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Calendar & School Hours


The academic year is 180 days, broken into two semesters. Semester 1 is from early August until late December. Semester 2 is from early January to early June. Lao National holidays are observed in addition to traditional international school breaks.

Key events are highlighted on this active calendar and on the official VIS printed wall calendar distributed to families at the start of the school year.

Download our one page "Year at a Glance 2018/2019".

Download our school "Timetable Days Calendar"

Abbreviations -

PLDProfessional Learning Day
CCPCo-curricular Program
IBInternational Baccalaureate
UOIUnit of Inquiry
MRISAMekong River International Schools Association

Time specific events will be updated during each month in the live calendar below.

School Calendar

October 2018
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sun, Sep 30
Mon, Oct 1
Tue, Oct 2
P & F Meeting
VIS Community Pool Safety Briefing
Fitness center
Wed, Oct 3
Fri, Oct 5
Primary Assembly
@Fitness Canter
Pest Control Spray
Sat, Oct 6
SAT Testing
Sun, Oct 7
Tue, Oct 9
Wed, Oct 10
VSSA Junior Basketball Competition
Front court
EY Philosophy Night
@ EY classrooms
Thu, Oct 11
Primary Boys Football friendly match at ESS
Football field at Eastern Star School
Sat, Oct 13
VIS Swim Meet
VIS Swimming pool area
Sun, Oct 14
P & F Pink Ribbon Run
Zumba Dancing
Mon, Oct 15
VSSA Junior Basketball Competition
Back court
VSSA Senior Volleyball Competition
Front court
Tue, Oct 16
Wed, Oct 17
Primary report information session
@ Staff room in the Main office building
Parent & IT Auditors Discussion
Staff room in the Main office building
Parent Forum with Head of School
Conference Room
Thu, Oct 18
Fri, Oct 19
Pest Control Spray
Sat, Oct 20

School Hours

Primary School (ey - Grade 5)

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

7.50am - 3.00pm

  • Tuesday

7.50am - 2.15pm

Secondary School (Grade 6 - 12)

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

8.00am - 3.05pm

  • Tuesday

8.00am - 2.15pm

Grade 11 and 12

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

3.05 - 3.45, extra period for the Diploma Programme (DP)