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Byun Hyun

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 a great role in supporting me in studying the IB Diploma. We collaborated and motivated each other. This absolutely helped me during the preparation for the IB final exams. In addition, the teachers always trusted and supported me. Whenever I had some questions or concerns during the preparation for university, they always kindly listened to me and gave some advice to help me find some of the best solutions to my problems. Every moment at AIS has given me and will continue to give me some of the most valuable memories. I have since gone on to study at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), with a 50% scholarship, majoring in Engineering.


AIS awarded Council of International Schools (CIS) Accreditation

Australian International School (AIS) awarded Council of International Schools (CIS) Accreditation.

The Australian International School received accreditation from the Council of International Schools (CIS) this week based on “evidence of the excellent and effective alignment with the standards for CIS accreditation”.

CIS International Accreditation is recognized by ministries, departments of education, and universities around the world as demonstration of a school’s commitment to high quality international education.

AIS was commended for:

  • development of a shared definition of internationalism and its commitment to promoting intercultural  learning
  • high  quality  learning  facilitated  by  teachers  who  create differentiated and authentic learning opportunities for their students
  • the use of student assessment to inform curricular content and delivery
  • sound direction provided by the school’s owners and leaders
  • the implementation of  effective personnel policies and practices
  • the respectful and meaningful relationships that exist between teachers their students.

This is a wonderful achievement and an excellent reflection of the dedication, professionalism and hard work of the staff, and the wonderful partnership between the school and its families.


AIS Executive Principal, Dr Roderick Crouch with Chair of CIS visiting committee, Dr Deborah Seifert.



Swimming pool award-01 xin

Not only does AIS have the best swimming coaches in HCMC, but we’ve just been awarded the best pool for the community in 2017 by the Ho Chi Minh Aquatic Sports Association (HASA)! The pool at our Thao Dien Campus/AIS Sports Centre, has been placed 1st in the international school system category as SAFE – CLEAN – BEAUTIFUL. We are honoured to receive the award and we’re proud to offer outstanding facilities and world-class coaching for our students and the community.


AIS Coffee Mornings

This week, AIS hosted the Back-to-School Coffee Mornings for our Korean and Japanese parents.
All our Korean and Japanese parents are invited to attend our regular coffee mornings. It is an opportunity to meet and chat to other parents, have a coffee and other refreshments (provided by the school) and to learn about a range of different things.The Coffee Mornings are a chance for our Principals to share our School mission statement, curriculum development and new teaching approaches at AIS.
Coffee mornings are fun and informal and give you the chance to ask questions, share experiences and give suggestions about what you want to learn and improve.


Welcome Back BBQ 2017


On 25 August 2017, AIS kicked off the new school year with a Welcome Back BBQ Night for all AIS families and friends. The occasion’s highlight of our new school year, thank you to all the parents, teachers and students who came out to support this event.
A night filled with fun activities and good food. New parents and students were also able to meet with current AIS families, enjoy a light dinner, and listen to a memorable musical performance by our students. It was a warm and lovely Saigon night for all our families and teachers.
Check more our activities here:

AIS Welcome back BBQ 2017


A magical summer program at AIS

We had our final assembly to mark the end of the Summer Programme today. What a fabulous event it was! 

Our students gave brilliant performances. There were several dance routines, singing, music and a well acted game-show. The performances reflected the learnings of the Summer Programme and showcased the students educational development and new friendships. The students were all very confident on stage and everyone knew their lines. 
The final week of summer school is always an emotional time so it was great to end with a plethora of fun and reflective performances. We bid farewell to our leavers and look back at all the events from another great summer school…

Check Out more Photos here:

AIS Summer Programe Assembly 2017


Summer Programe Activities at Xi Kindergarten

Awesome Summer Kindergarten activities at AIS keep our children cool and active. The children follow a fun, exploratory and play-based programme that includes sandpit-play, splash pool, soft-play, arts & craft…
Science experiments are so engaging for kids. They learn about objects that are often very memorable. Kids love this blind taste and smell test using fruits. This real-life investigation was set up in a fun and interactive way.

Blind Taste Testing with Fruit

What’s the name of Fruit?

 This Summer, Xi’s classroom is full of eager kids ready to learn. Our kindergarten activities are the perfect way to help little ones master key skills. Our hands-on science activities will delight their curiosity and our art projects will spark their creativity. We have plenty of project ideas that are great for fine motor practice. What’s more, our letter and number activities provide a solid foundation for early elementary reading and math.

Check Our More Xi Kindergarten School Activities Photos Here