Vientiane International School
Truly International Education Dear VIS Community, 2012-13 was one of consolidation and refinement for the school. In recent years the school has been awarded authorization and accreditation by a range of agencies and this year has seen registration and licensing under new Lao legislation.
During 2012-13 the student population grew by a little more than 8% reflecting the development of our host city and country, and a desire by families for truly international education. Continued foreign investment and increased interest in private education from local families saw the school exceed the forecast increase in enrolment.
A truly international education is one that is broad and diverse, reflecting the community served by the school. The year included many student highlights in the arts and sports, academic pursuits and service learning. The following pages will provide an overview of the performance of the school with regard to student outcomes, financial and resource management, and our involvement in the community. I am pleased to present the 2012-13 Annual Report for the Vientiane International School to you.
The VIS Community continued to be truly international with families from every corner of the globe. The school placed high importance on supporting students and families through transitions with a total of 145 new students joining the school and 94 students moving to new schools around the world. The strength of a school comes from ensuring that standards are maintained. The VIS commitment to international accreditation and to continuous improvement was maintained and VIS remained the only school in the Lao PDR which has been awarded accreditation from international standards agencies.
Director September 2013
Annual Report 2012 - 2013