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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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

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  • 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.

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Primary School Curriculum (5-11 years)

The British International School Ho Chi Minh City Primary Curriculum caters for primary children aged 5-11 years old. In the Primary School we follow an exclusive blend of the English National Curriculum and International Primary Curriculum (IPC) which helps to cultivate your child’s exploration, intellectual curiosity, creativity and strong values whilst delivering excellent academic outcomes in preparation for their secondary school education.

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English National Curriculum (ENC)

The English National curriculum is held in high regard across the world and sets out the important knowledge and skills that every child has a right to learn. Its structure ensures that children develop their potential in all areas, with a particular focus on the core subjects of English, Maths and Science.

The English National Curriculum also places a clear emphasis on personal, social, health, and economic education. The framework of academic excellence, respect and good manners, all hallmarks of the ENC, ensures that personal development is at the heart of education at the British International School HCMC.

International Primary Curriculum (IPC)

The International Primary Curriculum encompasses Geography, History, Art and Design Technology. It is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum, with a clear process of learning and specific skills for every subject.

The inclusion of the International Learning Goals is unique to the IPC curriculum and helps your child begin the move towards an increasingly sophisticated national, international and intercultural perspective.

Our Primary School Teachers

Our Primary School curriculum is delivered by a talented team of internationally-qualified teachers who have a highly ambitious approach to all-round excellence and are committed to nurturing and inspiring every child they care for. Learning is a collaborative activity that is complemented by the outstanding care, guidance, and support that each child receives at school. We have a range of specialist teachers offering MFL (French, Spanish, Mandarin), Music, ICT, Vietnamese culture and PE alongside an extensive choice of co-curricular provision.

Enrichment Opportunities

Classroom learning is greatly enriched by specialist sessions, including an embedded community service programme, residential expeditions, expert speakers, and child-led exhibitions. Primary school life is also enhanced by access to the Nord Anglia Education Global Campus and unique collaborations with world-leading organisations such as MIT, Juilliard, and UNICEF. This enables your child to develop their knowledge and understanding of the world around them, to make links between subjects, and foster creativity.

“A unique aspect of the BIS curriculum are the school trips that truly show that learning goes beyond the classroom. These experiences have equipped our daughters with the confidence, passion and independence that will be crucial for their future studies and life.” - Mrs Fethke, Primary School Parent

With an adjoining Secondary Campus, and a bespoke transition programme, BIS students transfer seamlessly from the Junior Campus to access the secondary curriculum in Year 7. Our academic results across both the primary and secondary campuses are significantly higher than other schools in Vietnam and compare favorably to the highest achieving international schools across the world.

With an education at the British International School Ho Chi Minh City, there is no limit to what your child can achieve personally, socially and academically. We invite you to come and visit our primary school, to experience first-hand all that makes BIS special - Make an enquiry.

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    Outstanding Facilities

    BIS HCMC has three purpose-built facilities that support your child’s world-class education