EMERGENCY NOTICE

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

6th-form exams (2)-002

Weekly Highlights 14/05/2021

Principal Update BVIS HCMC

Mr Simon Higham - Principal

Mr. Simon Higham, Principal

Dear Parents

Thank you for taking time to read through this week’s Highlights that showcase the efforts of our students, teachers and community to ensure that great learning continues to happen, whether in a virtual or face to face environment.

Prioritising Safety and Learning

BVIS HCMC Virtual School Experience 2021 (1)

It is always a challenging time for a school community when we move from face-to-face schooling to online learning. However, I often ask myself the questions ‘what can we do better to support learning?’ and ‘how can we make the transition between in school and offline learning more effective for all?’

As a school that stives to be forward thinking, open and reflective, our community is always monitoring and evaluating what we do and how we can improve upon it. There are 3 separate factors that are crucial in ensuring that improvement happens effectively:

Firstly, we have a culture built upon trust and respect. This enables our students, teachers and parents to work closely together to challenge, question and feedback, making adjustments and achieving the gains necessary to always be better.

BVIS HCMC Virtual School Experience 2021 (10)

Secondly, we prioritise listening and learning. The ability to listen is often more effective than the ability to speak and through listening to one another to ascertain what the next steps may be, we can continue to refine and improve.

Finally, maintaining our resilience and having the confidence and willingness to support one another is a crucial factor in our school being affective. Each week, we encourage our community to talk – our school is there to support you and your child(ren) in any way that we can, no matter how big or how small the issue may be and especially during this period of online learning.

At this given point in time, online learning is a way in which we are supporting our community to stay safe and allow our school to return to normal, face to face operation soon. We understand the challenges that this brings to students, teachers and parents and appreciate the time and efforts of all.

A Smooth Transition

Throughout the week, there has been a smooth transition into online learning for our Fundinotots to Year 9 students. Attendance across all 5 days is well into the 90%+ range and many classes continue to show 100% attendance.

BVIS HCMC Virtual School Experience 2021 (4)

We are experiencing great engagement from our very youngest children using their home learning packs, together with enthusiastic and motivated learning across all the other year groups.

Our examination students have returned to school safely and are continuing their face-to-face preparation for IGCSE, AS and A Level exams by following our enhanced health and safety protocols in school.

6th-form exams (3)

On behalf of all of our BVIS, I would like to thank you for your ongoing support of our VSE programme and share one of my favourite quotes from Helen Keller who wrote: “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.”

Please take time this weekend to share and discuss this with your child(ren).

Contact Us

For all individual queries about your child’s academic work/social and emotional wellbeing in school or during this period of VSE, please contact their form/class teachers directly via email or Dojo.

Additionally:

For all additional Primary Enquiries, please call: 

(028) 3758 0709 / ext. 111 

For all additional Secondary Enquiries, please call:

(028) 3758 0717 / ext. 211

For further online VSE support, please click here.

Primary Update BVIS HCMC

Mrs Mary McAloon BVIS HCMC Staff

Mrs Mary McAloon, Head of Primary

The value of a ‘Big Day In’

Last week saw the last of the ‘Big Day Ins’ for primary this year. It was time for the Year 6 children to experience the engaging and creative activities that had been planned for them.  The key topic for our Year 6 children was ‘Climate Change’, which has been an excellent introduction to their last theme for the year.

The ‘Big Days In’ have been invaluable for our children’s holistic development. The children’s independence, bravery and perseverance have been challenged with these experiences, developing their characters for the better.  Thank you for all the support that parents and teachers have given to these experiences for our Years 3 to 6 children over the past few months.

  • BVIS HCMC Year 6 Big Day in (4)
  • BVIS HCMC Year 6 Big Day in (2)
  • BVIS HCMC Primary Big Night in (5)
  • BVIS HCMC Primary Big Night in (4)
  • BVIS HCMC Primary Big Night in (3)
  • BVIS HCMC Primary Big Night in (2)

Environmentally Aware

Last week’s inspiring workshop with Ms Giang Thi Kim Cuc, the founder of Green Trips - a non-profit organisation - left us all thinking about how we can look after our local environment.  Ms Giang set up Green Trips with the mission for Vietnam to increase the environmentally friendly actions that its society takes. Children shared a variety of ideas that we can do every day to look after our environment and how this will impact on future generations in Vietnam. On Friday we dressed up in green to show our support for the cause and made voluntary donations. Between us we raised 20,547,000VND! Thank you to all who donated, all proceeds will go directly to Green Trips.

