Welcome to the FOBISIA website
FOBISIA is a regional federation of the leading British international schools in Asia. All of our member schools are closely scrutinised on application and have to meet an extensive range of quality standards in order to be accepted into the Federation and to retain membership of it.
Additionally, Affiliate Membership of FOBISIA is open to reputable educational organisations and suppliers whose services and products are of interest to member schools.
The FOBISIA Games is the best known benefit of FOBISIA membership for schools. The successful format for the games is unique amongst groups of international schools and for the students who represent their schools it is a fantastic experience.
However, FOBISIA is more than just the Games. Each year an ever increasing range of student events takes place which now includes a music festival, a primary performing arts carnival, mathematics competitions, a model united nations conference and a short story writing competition. Through these activities students from different countries and cultures are able to interact and enjoy working together on common interests. They benefit from sharing ideas and challenges whilst at the same time developing camaraderie between our schools and making long lasting friendships.
FOBISIA also organises conferences and workshops where teachers from across the region can meet to share good practice, swap ideas and receive professional training from invited university lecturers and consultants from around the world. These professional development events help to ensure we keep our teachers up to date with the latest educational thinking and provide opportunities for them to study for further qualifications. A key component of these events is the facilitating of different teachers in different schools learning from each other.
The Federation serves as a regional voice on educational issues and makes informed contributions to the UK government on issues and policies affecting British schools overseas. Many of these contributions are submitted in association with other similar regional organisations from around the world.
FOBISIA schools are extremely proud to be members of an organisation of educational fellowship which benefits students and teachers in so many ways. Please take a look around our website, which provides a view into the breadth and richness of the life of the Federation and its member schools.
If you would like to know more about the Federation and membership to it, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Shaun Williams, Chairman of FOBISIACEO & Principal, British International School Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam