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.

(*) Source: 2017 AIS parent survey results (95% of parents say the school is a welcoming place, their child likes school, and finds school interesting and challenging).

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 Australian International School (AIS), but what I will look back most fondly on is the time I spent with my classmates. The diverse friends and school spirit that accompanied the Year 12 camping trip or the late nights and long weekends participating and organizing events have been some...
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Mai Phuoc Minh Quan Class of 2020

Australian International School (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.
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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...
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Victor Vu Class of 2015

The most valuable thing from my time at Australian International School (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...
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Byun Hyun Class of 2017

Through my time at Australian International School (AIS), I've gained the confidence to cope with many challenges in life, and have become very determined to dedicate my life to help others who're in need. Even though studying IB was very challenging, 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 that teamwork took...
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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...

Parent Testimonials

Mrs Jeong SunJu Parent of Kim GeunWoo Y13

Beginning all those years ago as a cute boy with plump cheeks who finally understood the teacher's instructions: "Hold a pencil", to now growing up to be an 18-year-old young man, Australian International School (AIS) is where my son, GeunWoo, spent most of his life studying. Although, when he started, AIS was a new experience being a school which taught in a language he was not so familiar with, over the years, I am so...
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Mrs Hang Nguyen Parent of a Year 5 Student at AIS

‘Hello! I am Viet Nghia’s mother and my son is a Year 5 student at Australian International School (AIS). My child transferred from a Vietnamese local school, so when starting at AIS, his level of English wasn’t so high. Initially, my family was very worried and afraid that he would not be able to keep up with his fellow classmates. What has been amazing though is that despite the fact my son joined the school not...
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Mr Wilfred Koh Parent of a Year 8 Student at AIS

‘It’s been more than three years since Karen began studying at Australian International School (AIS) after relocating from Cambodia. Karen enjoys attending class every day due to the friendly approach of the AIS teachers, the good quality of education they provide, and because the teachers really make students enjoy the lessons taught. Also, the students are encouraged to ask questions whenever they like during the lesson to help teachers ensure that they fully understand the topic...
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Ms Nguyen Thi Kim Chi Parent of a Kindergarten Student at AIS

‘Everyone at Australian International School (AIS) is really friendly, from the security guards, administrative staff to the teachers. I am so happy to send my child to AIS.’
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Mrs Nguyen Thanh Thao Parent of a Graduate Student at AIS

My name is Thao, and my son, Bob (Mai Phuoc Minh Quan) studied at Australian International School, (AIS), recently graduating in the class of 2020. I can confidently say that the years that he spent at this school were among the best years of his education. First of all, because he was able to access AIS’s well-rounded curriculum. Both the IGCSE and the IB Diploma are accepted world-wide, which opens up numerous opportunities for him. In addition, the challenges Bob...
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News & Events

‘I Can See the World Through a New Perspective’ – Science Experiments at AIS

At Australian International School (AIS), practical science experiments are considered to be an essential part of the school’s approach [...]

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Saigon International Floor Hockey Invitational Tournament

At the end of last term, both AIS Cherry Blossom and Thu Thiem campuses competed in the second annual [...]

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Maths Buddy Tutoring Programme: A Little Help from Our Friends

During Semester 1, Australian International School (AIS) began its own Maths Buddy Tutoring Programme on a trial basis. The [...]

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Behind the Curtain: Musicals at AIS

Last year, AIS was proud to hold another wonderfully produced musical production to add to its long list of [...]

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IB Spotlight: Creative, Activity, Service (CAS)

Adding something completely original to the IB Diploma’s Creative, Activity, Service (CAS) is at the heart of the course [...]

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Leading the Way: AIS’s Student Representative Council

At Australian International School (AIS), one of our key focuses is to ensure that our students are fully prepared [...]

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These are our campuses

WorkplaceXi CampusThao Dien CampusThu Thiem Campus

AIS Thủ Thiêm

Kindergarten - Year 13

264 Mai Chi Tho (East-West Highway), Thu Duc City, District 2, HCMC, Vietnam

(+84) 028 3742 4040

AIS Thảo Điền

Kindergarten - Year 6

APSC Compound, 36 Thao Dien Road, Thu Duc City, HCMC, Vietnam

(+84) 028 3742 4040

AIS XI

Kindergarten

190 Nguyen Van Huong Street, Thao Dien Ward, Thu Duc City, HCMC, Vietnam

(+84) 028 3742 4040