Having joined BIS in Year 7, I can be considered to be a “late-comer” in contrast to the rest of the Head Student team. Regardless, I naturally grew to accept BIS as a second home and the BIS community as a second family. I only became aware of the Head Student opportunity in Year 10 but I have been unknowingly working towards this position throughout my entire time at BIS. I was leading assemblies from Year 7 such as through the Global Goals club, I have been a house captain since Year 8 and now Student Head of Hanoi House, a Student Council member on and off since Year 7, and a Library Leader since Year 9. I have fostered monumental developments in BIS such as allowing girls of all ages to have the option to wear trousers as uniform and the use of space and technology throughout the school, such as developments in The Curve.
I feel this duty to dedicate myself to the continuous enhancement of BIS as an expression of gratitude for the many cherished memories that BIS created for me, for example through school plays: The Christmas Carol, Antigone, The Great Gatsby and Bonnie and Clyde.
As a Head Student, I look forward to building upon the existing greatness of BIS so that future BIS students could employ the great resources and opportunities provided by the school. I plan to do this by developing the Wellbeing system, in hopes to encourage students to prioritise wellbeing in school and to continue to do so beyond BIS, amongst other projects to do with school resources and engagement. With the unique composition of the new Head Student team, I am confident that we can prosper in our roles and exceed our goals.
BIS has been and continues to be a great part of my life. Having spent almost 15 years at this school, I have been able to witness the many changes that the school has undergone. Even though the school may seem a lot different now, two extremely important factors remain constant for me: the sheer versatility of my peers and the continuous encouragement that teachers have given me to strive for excellence.
I attended the Tu Xuong campus during primary school which continues to be an experience I cherish and look back upon as it was where I affixed my interest in sports as well as academics.
Though I am endlessly thankful to have been successful in my sporting endeavours where I have represented the school in local and international competitions, namely swimming, I enjoy highlighting my participation in maths competitions which also bring back many fond memories. Through these experiences, I have been able to develop my abilities in a vast variety of areas as well as my style of leadership.
As a member of the Head Student team, I seek to increase the engagement of students and improve wellbeing through organisation. I believe that everyone in this school has the potential to do great things in their life and I hope I will be able to aid this community which has moulded me into the student and person I am today.
As someone who has been a part of the BIS community for nearly 11 years, I had the opportunity to explore my interests and develop many characteristics that have shaped who I am. The general school community and life has had a big impact on me, especially through the diversity of people I have met and different academic projects that I have participated in throughout the years. My co-curricular activities have also resulted in many memorable experiences, from participation in local SISAC sporting tournaments, or overseas FOBISIA competitions, to teaching First Aid on campus.
Through these different experiences, and the hardships that have come along the way, I was able to improve myself in many different aspects as a person and become resilient with the support that BIS has provided me. As a result, I have invested myself in the culture that BIS has and is still creating and it is my goal to pass on the support that the BIS community has shown me.
I hope that I, with the other Head Students, will be a role model and leader that many students can look up to and depend on, and create an environment that can be a place in which students can hone their skills and excel in any body of interest.
As a long standing member of BIS, having attended this school since Year 1, it is an understatement to say that our school community and environment has played a great role in shaping my experiences and who I am. BIS’ mission statement and aide memoire constantly encourages and reminds students to push themselves to persevere and enquire in a stimulating and international environment.
Because of the support and encouragement I have received from peers, teachers, and others alike, I was able to delve into many different interests and experiences. From participating in the school plays over the years, such as Little Shop of Horrors, or Bonnie and Clyde, to exploring my musical interests through Battle of the Bands, or Chamber and Senior Choir, I was able to express myself creatively. Conversely, participating in debate in MUN has widened my perspective on global issues ranging from humanitarian aid in conflicted areas to climate change and sustainability. Although I initially found debate intimidating as there were others who were much more well-versed in said topics than me, I persisted and eventually became President of MUN. With my experiences in MUN, I was able to act as the 2020 BIS ambassador to the United Nations, and deliver an interview to Lord David Puttnam on behalf of UNICEF for their 75th anniversary.
As an incoming Head Student, I am deeply honoured to represent the school and act as a support system for members of our school community. With Hyun Soo, Adele, and Khoa, I hope to aid others to excel in their pursuits, whether it be academics, sports, the arts, or any other interest.