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Boarding Life at AIS: What’s it Like for Students?

Operating since August this year, Boarding at AIS has received a lot of interest with many students taking advantage of the school’s new facilities. With some students now looking at AIS’s Boarding House as their home from home, we decided to catch up with them to see what life was like living at the school. We were lucky enough to hear from two students, Amy and Tony, who are both studying in Year 12 at AIS. Our first question was to enquire into why they decided to take advantage of the boarding experience AIS has on offer. Amy shared that

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IB Spotlight: Theory Of Knowledge (TOK)

This week, studying Theory of Knowledge (TOK) as part of the IB Diploma was placed under AIS’s IB Spotlight. For those new to the IB Diploma, TOK is one of three core required subjects that are taken alongside six chosen classroom courses, and its aim is to ask students to reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know. To gain a greater insight into what it is really like to study TOK, we sat down and spoke to Nguyen Khanh Linh, a Year 12 student at AIS, who shared her thoughts, recent

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Partners In Education

“Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, movement, and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent.” Bob Keeshan, I would very much like to take the opportunity afforded by this month’s newsletter to express my deep appreciation of the AIS parent community. I would like to acknowledge that this has been a difficult time, post-covid and with probably the least amount of contact within the school, for all our school community. Many of you will not have had the chance to see your child’s

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Emphasizing Mental Wellness at Australian International School

Promoting mental wellness requires a holistic approach. Recent decades have seen increased consideration of, and discussions about, the importance of students’ mental wellbeing. Highly publicized tragedies serve as devastating reminders that a person’s emotional and spiritual health is as important as their physical health. Saigoneer spoke with Saigon’s Australian International School’s (AIS) Executive Principal Davina McCarthy and Julian Carroll, Primary and Kindergarten Principal, to learn how the school approaches the important issue because, as Davina notes, there is a current “sadness epidemic” amongst students around the world that needs to be addressed. Julian explained that parents and educators have recently expanded their focus

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