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Community Service

The local community plays a significant role within the British Vietnamese International School, both in terms of raising awareness of important issues through our curriculum, and in the form of voluntary work to improve the local community.

Our community service programme includes projects from all key stages, across both the primary and secondary schools, ensuring that there is whole school commitment to improving the local community. These projects are overseen by the school’s Community Coordinators, who support students and teachers to start and run projects and to raise funds where necessary. 

We believe that donating time and energy is more beneficial for our students than simply raising funds, so the majority of projects are designed to facilitate this.

Students and staff engaging in community service

Current Projects

Project Name Year Groups Description Community Link
Peer Mentoring / Peer Reading Year 4 and Year 10 Students in Y10 are active role models in our school community. They mentor students in Y4, assisting them with reading. This encourages both groups of students to increase their English language fluency. Secondary-Primary School Link
Street Children Year 6 Children learn about the reasons children end up on the street in Vietnam and about street children around the world. Internal
6th Form Charity Years 12 and 13 6th form students create fundraising initiatives to make a charitable donation towards a local cause of their choice. Vinh Son Social House for disabled and elderly women
Community Volunteers Year 6 Y6 student supports a teacher in running an after school club. Internal
Playground Leaders Year 6 Y6 students run a range of playground games and activities during lunchtimes. Internal
KS4 Trips Key Stage 4 Fundraising and donations drive for underprivileged schools embedded into academic travel. Trip locations
KS4 Trade Fair Key Stage 4 Mock Interviews, CV Skills training and work experience days at various locations in HCMC Local businesses in HCMC. Some places allocated to girls from Little Rose Warm Shelter.
Global Goals Initiative Key Stage 2, 3 and 4 Secondary students plan and run activities for students in the Primary school to raise environmental awareness and promote peer mentoring Internal
Circus Club Learning Support students Students on Learning Support register at BVIS design activities for visiting students. BVIS provide use of facilities and transport to local school. Chuyên Biệt Rạng Đông, Binh Chanh
Shelter Staff Enrichment Programme FV Hospital and Local Shelter Staff Enrich the lives and safety of girls at LRWS and boys at GBS by financing the First Aid courses for staff at these shelters. By enriching their staff’s knowledge base, the children here become safer and the staff feel more empowered. Little Rose Warm Shelter (girls) and Green Bamboo Shelter (boys)
Community Culinary Club Primary Students Cooking Club after school with LRWS. Culinary exchange of VN and international recipes. Little Rose Warm Shelter
Saturday Football Club U14 Boys Football squad 8-10 boys from Green Bamboo Shelter come to BVIS for football training in English. Transport and facilitation provided by BVIS Green Bamboo Shelter
Multi-sport Club BVIS Staff Boys from the Children's House for boys (District 8) come to BVIS for multi-sports in English. Transport and facilitation to be provided by BVIS Children's House for Boys, D8
ALEC (Ambitious Leaders Environmental Club) Primary and Key Stage 3 Students work under the guidance of Ms Lan, BVIS Environmental Ambassador To run Eco initiatives. Give-a-Garden project; garden harvest profit given to local school Pham Hung School

 

Previous Projects

Project Name Year Groups Description Community Link
Saturday Learning Club (2014 to 2016) Years 9 and 10 BVIS invited children from a local school to engage in English lessons and outdoor recreation with our students and staff on Saturday mornings. An Ha School
Que Huong Community Service Project (2013 to 2016) Years 12 and 13 Students planned monthly visits and facilitated activities for children at the Que Huong Orphanage. School-wide drive for donations: Tet Box Appeal. Que Huong Orphanage
Helmet Awareness (2012 to 2013) Year 5 Persuasive Writing and awareness campaign for student safety. Mufti day raised money for helmets. An Ha School