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Jingle Bells Jingle Bells 2015

AIS would like to send a huge “thank-you” to families, teachers, staff and our generous sponsors for attending and supporting the community charity event Jingle Bells Jingle Bells 2015.
Together, we raised just over 20,000,000 VND for the Christina Noble Children’s Charity, to help children less fortunate in deprived parts of Vietnam. This Christmas will certainly be very special to these children, and once again, we thank you for making this possible.

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New Zealand Minister of Tertiary Education visits AIS

New-Zealand-Minister-of-Tertiary-Education-visits-AIS-in-auditoriumOn Wednesday 18 November 2015, the Australian International School had the pleasure of hosting a Ministerial visit from the Honourable Steven Joyce, Minister of Tertiary Education in New Zealand, and joined by four top universities in New Zealand: Massey University, Victoria Wellington University, University of Waikato and Auckland University of Technology (AUT). The special guests took a tour of the Thu Thiem Campus, visited a Middle School Geography lesson, met a group of Year 4 students and addressed the Senior School students in the Auditorium. AIS students got to know Minister Steven Joyce a little bit more, after he delivered a speech about the importance of a well-rounded, international education, shaping leaders of the future who can work and communicate effectively across different cultures.
The students also enjoyed four ‘elevator pitch’ presentations from the universities, whetting their appetite for tertiary education in New Zealand.
AIS students have access to an excellent education here and we hope that they will consider a university destination in New Zealand, where we promote creativity, innovation and ‘thinking new!’”, commented Minister Steven Joyce.

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AIS becomes CIS Member School

We are pleased to inform the AIS community that the School has become a CIS Member School.

The Council of International Schools (CIS) is a global non-profit membership organisation that provides services to schools, higher education institutions and individuals focused on international education.

All CIS Member Schools are schools committed to incorporating international and intercultural perspective into their programmes so that students can move forward with the attitudes, knowledge and understanding that will provide them with a solid base wherever their studies or work may take them. To become members of CIS, schools participate in a rigorous application process which includes an evaluative visit to the school by a CIS staff member to ensure the school meets the Membership Criteria and Standards. All Member Schools also agree to support and uphold the CIS Code of Ethics.

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Artist of the year, SEO Hyun Jin

Congratulations to SEO Hyun Jin (Grace) who recently won the Korean Women’s Human Rights Agency and Ministry of Gender Equality & Family (MOGEF)  Excellence Award in Art. She was the only winner in Vietnam. Grace is currently a student in Year 10. She has special talents in Visual Arts and has won various local competitions.

On 12 August 2015, the Korean Women’s Human Rights Agency and Ministry of Gender Equality & Family (MOGEF) organised an art & music competition and Grace won the Excellence Award in the Art category.

Grace would eventually like to be an Art teacher to enable and encourage young people to experience art in a variety of different ways and to be able to express themselves in creative ways.

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New astro-turf field

The School was extremely busy over the summer weeks, refurbishing and renovating the campuses. One of the new additions to our campus is the astro-turf soccer field. The field is engineered with a premium knitted nylon system designed to provide uniform traction and consistent footing. It improves playability when it is wet and absorbs water to maintain wet conditions longer.

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AIS students achieve top marks in IGCSE examinations

AIS student Van Duy Bao (16) has a dream of studying engineering at one of the top universities in the USA.

It is this dream of “aiming high” and a love of learning which has motivated this polite and well-spoken young man to achieve outstanding results in the recent IGCSE examinations.

Bao’s results are even more impressive, considering he has only attended  AIS for one year and one of his subjects (physics) was learned through self-study.

His marks included five A*s and one A for chemistry, physics, additional mathematics, English literature, global perspectives and economics.

A desire to get an internationally recognised education so that he could attend a university abroad led Bao to join AIS last year, bringing him one step closer to fulfilling his dream.

“I love to learn…I would love to go to Yale and study some type of engineering. But it is very competitive so I will have to work really hard this year doing IB (International Baccalaureate). At AIS, everyone speaks English and this is really important as you need to be able to speak really well.”

While Bao’s favorite subjects are mathematics (especially problem-solving) and economics, he taught himself the IGCSE physics course in one semester using the revision guide and past papers and googling anything he didn’t understand.

He believes self-study is important for all students to reinforce what they have learned in the classroom as this helps them fully understand the subject. And he says it is important for students to aim high: “Always strive for 100% as you really do have to work hard to get there”.

In his spare time Bao, who is the oldest in a family of four boys, plays football and designs and builds robots with his friends. Last year he helped design a robot whiach navigates people out of their homes in the case of fire and his group won the robotics competition.

AIS executive principal, Mr Clive Keevil, says he is very impressed with the latest IGCSE results as 30% of examinations were graded A or A*.

Other outstanding IGCSE marks include:

A*

A

B

Total

Bui Nguyen Khoa

2

3

5

Byun Hyun

1

4

5

Alishia Healey

2

1

2

5

Heo Chan

3

3

1

7

Cameron Kelly

2

3

2

7

Lee Hyeon Ho

3

2

2

7

Nguyen Huynh Luu Bich

1

4

5

Nguyen Phuong Khang

2

2

1

5

Payong Jae Elise

4

1

5

Van Duy Bao

5

1

6

Vu Le Trung

2

3

5

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New Sports Arena in Thao Dien

Monday 7 July, 2014: Australian International School (AIS) is proud to announce that a new Sports Arena will be unveiled and in full operation in August 2014. The 731m2 site boasts an AstroTurf soccer pitch The Sports Arena is conveniently situated on Thao Dien Road in the heart of Thao Dien, District 2, near An Phu Supermarket and the An Phu Superior Compound.
The new complex will be used by AIS students as part of their general sports programme and also be a training facility for the AIS soccer team. A range of after-school soccer, netball training programmes as well as other traditional ballgames will be offered to the wider community, of all ages and the arena will also be available for hire. The new Sports Arena promises to be an exciting new feature for the students of AIS and residents of Thao Dien.
For more information about the Sports Arena, please email sportscentre@aisvietnam.com

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