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.
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