Personalised learning and Wellbeing for your child
At the British International School HCMC, we think about personalisation from a more holistic perspective. Whilst outstanding academic outcomes are important to open up opportunities to students, at BIS the focus is on a holistic education that balances academic outcomes with charter development and wellbeing. Pastoral support, diverse co-curricular and leadership programmes and a bespoke Wellbeing Curriculum all combine to ensure students leave BIS with the skills to flourish wherever their passions take them. We appreciate that world issues will impact every individual differently. In this last year alone, our students across the school have encountered challenges they will never have experienced before. It would be unrealistic to expect that they will be unaffected by this, academically, emotionally and socially. Despite the challenges of virtual learning our students were able to follow regular academic timetables of classes and daily routines. Every student was able to receive high-quality teaching and learning balanced with pastoral support to maintain both their progress and wellbeing.
An example of this is how every day, students were able to attend online classes and meetings, retaining communication. Students, parents, and teachers could always support and encourage each other. Both academic progress and wellbeing are always monitored and appropriately supported. Pupils younger than four years old received an individual learning/activity material kit “SPLAT Box” (SPLAT standing for “Stay Play Learn All Together”) to aid with their online learning.
At BIS we understand that it is crucial to cultivate a strong relationship between the school and the home, and this is in fact why many parents choose to trust their children with us. In our recent parent survey one parent expressed that ‘Watching our childrens’ happiness, wellbeing, maturity, relationships, activities and academic performance develop and progress over time gave us confidence in the school’s strong beneficial impact on them.’ The same survey showed that 94% of parents are happy at BIS, and with another parent communicating that ‘Virtual learning was outstanding in difficult times’ it is evident that our highly qualified staff have developed an outstanding virtual experience that continues to develop and improve with the latest research.