Why AIS?

At the Australian International School we want our students to listen to the world around them, to hear it hum, and to grow into young people who are curious, reflective and want to make a positive difference to their world.

AIS emphasises the development of each student’s academic ability and encourages well-rounded, confident individuals who aspire to achieve their potential.

Student Leadership

Student leadership at AIS is a key aspect of the school. Whether it is leading an assembly in primary school, or taking a formal student leadership role, there are multiple opportunities for students to build confidence and develop leadership skills. Student leadership gives students a voice and builds the respect that is a key component of the culture at AIS.

Andrew Quoc Anh Class of 2020

From receiving a 45/45 IB predicted grade to three academic excellence awards for English, Economics and TOK to receiving the DUX award, I’ve achieved a lot at AIS, but what I will look back most fondly on the time I spent with my classmates. The diverse friends and school spirit that accompanied the Y12 camping trip or the late nights and long weekends participating and organizing events have been some of the best moments.

Mai Phuoc Minh Quan Class of 2020

AIS has given me many opportunities to explore a variety of interests in and out of the classroom.  In addition to my classical music, I took part in math competitions, trained new members of the Model UN group, and founded the Student Support Group to promote the importance of mental health as well as help those who may be in need.

Terry Cao Class of 2015

I am a student at the University of Massachusetts. I went on a year long exchange at the University of Manchester in England and am now a double major in Sociology and Sport Management. I also work as a professional soccer coach with an elite soccer high school managing the Junior Varsity team and I run a soccer school in Hanoi, called Hanoi Sports Academy. I have also been a community football coach with Manchester...

Victor Vu, AIS Class of 2015

The most valuable thing from my time at AIS is the exposure to a very international environment, which perfectly prepared me for college life. At AIS, I made a lot of great friendships and I met some amazing teachers, who would continue to guide me through every walk of life. Under the IB Curriculum, I was taught to become an independent thinker who would not hesitate to challenge the status quo and come up with...

Byun Hyun Class of 2017

Through my time at AIS, I've gained the confidence to cope with many challenges in life, and have become very determined to dedicate my life to helping others who're in need. Even studying IB was very competitive to me, however, throughout my learning process, I was able to learn the way of conducting discussions with others and managing my time efficiently. When I studied with my friends in class, I believed the teamwork take a...

Meet Our Teachers

At AIS, we know that a good teacher makes all the difference to student learning. The School always seeks to ensure we employ and retain the best staff. Our teaching must not only be qualified in their field, but also have a teaching qualification and suitable experience as well. Specialist teachers are employed who are experts in their field. AIS teachers and support teachers know how to challenge and support children in their learning. The Council of International Schools commended AIS on the high level of respect between staff and students at AIS. Many of our teaching staff come from Australia and New Zealand, and over 30% have a Masters Degree. All primary school classes are supported by a fully qualified Vietnamese support teacher, while our administration staff are also highly qualified and very capable.

Estelle Jennings Kindergarten Teacher

Estelle has been in Early Years Education for 40 years, of which 27 years have been in International Schools (Namibia, Swaziland, Botswana, Indonesia, Dubai, Vietnam). She has extensive experience in both teaching and administration. She is passionate about providing children with a safe, caring and stimulating environment where they can develop the needed skills to prepare them for a future of learning and at the same time become well-balanced global citizens.  Outside of school, Estelle...

Andrew Masterton Humanities Teacher

Andrew taught Humanities and Science at Scotch College, Melbourne then went on to teach English in a refugee camp on the Thai Burmese border for 18 months. After, he spent a year of study at Oxford University. Andrew has experience working at World Vision Australia as a Programme Officer in the Emergency Relief Unit. He also taught Science at Presbyterian Ladies College, Melbourne and spent 9 years at Caulfield Grammar School, Melbourne. At CGS, he...

Patricia Robson Senior Kindergarten Teacher

Patricia (Trish) Robson joined AIS in August, 2014 on Kindergarten. She has over 18 years teaching experience in Kinder to Year 3 in Australia. This is her second international post and brings much experience from the Australian Education system. Trish has already been living in Vietnam with her husband – Peter, who works in Animal Nutrition. Trish and Peter have 3 adult children, leading their own lives in Australia and The United Kingdom plus 2 grandchildren....

Ben Mansell Primary Teacher

Ben is joining AIS in August 2015 teaching in year 3. He has been in HCMC since January. Ben has experience teaching in England at Cottesbrooke Junior School and is very excited to start a new position abroad. He has already worked in AIS in a temporary capacity covering classes in Lotus, Xi and Thu Thiem campuses. In his spare time, Ben loves to play a variety of sports, especially football (soccer) and also loves to...

News & Events

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AIS Thủ Thiêm

Kindergarten - Year 13

264 Mai Chi Tho (East-West Highway), An Phu Ward, District 2, HCMC, Vietnam

(+84) 028 3742 4040

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Kindergarten - Year 6

APSC Compound, 36 Thao Dien Road, District 2, HCMC, Vietnam

(+84) 028 3744 6960



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(+84) 028 3519 2727