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Growing Great Children at AIS

Our Kindergarten children have been learning about living things and what they need to survive. They have been asking questions, researching, and investigating their ideas. They have used their environment to engage in their ‘Sharing the planet’ unit of inquiry. Ashton and Minh Khoa, from our Lotus Kindergarten, went exploring around their playground and stumbled across some leaves lying on the ground. They become curious as they examined the leaves and shared their prior knowledge about trees and leaves. They then wondered if the leaves would grow again and decided to do an experiment. They placed some soil and their

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Australian International School’s 2021 Baccalaureate Visual Arts Exhibition

Australian International School’s (AIS) annual exhibition showcasing artwork created by International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Visual Arts students is underway. On Friday, April 2nd, the third floor of the international school transformed into an art gallery that featured visual pieces from 12 graduating students. The IB program requires students to complete a creativity, activity, service (CAS) project and those in the visual art department created projects of thematically linked pieces that spanned mediums from paintings to sculptures to photographs and mixed media installations. The gallery of featured works offered students an opportunity to show their peers, teachers and parents what they had been

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CAS Block Party

The Class of 2021 celebrated successful completion of their Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) requirement for the IB Core on Tuesday, 23 March in the AIS IB Centre. Ms. Lynette Hutting, CAS Coordinator, thanked students for their participation in over 100 Service Projects that helped hundreds of people in the school and wider communities. Some of the service highlights from the past two years include flood relief in Central Vietnam, supplies for the elderly and homeless in Ho Chi Minh City, visits to orphanages across Vietnam, beach clean-ups, teaching deaf teenagers to play basketball and raising awareness for serious diseases

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Saigon Schools Create a Productive Learning Environment

“If we get the environment right, it naturally lends itself to teaching and learning…if students feel safe and happy, learning can happen,” explains Beth Wills, Deputy Primary and Kindergarten Principal at the Australian International School.     It seems obvious that a comfortable, secure, and encouraging school environment makes for happier and thus more engaged students, but what exactly does that look like? Saigoneer visited the Australian International School (AIS) late last month to hear how faculty members create such a space. “What makes a really healthy learning environment is one where students have an input into what that environment looks like…one where they

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