May I extend a very warm welcome to the website of the British International School.
Whether you are a prospective student, parent or teacher we want you to gain a flavour of the school, what makes us special and what it is like to be part of our community.
The British International School, offers a British style education to the international community of Ho Chi Minh City. A British education and qualifications are recognized, valued and respected around the world and is a thorough preparation for students to progress to colleges and universities of their choice in any country.
The three campuses are first class facilities resourced to the highest level and staffed with dedicated, skilled and committed teachers, ensuring the education on offer is amongst the very best available anywhere in the world. Our teaching teams are strong and innovative, constantly re-visiting ways of bringing the curriculum to life. Often this is done using the most modern technology. Our classrooms remain ordered and disciplined and we place great value on trusting relationships between students and their teachers.
Underpinning all that we do as a school is the belief that all children can be successful at school and they should be encouraged to make the most of their talents. Success can be achieved in a variety of ways. Academic success is valued highly, but it is also our belief that the all-round development of each child is just as important. Through an extensive extra-curricular programme, the school provides an array of opportunities for each child to succeed and then recognises, praises and celebrates these achievements. This makes the children feel good about themselves and to have a more positive and confident attitude generally. We want our students to feel proud of themselves and of the school.\
It was once said that children are not pots to be filled, but fires to be lit. The fire needs to be controlled, but we need our children to develop into adaptable, responsible and accomplished individuals. We expect a lot from our children. This is never more true than today, when in an ever changing world our children need to confidently and independently prepare for life as global citizens in a global workplace. The traditional virtues of good manners, politeness and tolerance, now translated into multi-cultural contexts, still count for so much in life and are constantly reinforced to the students.
We also want our students to recognise and respond to the responsibilities we all have to people less fortunate than ourselves. The school has developed strong links with local charities, schools and orphanages. The focus of these links is student involvement, although some of the projects are supported by fund-raising.
May I encourage you to browse and explore the rest of our website. If you need more information about our school the contact details of key people are listed. However, if you are able to visit the school in person you will be able to see first-hand just how good the school really is and that above all we are a happy school. You will be assured of a warm welcome and we very much look forward to meeting you.
Principal of the British International School
CEO of the BIS Group of Schools