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Year 5 Market Days

The Year 5 Market Day at Thu Thiem and Thao Dien was a great success as it allowed the students to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding in a real world practical learning activity. The central idea of UOI 3 is that “People create ways to buy and sell their goods and services” and so Market Day was an ideal vehicle for students to be engaged inquirers in discovering what it takes to run a successful market stall. To achieve this, students worked collaboratively in small groups to form companies and were responsible for using the theoretical knowledge that they gained

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Combined Choirs Event at the October 2017 AISA Games

A select group of Secondary School students from AIS Saigon will be participating in the first combined Australian International Schools Association choral concert at the annual AISA Games event which will be held in Indonesia in October 2017. There is plenty of research which shows that singing in a choir has tremendous benefits for students, including physical and mental well-being. Choir singers enjoy a feeling of togetherness; being part of a collective endeavour and also display a higher rate of social wellbeing. Such incredible ‘togetherness’ is evidenced by singers’ heart rates beating in unison in relation to the speed of

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Why I like Exams

Students in Years 11 – 13 work toward achieving highly-regarded international qualifications: The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) offered by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) for Year 11 students; and the IB Diploma awarded by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) following a two-year programme of study in Years 12 and 13. While modern providers of international qualifications like CIE and the IBO use a range of methods to assess students’ knowledge, skills and abilities; formal, written examinations remain at the core of their assessment schemes. In recent years examinations have moved away from narrowly assessing memory and recall of

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2016 Winter Dance

The annual Winter Dance was held on 9 December in the Apollo Ballroom of the Liberty Central Hotel. With a theme of Red Carpet, over 250 students dressed up to enjoy an evening of eating, dancing with friends and student musical performances. It was a wonderful evening as shown in the following comments. “AIS Winter Dance 2016 was amazing, not just because of the fantastic decorations and the awesome performances, but because there was a real party atmosphere”. – Phan Cao Thien “The 2016 Winter Dance was fabulous. The performances were really good and gave everyone enthusiasm to join the

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