BVIS HCMC Green Week (1)

Climate change is a continual topic of discussion throughout the primary years as we all know and understand that it is our task, as adults, to teach and model the right behaviours to protect our environment. One recent example of how climate change is embedded into our curriculum and extra-curricular programme is the recent Nord Anglia Global Campus Visual Arts competition. Read on further for something magnificent to celebrate with us!

BVIS HCMC Green Week

Global Campus Visual Arts Competition

Throughout the months of February and March, NAE children had the opportunity to enter a piece of artwork into the Global Campus Visual Arts competition, which ran across all 73 schools within Nord Anglia Education (NAE).  The focus of the artwork was ‘climate change’ where students were asked to think about the aspects of climate change that are most important to them and what they think we should be doing to combat it. 

We had 40 fantastic entries from the primary years for round one of the competition. Our Global Campus team of teachers here at BVIS had the extremely challenging job of selecting just 1 piece for each of the four age groups to send through to the final round of the competition.  The final round was judged by a guest judge from the UNICEF team and the artworks sent were competing against students from NAE across the globe. 

I would like to congratulate all students who took time to represent through art their understanding of climate change and what society can do to improve our environment.  All artwork from our BVIS students was displayed last week in the primary foyer for our community to enjoy, and we did.

A final announcement from me - one that is extremely special and exciting to share.

I am pleased to announce that our Year 5 student at BVIS, Nhu Anh, is the age 8-11 category winner of this year’s Global Campus Visual Art competition with her phenomenal artwork!  This recognition is very well deserved and something that Nhu Anh should be extremely proud of; her teachers and peers certainly are!  Nhu Anh’s artwork will be showcased in New York during the United Nation’s High Level Political Forum – a huge honour!

BVIS HCMC Green Week (2)

"I painted this with the meaning that if adults do something the children will copy. I draw an adult planting a tree and the child copying, helping her mother plant the tree. But the opposite side shows that if an adult cut trees and plants down, she will make her child damage the environment. The future of the Earth lies in the hands of humans."

- Nhu Anh, Year 5 - 

Secondary Update BVIS HCMC

Jack

Mr Jack Rudin, Head of Secondary

Year 10 Art

Year 10 Art students have just finished their second big project of the year, this time working in a range of 3D materials. Students all begun with the theme of Transformation, using research and experiments to develop their ideas and techniques into many unique, personal final outcomes.

They are now beginning their final project of the year, which will later be developed into their IGCSE coursework.

  • BVIS HCMC Year 10 Artworks (10)
  • BVIS HCMC Year 10 Artworks (9)
  • BVIS HCMC Year 10 Artworks (7)
  • BVIS HCMC Year 10 Artworks (4)
  • BVIS HCMC Year 10 Artworks (3)
  • BVIS HCMC Year 10 Artworks (2)
  • BVIS HCMC Year 10 Artworks (1)
  • BVIS HCMC Year 10 Art
  • BVIS HCMC Year 10 Art 2

VSE in Secondary

We have been both pleased and impressed by the response of our Year 7, 8 and 9 students this week in moving to the Virtual School Experience.

Our BVIS students have adapted fantastically well, and we are so pleased with their attendance and engagement. At the time of writing the average attendance in lessons for secondary is more than 98%.

 Well done to all the teachers and students at BVIS for making this week another successful week of learning.

Secondary Champion of the Week

Well done to Lily in 9S who completed a huge number of Global Campus tasks this week at home and received a large number of fully deserved house points as a result. She  is therefore this week’s (and the first of Term 3!) Secondary Champion of the Week!

Well done, Lily!

Please take time to talk to your son/daughter about how they can access the many exciting and challenging tasks from our Global Campus platform. Click here for more details.

BVIS HCMC Global Campus

Safeguarding and Child Protection

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