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

Community Partners Take On Shoestring Science 2017

22 March 2017

After three weeks of preparation, planning, and then delivering their Shoestring Science work with our primary students, our Year 9s were visited by our Community Partners from Tran Quoc Toan.

  • Shoestring Community-2456

The students had to plan and teach a lesson to the students from Tran Quoc Toan, but with a catch; the lesson and resources must cost less than VND 120k (approximately 5 USD) to put together. The lesson plans and resources were shared with the school so that they could continue to use the resources in the lessons.

“The financial part, got us more into critical thinking and how we can save money, I thought that this would be useful in everyday life.”

Many of our students were impressed with the level of Science the visiting students had, but were surprised that they had not done many practical activities. Our visitors loved having the opportunity to learn Science by racing drinks cans using static electricity, creating giant bubbles and much more.

“The best part of the project was when the children went WHOOOOOOAAA!! when the oil floated up the water.”

Shoestring Community-2482

It was valuable for BIS HCMC students too, who used the opportunity to work in a team, organise their time, use problem-solving skills to find cheap items and communicate a scientific concept effectively. They also used their experiences to reflect on how people learn best and how they could apply this to their own learning.

 “The project itself is already one of the best part of my school year. I enjoyed the fact that the kids, but also us, the Year 9 students, had fun.”

We will be in contact with Tran Quoc Toan in the coming months to see if they are using the resources in their Science lessons.

Here are a few words to describe what everyone thought of the project!

British International School, HCMC, Year 9 Shoestring Science feedback word cloud

Matthew Lambert, Head of Science