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.

  • Mega nav 1

  • Our school is a caring and multicultural environment.

    With students from over 50 nationalities, our school values respect and integrity. Our children excel socially, personally and academically.

    Our School - British International School Ho Chi Minh City

  • Admission Season for Academic Year 2020-2021

    Join our vibrant school community. Talk to us now about enrolling your child.

    Welcome Students

  • We develop individual talents and strengths.

    Learning to learn and developing study skills to make our students lifelong learners is a key focus as BIS HCMC.

    Learning at the British International School HCMC

  • We focus on the all-round development of every child.

    Our students confidently and independently prepare for life as global citizens.

    Our Students 2

  • Our teachers are dedicated, skilled and inspirational.

    Behind every success is a great teacher. At BIS HCMC our teachers believe in every student and have the skills and commitment to guide them towards their dreams.

    Primary Teacher at BIS HCMC

  • Ask us any question

    We have a friendly and dedicated team waiting to hear from you.

    Ask a Question 1

  • Experience what we do best!

    Our repertoire of activities and events is reflective of our vibrant school culture.

    Child with giant green magnifiying glass

Spotlight on Learning: Drop, Hold, Cover

16 October 2017

At BIS HCMC, our students are blessed with hard-working, well-qualified and above all else, passionate teachers.

  • Spotlight on Learning: Earthquakes

Lessons from all of our new members of teaching staff (myself included!) are being observed as a mark of quality assurance. Observing a lesson is a two-way process that benefits not only the ‘observee’ (who receives quality feedback), but also the ‘observer’ (who benefits from seeing inspirational teachers in action).

A recent lesson observation with Mr Cowen, Teacher of Geography, struck a chord with me. 8 weeks into a busy term, Mr Cowen was delivering an energetic lesson on the topic of earthquakes. Students were both academically challenged by the lesson’s content and engaged by simulation drills of  ‘drop, cover, hold’ with Japanese earthquake alarms. Two thoughts ran through my mind as the earthquake alarm reverberated throughout the classroom:

  1. Is HCMC on a fault line? Will I need to ‘drop, cover, hold’ due to an apocalyptic earthquake? (Fortunately, the answer is no).
  2. Our new members of teaching staff have undergone an incredible professional and personal journey over the past few months. They aren’t ‘dropping, covering or holding’ in the final days of a busy half-term, despite having moved countries, changed jobs, found a new home and settled into new routines.

A hearty ‘well done’ and ‘thank you’ to all of our new members of staff. Your journeys have been arduous over the past weeks, yet your commitment to our students has not waivered. No SOS needed here, nor ‘drop, cover, hold’. Instead, ‘cool, calm, collected’ and a total focus on what matters – our students and their learning.

Lee Falconer, Assistant Head Teacher, An Phu Secondary