Heads' Business Meeting
The 2015-16 Heads Business Meeting will be held in Seoul.
11 March 2016 (Day 1) will be held at the Seoul Foreign British School.
12-13 March 2016 (Day 2 and Day 3 half day) will take place at Dulwich College Seoul.
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The BIS Group of Schools in Vietnam was delighted to welcome 49 Head Teachers and Principals from around the region to Vietnam on the weekend of 13 – 14 March 2015. The Annual FOBISIA Business Meeting was jointly hosted by the British International School and the British Vietnamese International School in Ho Chi Minh City. The Heads conducted a productive two days of business ensuring that FOBISIA continues to organise a wide variety professional development opportunities for teachers and its many inter-school events and competitions for students. The meeting was held in the conference facilities of the British Vietnamese International School and during an extended lunchtime the Heads were able to take a tour. This school is one of the newest schools in the Federation and has an unusual bilingual programme. The school uses the English National Curriculum, but teaches large parts of it in Vietnamese language using specially trained local teachers.
On the eve of the business meeting a cocktail reception was held in the Rooftop Bar of the Caravelle Hotel. It was a lovely setting looking across the ever changing skyline of Ho Chi Minh City and providing an opportunity for Heads to catch up with old friends and to informally meet new Heads. This event was generously jointly sponsored by TIC Recruitment and Warwick-Mann financial advisors.
Traditionally the Heads have a Friday night dinner together at this business meeting. This year it was a dinner with a difference. The Heads were treated to a three-course meal of traditional Vietnamese food in three different street restaurants in three different parts of the city. They were transported between each restaurant on chauffeur driven vintage Vespa motor scooters. They were able to see, feel, hear, taste and smell the real Ho Chi Minh City. This was a truly memorable occasion and the sight of 40+ Heads travelling in convoy around the bustling HCMC will stay with everyone for a long time to come.
Shaun Williams, CEO and Principal, British International School, HCMC