The transition day took place on Thursday in the Secondary part of the building, with Secondary teachers and senior members of staff. The children spent the day in their Year 7 house-based forms and one of the highlights of the day was the opportunity to visit the Sunken Garden café at breaktime! By the end of the day’s transition activities, Year 6 were clearly feeling excited about next academic year. We hope that the online parent meetings have provided families with the transition information they need too!

Secondary Update BVIS HCMC


Mr Jack Rudin, Head of Secondary


Last Saturday we held the secondary school Graduation for the class of 2020.  Due to the restrictions caused by Covid 19, this year we held the ceremony at BVIS and it turned out to be our best graduation yet. We had great food, warm words from our teachers for the graduating class but the highlight of the evening came from our students. We were able to showcase their art work and entertained by 3 fantastic musical performances from; our school choir, student band “The Darrow” (featuring Ky Dan) and one final piece that was composed and played on the piano by Khoa. We are very proud that Khoa is our first Year 13 student to complete A level Music.  Finally, to round off a great evening Khoa, Ky Dan,  Noel and Dieu Anh delivered some moving and speeches about their time at BVIS – what a night of celebration!

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Congratulations to all of our Year 13 students - we are very proud of all of them and their achievements. Well done, Class of 2020!

Congratulations to the following students received prizes on the night.

  • CHAU Thanh Tam won subject award for Economics
  • DO Minh Thu won subject award for Geography
  • HOANG Phuong Mai won subject award for Business
  • LAM Tin Dieu won subject award for Physical Education
  • NGUYEN Khac Hai Linh won subject award for Media Studies
  • NGUYEN Ky Dan won subject awards for Drama and Maths
  • NGUYEN Nam Anh won subject awards for Art
  • NGUYEN Tam Khoi won subject award or Chemistry
  • NGUYEN Viet Quang won subject award for Physics
  • PHAM Minh Ha My won subject award for English Literature
  • THAI Nguyen Khanh Linh won subject award for Biology
  • TRAN Ai Cao Khoa won subject award for Music
  • TRAN Nhu Thanh won subject award for Vietnamese

Also, there are some special awards that were given out to:

  • NGUYEN Nam Anh Kelly for Bilingual Excellence
  • NGUYEN Khac Hai Linh for Global Citizenship Award
  • DUONG Ngoc Anh Noel for Outstanding Contribution to School Life
  • NGUYEN Ky Dan for Principal’s Special Commendation Award

Maths competitions

Over the last few weeks our Year 13 Maths students have been planning and preparing to run Maths competitions with all KS3 students over the course of one week. This week, their hard work and dedication finally came to fruition as they successfully executed the competition! Our KS3 students really enjoyed themselves, working in house teams and testing their problem-solving and time-management skills. More impressive however was the year 13 students’ conduct, whether it be problem-solving on the day, contacting teachers or arranging hundreds of students into appropriate groupings. The skills that they have developed over the last few weeks will be crucial for their further studies beyond BVIS, and we are very proud of them!

BVIS HCMC Maths Competition 2020

Champion of the week

This week has seen yet another fantastic effort with the awarding and collecting of house points. There have been some great achievements from many different students across Secondary but it was Mai Lam in 10V who won the title of BVIS Champion of the Week after receiving more house points than anyone else. It was also great to see that Mai Lam received house points from all of her subjects so has shown to be making maximum effort across the board and not just in one single subject. Well done Mai Lam!


The health, safety and wellbeing of our students remains the number one priority at BVIS HCMC. Should you have a concern for the welfare of any child in our school, please refer to our Safeguarding poster below:

Safety Training BVIS HCM 2018

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