Welcome to the British Vietnamese International School!
BVIS has in its very short life already established itself as one of the leading international schools in Vietnam, and the only bilingual school in Vietnam that is fully accredited by CIS (Council of International Schools). The school’s fifth set of examination results this year prove that the school is delivering an excellent educational platform for our young people. With our world class facilities and well qualified, experienced staff, we are well placed to ensure that students who join the school have the support and the expertise to help them reach their educational ambitions.
We take great pride in the care and support we offer children at the school. This care extends right across the campus from Early Years Foundation Stage provision through to IGCSE and A Level studies. Our staff are committed to ensuring the best outcomes for your child and ensuring they are able to access the university and jobs of choice when graduating from BVIS. The internationally recognised British style curriculum coupled with traditional Vietnamese learning styles makes our school unique and a very special learning environment.
In an increasingly globalised world, speaking two languages rather than just one has obvious practical benefits linked to job opportunities and higher income potential. However, in recent years scientists have begun to show that the advantages of bilingualism are even more significant than being able to converse with a wider range of people. Being bilingual, it turns out, has a profound effect on the brain and can make you a more effective and creative learner. In addition, studies show that those who speak a second language are more likely to be less distracted and more focused on tasks, more open minded in their global perspectives and there is growing evidence to suggest that being truly bilingual can delay the onset of diseases such as Dementia and Alzheimer’s in later life.
The philosophy of bilingual education is one that I fully endorse and know that by sending your child to our school, you share the same ambitions and aspirations for your child’s future role within a global society.
I would therefore, like to extend a warm welcome to you all and look forward to meeting with you and working closely alongside you, during the course of this academic year and beyond.
Simon Higham, Principal
BA QTS (hons), NPQH