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  • 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 The Leading Bilingual International School in Vietnam

  • 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 students are confident and independent learners 

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    BVIS HCMC's teachers are experienced, highly-qualified

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Community Service

Working with local communities is an important part of a well-rounded education at British Vietnamese International School. Students are able develop insights and knowledge of local and global issues by building social awareness and contributing to volunteer projects.

 

The community service program of BVIS includes projects across all year groups from Primary to Secondary, ensuring that the whole school commits to improving the communities and the world that they live in.

Through planned community service and fundraising activities, the school assists students to develop a respectful and caring sense of social responsibility towards the environment and other people.

These projects are monitored by our community coordinators who support the students and staff from the idea stage to executing the project. Most of our projects are designed to allow the children to directly participate in community improvement activities, providing meaningful service and enriching the learning experience for them

Students are encouraged to come up with their own creative solutions to problems and to take ownership of community development projects. Community coordinators, teachers and staff support the students to ensure the projects they want to contribute to are effective.

By thinking by themselves, choosing methods by themselves and executing their own plans they shall be proud of what they have done to improve the communities. We aim to inspire students through what they achieve and accept the challenges of the modern world through  interesting practical projects.

 

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