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

Year 9 Expedition to Borneo

In May, our Year 9 students embarked on their service-learning Expedition Week, travelling overseas to Borneo. 

  • Year 9 Borneo Expedition 2019 - BIS HCMC
  • Year 9 Borneo Expedition 2019 - BIS HCMC
  • Year 9 Borneo Expedition 2019 - BIS HCMC
  • Year 9 Borneo Expedition 2019 - BIS HCMC
  • Year 9 Borneo Expedition 2019 - BIS HCMC
  • Year 9 Borneo Expedition 2019 - BIS HCMC

This service-focused expedition provided a different experience to that of previous years, encouraging our students to engage in projects that have a life-changing impact on the lives of people within local communities. Year 9 left behind their home comforts in Ho Chi Minh City (comfy beds, air-conditioning and wifi, to name a few!) and stayed in camps near the community in which they worked, allowing them to get to know more about life within these villages. Staying in longhouses, using the ‘6 bowl’ hygiene system, and being woken at 5am by the chickens were all new experiences!

The students embraced camp life with enthusiasm and their work in the villages has helped to make a positive impact on the inhabitants of both Bongkud and Tinangol.

Year 9 students Tracy Le and Ngoc Duc Huynh provide a first-hand account of their experience in Borneo:

"Wow, what a week…

Not only have we gained important life skills from our 5 days in Borneo, but we have also learned valuable skills from our activities that will stick with us for a long time. From digging the foundations and painting the Youth Centre, to plastering walls, cementing floors and building new fences and gates; this week was jam-packed for us. We cherish these rewarding and worth-while activities as well as understand how significant a difference we were able to make to support the local community that we were staying in. We also had the chance to meet and socialise with children and adults from the local community, through football, language and some singing and dancing.

On behalf of the Year 9 students, we would like to say a massive thank you to all the Camps International staff, Mr Whiteley for organising the inaugural Year 9 Borneo Expedition, and to the other teachers for leading and supporting each group along the way. We will never forget this once in a lifetime experience.

Even though this expedition has flown by faster than we ever thought, all of its memories and lessons will remain deep in our hearts forever."

Discover more:

Switzerland (2)


See more