Being prepared for university and a career involves far more than knowing the answers on a test. “There are several qualities we would look for at the Australian International School (AIS) when defining a successful student,” says Mark Beales, Head of Senior School. “You want, firstly, someone that meets the academic challenges that the IB (International Baccalaureate) sets because they are very rigorous and stringent and it’s a particularly difficult level to achieve. We also want students who have a lot of non-academic skills. Part of IB is encouraging them through a holistic approach to look at non-academic areas such
From receiving a 45/45 IB predicted grade to three academic excellence awards for English, Economics and TOK to receiving the DUX award, I’ve achieved a lot at Australian International School (AIS), but what I will look back most fondly on is the time I spent with my classmates. The diverse friends and school spirit that accompanied the Year 12 camping trip or the late nights and long weekends participating and organizing events have been some of the best moments.
Accomplishments come in many varieties. When people think of a successful student, they often focus solely on grades, test scores and ultimately being accepted into a top university. And while these achievements hold true for many of the students at Australia International School (AIS), there are other ways in which students prosper. AIS takes a holistic approach to education that aims for students to not only be critical thinkers that excel in academic settings, but also humans that are eager contributors to a global community with a passion for the arts, athletics, and other extracurriculars. A look at some of the
It’s difficult for our children to incorporate a healthy, balanced lifestyle in Saigon when excessive use of technology seems to dominate every part of their lives. Whether you’ve just set up residence in Saigon or you’ve lived here for years, at some point, you realize you seldom see children playing in the front yard or at the park simply because the infrastructure and housing of Saigon doesn’t allow for it. Public space is overrun by motorbikes, cars and busses regardless of it being on the roads or on the sidewalks. “ Our mission is to give a well-balanced, well-rounded education where students