British International School, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 1

| January 30, 2012 | 4 Comments 

The first of three days at The British International School, (BIS) in Ho Chi Minh City/ Saigon, Vietnam. BIS is a selective, independent, co-educational day school. It provides a British style education for an international student body, and is the largest international school in Vietnam, with 1,700 students, from pre-school to Year 13, from more than 40 countries. The school is based in three purpose-built modern campus sites in Ho Chi Minh City.

The school began as a nursery 14 years ago.  Now they have two primary campuses, a secondary campus and a new school with primary and secondary opening in August (as well as two new schools opening in Hanoi in 2012). There are currently 151 full time teachers.

The British International School has two primary campuses, called An Phu and Tu Xuong.

Today, we were at The Tu Xuong Primary Campus, a city site located in District 3 of Ho Chi Minh City. It opened as a purpose built primary campus in August 2007 replacing two smaller schools. The campus currently has around 300 pupils from age 2-11 years old.

Two of the priorities for this school year are integrating new technologies in the classroom and raising standards in writing. Today we worked alongside teaching staff from 3 campuses (about 100 people) looking at integrating ICT into the curriculum with specific reference to raising attainment in writing.

A huge thank you to Mr. Ian Battersby, Deputy Head of Tu Xuong Primary Campus (pictured here on the left), who we first met when he was working in Sheffield in the UK, and Simon Higham, Deputy Head, at An Phu Primary Campus, for organising our visit.

Further thanks go to Mr Long, and Mr Thang, the helpdesk supervisor, and IT technician for the Tu Xuong campus, for their expertise, magic powers and patience supporting the technology used today.

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Becky Roberts says:

    An inspiring day with Tim and Sarah. Looking forward to the workshop with the children.
    Thank you.

  2. Craig Paterson says:

    It’s so refreshing to see a school have the two priorities of the integration of tech in classrooms and raising the standards of writing. Myst is just perfect for this rather focusing in the text types. What fun.

  3. Sonya Kinsey says:

    What a fun and inspiring day with Tim and Sarah! My year ones are already loving the panorama website and using great language to describe what they can see. I can’t wait for the workshop today to find out more about the writing. Thanks for Myst too! I’d forgotten the power of the landscapes!

  4. Liz Vincent says:

    Thank you for an informative presentation – I look forward to seeing how this looks in action! See you wednesday.

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