In addition to the after-school weekday clubs, we have also developed an extensive range of opportunities for our children to attend clubs on Saturdays. Please access this link to find out more about how your child can attend.
Everything you need to know……and more
Now that your child(ren) have settled into their school routines, please take time to look through our Parent Handbooks that will help you further understand our school community and help to answer difficult questions such as:
- How can I help support my child’s learning in EYFS?
- When do I receive a school report and attend parent meetings in Primary?
- How many periods of Maths are taught in Secondary year groups?
Click here to access a digital copy of our EYFS, Primary and Secondary Handbooks for 2020-2021.
These comprehensive handbooks, together with other very useful parent information can be found on the Parents’ Essentials section on the Homepage of our school website.
Meet our new teachers
This week, it is my pleasure to introduce Ms Jane Griffiths who has recently taken up her role as our new Whole School Dance and PE teacher. We hope you enjoy getting to get to know her better by reading through her answers to our questions:
1. Where did you live prior to coming to Vietnam, what role did you have and what was the name of your previous school?
Before coming to Vietnam, I worked as a Secondary School PE Teacher in the UK. I arrived in Vietnam in 2018, my previous school being BVIS Hanoi, where I worked as a Whole School PE and Dance Teacher.
2. What were your first impressions of BVIS?
My first impressions of BVIS HCMC was how welcoming and friendly everyone has been. Everyone really does support each other here.
3. What is your teaching philosophy in short?
I believe that every student has the right to learn in an environment that they feel challenged and supported in.
4. What 3 things are you looking forward to doing whilst working and living in Vietnam?
I am now at the beginning of my third year of living in Vietnam, and I am looking forward to exploring more of Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnamese history. I am excited to return to the places I have discovered that I love (i.e. Hoi An), and to discover the places that I have yet to visit (mostly Con Dao Islands to see the turtles!).
5. If you could sum up your experience so far in just one word, what would it be?
Please note that you can access all of our staff profiles on the school website within the ‘Our Teachers’ tab. This can be found here.
We are always looking at ways to engage and connect with our school community as the partnership between school and home is key to a successful educational journey.
If you have any feedback, comments or concerns, no matter how big or small, please use the contact numbers below so that we can put you in touch with the correct people to talk to:
- For all Primary Enquiries, please call:
(028) 3758 0709 / ext. 111
- For all Secondary Enquiries, please call:
(028) 3758 0717 / ext. 211
- For all enquiries linked to Admissions, please call:
(028) 3758 8033
Primary teachers can be contacted directly through Class Dojo (Primary) and Secondary tutors by email or through your child’s school diary.
For further details on the different sessions offered and Schedule of Fees for Fundinotots, please contact the Admission Office at (028) 3758 8033 or download our fees information.
An Enrolment Form can be collected from the Primary School. Alternatively, you can download one from our website.
On behalf of the whole BVIS staff, I would like to wish you a very pleasant weekend ahead.
Mrs Mary McAloon, Head of Primary
“Looking for Learning”
As I walked around classes this week it was clear the children were engaged and enjoying their learning. There were a range of activities happening, all to support development and progression. Education is a journey, one which students have moments of exploration, challenge, application, consolidation and finally, change. With this, we must understand that learning takes time.